We suggest you stay at the Sandrift Club and use your condominium here as a home base for a memorable Naples vacation. Here are some things to do in and around Naples.
At Sandrift Club
- Relax, sleep and watch television in your lovely Sandrift Condominium.
- Cook and eat many of your meals at Sandrift. All units come with full kitchens. Gas barbecue grills are available. There's a grocery store nearby.
- Swim and enjoy the sun in our beautiful, secluded swimming pool area. Sure our swimming pool is heated (82 degrees), but that's nothing compared to the temperature of our outdoor Jacuzzi!
- Enjoy the private courtyard of the Sandrift Club. With its filtered sunlight, our courtyard is a perfect place to read a book or to just enjoy solitude.
- Then, when you are ready to get out and do something, select from the following attractions.
Just Around The Corner
- Visit the interesting shops of Downtown Naples (1 block over). This is also called the 5th Avenue Area, and sometimes Olde Naples. It is filled with all kinds of interesting and varied shops.
- Eat in any one of the numerous restaurants on Fifth Avenue, from the 4-star Mangrove Cafe to the super-casual Cheeburger, Cheeburger. Plus, you can try out one of the greatest delis you'll ever experience, The Star Place. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are two ice cream shops, one that also has about 25 flavors of absolutely delicious Italian ice cream.
- Play tennis at one of the finest public tennis court parks in the United States. Literally across the street from the Sandrift, 12 incredibly maintained clay tennis courts await your use. These courts well lit, and can be reserved by anyone at 239-343-4694. Yes, rental rackets and lessons are available, and there is a pro shop on the premise.
- Visit the practically brand new Naples Art Center, less than 1 block away from the Sandrift.
- Play basketball, racquetball, shuffleboard or softball at the lovely Cambier Park, just across the street. It's one of the super premium parks of Naples.
- See a big-time production at the Naples Players (239-263-7990) on Fifth Avenue.
- Take in an event at the Community Center of Cambier Park.
- Experience the interesting night life of The 5th Avenue area of Naples.
Just Up The Road
- Visit the pristine Naples beaches. They are great for strolling, people watching, claming, fishing, or for just absorbing the sun.
- Stroll around on the sidewalks of upscale Olde Naples. See some of the finest and most well-kept homes you'll see anywhere.
- Fish off Naples public pier.
- Time your walk just right, and practically every evening you can witness a lovely reddish sunset over the normally calm, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
- Hop on a tour bus and have the interesting-and-usually-entertaining driver show and tell you all about Naples. It's called Naples Trolley Tours and the best tour is called "The Best of Naples." Call 239-262-7300 for schedules and information.
- Visit the interesting and varied shops and restaurants of Tin City.
- Select from the popular restaurants of the 3rd Street South area.
- Rent your own boat for fishing, exploring, or sailing. Sometimes you'll find dolphins swimming around your boat - and occasionally manatees as well -- and whales, too, if you choose to go out into the Atlantic ocean.
- Walk over to Tin City and take a ride on the Double Sunshine 239-263-4949. They offer various types of cruises everyday: sightseeing, sunset cruises, dolphin watching and nature cruises.
- Go out on a one-half (or full-day) public fishing excursion boat. Pick a boat going out into the Atlantic Ocean, or stay in calm waters of Naples Bay. Everything is furnished, including fishing equipment, fishing license and bait. Just bring your own refreshments. There are a wide variety of charters available. Most depart from Tin City.
Local Naples Attractions
- There is just too much to do in the Naples area to try and list everything here. Stop off at the Naples Tourist Information building (a 5 minute walk from the Sandrift) and get a complete list of activities in Naples.
- Golf at over 50 quality golf courses.
- Visit one or several of the many, many public parks and nature centers.
- Rent a bicycle and find an interesting bike path. Or, just bike around the Sandrift and see Old Naples up close.
- Explore the Everglades National Park the best way, with an airboat ride out of nearby Everglades City.
- See interesting Marco Island.
- Rent a rent motor scooter or motor cycle and tour the area with the wind in your face.
- Visit baseball spring training in nearby Ft. Myers.
- Take one of the daily excursions to Key West on the Key West Shuttle cruise ship, 888-539-2628.
- Rent skates or rollerblades and see Naples and exercise at the same time.
- See the wonderful Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (239-348-9151).
- Win a small fortune at the Seminole Indian Casino (800-218-0007).
- Select from the following water rentals available in Naples: parasailing, wave runners, sailboats, windsurfing, aqua cycles, and ocean kayaks.
- See broadway musicals, jazz, opera, dance, chamber music and much, much more at the beautiful Philharmonic Center For The Arts (239-597-1900).
- In the summer watch an exciting, free water-ski show performed by the Gulf Coast Skimmers 239-732-0570.
- Take the nature boat tour out of the Briggs Nature Conservatory in nearby Isles of Capri (239-775-8569). A favorite tour offered is one to a "Rookery" where participants can witness 5,000 - 10,000 birds returning at sunset time every day -- to roost for the night.
- Visit one or many of the numerous art galleries of Naples.
- Visit the Caribbean Gardens with an unusual variety of unusual and endangered plants and animals (262-5409).
- Check to see if the senior tennis championship tournament is going on while you are in Naples (nearly every winter). That's a super easy place to see some of the old time tennis greats up close (John McEnroe, Jimmy Conners, Pat Cash and others). Call 239-435-1300 for more information and a schedule.
- Try out as many fine restaurants as you can fit into your schedule. Some restaurants are within walking distance, but there are a lot more that you can drive to. Our last count was 193 restaurants in Naples.
- For a pleasurable experience, try dining on the beach. Several Naples restaurants offer dining with views of the water. There are also quite a few new cafe restaurants in Naples along 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street.
- Select from one or more of these activities: bingo, bowling, clay shooting, dance, miniature golf, dinner theater, movie theaters, and video parlors.