Top Instagram-Worthy Places in the Naples Area
From beaches to parks to countless unique spots in between, a trip to this area of the Gulf is a must-do.
Florida’s Paradise Coast is home to some of the most beautiful places imaginable. Here’s a list of the top Instagram-worthy places to visit in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
Visitors can see a wonderful sunset close to the wharf in Naples and capture an impressive sight of pinks, yellows, golds, and sorbet-colored sky. This scene creates a scene fit for a postcard, a framed art piece, or a most Instagram-worthy picture, courtesy of Mother Nature.
Historic Naples Pier offers several opportunities to catch a great ocean scene along the dock. The sunset is most popular, but other great picturesque moments could be the dock itself, with shading from the wooden beams.
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Botanical Garden is a serene and stunning attraction, offering Instagrammers 170 acres of variety in their photo locations, including ten different gardens to choose from. Garden ponds, palm trees, flowers, and birds are all waiting to be captured, along with sculptures and statues throughout the grounds. There are tropical paradise garden photo opportunities galore!
Pro tip: The Preserve is a unique part of the gardens with mangroves, pines and other native southwest Florida species thriving in the area.
Fifth Avenue South
Visitors can check out a more urban scene in Paradise. Downtown Old Naples runs from Tamiami Trail to Naples Beach, dotted with several shops, restaurants and galleries along the way. Visitors can get a glamour shot of the shop entries and large palms or catch some greenery at Brambles Tea Room. In the evening, the glittering lights enhance the area’s magical, luxurious aura.
Pro tip: For a glam opportunity, capture the ritzy feeling of Fifth Avenue South by night, from the arched doorways to the light-wrapped palm trees.
The Village Shops on Venetian Bay
Known for its shopping, dining, and views of Venetian Bay, this area hosts urban, dining, and water views all in one area. The Village Shops on Venetian Bay boasts upscale waterfront dining, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to capture Instagram-worthy images of their dining experience, especially with award-winning chefs plating up some of the best dishes in the area.
Pro tip: Capturing the view of Venetian Bay makes for a truly classy Instagram reel that will have viewers reeling themselves.
Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge
The Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge is the bridge that connects Marco Island to mainland Naples. Upon crossing, visitors will see incredible horizon views and the buildings of Marco Island flecking the landscape. Visitors can capture pictures of the bridge by standing on the shore near both of the bridge entrances.
Pro tip: Parking is available on the southeast side and northwest side of the bridge.
Nothing says Instagram-worthy like white sand beaches. Tigertail Beach offers that and more, including tidal pools and unique shells covering the area. Visitors can capture these truly unique beach findings, like horseshoe crabs, Florida fighting conchs, needlefish and more. Plus, Tigertail Beach is listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide, so even inexperienced birdwatchers should be able to capture an image of beautiful Florida shorebirds.
Pro tip: Capture a bonus image of the iconic Paradise Coast beach sunset.
Ochopee Post Office
Located on U.S. 41, the Ochopee Post Office is officially recognized as the smallest post office in the United States. Originally, the building was an old farm irrigation pipe shed. After a fire burned Ochopee’s general store and post office in 1953, the shed became the new post office. Ochopee Post Office makes for a cute and kitschy photo opportunity.
Pro tip: Send a postcard stamped in America’s smallest post office! Just be sure to call ahead to verify hours first.
Everglades National Park
An iconic part of the Florida experience, visitors simply can’t go home without a well-documented trip to the Everglades. Visitors can hit the trails or take an airboat ride to explore the park, see its alligator-filled swamps, wave hello to the dolphins, and marvel in the ecosystem of this wonderous wildlife refuge. Every experience here is worth an Instagram capture.
Pro tip: Capture an aerial or horizon view by climbing the 65-foot observation tower in Shark Alley.
When it comes to Instagrammable places, Florida’s Paradise Coast shouldn’t be missed! Visitors who plan their next trip to Florida’s Paradise Coast can use this list as a start and capture some of the best locations Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades has to offer.