Planning a family vacation? Naples is well-known for its upscale shops, restaurants, gorgeous beaches and golf courses. Along with these things this beautiful vacation spot also has some great family-friendly activities. Whether you are looking for something more educational, fun or just a break from the beach, there are lots of options!

The 8 places listed below are our favorites. You will want to check them out next time you are in Naples with or even without the kids!

Originally Published: May 20, 2022

Top 8 Family-Friendly Activities in Naples, FL

Naples Zoo

This amazing zoo combines conservation and recreation. They have exotic animals in a tropical setting and some favorites like lions, giraffes, monkeys, pythons, and bears. Along with just walking around they also offer many events and educational activities to learn more about these special animals and their environment.

Naples Botanical Garden

These beautifully curated gardens are open for wandering around or they have lots of events available like music in the gardens, dogs in the garden and much more. Everything here is unique and gorgeous. You will want to spend the day enjoying all the natural beauty this special place has to offer.

Revs Institute

This car museum is more than just cars. It also explores history and society through automobiles. There are many rare and amazing cars to see, as well as different events available to attend throughout the year.

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C*mon)

This large ship shaped museum has 38,000 square feet of interactive space. The Naples Trolley is one of the main attractions. They have 12 different galleries to explore with each one being more exciting than the next!

Artis-Naples (The Baker Museum)

This spectacular museum has it all. It is the #1 destination for visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida. They offer educational and entertaining programs and exhibitions. Learn more about music, film, dance or comedy. Catch a lecture or see an exhibition featuring internationally acclaimed artists.

Naples Lionel Train Museum

Located in the historic Naples Depot this museum has something for all ages! Trains are the theme and kids can ride them, watch them and even operate them. There is a lot of fun to be had here while learning some history.

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

There is nothing like water fun in the heat! This exciting kid centric place has water slides galore, lap pools and Sunny’s River.

The Bird Gardens of Naples

Birds, birds and more birds! This non-profit organization focuses on the well-being and conservation of parrots. Here you will also have the opportunity to see, learn, and interact with 100+ birds from origins around the world. The tours last about 2 hours and are great for all ages!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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