Occasionally, we get questions from readers about Naples recommendations—everything from what to do while here on vacation, which neighborhoods to buy in or where to find a really special gift. In our new Ask TNN series, we’re answering our most frequently asked questions, starting with:
Hi! I am doing my bachelorette party in Naples, and I would love your thoughts and suggestions!
—Allison Jean W., Chicago
WHERE TO EAT
Have brunch at Jane’s Cafe on 3rd. Post up in this picture-perfect garden courtyard for brunch every day of the week. The menu is huge, with plenty of locally sourced vegetarian options and a variety of stuffed French toasts. Its fountain and pink umbrellas make it extra Insta-worthy. Afterward, take a stroll along historic Third Street South for some shopping and sightseeing. (See our full review here.)
→ Try these: Big Girl Mimosa (regular or strawberry), Crab Cake Melt, Jane’s Vegetarian Eggs Benedict
Reserve a cabana for dinner at The Continental. This 1920s-inspired steakhouse (with a serious focus on cocktails) has one of the best outdoor dining settings in Naples. Make it even better by reserving a private cabana for your group so you’ll have a prime spot for the live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
→ Try these: Follow the White Rabbit; P.S., It’s a Champagne Cocktail; yellowtail carpaccio appetizer; literally any of their steaks
WHERE TO DRINK
Sip frozen cocktails at Gumbo Limbo. You don’t have to be a guest at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort to hang out at its beach bar. With unparalleled Gulf views and a palm-shaded boardwalk, it’s quintessentially Naples and just steps from the sand.
→ Try these: frozen raspberry daiquiri (other options: strawberry, piña colada, mango and banana), frozen Georgia Peach Iced Tea, grouper tacos with lime cabbage slaw
Indulge in $7 Perrier-Jouët champagne at the Naples Grande. There’s no better place to toast the bride-to-be on a Friday evening than the Naples Grande’s Sunset Veranda, where they pour $7 flutes of Perrier-Jouët and serve up a tapas-style frites bar with a variety of delicious dips.
WHAT TO DO
Take a bar pedal trolley. This is so much better than a spin class. Don your matching bachelorette party tanks and take to the streets with Pedal Pub, a pub crawl bike trolley that travels between local bars and breweries without stopping the party in between.
Do beach yoga. When you start feeling guilty about skipping the gym all weekend, a beach yoga class is the perfect compromise. Instructor Lauren Fox of Donation Yoga Naples hosts Saturday morning sessions on the sand at Lowdermilk Park for just $10, a portion of which is donated to charity. See her full class schedule here.
Bop around at Mercato. Round up the squad and head to this Naples nightlife hotspot, where you’ll find a handful of bars and restaurants within walking distance. Cavo Lounge, Burn and Blue Martini offer the biggest party vibes, while The Pub and The Wine Loft are more laid back.
Take a sunset sail on the Miss Naples. Catch the sun setting over the water aboard this new 48-foot sailing catamaran. On your way out to the Gulf, drool over some of Naples’ most jawdropping beach homes while sipping wine and looking for dolphins, bald eagles and other wildlife. (Yep, this is what you came to Naples for.)
WHERE TO STAY
Rent a house with The Holiday Life. You’ll want to spend as much time as possible with your girls, which means typical hotel rooms simply won’t do. Whether you prefer a condo on the beach or a house in town, Casey and her team know the area well and can help you find the perfect one.
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