3-Day Must Do Day Trips in Collier County

by | Jan 10, 2014 | Featured, Visit Naples | 0 comments

By now, you and your family are probably really looking forward to your trip to down to Collier County, with all the sunshine and relaxed living waiting for you to soak it up. I know you’re going to have the best time. There are so many places in that you can visit. Collier County has a wide variety of natural and historic attractions that can surely keep you occupied during your stay. Not to mention, the place is boasting with beach attractions as well where you and your companions can het wet and sandy. What’s even better is that a lot of these attractions are free and you wouldn’t have to spend more than you intend to during your visit.

There are a lot of museums to go around in Collier County. There is the Collier County Museum, which showcases native gardens, early Naples Cottages and swamp buggies. There are special programs and exhibitions that happen throughout the year. Another museum is The Key Marco Museum that shows more than 100 objects, pictures, documents and other displays that put focus on Marco area pioneers. Immokalee Pioneer Museum has 19 historic structured located at Roberts Avenue West. It offers to tell the story of ranching and farming on Florida’s frontier. Museum of the Everglades, Naples Depot and Lionel Museum train Display, Smallwood Store Ole Indian Trading Post and Museum are other museums that should be interesting to visit.

If you and your family or trip companions are into nature tripping, Collier County doesn’t disappoint on that front either. Naples Zoo sits on 52 acres of land with an assortment of animals and a botanical garden to boost. The Naples Zoo offers guided tours to their visitors; it has a restaurant in the vicinity as well as a picnic area. Aviary Zoo, based on its name, is home to a wide variety of birds and a couple other animals too. Some of the activities that you can enjoy are self-guided tours and air-conditioned picnic rooms. Collier Seminole State Park is a wilderness preserve that spans 4,760 acres. You can enjoy walking through the boardwalk/ nature trail, camping, canoeing, hiking, having kids play in the playground and enjoying some food at the picnic grounds. Pontoon boat tours are also made available. Naples Pier should also not be missed. It is perfect on any given time of the day with a view that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico. Other nature attractions located in Collier County are the Big Cypress National Preserve, Cocohatchee Nature Center, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Wiggin Pass, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Conservancy Nature Center and Rookery Nay National Estuary Reserve.

While you are in Collier County, you cannot possibly pass up the chance to take a trip to the beach. Nothing beats spending a day at the beach. Lowdermilk Beach Barefoot Beach and Sweet Liberty are only a few of the wonderful beaches that deserve some time during your visit to the county.

There are a whole lot more attractions that may not have been mentioned here but are all worthy sites. With a 3-day trip, schedule in activities that interest you the most. Surely, it won’t be your last time to visit Collier County. You’ll have plenty more chances to go see other interesting places.

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