Naples Travel Guide

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Getting Around Naples

The best way to get around Naples is by car, which is the best means for you to adopt the local "three-stop routine"  shops and restaurants, the beach, and your hotel. Old Naples, the downtown area that contains many attractions, shops and restaurants, is easy to navigate on foot or by car because the streets are on a grid. Naples Trolley Tours offers transportation between downtown and Vanderbilt Beach, but the trolley is more for sightseeing with the drivers providing narration along the route. Travelers usually reach the city by flying through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), located in Fort Myers. From there, they take a cab or a rental the 35 miles into town.

Car A car will make everything in Naples more convenient. If you elect to stay in a beachside resort, you may not use your car as much, but you are bound to want some non-hotel grub. The streets are nicely laid out on a grid, and if you do get lost, the residents will be happy to point you in the right direction. Major rental companies, such as Hertz, Thrifty and National, are stationed at the airport, but you can also rent a car in town. 
Taxi

Being the quite beach community that it is, Naples does not have many taxis roaming the street. However, the Uber app does provide service here. You can also take a taxi from RSW Airport. Airport taxis will charge fixed rates. The surrounding area cross several pricing zones, so expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $70 each way. 

Bus

The Naples public transportation system is relatively new and hasn't worked out all the kinks or become very useful for tourists. The bus routes run along major thoroughfares in and out of town. Service begins around 6 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m., so you might get trapped downtown after dinner. If your hotel is near a stop then you'll be lucky, but even then you can wait more than an hour for the next bus. 

Trolley

Naples Trolley Tours caters to tourists with a fun ride and tidbits of information. The two-hour tour is a good way to get a feel for the city. It runs seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on the pricey side ($27 for adults and $13 for kids between the ages of 4 and 12), but they're good for the entire day.

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