If you’re a shopper, Naples, Florida is the place for you. While staying in Naples, you’ll love how many stores you’ll find in the area close to all the great hotels. Ahead, learn about some of the best places to shop in the Coconut Point, a jewel of southwest Florida.
Nothing says warm, sunny Florida quite like an outdoor shopping center, and that’s what you’ll get when you visit Coconut Point Mall in Estero. This complex holds over 140 storefronts, including Target, Best Buy, Sephora, Men’s Wearhouse, and Michael Kors.
Coconut Point also has many restaurants, so be sure to grab at least one meal here during your trip. Try counter-service spots like Subway, TCBY, and Starbucks for some quick refreshment, or have a sit-down meal at one of the many full-service restaurants, such as local favorite Saloon Wood Fired Grill, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, or Ted’s Montana Grill.
If you want to spend a good deal of time at this shopping center during your trip, stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. This popular waterfront resort is just minutes from the mall, so you can return to the shops and restaurants at Coconut Point as often as you’d like.
If you’re into bargains, be sure to visit the factory stores of Miromar Outlets in Estero. There are over 100 shops here. Some of the biggest are Bloomingdale’s the Outlet Store, Abercrombie and Fitch Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, H&M, and Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th.
This complex also boasts a number of entertainment options, including a climbing wall and a play zone for the kids. You can also catch a short show at the Amazing Things theater, which boasts 5D movie experiences and also has a museum of pop-culture memorabilia.
Dining options at Coconut Point include Wasabi Japanese Steak House and Sushi Lounge, Naples Flatbread Kitchen and Bar, and La Bamba’s Brunch Bar and Patio.
Gulf Coast Town Center
For another outdoor shopping mall, take a drive to Gulf Coast Town Center in nearby Fort Meyers. This complex boasts around 80 stores, including Super Target, JC Penney, Costco, and Belk. The main shopping area is divided into four sections: East Village, Central Village, West Village, and the Courtyard. The various areas have not only shops but also restaurants and service providers.
If you’d like to grab a meal at Gulf Coast Town Center, options include Connors Steak and Seafood, Islamorada Fish Company, and Amore Brick Oven Pizza. You can get a snack at Paradise Smoothie or enjoy a bucket of popcorn as you watch a movie at the Regal Cinemas theater.
Naples’ Waterside Shops area is the place to go for boutique and luxury shopping. Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue are the anchor stores at this center. Smaller shops include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Williams-Sonoma, and De Beers.
You can order a healthy meal at True Food Kitchen, feast on American favorites like chicken and steak at BrickTop’s, or enjoy Italian specialties at Brio Tuscan Grille. For a quick pick-me-up, try ice cream from Häagen-Dazs, or order a specialty coffee from the eBar at Nordstrom.
The Naples area is a shopper’s paradise. The next time you travel to that part of Florida, be sure to pack an extra bag. You’re going to need it for getting all your new purchases home!