Perhaps you’re thinking about a move to Naples, but you’d like to get a feel for what it’s really like here on the Gulf Coast. What are the best times to spend in Naples?
To be honest, that’s a bit of a loaded question. If you’re actually considering a move to Naples, you probably want to get a sense of what the area is like all year round.
A lot of people immediately think about the weather. Sure, lots of people head here when the weather is cold up north, but what’s it like in the spring, summer, and fall? And weather isn’t the only thing you’ll want to consider. What kinds of activities are available at different times of the year?
Here’s a partial look at the general weather and a few activities in the Naples area for four quarters of the year that may help you decide if Naples is the right place for you.
June-September: During these four months, you can expect average daily highs in the 90s and about 9 inches of rain per month. The rain usually shows up in the afternoon, pours and then stops. It’s pretty easy to plan around the rainstorms! Here are a couple of activities you can enjoy.
October-November: Fall in this part of Florida is pretty short. You can expect occasional rainstorms with temperatures that range from the 60s to the 80s. It’s really kind of a nice time because the weather is great but most of the snowbirds haven’t yet arrived. That means the pace is a little slower. Some of the available events include:
- Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival(October)
- Stone Crab Festival (October)
- USO Show at the Naples Depot (November)
December-February: Even though the weather can get a little cool at night, you can still play golf and relax at the beach during the winter months. Of course, it’s also peak tourist season so you’ll wait longer at stoplights, for tee times, and at restaurants. But as a local, you’ll learn where to go to avoid the crowds. Some fun activities include:
A Viennese New Year's Eve (December)
New Year's Art Fair (January)
Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (February)
Naples National Art Festival (February)
March-May: Often when people think of Florida they think of the hoards that show up for spring break. Fortunately, Naples isn’t really a spring break hot spot, so things stay pretty quiet. Average temperatures are in the low to mid 80s (comfortable), and there’s also less chance of rain. If you’re looking for fun here are a few suggestions:
- Old Florida Festival (March)
- Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts (March)
- Collier County Agricultural Fair & Exhibition (March)
- Taste of Collier (May)
- Great Dock Canoe Race (May)
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