December – a time for winter coats, windshield scrapers, hot chocolate, and staying indoors. Unless, of course, you happen to live in Naples, where winter is yet another season for soaking up the gifts of paradise.
With temperatures from about 60 to 80 degrees, activities like golf, outdoor dining, shopping, bird watching, hitting the beach and much more are as pleasant as any other time of year. Perhaps even more so, considering there’s hardly any rain and practically no humidity. And for boaters, there’s arguably no better month to explore the waters surrounding Naples, thanks to the calm seas and clear skies. Whether you rent, charter, or have your boat sent down, your perfect adventure awaits.
What about events? We’re glad you asked because December in Naples brings all kinds of artistic experiences. With performances and exhibits at Artis—Naples, Gulfshore Playhouse, Opera Naples, and Naples Botanical Garden, your calendar and cultural appetite will be full and most satisfied. There’s also the CME Group Tour Championship to close out the LPGA Tour season, as well as weekly Third Street South Farmers Market.
Finally, who could forget the Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony on world-famous 5th Avenue South? A holiday tradition not to be missed, this annual event is raved about all year. Not to mention, it might be the perfect occasion for enjoying that hot chocolate after all.