Visitors to the Naples Botanical Garden have the opportunity to enjoy 170 acres of flora and fauna featuring over 1000 different species in seven natural habitats. Under construction for years, the final phase of the garden was completed in 2014. Individual gardens include a children’s garden, an Asian garden and a Caribbean garden.
The Naples Zoo
The Naples Zoo is located in a Caribbean garden as well. A path of about a mile takes visitors through the gardens and past animals including alligators, leopards, lions and tigers. The African Oasis has a number of animals from that continent including gazelles, impala and parrots as well as giraffes that visitors can feed by hand.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is south of the zoo and has a mission of preserving the environment of the area. The Conservancy has a number of functions including wildlife rehabilitation and public education, and visitors can enjoy nature trails, kayak tours and more. At the Christopher B. Smith Preserve, visitors can see over 200 species of plants and hundreds of species of animals.
Visiting these attractions can make you work up an appetite, and restaurants like Lamoraga Restaurant is just the place to grab a snack or an entire meal. Lamoraga’s tapas menu means that unlike many restaurants, diners can enjoy a light meal such as cod fritters, crab croquettes or a slider or a more substantial meal such as paella or pork shoulder. There is also an express lunch special for visitors who are on the go. Lamoraga also serves dinner and a variety of drinks.
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