Hotel Escalante™ is located in the heart of Old Naples – a charming, historic destination within the world-class destination of Naples, famed for its superb golf courses, Everglades ecotourism attractions, and wide variety of boating and fishing opportunities.

Old Naples’ downtown areas of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are favored for their tree-lined shopping plazas, trendy restaurants and sidewalk cafes, lively clubs, galleries, couture shops and sightseeing. Old Naples also holds many of the city’s historic and architectural treasures, plus wide, sugar-sand beaches. The leafy beachside neighborhoods are dotted with opulent mansions and quaint cottages – perfect for an afternoon bike ride. In fact, Hotel Escalante™ is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, and a short block from the beach.

Fifth Avenue South.  Naples’ bustling main street. Guests walk to boutiques, antique shops, galleries, financial houses, bistros and restaurants. Continuing renewal has brought restaurants out onto the sidewalks adjacent  to the landscaped promenades, and has sparked the genesis of what has been  termed Naples’ “cafe society.”

Third Street South.  Filled with Naples’ most historic landmarks, gardens that are a horticulturist’s delight, and high-style/low-rise Mediterranean-Floridian architecture shaded by hundred-year-old banyan trees.  Sun-dappled brick paths, garden courtyards and open plazas with splashing antique fountains invite visitors to relax in the charm and grace of a bygone era.

Cambier Park.  Often the site of outdoor concerts and events, the park features lighted tennis, horseshoe, shuffleboard and basketball courts, plus an open play area, tot lot and bandshell.

Tin City.  This funky, ramshackle waterside shopping spot occupies an old oyster-processing plant with 40 shops and two restaurants. It specializes in sea-themed gifts, dining on the water and boat charters and tours.

Sugden Community Theatre.  The new home of the Naples Players, a 40-year-old community theater troupe. Completed in fall 1998, the $5.3 million complex features a main theater, studio theater and outdoor stage.

Historic Naples Fishing Pier.  The 1,000-foot pier remains Old Naples’ focal point. Florida’s longest  no-fee pier, it is a popular gathering spot for fishermen, strollers, sunset gazers, pelicans and  dolphins.

Palm Cottage.  Built in 1895, the simple cottage was one of Naples’ earliest buildings and one of the first in Southwest Florida to be constructed of local materials. Furnished with period pieces, it is headquarters for the Collier County Historical Society and open for tours. Located near the pier.

Art galleries.  Listed in John Villani’s “The Best Small Art Towns in America: Where To Find Fresh Air, Creative People and Affordable Living,” Naples is known far and wide for its art galleries and their diverse scope. You will find colorful Haitian visions, the Gullah people portrayals of Jonathan Green, Clyde Butcher’s world-renowned wilderness photographs, whimsical bird  sculptures, functional art, local watercolor scenes, European-style oils and   exquisite hand-blown glass.

Gallery Row.  Anchors the Third Street South  shopping area with a particularly impressive array.

The von Liebig Art Center – next to Cambier Park.  Houses the Naples Art  Association, which has membership open to all and offers a variety of day and evening art classes to suit individuals of all skill levels. Visitors enjoy changing exhibitions of art in five galleries, as well as lecture series, workshops, trips and more.