The season returns with a full roster of shows, openings and events for 2021-2022 – and the creative energy is clear across the board: the theater is making a triumphant return with a solid lineup of musicals and plays. original; the culture of craft cocktails is gaining a foothold in Southwest Florida; and independent boutiques make stylish debuts. Looking to the future, bustling restaurants are on the horizon and green spaces continue to gain ground. It’s not a return to normal, it’s better.
Eat and drink well at cocktail bars, hidden gems and long-awaited openings.
Coming soon: the Big 5
While the pandemic has made the past year calm for restaurant news, restaurant owners are coming out with bold new concepts this season.
The bar boom
Along with a bumper crop of new cocktail bars comes rooftop views, boutique spirits, and a dose of tiki fun.
Feast of Flavors
New restaurants offer a much needed infusion of international cuisine.
The theater shines and the shows are diversified in the cultural program of this season. Here are the events and names you’ll want to know.
Nature as art
Naturalist sculptor Patrick Dougherty brings his enchanting creations to the Botanical Garden of Naples.
With an abundance of theatrical productions to choose from this season, we brought in three savvy patrons to share their must-see shows.
Hot tickets: Performing arts
Celebrate a comeback with international orchestras, tumultuous stand-ups and background stories.
Hot tickets: Festivals
Get together with soul mates, discover new artists, and paint the city at these landmark events.
With major improvements in Waterside Shops and Provident Jewelry and new independent boutiques, there are plenty of reasons to get out and shop.
Foresight is growing
Ladies of Naples, freeze.
Keep it local
Sophisticated swimwear, timeless yarns, and modern furnishings provide plenty of new reasons to shop now.
Groups are mobilizing to protect wild spaces while ensuring that residents have better access to what attracted us here in the first place: the natural setting.
State and local efforts support preservation as the population swells.
Resort life is enhanced with elevated digs for stays and more options for jet-set, outdoor events, and multigenerational family entertainment.
Put on the Ritz
Revamps and new amenities give locals new reasons to visit.
Hit the golf clubs, watch the latest movie in style or hang out with the adorable new inhabitants of Wonder Gardens.