One of Naples oldest shopping destinations, 3rd Street Shopping is located in the historic district just east of the famous Naples Pier. With the widest array of galleries, cafés, restaurants, fashion and jewelry, 3rd street shopping has so much to do you could spend all day here. With its unique layout, 3rd street offers a scenic walk through historic Naples along with the best view of its gardens, parks, and the best people watching in town.
Take a stroll through this historic district and enjoy one of 8 galleries displaying local and world renowned artists. A wide variety of media is on display including sculpture, oil, watercolor, lithographs, prints and posters along with pottery, blown glass, Native American art and much more. Each gallery holds a special reception for exhibitions on either Thursday or Friday evenings; just contact the individual gallery for their list of events. Along with our thriving art center, one of the largest in Southwest Florida, 3rd Street offers the best in upscale shopping in stores like C. Orrico – A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop, Evelyn and Arthur (a Florida tradition since 1984), and Tommy Bahama’s to name a few. 3rd Street offers a total of 20 boutiques ranging from the chicest of taste to tropical casual. After shopping with the best of them, take a break with a nice lunch in one of 3rd streets 11 restaurants or cafes. With so much to offer you may need to stay a little longer than an afternoon. 3rd Street also offers accommodations at the Key West style hotel The Gondolier Inn.
There are many reasons to visit 3rd Street Shops one only needs to choose a few to spend a whole day. In addition to all that is offered on a daily basis, 3rd Street has a busy events schedule beginning with Thursday’s on 3rd. Every Thursday 3rd Street offers an event for residents and visitors alike from 7PM to 10PM. The events vary from week to week so check the events calendar at Events on Thirdfor the most up-to-date information. Also a Naples tradition, returning in November, is the Naples Farmer’s Market. Held on Saturdays from 7:30-10:30 AM in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama’s, the Naples Farmer’s Market boasts 50 vendors selling local produce, jams, baked goods, and seafood. Come down for a cup of coffee and a home baked doughnut or just walk through this Farmer’s Market and see all that Naples residents have to offer.