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TIN CITY NAPLES - Orlando / Florida Guide

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On a recent trip to Orlando and then on to the Gulf Coast we headed for one of our favourite locations and that is Naples. Being quite an affluent city it attracts wealthy American and Europeans alike and has also got its fair share of tourists and wanabeeas.

One of our (many) favourite places to visit is an area known as Tin City and we spent a most enjoyable afternoon in the area recently. It is located near to the Gordon River Bridge and is easy to find plus as an added bonus the parking is free! It is open every day but only in the afternoon on Sundays.

Tin City was originally a seafood plant I think from the 1920s when it was used for clam shelling and oyster………….well whatever you do to Oyster’s!

It really is a nice experience and there is such a diversity of things to buy in the 40 odd “shops” which are located in Tin City experience. There are a lot of nautical type objects and we spent ages browsing through the array of things to buy before deciding on a nice lighthouse picture for our nautical themed bathroom at home! It is all local vendors also so no chain store produced articles for sale in Tin City and you can find some real treasures and diverse gifts for yourself or to take home as a present for your love ones possibly?

We had lunch at one of the two waterfront restaurants there but there is also a café if you just fancy a snack or maybe even just something to drink in between the shopping frenzy! No Fast food joints here which is a nice change in my opinion.

Something else at the waterfront in Tin City which we have not done on our previous visits but must do on our next trip to the area is get on one of the charter boats and do a bit of exploring on the sunset sightseeing cruise of the Naples waterways. Its pretty cool to as it is not a huge ferry type boat but small personal trips. There are a few companies that offer this service and it is not too badly priced either if I remember rightly! Also I think the area is visited by the Naples Trolley Tour bus as I vaguely remember seeing one whilst I was there.

Why not visit Tin City and see for yourself the next time you are in Naples?

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