Embrace the Sunshine in Season: Top 5 Things to Do in Naples, Florida, this January

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Naples, Florida, with its sunny weather and vibrant cultural scene, is a fantastic destination year-round. January is no exception, as the city offers a delightful array of activities to kickstart the new year. Whether you're a lover of the arts, comedy, boating, or furry friends, Naples has something special for everyone. Let's dive into the top five things to do in Naples this January.

Artis—Naples: A Symphony of Culture


Start your Naples adventure with a cultural feast at Artis—Naples, Southwest Florida's premier arts and cultural institution. Artis is a multidimensional venue boasts an art museum, a performing arts hall, and a world-class philharmonic orchestra. January is packed with a variety of the venue’s Life Long Learning Experiences, excellent lectures that delve into aspects of music and culture throughout history.  During January, you can catch captivating performances ranging from the Naples Pops (January 9 to 13), classical symphonies from the Naples Philharmonic (January 4th & 6th and January 9th and 14th) to contemporary art exhibits. Artis—Naples provides an enriching experience for art aficionados and novices alike. For a complete calendar click here.


Naples Boat Show: Sail into the New Year

For those with a penchant for the open seas, the Naples Boat Show is a must-visit event. Held January 18th through the 21st from 10AM to 5PM daily, this show transforms Sugden Regional Park and the Naples City Dock into maritime wonderlands. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or dreaming of your first boat, you'll find a diverse range of vessels, marine products, and accessories. Explore the latest in boating technology, attend seminars, and immerse yourself in the nautical lifestyle. For more recommendations on exploring Naples from the water, see our posts here, here, and here.


Off the Hook Comedy Club: Laughter Therapy

Prepare to laugh your heart out at Off the Hook Comedy Club, a Naples institution known for hosting some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. January brings a lineup of hilarious acts, including Andrew Dice Clay, Bob Marley, Adam Hunter, Shannon Ford providing the perfect opportunity to unwind and start the year on a joyful note. Grab your friends, head to Off the Hook, and let the laughter therapy begin. One bonus – the food is great as well.


Naples Pets on Third Parade and Pet Fest: Furry Fun for All

Pets are always welcome when you stay in one of our pet-friendly luxury Naples Florida Rentals! Bring the whole family, including your furry friends, to Naples' Pets on Third Parade and Pet Fest on January 21st 2024 at 10AM. This heartwarming event celebrates the bond between pets and their owners. Watch as adorable pets parade down Third Street South, showcasing creative costumes and spreading joy. The Pet Fest that follows features pet-friendly activities, live entertainment, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow animal lovers. To view all of our pet friendly accommodations – and book direct - click here.


Bacon Jam: Savor the Flavor


Take a short drive to Fort Myers on January 13th and you can indulge your taste buds in a unique culinary experience at Bacon Jam. This annual food festival is a bacon lover's paradise. Sample a variety of dishes featuring everyone's favorite crispy treat, from savory to sweet. With live music, entertainment, and a laid-back atmosphere, Bacon Jam is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings and celebrate one of the most perfect foods around! On a previous visit to Bacon Jam I sampled the famous donut bacon burger from local hot-spot Brooks Burgers and it was better than I expected! Bacon Fest runs from 11am to 5pm on January 13th. You can purchase tickets ahead of time here.


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Naples, Florida, in January is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. Whether you're drawn to the arts, comedy, boating, pet-friendly festivities, or unique culinary delights, Naples has something for everyone. Embrace the sunshine, warm hospitality, and diverse offerings as you kick off the year with these top five activities. Looking for more fun in Naples? Check out Dana’s Guide to Naples and our wide-ranging blog posts.