Season returns with a full slate of shows, openings and events for 2021-2022—and the creative energy is clear across every sphere: Theater makes a triumphant comeback with a robust lineup of musicals and original plays; craft cocktail culture finds its footing in Southwest Florida; and independent boutiques make stylish debuts. Looking ahead, buzzy restaurants are on the horizon and green spaces keep gaining ground. This isn’t a return to normal—it’s better.
Taste of the Town
Eat and drink well at cocktail lounges, hidden gems and long-awaited openings.
Coming Soon: The Big 5
While the pandemic made the past year quiet for restaurant news, restaurateurs come out swinging with bold new concepts this season.
The Bar Boom
A bumper crop of new cocktail lounges comes along with rooftop views, boutique spirits and a dose of tiki fun.
Feast of Flavors
New restaurants offer a much-needed infusion of international cuisine.
Theater shines and shows diversify in this season’s cultural lineup. Here are the events and names you’ll want to know.
Nature as Art
Naturalist sculptor Patrick Dougherty bring his enchanting creations to Naples Botanical Garden.
With an abundance of theatrical productions to choose from this season, we tapped three in-the-know patrons to share their must-see shows.
Hot Tickets: Performing Arts
Celebrate a return to the stage with international orchestras, riotous stand-up and substantive stories.
Hot Tickets: Festivals
Gather with kindred spirits, discover new artists and paint the town at these leading events.
With major upgrades at Waterside Shops and Provident Jewelry and new independent boutiques, there are plenty of reasons to get out and shop.
Ladies of Naples, frost yourselves.
Keep It Local
Sophisticated swimwear, timeless threads and modern furnishings provide plenty of new reasons to shop now.
Groups step up to protect wild spaces while ensuring locals have enhanced access to the thing that drew us here in the first place: the natural setting.
State and local efforts support preservation as the population balloons.
Resort life gets an upgrade with elevated digs for staycations and more options for jet-setting, outdoor events and multigenerational family fun.
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Redesigns and new amenities give locals new reasons to visit.
Break out the golf clubs, catch the latest flick in style or spend some time with the Wonder Gardens’ adorable new denizens.