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“Touristy but do what your wife says”
Review of Tin City

Tin City
Ranked #25 of 124 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tin City Waterfront Marketplace in Historic downtown Naples, FL is the original shopping sensation and home to three unique buildings with a waterfront boardwalk full of activity, more then 30 charming boutiques, 2 waterfront restaurants and a variety of water adventures including daily sightseeing cruises, fishing charters, jet boat thrill rides and more!
Atlanta, GA
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“Touristy but do what your wife says”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Ever been on a cruise and gotten off the ship in a Caribbean island - surrounded by people trying to sell you stuff. That's Tin City. Now, in fairness, we were disappointed that the guy who lets you hold his pet alligator was on a lunch break and wouldn't open up for another half hour. We didn't have time to wait. However, we did find the T-shirts-that-turn-colors-in-the-sunlight and bought some for our grandsons so that made us smile. Parking was the pits. And all the booths require negotiating through the crowds to see but I guess its worth spending a half hour there. And, if you do, the alligator guy might be open. WAIT! my wife is telling me I am too harsh. She said there's a great jewelry shop that women would love. Also, our friend also says the thing to do is buy a hot fresh cookie at the cookie shop and run over to the ice cream shop to get a scoop ice cream to melt on the hot cookie. AND BONUS-BONUS-BONUS - you may be lucky to see the traveling exhibit - for $8 you can walk onto the Nina or the Pinta boats (full size replicas of Columbus', they say......). OK go because my wife said to. A happy wife is a happy life.

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“Touristy but fun!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

A must see and do in Naples. Yes it's touristy but there are some decent shops! I got some great jewelry there. Good restaurants within the area. Busy area, sometimes parking can be tricky. A fun time!

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“Nice variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I've been to Naples twice and on both visits I went to Tin City. Nice little shops for souvenirs and quaint little pubs to stop and have a drink or two with friends.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Interesting place”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Lots of quaint shops - easy to find and parking not bad. Love the Naples winery - free wine tastings of lovely fruit wines.

Visited February 2013
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massachusetts
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“Crowded and touristy - but lots of fun”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We've been going to Tin City for years and years, and although it's loaded with tourists and the shops are tacky, it's a fun place to visit. Parking can be a problem so be prepared to walk. But if you've never been to Naples it's definitely a stop to be sure to make.

Visited March 2012
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