Naples Historic Shopping District

Main Street
Naples, NY 14512
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Historic and charming Naples is made for the artsy shopper looking for the local and unique and a big part of the appeal is the variety of shops to browse through along the easily walkable streets. Artists have an affinity with Naples’ natural beauty that encourages creativity and you will find their work in eclectic boutiques that feature everything from sculpture and original paintings to furniture and handmade jewelry. Artizann’s, featuring work by local artists, Carriage House Quilts for quilting fabric, patterns and notions, and FLX Music Supply for musical instruments are a few of the independently owned shops that reflect the Naples artistic lifestyle. You never know when you might run into a local musician providing an impromptu performance on the streets of Naples for all to enjoy! In the middle of town is the much loved Naples Library, a center of community activities with permanent and changing art exhibits. Caruso’s Cafe also has art filled walls and dedication to sustainability – that’s very much in the Naples culture. The Naples Hotel is also a downtown centerpiece. New to the scene is the Naples Brewing Company – in a perfect location for a craft beer break. Sutton’s is the envy of many small towns for fisherman who are looking for the art of the handcrafted fishing lure! Summer theater is alive and well in downtown Naples at Bristol Valley Theater, a church-turned-playhouse that brings big city talent to the Finger Lakes for live performances throughout the summer. Naples celebrates everything grape with grape pies, wineries, grape themed arts and crafts and even an Annual Grape Festival held every September. If you are lucky enough to visit Naples during the Grape Festival you will enjoy wine, food, arts, crafts and music plus the “World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest.” The village of Naples even pays homage to the fruit of the vine by painting all its fire hydrants purple! An excellent way to start your day in Naples is with a wine tasing at Inspire Moore Winery followed by a farm to table lunch at the Roots Cafe located next to the winery. After lunch stroll along Main Street and stop in Cindy’s Pies for a slice of their famous and delicious grape pie. Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars is just around the corner and one the region’s most historic and long standing wine producers, featuring world-class wines, hard ciders and home to the Engine 14 craft brewery. You will be surprised by the number of dining options in this small town - Naples Valley BBQ, Neapolitan Pizza, Roots Café, a local favorite for organic, music, and atmosphere. Across the street is the Old School Cafe located in a reimagined one room school house, and the historic Naples Hotel, all within easy walking distance! At the other end of downtown stop at Joseph’s Wayside Market, a farmers-market style shopping experience, to find locally grown produce, gourmet groceries, baked goods, flowers, gifts and local wines. Take a little side tour off of Main Street to Hollering Distilling for high quality spirits, tasty food and live music. Seasonal events such as the self-guided Naples Open Studio Tour in October that lets you meet the artists right in their own studios and Vintage Vines & Valentines in February that celebrates love with beverage tastings, food pairings, art, and a chance to renew your marriage vows, offer unique opportunities to experience the fun and creative Naples lifestyle. We recommend that you spend the night in Naples so you can leisurely soak in all that makes up the Naples lifestyle. Nearby accommodations include a farmhouse B&B, an elegant 1840 manor house, a wellness retreat, campgrounds, and the historic Naples Hotel known for its haunted past and resident spirits! A longer stay will allow you to venture out of downtown to Monica’s Pies, Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery for wine and grape infused products along with their Brew and Brats restaurant. Bristol Mountain, with skiing in winter, fall sky rides and an aerial adventure park is also located nearby.