Parenting Alone In Naples, FL # 28: Shopping

This is the number 28 in my series of articles about where you can take your children as single parents. During your divorce or separation, you will have your children for a few days and you may need to complete a couple of errands but will still want to enjoy the time you have with your children. Even activities as mundane as shopping you will be exploring and visiting different locations in Naples, FL.

There is no reason why your children can not have fun during a visit to the mall. In Naples, Florida, you will find many entertainment opportunities for you and your child during your visit. At the same time, you can delete items from your to-do list while spending time with them. The following are some shopping places that you can visit with your children for a fun day of shopping.

1. Waterside Shops

Waterside Shops is a shopping center where you will find more than 60 luxury brand stores. It is located at 5415 Tamiami Trail in North Naples. Like many shopping centers, here you can find food chains to enjoy a meal, although they will be high quality chains. Its water features and landscape of more than 30,000 tropical plants create a beautiful scenery for your and your kids making your shopping experience more pleasant.  This shopping mall is, admittedly, very fancy but it also has a very kid-friendly Apple store and there’s a Barnes and Nobles on the corner of Pine Ridge and 41.

2. CoastLand Center

During a hot day, CoastLand Center is the ideal shopping center to visit with your children. It is located on the 1900 Tamiami Trail in Old Naples. With Coastland Center housing more than 150 stores, it is guaranteed that it will be a one-stop shop for everything you may need. Here you will also find a food court to share a meal with your children. Additionally, there are rumors that an arcade will be added to this mall in the near future.

 3. Mercato

Mercato is the perfect place if you are looking for both indoor and outdoor restaurants, a movie theater, and a variety of stores. In addition to that, they also have musical events where different bands come to play in the evenings. Here, there are many entertainment options for the whole family. In the Mercato shops, you will find Royal Scoops and Yogurbella two of the places mentioned in my article number 20 about a day of ice cream with your children. Mercato is located at 9132 Strada Place in North Naples.

Mercato is 5 miles from my Naples, Florida family law office.  Directions below:

4. Village Shops on Venetian Bay

Village Shops on Venetian Bay is a shopping center that has European style architecture with the coast on both sides of the road. It offers more than 45 waterfront shops and restaurant. Here, you can enjoy a rich meal with a beautiful view enjoying the weather. Village Shops on Venetian Bay is located at 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. in North Naples.

It does not matter if you decide to shop for yourself or for your children.  You can even let the kids shop for a gift the other parent. Spending time together and interacting with your children can be done anywhere and little trips like these are a great opportunity to talk with your children while you’re ostensibly doing something else.

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