Hanging Out at an Old Mollusk Processing Plant in Naples, Florida
In the heart of the older part of Naples, FL, an architectural remnant of the past has been turned into a haven for those looking for fresh local seafood and reasonably priced shopping. Tin City, a former clam and oyster processing plant, consists of two long, winding buildings with tin roofs (hence the name) that are filled with dozens of little stores selling everything from traditional souvenirs to home décor to perfume, and even Florida-made fruit wines at the Naples Winery. Sample some of the exotic flavors there before heading over to Riverwalk, an on-site seafood restaurant where patrons can sit outside and be entertained by passing boats and playful pelicans on the Gordon River. And before leaving Tin City, try to find the alligator statue that’s painted like a chili pepper, one of many different colorful gators scattered throughout Naples.