8 Fun Things You Can Do When Visiting Marco Island

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

8 Fun Things You Can Do When Visiting Marco Island

When a lot of people think of Florida, they think of Miami or Orlando. But a very popular place to go in Florida is Marco Island. What is there to see and do in Marco Island? Well, just read on and we’ll tell you what you can do here!

1. Go to the Wildlife Refuge

There’s a popular place that you can go called the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. You can get there by boat, canoe or kayak, and go through the estuaries lined with mangroves. If you’re lucky, you’ll see sea otters, crocodiles, manatees, white and brown pelicans, herons, roseate spoonbills, egrets and other animals. It doesn’t cost anything to go.

2. Beachcomb

One of the best things to do for all ages is to go looking for gorgeous shells. Go along the beach and look for shells like scallops, olive shells, whelks and other beautiful shells. If you want to really have an experience, you can spend some money for a boat tour and private beach.

3. Go to a Luxurious Spa

One of the best ways that you can spend your vacation is by being pampered at a spa. At Marco Island’s JW Marriot, they have a spa and you can get a facial, massage, and many other relaxing things. You’ll be glad you did!

4. Go Fishing

You will find that Marco Island has some great fishing. You can catch things like tarpon, trout, redfish and snook. Or if you’re really adventurous you can even go deep-sea fishing and see what you can catch.

5. Create a Souvenir

If you love to create crafts, you can find a lot of choices to create a souvenir of your very own. You can even take classes such as sculpture, photography, painting and others, both for children and adults.

6. Go Looking for Hidden Treasure

Kids can have fun on a pirate adventure. They’ll learn how to dance, play games and sing just like pirates. They’ll be keeping their eyes out for the infamous Pirate Pete and they’ll at last learn the way to fire the water cannons at bad guys and share the bounty. They’ll love it!

7. Go Shopping

You’re going to find a lot of great shopping options in Marco Island. There’s everything from resort boutiques to specialty shops selling things from bathing suits to fun souvenirs.

8. Enjoy Delicious Food

One of the best ways that you can spend your vacation is by trying new cuisine. Marco Island is famous for their stone crabs. There is also stuffed shrimp, fresh grouper or savory crab cakes. Yum!


These are just a few of the things that you can do in Marco Island. There’s something for everyone and you’ll have a wonderful time. Come visit and you’ll see what Marco Island has in store. You’ll want to come back time and time again, we’re sure.

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