Located just off the mainland coast in the southwest of Florida, Marco Island is a popular vacation destination for anyone looking for a peaceful island getaway. Known primarily for its beautiful beaches, this Gulf of Mexico destination is full of sunshine, clear waters, and natural splendor. Whether you spend your days relaxing at the beach, getting a taste of some fresh seafood, or just enjoying your time with family and friends, Marco Island is sure to be a vacation destination to remember.
The obvious draw to Marco Island is the idyllic waterfront, where most visitors choose to spend the majority of their time. As the largest of the region’s “Ten Thousand Islands,” Marco Island has plenty of activities for everyone. Many visitors like to try their hand at a variety of water sports, like jet skiing or wind surfing. If that sounds a little too adventurous for your tastes, it’s also perfectly acceptable to spend your days lounging at the beach, drink in hand. If you’ve had enough sun, stop by the Marco Island Historical Museum for a fascinating account of the local history. Some historians say Marco Island has been inhabited since the 1500’s—stop by this museum to learn more! Given the town’s natural beauty, it just makes sense that another one of the most popular activities in Marco Island is a photography excursion. Even notice photographers will love having the chance to hone their skills while having the chance to take pictures of wildlife and more (dolphins are common in the area!). If you get tired of floating and relaxing in the water, you can add a little excitement with Stand up Paddle boarding. This gentle yet thrilling activity is quickly gaining popularity in Marco Island.
Marco Island is very near to several popular parks—a trip addition that any nature-lover is sure to appreciate. Big Cypress National Preserve is a short drive from Marco Island, along with the Everglades Wildlife Management Area. Marco Island is also very close to the city of Naples—it’s only a thirty minute drive to the north away. Another fun day trip from Marco Island would be to drive up and down the coast, stopping in interesting little beach towns and exploring the best of southwestern Florida.
Accommodations in Marco Island can be found to match the needs of even the pickiest traveler. There are tons of options for both quiet and secluded relaxation near the beach and options for more exciting rentals closer to the city’s center. We make it easy to find the perfect place to stay—we offer Marco Island vacation rentals and Marco Island short term rentals throughout the town. You can compare rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more on Tripping. Book your Marco Island rental today!
The city is served by Naples Municipal Airport (about a 25-minute drive from Marco Island), but most visitors choose to drive to the small beach town. Collier Area Transit’s Route #7 also serves the area if you don’t have a car.
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