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Top 10 things you can do in Marco Island, Florida

By Buvaneshwari Gopinath - September 15, 2020
Marco Island

Marco Island is a tiny little paradise in the region of Florida in the United States of America. With just under 16000 residents, the place is filled with tourists. Wondering how? Exotic lifestyle and splendid resorts, this place is eye-catching! Are you bored in Florida? Oh, we have a piece of advice, Head to Marco Island. Because, when you are on the Island you can forget your sorrows and relax by the chill breeze. Here are the top 10 things to do in Marco Island.

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Marco Island
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Things to do in Marco Island

1. South Marco Island Beach

Florida is always popular for its beaches. And, Marco Island is the best of all. Endless gulf vistas and the stretches of white beach make the island look like a paradise.  The South Marco Island Beach on South Collier Boulevard is the most popular seaside hangout place for scenery loving folks. The island is ubiquitously filled with various types of shells that attract people and quenches thirst for variety in life. Visit the island and enjoy comfortable lodge by the shore, pleasing dusks and breathtakingly beautiful dawns. A perfect lunch watching the dolphins frolicking on the water surface is more than enough to lighten your moods.

Marco Island Fun Festives
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2. Marco Island Historical Museum

You can spot historical artefacts, early photographs, first-hand accounts of the pioneers who settled in the are. In recent years, Marco Island’s economy has reached the zenith in the tourism field. The exhibits bring before you the past of the subtropical island paradise. Starting from its early woody roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation, to its development phase in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation. The Traveling Exhibit Hall stands testimony to its incredible past.

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3. The Marco Island Princess

A 100-foot long, the Marco Island princess stands tall surrounded by majestic waters. For people who desire to watch the Floridian spot from the water, there’s no better option than choosing the princess and witnessing her roar and rule the blue nation. Numerous cruise packages which include buffet-style meals and evening excursions for the sunset lovers ensure that this is one memory that you will treasure. On weddings or on the dawn of a new year, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and on days when there are reasons to rejoice, choose her!

4. Marco Island Seafood and Music festival

The Marco Island Seafood will make your tummy happy and the Marco music festival makes sure your heart happy. Serving fresh plates of sumptuous seafood, endless rows of vendors are seen hurrying around during the festival. Your whole family will busily engage themselves in various other activities like arts and crafts for teens, activities for the kids, and some fun cooking competitions for those who love the process as much as the food. Can a living, breathing human want more? 

5. Otter Mound Preserve

Otter Mound Preserve is the 3-acre spot on the island. This place is also meant to burn some calories for walkers, runners, and mountain bikers. Burn calories in a way you love! Grab a chance to meet the opossum, armadillo, raccoon, grey squirrel, and the occasional bobcat! In the end, you will realise that nothing is more attractive than nature.

6. Briggs Nature Centre

Located on the Shell Island Road near Naples, the Briggs Nature Center is a quite famous attraction for people who date nature. Being the habitat for turtles, fishes, and many birds, the nature centre is a part of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Don’t forget to click snaps!

The nature centre has two main features,

  • A small welcome centre- Quite a few volunteers are made to stand here to introduce and explain to the visitors.
  • Nature centre boardwalk trail- This trail encompasses preserved island mangroves and 5 distinct habitats for half a mile.

Name boards are hung for every species of flora and fauna. Volunteers help the tourists to identify and know more about the spices.

7. Cape Romano

Filled with mystery, roaring rumours, and whispering secrets, the Cape Romano is as thrilling as the Sci-fi movies! Don’t be afraid; most ghosts are better than people! Just kidding, this place is definitely not haunted! On the other hand, if you are looking for alien conspiracy theories, they are plentiful. They can be reached only through boats, even though they are abandoned now! All of this adds to the spice! Fishermen often visit this place, attracted by the variety of game fishes! Thousands of migratory birds visit here every year, making the place more significant! Feel like you’re standing at the edge of the world or maybe “another world”. 

Cape Romano
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8. Breakwater Adventures

Located on Collier Court in Marco Island, the Breakwater adventure is a unique spot. Make an appointment and meet Mr Manatees, Dr Dolphins, and some sea turtles! Activities like water skiing, wake-boarding, and shelling along serene stretches of remote beaches are a whole package of entertainment and fun!

9. Marco Murder and Mayhem

If you believe in the presence of haunted motels, and burial mounds, this place assures goosebumps and nightmares! An enthusiastic guide will help you know more about the eeriness of every haunted home. Being inexpensive, the Marco Murder and Mayhem tours always provide you with a complimentary drink and orientation. Head into the world of darkness and watch the gory!

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10. Bailey Mathews National Shell Museum

Bailey-Matthew National Shell Museum is located on Captiva Road in Sanibel.  A resident biologist and a well-experienced guide will accompany you throughout the tour in the museum. Visit this breathtaking museum and get the most memorable experience in your lifetime! Kids love touching the live molluscs in the pools, winning scavenger hunt prizes, and watching the Giant Pacific Octopus! Engage your kids! Despite your travelling to every place in Marco Island, this museum will remain memorable. Walk by the seashore and feel the breeze!

Bailey Mathews National Shell Museum
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