Top 10 Things to do in Marco Island, United States

October 13, 2017 Deane Carmody

White beaches, a sparkling sea, a strawberry daiquiri in hand—what more do you need in a vacation? Marco Island brings visitors the best that the Ten Thousand Islands have to offer. Scavenge for seashells or hit the links for a sunny session of golf. Explore the Everglades in a swamp buggy or enjoy a rejuvenating nature hike at the Rookery Bay Reserve.
Restaurants in Marco Island

1. Keewaydin Island

On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 474 reviews

Keewaydin Island

Reviewed By Treasure1969 - Union, Kentucky

This is the place to have fun. Whether your a big partier or just like to people watch, this place is FUN! The shelling is also good. Get there early for a good place on the beach. Afternoons can get busy and space is limited.

2. Mackle Park

1361 Andalusia Ter, Marco Island, FL 34145-4629 +1 239-642-0575
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Mackle Park

Reviewed By dklocke - Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA

This is certainly one of the best small city parks in the country. They have a new (one year) community center with lots of organized activities like bridge clubs, quilting, yoga, etc. There are pool and ping pong tables for inside play plus shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball (under roof) and bocce outside. There is a small lake for catch and release fishing with a paved ~ one mile walking/running/cycling trail around the lake. Also included is an extensive kids play area and water fountain play circle. It is all free, even to island visitors. You only have to surrender and ID to borrow equipment. The landscape is flat and not that great but there are nice shaded benches and tables. It is a splendid place to get away fro of the heavy tourist crowds. During the winter season there are free music concerts every Sunday afternoon. It is a perfect family spot.

3. Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday

901 Park Ave., Veterans Community Park, Marco Island, FL 34145 +1 239-642-0575
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday

Reviewed By MaryandBobontheroad

Parking can be tight. Nice turnout for typical farmers market fares, jewelry, trinkets, baked goods, and other eclectic vendors. Even a one man band. Worth the visit to people watch.

4. Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028 +1 239-642-1440
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Marco Island Historical Museum

Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.

Reviewed By MaryandBobontheroad

Small but well laid out with a surprising nice little gift shop. Entrance is free but they appreciate donations. Great coverage of the last 150 Years or so. Plenty of parking.

5. Isles of Capri Marina

292 Capri Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 +1 239-389-4626
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Isles of Capri Marina

Cleanest boats with the friendliest staff. Rent a pontoon for a half day or a full day. Interested in Kayaking? We have Single and Double kayaks to rent along with Stand Up Paddle Boards. After enjoying some time on the water, stop by the Island Gypsy for some food and drinks. You will not regret your experience here at Isles of Capri Marina!

Reviewed By mileagemaker - Montague, Prince Edward Island

This was our favorite lunch spot, nice and sunny in the deck or you have the choice of a covered area. Meal was wonderful,,,,we had a nice variety and shared. Grouper special was spectacular.....they make a mean margarita....would have had another but was early in the day while there..lots on the menu to choose from..

6. South Marco Beach

South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 833 reviews

South Marco Beach

One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.

Reviewed By Steve P

The beach is beautiful and close in proximity to restaurants and beach rental equipment. Great place to visit whether your there to swim sunbath or walk the sea shore picking up some unique shells. It’s a shame that Marco didn’t save more land from developers to have more adequate public parking for elderly and the disabled. Unfortunately you have to be a owner to park in there town lot. They could use some maintenance on the beach access. Broken water lines are preventing the outside shower rinse station from functioning.

7. Cape Romano

Marco Island, FL
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Cape Romano

Reviewed By LeeLee634 - Queens, New York

Rent jetskis on the beach and take the guided tour. You will definitely see the Cape Romano ruins and run into some playful dolphins. well worth the cost of the jetski

8. Tigertail Beach

Marco Island, FL 34145
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Tigertail Beach

Reviewed By Ritz1165 - New York City, New York

Rent a paddle board or kayak or traverse a shallow body of water to reach the Gulf. Gorgeous white sand that spans miles. Bit of a hike and no food concessions. Bring your own.

9. Caxambas Pass Park

South Collier, Marco Island, FL
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 165 reviews

Caxambas Pass Park

A great place to watch for dolphins.

Reviewed By tom k - Auburn Hills, Michigan

The only option for marine fuel on the south end of the island. Not much to do other than get bait, and fuel.

10. Marco Island Marina

1402 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145-2314 +1 239-642-2531
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Marco Island Marina

The marina offers guides to show you the best fishing spots.

Reviewed By estherp618 - Brooklyn, New York

The marina in Marco Island is great. I really suggest going there and taking a
boat ride. It's fun to go with couples, family. You do have to know how to get in or you will see swampy looking stuff. Go in the other direction to left.

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