Marco Island Vacation
Island is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Florida’s west
coast, just west of the Everglades. It is the largest inhabited island of
the 10,000 Islands. It is about an hour’s drive south of the Southwest
Florida International Airport. Charter and private flights arrive at the
Marco Island Executive Airport.
Attractions: Marco Island’s main attractions are the beaches and
waterways. It is a boating and fishing paradise, with mangrove islands galore.
The back-country fishing is extraordinary and there are plenty of boats waiting
to take you on a sightseeing tour. Shelling is also a visitor’s favorite
pastime. Marco Island is known as the “western gateway to the Everglades”, where
you have easy access to various Everglades excursions.
If you would like
to take an active role in your next boating adventure, check out sailing lessons
Sail Marco, located at the Marco River Marina. Get a break from the
sun and enjoy a first run movie along with lunch, dinner or a snack at the Marco
Movie Theater. The Marco Island Trolley is not only a great means of
transportation around the island, but also a guided tour. Finally, you’ll want
to check out the nearby Naples attractions for more great things to do.
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Beaches: Crescent Beach is located on the curved western shore of
Marco Island, running about 3-1/2 miles. Tigertail Public Beach is located
on the northern shore of Marco Island, running about 1-1/2 miles. At this
beach you’ll find restrooms, showers, a playground, a snack bar and
Shopping: Marco Island has resort boutiques and specialty shops for
all your needs. The
Esplanade Shops offer upscale retailers, small specialty stores and fine
dining. Check out Marco Walk Plaza, a open-air plaza of fine restaurants, small
boutiques and the Marco Movie Theater.
Dining: Marco Island offers many restaurant options. Kretch’s is a
good value, seafood/continental restaurant known as Marco’s best all
around restaurant. You can visit Snook Inn by land or by water (plenty of
boat parking) and dine aside the Marco River. They feature seafood,
steaks, chicken, sandwiches and a salad bar. You’ll enjoy Arturo’s Italian
Restaurant for an Italian dinner and Marek’s Collier House for fine
dining. Check the web site www.marcoislandrestaurants.com for more choices.
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