Plan a Memorable Vacation in Marco Island, Florida

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If you go to Marco Island, Florida, you will plan on going to the beach and maybe going out on the water. Take your vacation to the next level by planning something more memorable for your trip to Marco Island.

Plan Your Transportation

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The first part of planning your memorable vacation is figuring out your Marco Island transportation needs. Unless you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance, the closest airport is Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is another option for getting to Marco Island. You can reach it in about an hour from Fort Myers and a little more than two hours from Fort Lauderdale.

You can book a shuttle if you don’t want to rent a car, but consider your options for Marco Island hotels when you use Hotel Planner to help you find a place centrally located to your destination.

Take the Kids on a Pirate Adventure

Book an experience on the Black Pearl for a fun pirate adventure for the family to enjoy. This interactive adventure starts when you arrive, and your kids can don pirate gear and get tattoos.

Your family will then set sail on the Black Pearl and experience a pirate adventure that includes shooting water cannons at pirates. Parents can enjoy adult beverages during the sail, and kids will enjoy looting the pirate’s treasure.

Get Lunch at Lee Be Fish

While you’re on Marco Island, eat like a local. The menu at Lee Be Fish is not extensive, but everything on it is delicious. You have the option to request a few different types of fish baskets, tacos, and platters.

The seafood is so fresh that you’ll find it difficult to try anything else for lunch after you’ve eaten here. The peel-and-eat gulf shrimp will make your mouth water every time you think of it. Lee Be Fish also offers a fresh market if you want to take some fresh seafood back to your beach rental to cook and enjoy later.

Visit the National Wildlife Refuge

If you’re looking for something different during your trip to Marco Island, consider a trip to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Entrance is free, and visitors can go fishing, make time for bird watching, and seeing other animals, such as manatees, around the refuge. The refuge is easiest to access by boat, but you can drive there as well.

Enjoy Dinner at the Oyster Society

If you want to trade in your flip-flops for something fancier, then plan a dinner at the Oyster Society. This restaurant is a crowd favorite with the variety of options on the menu including fresh fish and plenty of options for oysters prepared in every way. If you’re not looking for a fancy dinner, but want to try out the restaurant, consider going for happy hour to get discounted oysters and delicious drinks.

Marco Island has no shortage of things to do, but to make your trip memorable, plan before you go so that you can make the most of your vacation.

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Maggie Anderson
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Hi Im Maggie and this is my Blog. Ive wanted to write a blog for, well, pretty much ages so here it is. Its just a few of the things I have picked up on my travels. I have 4 kids (yes 4) and Im married to Ian. Please leave a comment on my posts if you like what you see (or don't) and thanks for listening.