Ideas for a Naples and Marco Island Getaway or Staycation

We are resharing some previous posts for locals and those of you who are ready for a much-needed summer or fall getaway. 

We hope this gives you some inspiration for ways to enjoy Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades beyond the white-sun-kissed sands and relaxing Gulf shores. Of course, you’ll want to explore the areas miles of coastline, and you’ll have no problem finding a great spot to spread out and enjoy your time away. 

Ideas for a Naples and Marco Island Getaway or Staycation. Naples and Marco Island getaway or staycation ideas beyond the beach-from budget friendly family activities to outdoor restaurants on the water, to eco-tours and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

This is a guide to the best beaches in Naples and Marco Island, Florida

These posts offer tips for staying safe while at the beach: 

Florida Beach Warning Flags

Florida Beach Safety Tips

How to Avoid Being Stung by a Stingray

Turtle Nesting Season in Southwest Florida

Check this out for the best spots to watch the sunset in Naples and Marco Island.

Here are some top Marco Island Tours and Activities to fill your days with fun and adventures.

These family-friendly activities and attractions are sure to keep the kids smiling for hours!

Nurture your soul on a serene sailing cruise with Cool Beans or Sweet Liberty

Naples Princess and Marco Island Princess offer spectacular sightseeing and dining cruises. 

Naples Trolley narrated hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours cover over 100 points of interest!

What about fishing in Naples and Marco Island? We’ve got you covered there too! Check out Sunshine Tours or Pure Florida for a variety of fishing charters. 

Listen, see, feel, and experience the natural wonders of Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades with these 4 easy hikesat these parks, preserves, and sanctuaries, on a guided kayak touror by exploring the Everglades with Everglades ExcursionsEverglades Swamp Tours, or  Wooten’s 

If you prefer to captain your own boat, Extreme Boat Rentals and Pure Naples have got you covered. Or head out on the water in a two-seat, twin-hulled, pontoon boat with  Backwater Adventure for a truly one-of-a-kind eco-adventure! 

Located just south of Fort Myers and north of Naples on US-41 in Estero, Florida, Koreshan State Park is the preserved site of a 19th century religious community. The 200-acre park includes 11 original buildings, Victorian gardens, a nature trail along the Estero River, canoeing, and camping.

After these past few months everyone is ready to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the cooking! Here are 8 Naples restaurants on the water and 5 casual Marco Island restaurants on the water.

If Key West is on your bucket list, then you’ll definitely want to check out this article about visiting via the Key West Express ferry.

These two posts offer helpful tips if you are planning a family road trip to Naples and Marco Island, Florida: Healthy Road Trip SnacksWays to Keep Kids Entertained on a Road Trip.

Ideas for a Naples and Marco Island Getaway or Staycation. Naples and Marco Island getaway or staycation ideas beyond the beach-from budget friendly family activities to outdoor restaurants on the water, to eco-tours and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.

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