Marco Island Family Activities

One thing is for sure: when you travel to Marco Island with your family, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy.

It doesn’t matter where you’re staying, what types of activities you enjoy, or how many people you’re traveling with, you won’t struggle to find something to pass the time.

Here are five of the best family friendly activities on Marco Island:

1. Search for Seashells

It doesn’t cost a single cent to hit the beach with your family and search for colorful seashells. From olive shells to scallops, there are hundreds of different types of seashells to search for. And if you want to take this to the next level, you can pay a few dollars to take a boat to a private island. From there, you don’t have to worry about anyone else disturbing you on your shell-finding expedition.

2. Visit Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

If you enjoy viewing wildlife in its natural surroundings, a visit to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is a must. Located between Marco Island and Everglades City, Florida, you’ll fall in love with the many types of wildlife, ranging from pelicans to herons to crocodiles. With no entry fee required, you can experience everything the refuge has to offer without spending a dime.

3. Spend a Day at the Beach

It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at a local hotel or a private home, there’s a good chance you’ll have access to at least one of  Marco Islands amazing beachs. This gives you the opportunity to soak up the sun, cool off, and partake in a variety of fun activities with your family.

4. Visit Marco Island Historical Museum

If history is your thing, you’ll want to spend some time at Marco Island Historical Museum. Operated by the Marco Island Historical Society, there are exhibitions that provide information on the Calusa Indians, the history of Marco Island, and much more.

5. Shop, Shop, and Shop Some More

You don’t have to look far for shopping opportunities on Marco Island. In addition to local shops and boutiques, the Naples Outlet Center is only a few miles away. It’s here that you’ll find nearly 50 stores selling everything from clothes to home goods.