Why is Marco Island One of the Best Florida Destinations for Snowbirds?

About Marco Island

Marco Island is a choice location for snowbirds. In nearby Naples alone, the population booms from 22,000 to 300,000 during the winter. Many Midwesterners high tail it out of there and flock to sunny Marco Island to enjoy its rich culture, plethora activities, and sunshine.

Marco Island is found just off southwest Florida and is connected by bridge to Naples. Its lengthy beach stretches down the western coast, and most of the Marco Island condo rentals are found in the south. It is the biggest of the Ten Thousand Islands and is steeped in history, starting with the Calusa people coming to the island around 500 A.D.

The Weather

Ready to get out of the cold? Marco Island has warm, dry winters and typically sees about 300 sunny days every year. You might see some rain during the cooler months, but there are still many days that will be 80 degrees and sunny in the winter.

Things to Do

Seeing wildlife in action is part and partial to a snowbird’s stay in Marco Island. Come from March to October and you might see sea turtles nesting and baby turtles making their way toward the water. During the winter, though, you might happen to find the adults tucked away in a cozy nest.

South Marco Beach is one of two public beaches on the island. It is the more tranquil one, making it perfect for swinging in a hammock, reading your favorite book. Of course, the waters are refreshing, and the sand is perfect for burying your feet. You can collect a lot of lovely shells here or even glimpse dolphins swimming by.

Love nature? Take a walk through Briggs Nature Center. All three miles of accessible trails are easy to walk along, and you can see creatures in their natural habitats. Rookery Bay is home to otters, bobcats, and bald eagles.

Want to see something truly unique and kind of chilling? Sail out to the dome houses in Cape Romano. They’re abandoned now but were once home to the family of an oil producer. They managed to survive Hurricane Wilma, but these structures are fragile and might not be stable for much longer.

Places to Eat

While staying in one of our vacation rentals on Marco Island, you’ll want to experience the eateries this place has to offer – they’re truly unique! One of the most popular restaurants on the island is Sami’s. They serve some amazing Italian food and are known for their mouth-watering pizza. They’re also very reasonably priced.

Different meals from Samis

If bagels are a part of your breakfast routine, you’ll want to give Empire Bagel Factory a try. Their fresh bagels are beloved by locals and tourists alike. Grab a coffee or tea and get set for your day.

If you want to try some fine dining, Fin Bistro is known for its delectable seafood dishes. There is guaranteed freshness and flavor in every bite. There are also gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. The staff is known for their friendliness, and the ambiance lends to an overall exquisite experience.

Book Your Beach Condo Rental This Winter

Book one of our rentals on Marco Island for this winter. There are openings available in beautiful beach condos that are decked out with state-of-the-art appliances. These condos give you quick access to the beach and are within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. You can go to bed each night feeling cozy and relaxed after a long day of exploring Marco Island.

Plan Your Marco Island Vacation

If you are looking for a place close to great restaurants and things to do our Marco Island rentals offer incredible views and amenities that families love.