This Gulf Coast retreat offers luxury resorts, beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks. Marco Island's tropical climate and proximity to the ocean are huge lures.
Collier Seminole State Park, just a few miles from Marco Island, has primitive camping, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnic grounds, and a mile-long nature walk. Narrated boat tours of the park run on a daily basis.
Briggs Nature Center features a half-mile boardwalk where Marco Island visitors can observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Also available: shelling excursions and self-guided canoe trips.