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5 Great Date Night Ideas While Vacationing on the Beach

If you’re trying to find the best vacation destination for you and your sweetheart, look no further than Marco Island. It’s one of the most vibrant towns near Naples, Florida, with a little something for everyone. When you’re traveling with the one you love most, you probably want to plan some romantic activities in your itinerary. Marco Island is full of them! Here are five of our favorite date night ideas that are easily accessible from our Marco Island beachfront rentals.

Marco Island Princess Sunset Cruise

The Marco Island Princess is a popular boat tour company in the area, and their sunset cruises make for an incredible experience. You’ll be treated to a double entree buffet with chef-carved prime rib au jus as well as a second entree of seafood or poultry. Your dinner will also come with a salad, rolls, vegetables, potatoes, dessert, and coffee.

Pasta seafood dish

While you eat, you can gaze out onto the stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from either of the climate-controlled salons on the main or upper deck. If you’re looking for dinner with a view, you can’t get any better than this!

Spirited Painter

If you want to let out your creative side, visit Marco’s “Original Wine and Paint Studio.” Classes go on every night except Tuesday, so you’re sure to find one you can come to. Feel free to bring your own wine or beer and create an incredible work of art! There will be an experienced artist there to guide you, but of course, you’re allowed to let your inspiration run wild. It doesn’t matter whether you are already a painter or are new to the hobby, you’re always welcome at the Spirited Painter.

Some classes let you paint on canvas, but they also offer a “Paint Your Own Bag” or “Silk Scarf Experience.” The possibilities are endless!

Marco Island Brewery

Since 2010, Marco Island Brewery has been a favorite spot for the locals. It offers some of the best Marco Island dining in a casual and welcoming setting, where the staff will always welcome you in and the food is always fresh and delicious. Share a homemade pizza or a signature dessert, and sample a few selections from the ever-expanding brew list. 

Marco Island Brewery beers

If your significant other is a sports lover, even better! You can watch the game on one of the 40 HDTVs while grabbing some drinks from the indoor/outdoor full-service bar. This family-owned and operated eatery is perfect if you’re looking for a more casual date night.

The Marco Players

Looking for a night out on the town? Take your loved one to a show at The Marco Players. This local theater group has put on some incredible shows over the years, so you are sure to be in for a wonderful night of entertainment. Typically, The Marco Players put on one performance per month, but if you happen to be in town while the show is going on, you simply can’t miss it!

Not only can you come out for one of their main productions, but you may also enjoy one of their Lunchbox Series performances. You’ll be able to experience a one-act show while you eat a boxed lunch, and you can have a Q&A with the actors after the show. Both options are wonderful for some quality time with your sweetheart.

Plan Your Visit

These are a handful of our favorite Marco Island date night ideas. Who knows, maybe all of this romance will lead to a beach wedding one day! Contact us today to plan your getaway in one of our Marco Island vacation properties.

Sale e Pepe 

For a night out on the town, visit Sale e Pepe to experience the best fine Italian cuisine on Marco Island. You’ll have an unmatched view of the picturesque Gulf of Mexico while enjoying your gourmet Italian meal. You can choose to dine in the intimate dining room with its breathtaking decor, or you can dine outside on the terrace at sunset!

Sale e Pepe pasta dish

Dinner options include all your classic Italian favorites like Garganelli Alla Bolognese, Pollo Al Marsala, and Rigatoni Freshi. They also have an extensive wine menu, so you’re sure to find something to complement your meal. Finish off with a delectable dessert like tiramisu or citrus panna cotta!