Everglades National Park, Florida City

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#20 of 284 in Nature in Florida
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey. The diversity of plant and animal life here has earned the park recognition as an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It's one of only three places in the world to occupy a spot on all three lists. You'll find trails for hiking and biking in drier sections of the Everglades, while canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing are popular along the many waterways. December to March is the most popular time to visit due to comfortable temperatures, drier air, and lower mosquito activity. Use our Florida City trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Everglades National Park and other attractions in Florida City.
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  • Cycled through park with a girl of 3 of 16 kg on the back of-16 kg/35 lbs is max that your child should weigh on the bike weighs your child one and child of 7 itself cycling-12 km to viewpoint and 12 km back-between the alligators by those roam free/swim exciting maa r so much fun!
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  • It was an experience ! My kids enjoyed d speed boat ride and watching d alligators right in front of us was thrilling ! The guide was great! It’s a must see for those who visit Miami......also the are...  more »
  • In many ways to enjoy the Park, though, we decided to bike. Around the trails 15 miles, around 2 hours long. Alligator lying all over the place. At the halfway point lookout.
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  • Always fun to visit the Everglades. With all that is going on with Big Sugar, and the releases of water to the rivers and canals leading to the coast, and the resultant blooms and red tides, it is somewhat refreshing to see the natural systems still thriving, despite all efforts to thwart it. I only hope we can find a way to restore the balance to the ecosystem and reduce the impact of the red tides, and allow sea grasses and natural plant communities to flourish.
  • I don‘t have words to describe the beauty of this wilderness which you can encounter here. This reservation is unique and so untouched by people. Besides the road and the marked visiting points there is nothing but wildness! The nature is so amazing! As you walk through the attraction points you see the alligator and the specific tortoise which lives here (it has a specific name), birds and insects. Walking here is like being in a documentary. Unbelievable feelings! It is extremely hot and sometimes you don‘t see any other cars or people which is fascinating. You see really a lot: from lakes and swamps and „savannas “ which grow in water to a tropical forest and beautiful big and creepy mangroves. At Pelican Bay you get to see the sea. Everything so big and natural. Incredible experience!
  • It was fun but we didn't see any Gators in the wild. Fun anyway. The best time to go is after September, when it is cold because they come out to sun themselves.
  • Incredible destination, it is still in the way mother nature meant it to be. When the fishing is on it is hard to beat the inshore action. The mangrove lined shorelines are one of a kind. It pays to use someone with local knowledge if you plan on using a boat in this area for the first time. Numerous shallow areas can make it hard to navigate for newcomers. Excellent place for kayaking and small boats.
  • Clean and well maintained. The bike rental and tram end up costing about the same. I visited in the middle of summer so not many birds. Hot doesn't begin to describe the feeling at midday. If you want to find Gators just take the little trail near the observation tower but be prepared to get your feet wet.
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