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Everglades National Park, Florida City

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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  • There are lots of companies who organize airbåt trips, purchasing a tour of 30-40 min and you will get to see enough. To see an alligator is not safe but you may even get lucky and find them for directions.
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  • The Everglades are a "MUST" If you are in Florida. The scenery is just awesome... You should be always prepared for mosquitoes and have enough mosquito spray here.
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  • we went to flamingo. to the harbor and it was very nice in the harbor there was a lot of fish and some manatees. who came very close to you on the other side of the harbor on the "sweet water side" we...  read more »
  • Best way to enjoy this park is to explore on the water: boat, airboat, kayak. Get on the water and see the wildlife. I recommend going during the winter when the temperatures are enjoyable. Unfortunately having spent a lot of time in the parks of the Western US, I missed access to trails in the nature to hike. There are some predefined paths but it's built and limits your freedom (understandable since there's water everywhere). So again: get on the water to enjoy the park.
  • I have now visited this park twice and both times were AMAZING. There is an entrance near Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Halfway down their paved trail into the everglades is a lookout tower which gives you a great view of the everglades. There are a plethora of birds, alligators, and burmese pythons (invasive). It is definitely worth the drive.
  • This park is a lot of fun. You can take on a boat tour at Gulf Coast Visitor Center, where you can see the beautiful scenery, the mangrove on the islands, and some dolphins if you're lucky. Also, I recommend going for the last boat tour since you can have a look at the sunset, which is amazing. I also recommend Shark Valley Visitor Center for the tram tour there, you'll see alligators, and all kinds of birds and animals that you've never seen before. They'll also bring you to the observatory tower, where you can stay for maybe 15 min, the scenery is great there, and you can get some really good photos there, I have also uploaded some of mine to Google map. Renting a bike and ride on the road is also an option, I didn't try that, but it seems to be fun also. There are some airboat services near Shark Valley Visitor Center also, but I didn't try any of those, so YMMV. Another place worth mentioning is Flamingo Visitor Center, you can rent a kayak for maybe 30 bucks and kayak in a river which is about 50 feet wide, mangroves are all over the river bank, and you can see alligators in the river if you're lucky, the water in the river is brown, just like the color of red tea, due to alkali in mangroves. There are also lots and lots of birds here. The only downside of this place is there are too many mosquitoes around the parking lot. Just stay still for maybe 3 seconds, or 5, you'll get a mosquito bite.
  • Yet another great National Park. We visited in December to escape the only snow we had in Atlanta :) It is a very spread out park so we stayed for several days visiting the Shark Valley (we used the bus to go around), did a boat trip on the Gulf Coast part, and of course, visited the Flamingo Visitors Center. Throughout our visit we did not see all the wildlife that is usually in the park and everyone told us it was because of the rains that provided a larger area for the wildlife to spread. From all the points we visited, the most interesting was the Shark Valley, where we've seen a lot of alligators and had a decent guide explaining all about the glades fauna. The most disappointing was the boat trip, as the crew was not to the level expected in a National Park. We will definitively visit again!
  • This park is everything you would want to have in a park amazing camping both with facilities and not make sure to go kayaking also if you love animals nothing even comes close to what you will see on anhinga trail.. if I had three hands it would be three thumbs up
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