10 Ways to Enjoy Everglades National Park and Surrounding Areas

10 Ways to Enjoy Everglades National Park and Surrounding Areas

Everglades National Park is a wetland preserve, spanning 1.5-million-acres across central and southern Florida. This massive, slow moving river is comprised of various terrains and ecosystems, all working together to sustain thousands of plants and animals, and providing life to South Florida. Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State often seek ways to explore the Everglades in a safe and comfortable setting, but may not be sure where the best entryway to this 1.5-million-acre park would be.

Thousands of visitors head to Everglades Holiday Park each year for a chance to embark on Everglades airboat tours, famous for providing a thrilling and educational, hour-long tour across the Everglades. Everyone knows Everglades Holiday Park provides the best alligator shows, most exciting airboat tours, and interactive animal encounters, but you may be surprised to find out that there’s plenty of additional activities you can do to enjoy south Florida’s natural attraction as well! With over 1.5-million-acres spanning across central and southern Florida, there’s no shortage of adventurous activities for adults and kids of all ages.

Here are the 10 best ways to enjoy Everglades National Park

Air boating

Air boating is, of course, one of the most popular ways to take to the Everglades waters. Airboats are specialized in navigating the shallow waters and various terrains of the Everglades. The best Everglades airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are led by expert captains who bring you to the most ideal spots. Airboat tours are the best way to appreciate the Everglades, without disturbing the natural habitats and preserve – since the airboats glide across the water.


Grab your bike and hit the trails! Everglades National Park offers plenty of bike trails, safe for bikers with plenty of views. Popular bike trails in Everglades National Park include Shark Valley and Long Pine Key Nature Trail.


Fishing in the Everglades is a very popular activity for locals and visitors. Everglades Holiday Park offers same-day Florida fishing licenses, Jon boat rentals, guided fishing tours, and fishing gear.


Everglades National Park offers long hiking trails that combine exercise, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Many take to the Everglades waters by Kayak or Canoe, which gives them the opportunity to silently glide through the various vegetation and spot wildlife.


Boating is a popular way to experience the Everglades. Most of the park is only accessible by water, which makes boating an easy way for Everglades adventurists to tour the terrain. Everglades Holiday Park offers it’s own entry into the glades, with Jon boat rentals or guided tours.

Bird watching

Bird enthusiasts can find thousands of birds throughout Everglades National Park. Check out our tips for bird watching here.


Everglades National Park has many prime camping destinations, including Long Pine Key and Flamingo campgrounds, where campers can enjoy direct access to the water, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, showers, and electric hookups.

Group Retreats

Why spend a day in a stuffy building when you could enjoy a corporate retreat outdoors in the fresh air? Everglades Holiday Park is a great place for corporate retreats or group retreats in South Florida, offering plenty of room for activities, a full-service café, and a staff of Everglades experts who can assist with your group activities.

Wildlife Viewing

Those who are simply interested in wildlife viewing can find tons of animals in Everglades National Park. This park is home to hundreds of different animal species, some endangered, some exotic, some on land, in the air, and underwater. Everglades Holiday Park offers interactive animal encounters, live alligator wrestling shows, and a guided alligator tour on our state of the art airboats, perfect for wildlife viewing.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy Everglades National Park. Come spend at day at Everglades Holiday Park where you can participate in all these activities and more!

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