Visit the Florida Everglades – It's Not Your Average Vacation
Are you and your family looking for a vacation that's a little out of the ordinary? If planting yourself on a beach with your toes in the sand and a little umbrella drink in your hand doesn't quite do it for you in terms of a worthwhile vacation, perhaps you should visit the Everglades.
Where is It? What is It?The Everglades National Park is one of America's favorite parks, and is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states. Located in South Florida, many families frequent the park year round, and it's, more often than not, a unique and exciting outdoor experience for people of all ages. The park consists of wetlands and forests, with a river flowing through it out of Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Bay. It contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western part of the world, and has hundreds of species of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles, and has several dozen endangered species as well.
What is There to Do?
There is quite simply something for everyone at the Everglades. Whether you go with a group of friends, as a couple, or with the kids in tow, you'll find that everyone with you will enjoy their time. Families frequently enjoy hiking the park, going on scenic tram or boat tours, camping, fishing, bird watching, and “critter” spotting.
It's a Sportsman's Dream
As we alluded to previously, the Everglades is full of outdoor activities for anyone and everyone who wants to stay active and loves the concept of sport for vacation. Fishing is second to none in the Everglades, and those who enjoy it will have the option of choosing between the best in freshwater or saltwater fishing. Hiking and boating through the swamplands and forests will provide all the exercise you could hope for as you take in the gorgeous scenery and vast number of wildlife surrounding you. If you consider yourself an amateur sportsman, whether it be fishing, hiking, camping or anything else, know that there are guides to direct you all over the park and waters. Local fishing guides and charters will take you to the best fishing holes, taking all of the work in terms of equipment and navigation out of your hands in favor of a rod, reel and a successful experience reeling one in.
On your average vacation, you may not expect to come into contact with any sort of wild life. For nature and animal lovers, this can be a real let down. In the Everglades, you're guaranteed to lay eyes on a number of creatures... from gators and crocodiles, to snakes and various rare insects, visitors will be blown away at just how “wild” their adventure at the Everglades can be.
Spectating is a Sport as Well
Maybe you don't love fishing or hiking, and maybe camping isn't your thing. Maybe you'd prefer to traverse the wet lands and wooded areas in the Everglades in search of beautiful scenery. We guarantee you'll have no shortage of breathtaking views when it comes to vacationing in the Everglades. What's more? The variety of landscapes you'll take in. Imagine starting your day with an airboat ride through a hazy, fog covered swamp – the dark silhouette of low hanging branches lines the swamp and interrupts the haze of fog, drawing your eye up to the sky that's growing a shade of blue brighter by the minute. Your day progresses to include some gator watching... you find a river and watch from a distance as a family of gators sunbathes on logs and off the shore. After dinner you venture to the coast to behold one of the most breathtaking sunsets you've ever seen on salt water. Those three different scenes sound like three different trips, right? But it can all be found in one spectacular trip to the Everglades.
So, if you're wanting to think outside of the box for your next vacation, to really dive into a nature filled experience that you'll never forget, consider coming to the Everglades. We'd love to have you and be your guide.This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog, on .