Family Staycation In South Florida – The Everglades

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Plan a Family staycation exploring the Everglades

If you’re looking to plan a vacation this year, but not sure the budget can take it, why not plan a staycation exploring the Everglades instead? The Sunshine State offers tons of exciting and adventurous activities for families, but few that keep the kids entertained and you within budget. As a local, sometimes it’s easy to forget what kind of fun there is to be had right at home. Here’s a glimpse into what you can look forward to with a day trip exploring the state’s most exciting natural attraction – the Florida Everglades.

Narrated Airboat Tours

Boating in South Florida is always fun, but an Everglades airboat ride is unlike anything else. In the Everglades, the water is extremely shallow, and zipping across the River of Grass in a state-of-the-art airboat is about as close as you can get to being directly on the water. Add to that, interesting narration from a skilled gladesman, and you have an educational and exciting experience for all ages. Guides point out interesting plants, talk about the history of the ‘glades, and of course, the wildlife. Did we mention the alligators?

Come Face-to-Face With Exciting Everglades Wildlife

The Everglades is home to some of the most amazing animals. In fact, people come from all over the world just for the chance to capture some of these images on film. Long legged wading birds like the Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbill and more dot the shoreline, as Eagles and Snail Kite swoop in and out of site in search of a meal. Alligators often define the experience and it’s not uncommon to have one or two swim right up to the boat! Birds, gators, snakes, turtles and more are plentiful in the wetlands, making a trip through the Everglades truly a once-in-a lifetime thrill.

Everglades Holiday Park – Home of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue

Exploring the Everglades is always an adventure, but the only place you can meet and greet with the Gator Boys from Animal Planet is Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale. The park also features an “Animal Encounters” attraction where you can actually pose for a picture with your favorite wildlife. However, the real treat is the live alligator presentation. Hold on to your hats, because the Gator Boys put on one exciting show – you’ll want to bring your camera for sure. Shows are complementary as part of your visit and the crew is always happy to pose for pictures. This summer, why break the bank trying to plan a memorable experience for the kids when the Everglades has everything you need for adventure? With fast airboat rides, the chance to see and hold exciting wildlife and the one and only Gator Boys, Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale is your staycation solution.   This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog, on .