When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit the Everglades?
Is it time to visit the Everglades?
If you’re considering a trip to Florida and wondering when is the best time to visit the Everglades, you’re in luck. South Florida is booming any time of the year, and the ecosystem is extraordinary whenever you visit. Nevertheless, there are a few differences between months. Here is some information and a few tips to help you plan.
Everglades Dry Season – December Through May
The Everglades experiences a winter dry season or drought period from early December through late April, early May. This is sure to be the busiest time of year to visit the Everglades, as many tourists come to South Florida to get away from cold, bitter temperatures up north. The wildlife in the ‘glades enjoy the cooler temperatures, and while they are often out and about, most tend to be a bit slow moving during the winter months. Alligators actually experience a biological slowdown. However, as the dry season progresses, animals get more active, and adventurous families delight in taking narrated airboat tours to capture some exciting sights on film. The weather is extraordinary December through May, and it’s easy to see why the Everglades is a popular tourist spot.
Everglades Wet Season – June Through November
With plenty of room to explore without crowds, the Everglades are the perfect adventure during the wet season, when frequent rains and heat steer many people away. If you come prepared with sunscreen and a hat, you’re likely to see scores of alligators going about their business, making the ‘glades a thrill for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers looking for the perfect picture. Transition periods – late April and early May are always a busy time. Tours are popular on Memorial Day weekend when winter months are officially coming to a close. Plus, alligators experience an active mating period in the spring, and with summer months just ahead, the wetland is preparing to create new habitat for wildlife to thrive. In late August, you can actually hear the cries of new baby alligators getting ready to roam. In the Everglades, water levels change dramatically from month to month, creating unique differences between the wet and dry seasons. When is the best time of year to visit the Everglades? With gorgeous weather in the winter, fantastic photo opportunities in the spring and a unique adventure in the summer, it’s always a great time to visit the everglades. This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog,