Miami is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the United States with many fun and exciting things to do. However, there is a lot more to Miami than the beautiful white sandy beaches, nightclubs and fine dining options. If you’re searching for something a little more exotic, turn your luxury Miami vacation into an adventure by visiting the Everglades National Park.
There is no other place anywhere in the United States like the Everglades National Park. It consists of sub-tropical jungles, mangrove swamps and prairies all mixed together to create a unique and exciting environment for you to explore. Since it’s only located about 45 miles from Downtown Miami, you can rent a luxury villa, penthouse or hotel in or near the city. You can then visit the park once or twice during your stay for a wonderful and exciting adventure that will make your vacation one you’ll never forget.
Things to Do in the Park
One of the best ways to see the Everglades is to take a guided tour of the park. A couple of the guided tours are free and they last about an hour. You can also take advantage of one of the paid tours that takes you on a more in-depth adventure. These usually take about two and a half hours to complete the tour.
If you prefer, you can venture around the park on your own by foot, bicycle or go out on a boat. If you choose to explore the park on your own, make sure you have a map. This is the third largest national park in the nation, so it’s very easy to get lost. You should also take along plenty of fresh water and some snacks.
On top of touring the park, there are many other things that you can do during your visit. For example, you can go canoeing, hiking or photograph the scenery and wildlife. You can also go camping, relax and enjoy nature like you’ve never seen it before.
A Little about the Wildlife
The Everglades is the home to a wide variety of wildlife, some of which are very rare and endangered species. Some of these include the Panther, West Indian Manatee, Egrets and the American Crocodile. There are many species of birds, reptiles, alligators, amphibians, mammals and of course lots of insects. It’s very important to remember that while the wildlife in the park is beautiful and amazing, these are wild and unpredictable animals that roam freely. As a result, always use caution and obey the rules to stay safe.
The Everglades National Park is open every day, so if you’re staying in one of the luxury vacation rentals in Miami Beach, you won’t have far to drive. It’s one of the most affordable attractions in the area and it’s certainly one of the most adventurous. The best time to visit the park is between the middle of December to about the middle of April.
Be sure to dress appropriately for your visit to the Park. The weather is usually hot and humid so you’ll want something comfortable and lightweight. Take along a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a great pair of walking shoes. Since rainstorms do pop up unexpectedly, you may also want to take along a raincoat and umbrella.
When planning your next vacation, look for one of the Miami vacation rentals near the Everglades National Park. Adding this adventure into your travel plans will surely make your next vacation one you’ll always remember. Not only will you get to take advantage of some of the best luxury rentals in the US, but you’ll also have the opportunity to visit one of the most interesting and unique national parks in the nation.