Florida Day Tripper
Got a good reason…
For taking the easy way out now…
Everglades National Park is a day-tripper…
Getting to the Florida Everglades is half the fun! Here are some scenic roads for your trip:
- Miami to Everglades
The Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) begins in downtown Miami at Brickell Avenue and for many miles it is Calle Ocho (8th street), running through the heart of Miami’s historic Cuban community.
Once you keep traveling west about 20 miles, you’ll come to one of the real “must do” stops on the Tamiami Trail, Shark Valley, one of several entrances to Everglades National park. Shark Valley, is in the heart of the Everglades freshwater marsh. You can walk, bike, or take a narrated tram ride along a 15-mile loop road into Shark River Slough.
The best time to go is now, during the winter.
- Loop Road
Once you’re on U.S. 41, prepare yourself for a little deviation.
The Loop Road is a 26-mile road through the Big Cypress National Preserve that will take at an hour or two hours to explore. You can see all different kinds of wildlife — it’s a great place to spot alligators, birds, deer and even otter in a wild off-the-beaten-track setting.
- The journey is the Destination
Hooray you’re here!
Welcome to Everglades City, home of the Everglades Florida Adventures park where we: Offer canoes or kayaks rentals for a day trip or a multiday, and a 10,000 Islands boat tour to see a variety of birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife native to Florida. Everglades Boat Tour Tickets can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center within the Park.