Everglades National Park

This fragile network of tropical wetlands and forests is the 3rd largest protected area in the United States (2,400 square miles) and contains a fascinating array of threatened and protected species including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian Manatee.

Explore the wetlands by foot (Anhingha Trail) or boat to see an alligator, stroll through clusters of the world’s oldest mahogany trees (Mahogany Hammock), or go bird spotting at one of the Everglades many overlooks and observation decks (Shark Valley is among the best).