If you’re searching for your next great summer outdoor adventure, then look no further than the Florida Everglades. With a deep and lush wetland bursting with wildlife, amazing vegetation, countless river trails, boating tours, and delicious fish to feast, the opportunities for summer fun in the Everglades are endless!
What to Do
One of the must-do items on your bucket list when visiting the Everglades is to explore one of the numerous river channels that run and cut through the entire preserve. Whether you are using a kayak, canoe, or any other forms of “paddling”, these trails are certain to dazzle you with their greenery and plentiful wildlife. Some of the most popular trails are the Fakahatchee Island Trail (19.7 miles) and the Chokoloskee Bay to Sandfly Island Paddle Trail (4.3 miles). Both trailheads start around Everglades City and bring travelers along to the outer islands near the coast, allowing visitors to see all the beauty and wildlife the Everglades have to offer.
Now, if you’re not the most experienced boater, there are plenty of guided tour options to choose from instead. From seeing extraordinary sea life on the Marco Island 2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour, to experiencing the awesome speed of a Florida Airboat tour with Everglades National Park Biologists, or taking a relaxing kayak tour through the Mangrove Tunnels, truly there’s an option for everyone! Whatever your preference, guided tours like these are sure to be fun and educational as you adventure through this beautiful nature preserve.
What to Eat
While you’re in Everglades City, you’ve got to try the food! Given its wetland ecosystem, the Everglades are filled with some of the freshest and most delicious fish. If you’re looking for simple food made with simple ingredients that hit the spot, then the Island Café is your best bet. Whether it’s a humble breakfast, a fresh fish sandwich for lunch, or a delicious New York Strip with a side of shrimp for dinner, you can’t go wrong for any meal. Or, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a night out after a full day of adventuring then check out The Diving Pelican. With live music, a game room for the family, a full drink menu, and great food like a Gator Brisket, it’s a place you will want to come to every night!
Where to Stay
Located just south of Everglades City on Chokoloskee Island, Chokoloskee Island Resort is everything you could want in an Everglades escape. Considered a fisherman’s paradise, this RV Resort has got you covered with plenty of boat slips, beautiful RV rental sites, and cozy cottages to make your stay everything you could want. And if you’re looking to find any great vacation great deals, we’ve got you covered there as well. From now until August 31st, you can take advantage of our BOGO deal, buy two nights and the third night is free for all RV sites and cottage rentals. And we’ll even throw in a $10 a night boat slip rental and a dozen shrimp for free! So, what are you waiting for, book your great everglades adventure at Chokoloskee Island Resort today!