Are you looking for a way out of the city and into the wilderness? The Florida Everglades offers a stark contrast to the concrete jungle of Fort Lauderdale, FL. With approximately 1.5 million acres of wilderness, you are almost guaranteed to find some peace and quiet. While you can’t explore all 1.5 million acres in a day, you can take your van rental from Carl’s Van Rentals down to Everglades National Park and enjoy some seclusion for the day. So, strap in because it’s going to be a wild ride!
Reasons to Visit the Everglades
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Florida Everglades, besides escaping the city. For starters, a road trip to the Everglades National Park is a great way to teach kids about wildlife. Alligators that roam freely around the area give kids a closer look at all the wonders and dangers of the wild. You can also take the family hiking through some of the swamplands or strap them in a kayak for more up-close fun on the water. Just remember, you’re a visitor to these lands and should never get too close to wild animals.
Plenty of companies offer boat tours through the Everglades. Airboat rides are enjoyable for the entire family, and they take you deeper into the wilderness. Kids love these rides, and it gives your family a more private look at all the animals that live in the Everglades. Places like Everglades Holiday Park and Everglades Safari Park even offer VIP treatment.
What You’ll See
With so much acreage to cover, it’s impossible to see all of the wildlife that lives in the Florida Everglades. Still, you’re likely to spot alligators, crocodiles, Florida gar, water snakes, dolphins, and maybe even some river otters. The Everglades is also home to more than 350 species of birds, so you’re bound to see various birds throughout your tour.
Visit the Everglades in Your Van Rental
Planning a road trip down to the Florida Everglades is exciting for both you and the kids. Make your trip even easier with a minivan, passenger van, or Sprinter van from Carl’s Van Rentals. Make room for neighbors, friends, and other family members, and enjoy the entire trip with everyone in one vehicle! We proudly offer affordable van rentals in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, FL. Reserve your van online, or give us a call today at (800) 565-5211.