South Florida Sightseeing Attractions

South Florida Sightseeing Attractions
South Florida, with its miles of beaches, palm trees, everglades and sunny days, is a great place for fun and excitement. From Fort Lauderdale and Miami on the southeastern coast of Florida to St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay on the west coast, South Florida has many outdoor adventures just waiting for you to explore.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Covering more than 700,000 acres of swamps and estuaries, Big Cypress National Preserve combines tropical landscaping with exotic wildlife such as the Florida panther, crocodiles, white-tail deer, hogs and great white herons. The preserve includes six campgrounds, each with their own characteristics. The Bear Island campground, a primitive location with no utilities, requires an off-road vehicle to get to, and the Midway campground provides restrooms, drinking water and RV hookups. Big Cypress National Preserve also includes two scenic drives that loop around the forests. The preserve also has a visitors center at the park's entrance provide any information you might need.

Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141
(239) 695-1201
www.nps.gov/bicy/index.htm

Miami Seaquarium

Explore the world of dolphins, killer whales and sea turtles at the Miami Seaquarium. This 38-acre park will provide you with a great experience as you venture from one exhibit to the next, learning about various sea creatures and their habitats. You will also learn about many endangered species, such as manatees, and take part in interactive programs to discover more about the world of these amazing animals. The Seaquarium includes several programs and special events for children, and it also has some special discounts online to save you some money during your visit. The park is open every day, and there are snack and gift shops throughout the property for your convenience.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705
www.miamiseaquarium.com/

Jungle Island Miami

Tour the wilds of the jungle with exotic birds, reptiles and other wildlife while being just a short drive from Miami. Set up against Biscayne Bay, Jungle Island features not only animals from jungles around the world but also plants and other exhibits about jungle life, including shows about the animals to give you a better understanding of their native environments. Jungle Island also features several Funcamps for your kids to explore the world of the jungle with themes like the Jungle Island Camp, the MagiCamp and the JurassiCamp, where your kids will learn how to hunt for fossils and take part in dino sports. Jungle Island also offers several package discounts, including a VIP tour package to help give you more benefits for your budget.

Jungle Island Miami
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 400-7000
http://jungleisland.com/index.php

Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.