Fort Lauderdale may be known for its beaches and shopping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore your wild side with an amazing and educational journey through the Everglades- airboat style. Armed with a camera and a grin, experiencing an hour-long, narrated tour through the wetlands is once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife from the comforts of a state-of-the-art vessel. Here’s why a day trip to Everglades Holiday Park is easily one of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

Experience Iconic Images At Every Turn 

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Have you ever seen an alligator in person? If you haven’t, you’d better prepare yourself for what could easily be one of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale. Full-grown gators can grow well past 10 feet in length, and in person, that’s one big animal. Airboat rides at Everglades Holiday Park give you the chance to not only meet these incredible reptiles in the wild, but catch them on film to share with family and friends for years to come. With thousands of tropical birds, fish, snakes and more, an airboat tour is a unique opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Catch a Live Gator Show

If watching gators swim next to the boat isn’t exciting enough, when your tour ends, you’ll get front row seats to one of the other best things to do in Fort Lauderdale- experience a live alligator show. Every airboat ride at Everglades Holiday Park includes a 15-20 minute presentation featuring the Gator Boys from Animal Planet’s hit show. Witness thrilling tricks, learn some fun facts and watch in awe as the talented Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team dazzles you with incredible stunts. The perfect end to an exciting journey through the Everglades, this is one experience that’s jaw dropping from start to finish. Plus, after the show you’ll get the chance to pose for the camera holding a real live baby alligator!

Family Friendly Fun For All Ages

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Parents looking to find the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale enjoy Everglades Holiday Park because it’s one of the few experiences you can enjoy with the entire family that’s safe, exciting and fun for all ages. Conveniently located and close to home, a few hours of outdoor fun is easy to plan. And for busy parents, it’s always a help to know there’s hassle free fun right around the corner. Pack a picnic lunch or plan to buy something delicious at our fully stocked deli and café located on park grounds. With gorgeous scenery, plenty of grass and fantastic weather, nothing beats relaxing together as a family after a few hours of fun.

The best things to do in Fort Lauderdale that are family friendly and fun are often the easiest to plan. If you’re looking for a few ideas for spending time with loved ones, look up Everglades Holiday Park and bring your camera!

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