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Enjoy nature in southern Florida monthly rental
Miami is surrounded by nature, with land, sea and air excursions only minutes away. Cultural centers are
also nearby, offering myriad options for a change of scenery while spending a
Florida monthly rental. Below are some of the best ways to get
Florida monthly rental and Everglades National Park - Called Pa-hay-okee (Grassy Water) by the Calusa
Indians, the Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the continental USA and home to thousands
of animal, bird and plant species. At the center is the 3,125-square-mile Everglades National Park, created
in 1947. This visitor-friendly park features a museum, land and water tours, lectures and opportunities for
hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing and wildlife observation. All of these activities
could be easily done while staying at a Florida monthly rental property. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
(305-242-7700), at the main entrance, 50 miles south of downtown Miami, near a Florida monthly rental
apartment, is an interesting museum with interactive displays about the park. From your Florida monthly
rental, enter from the north on U.S. 41 via Shark Valley and see wildlife up close on a 15-mile loop road
on bicycle, foot or a two-hour tram tour. At the west entrance, the Gulf Coast Visitor Center
(941-695-3311) showcases the park's watery reaches with boat tours and canoe outings. Beware: mosquitoes
will ravage you from June to October. To get the most out of a summer visit with the fewest bug bites, tour
the indoor Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, then walk the Anhinga Trail, a half-mile boardwalk at the Royal
Palm Visitor Center. Afterwards go to the Flamingo Visitor Center to sign up for a narrated boat excursion.
That'll give you a good look at several Glades ecosystems. Visit these attractions on your next Florida
monthly rental. The $10 admission is good for seven days. www.nps.gov/ever.
Florida monthly rental and the Everglades by night - Most visitors see the Everglades by day to view the
unique ecosystems and magnificent birds. However, few see it by night, when nature's clock awakens the
wilderness. This is a unique opportunity for you to do in your next Florida monthly rental experience.
Bill Barrow has fished, frogged and hunted - mostly at night - in the Everglades since 1949. Now he offers
night airboat tours that depart an hour before sundown, when alligators, raccoons and other nocturnal
animals begin to hunt. The two-hour tour ventures 40 miles into the Everglades, and Barrow stops along
the way to point out animals and tell tales about the Everglades, its animals and plants, and the poachers,
drug runners, froggers, Miccosukee Indians and other rustic characters of the 'Glades. Make time to see
some of these attractions in your next Florida monthly rental. The tour costs $40 per person, and the
airboat accommodates 6-12 passengers. Half-day trips for 2-5 people cost $275 for the group. From your
Florida monthly rental, you can board the airboat in Cooperstown, located 17 miles west of the Miami
airport. 305-852-5339 or 305-221-9888.
Florida monthly rental and the Florida Keys - This 109-mile island chain stretches from Key Largo, the
self-anointed "Dive Capital of the World" to Key West, which features a historic district, museums and
four-star restaurants and plenty of Florida monthly rental properties for you to choose from. In between
are islands such as Islamorada; where you may also find Florida monthly rental properties; home of a
charter fishing fleet; Marathon and its Florida monthly rental community, with a museum chronicling the
railroad that Henry Flagler built linking Miami with Key West; and Big Pine Key, home of the endangered
Key deer. Except in Key West, locals refer to mile markers (MM), the green and white road markers along
U.S. Hwy., and BS or GS, bay side or gulf side, and OS, ocean side, for their addresses.
Divers from around the world come to Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
(MM102, OS; 305-451-1202). It costs $6 to enter the park, $41 to dive the reef and $29 for full gear
rental. Don't know how to dive? From your Florida monthly rental take a snorkel trip instead, which costs
$27 and $2 to rent the gear. Many reefs have beautiful coral less than 15 feet deep. There's also a resort
course where they teach you to dive in the morning, and then dive with you in the afternoon. Can't swim?
Take the park's glass-bottom boat tour for $12 kids and $20 adults to get an eyeful of colorful coral and
fish. The waters are at their calmest in summer, the season locals prefer for diving. As you see, even
though you may have rented the most beautiful Florida monthly rental unit, there are plenty of reasons to