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A petite community bordered on all sides by waterways, Everglades City serves as peaceful base for exploring some of Florida’s most magnificent natural treasures. Venture out to the Ten Thousand Islands by kayak, see alligators in Everglades National Park by airboat, trek through the orchids of Big Cypress National Preserve, or watch wildlife at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. If you want take things at a slower pace, you’ll find some of the Sunshine State’s best fishing spots, as well as simple pleasures galore.

Things to see

Spanning more than 1,500,000 acres of lush wetlands, Everglades National Park is America’s largest subtropical wilderness. The idyllic scenery provides the backdrop for many adventurous activities, from canoeing and kayaking to guided hikes and airboat tours. Thriving with rare and endangered wildlife, the park’s residents include American crocodiles, West Indian manatees, and the beautiful but elusive Florida panther. If you want to learn more about park and its 2,000 year old human history, the Museum of the Everglades makes an informative stop off before you set off. Set within the pastel pink Old Laundry Building, the museum’s exhibits shed light on everything from the ancient Calusa and Seminole tribes that once inhabited the area, to the city’s early setters such as bigwig Barron Collier. For anyone intending to explore the Ten Thousand Islands, The Gulf Coast Visitor Center provides information, permits, and advice, along with canoe rentals and tours too.

Hotels in Everglades City

There’s a small but cozy collection of hotels in Everglades City, with something suited to every budget and type of stay. Choose from rustic rental cabins on the waterfront, characterful guesthouses with quirky style, home from home rental villas with room for all the family, or cheap and cheerful inns and motels. Many of the accommodations feature a small selection of amenities, with most providing the convenience of onsite eateries and swimming pools. The hotels in Everglades City also feature lots of in-room creature comforts, including internet access and cable equipped televisions, as well as tea and coffee makers.

Where to stay

A hotel in Everglades City is as much an escape as it is a convenient base. Devoid of busy malls, high rises, heavy traffic, or bustling thoroughfares, instead you’ll find quiet streets dotted with swaying palms, quaint beachy buildings and occasional grandeur in the form of a historic mansion or the Neoclassical City Hall. You’ll find a few shops and markets scattered about, but the real treat here is the tiny city’s selection of waterfront seafood restaurants. Serving up fresh local catches, you can enjoy picturesque scenes of bobbing boats alongside your meal. When it’s time for adventure you’ll find an abundance of tour, cruise, and guide companies to see you on your way.

How to get to Everglades City

Whilst Everglades City has its own airport, it’s primarily used for general aviation as opposed to commercial airliners. As such you’ll have to land at either Naples Municipal Airport, situated around 35 miles away by car, or Miami International Airport, located around 78 miles away. Naples Municipal serves a small selection of US cities including Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, and Memphis, whilst Miami International offers flights throughout the United States, Latin America and Canada, along with destinations in Europe too. If you’re driving to Everglades City it can be easily accessed via US Route 41.