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Florida City or Weston??

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Florida City or Weston??

Help please.

Could anyone let me know which of these two locations is the best place for a short stay to see the Everglades. It would be for escorted tours.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Florida City or Weston??

One of the entrances for the E is in Florida City and I believe you would get better value for your hotel money in FC than in Weston.

Edited: 22 April 2011, 23:15
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2. Re: Florida City or Weston??

Where else will you be on your trip? Most of the escorted tours (you mean a tour bus, yes?) leave from the hotels in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. I don't know if they pick up from Florida City.

If you are in Florida City, then you must have a car. If you havea a car, then you should do your own tour of the Everglades. As Chuts noted, there is an entrance to the Everglades at Florida City. Make the visitor center your first stop to get advice and the map. Then work your way as far to Flamingo (the end of the road) as you like. If you have enough time, go to Flamingo and take a boat trip or rent canoes. If you are short on time, just go to the Anhinga Trail, a 1/2 mile boardwalk.

There is an airboat operation outsite the park


You'll also want to stop at Robert is Here, a large fruit stand with amazing fresh fruit milk shakes.

If you go to the National Park Service website for the Everglades, you can find times and locations for ranger led tours.

The other approach to the Everglades is west of Miami (not Weston) and takes you to Shark Valley. There you find a guided tram through part of the park. You'll also pass several airboats along the way.

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3. Re: Florida City or Weston??

Other than Holiday Park outside of Weston, I'm not familiar with the other tours of the Everglades, but I've taken many guests on the one at Holiday Park and have not been disappointed.

Let me know if you have further questions for the Weston area. I will say though, as a previous poster mentioned, Weston is more expensive to stay than the Florida City area.

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