Florida is a great place for a vacation. In fact, Florida is one of the most popular places for people to visit in the U.S. and there are plenty of reasons why it is such a popular destination. Florida is home to some of the world's most popular beaches and theme parks, not to mention the temperature is almost always inviting. Another reason why Florida is such a popular place to visit is its incredible state parks. When it comes to National parks, Florida has three very good choices:
Everglades National Park - This is one of Florida's most notable national parks. This national park is ideal for catching a glimpse of the Florida alligators as well as a host of other air and water wildlife. The winter is the best time to visit because the weather is dryer and cooler. While the park is still in operation during the summer months, the weather can hamper your plans to visit this national park and the parks resources are lessened during this time because it runs on a skeleton crew during the hot muggy months.
Biscayne National Park - As far as national parks go, this is one of Florida's hidden jewels. This southern Florida park has fantastic mangrove forests, key islands, and some of the world's most northern coral reefs. When visiting national parks, crowds can often be a concern. At Biscayne National Park, however, you will find more mosquitoes than people.
For that reason, if you are interested in getting the most out of your visit, you might want to look into going during the winter months when the mosquitoes are not out in full force. It also should be noted that a majority of this park is under water, so to enjoy National parks like Biscayne you will need either a boat or a tour guide. If you can, diving and snorkeling is an absolute must. It's important to note that the weather is temperate in the winter at about 75 degrees.
Dry Tortuga's National Park - If it's out of the way and remote that you are looking for, then this is the park for you. Located some 70 miles west of Key West lies Dry Tortuga's National Park. Known for its marine and bird wildlife, this remote outpost is known for its sunken treasure, pirates, and its rich military history. This national park does take a little planning to get to, but this one of a kind national park is worth the effort!
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