Eight Places in Florida to Visit on Earth Day Ranked by Outdoorsiness

Categories: Environment

2. Everglades City
Ah, the gateway to the 10,000 islands. This badass destination is where you can do it all: kayaking, tarpon fishing, and ghost-orchid-hunting à la The Orchid Thief. A spot for true adventure seekers, Everglades City has both fresh and saltwater and is teeming with wildlife. It's smacked between the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, so it's pretty much like getting double the bang for your buck.


1. Dry Tortugas National Park
Getting here takes true dedication. No one has ever woken up hungover at 11 a.m. and decided to jump on a seaplane to almost-Cuba. You don't just go there on a whim because your buddy calls you in the morning looking for something to do. It's 70 miles off the coast of Key West and is also accessible by boat. It's known as a great place to snorkel or to gawk at birds, and the fact that it's so remote makes for a great sunset. Not that we know for sure. Although it's on our bucket lists, we are far too lazy to have pulled this one off yet. Let us know how it goes if you check it out, and remember that one classic Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about "pics or it didn't happen."

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