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Maybe any of you Florida guys can help out here?  I am taking a trip in late March, going to Englewood (north of Ft Myers) to see my folks. Wife and two kids (4 and 2) are all coming along. Will be driving from/to Miami airport and will take some time to explore a bit on either side of visit with folks.  Is there anything good to see between the two cities?  Is a place like Everglades City worth stopping into?  Can kids even go on everglades tours and air boat rides and such?  We are thinking of trying to head down into the keys?  Maybe a college or pre-season baseball game?

 

Any florida experts/residents have some good tips on where we should go and what we should see?


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driving to the tip of the Keys, even from Miami is a LOOOONNNGGG drive.

 

thats all the info i can give as i dont have or ever will have kids.  I can tell you lots of places to get drunk and shoot guns. :)

 

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3 hours ago, MoparBoyy said:

I can tell you lots of places to get drunk and shoot guns. :)

 

 

LOL!!!!

Between this line and the one about your favorite forum poster still being the kid that nobody liked - you win the internet today! 

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5 minutes ago, MPRLkld said:

Dont know the exact schedule but I know they run late March.  Go enjoy the fun Florida redneck style.  

https://www.swampbuggy.com

 

The Swamp Buggy races are the BOMB!! Do they still have the "Sippee hole" and are the Chesser brothers still dominating? (or grandsons now)

Wow, I'm surprised those old brain cells  are still working and retained that info - been a while since they've been on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

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I know they still have the hole.  I dont know who's dominating as I dont get over to watch very often.  The limited schedule and living 2 hours away make it tough.  Plus there's just so much to do when the rainy season isn't here.

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regarding kids, 4 & 2 might be a touch young, but you could always drive up the east coast to the Kennedy Space Center for an afternoon then head over to Ft Myers (from there you'd either head south-then-west or west-then-south). 

 

as noted, the keys is a farther trip than most realize. With that being said, you are coming from Canada so far is relative, if you plan accordingly then it is doable, especially if you are already starting from Miami.

 

never done any of the 'official' alligator alley stuff, but it is supposed to be pretty cool, as Boiled Peanut mentioned

 

 

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Miami,  nothing to see there! Lol. If you go to the keys stop by Robbies in islamorada, kids and adults love to feed the tarpon. Down a bit further is the sea turtle hospital kids enjoyed seeing that also. Key west is more of a adult attraction.  Not sure of the age for airboat rides? Worth checking it's a good time for all also. If you can book a tarpon guide from Englewood, March is a little early but they are starting to show up and a blast if your in to fishing. Again that would be more adult attraction.

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