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Florida City: Ultimate Florida Bundle Self-Driving Tour

1. Florida City: Ultimate Florida Bundle Self-Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: In this bundle, each tour is 30+ miles long and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Once downloaded, you can choose which tours to do in what order. You can do them all at once or save them for separate visits! Your tour of the Keys starts at Key Largo and goes all the way to Key West. Along the way, you’ll see some unbelievable wildlife, from marine life at America’s only living coral reef to wild flocks of flamingos if you’re lucky. You’ll cruise across densely populated Keys packed with shops and restaurants and almost totally uninhabited ones full of unspoiled nature. And, of course, you’ll pass by tons of white sand beaches perfect for taking a dip in the warm Atlantic. Finally, you’ll end up in Key West, the perfect place to catch a sunset surrounded by great food and music. Your tour of the Everglades starts just northeast of the park. Driving through the park, you’ll learn how this unique landscape formed, what tribes once called it home, and much more. Want to learn about the Everglades’ unique wildlife? You’ll hear about gators, crocs, wading birds, and more—including some creatures of local legend! You’ll also pass by incredible boardwalk trails like the Gumbo Limbo and Anhinga Trails, which let you stroll through the lush wilderness and see the local critters in their natural habitat. If you bring a boat, you’ll also find a canoe trail perfect for adventurous travelers. Plus, get your camera ready for stops like the Pa-Hay-Okee Lookout Tower—which boasts a panoramic vista of the “river of grass”—and West Lake Trail, featuring clear views across a large and often very active lake. Finally, you’ll arrive at Eco Pond, a favorite haunt of wading birds, softshell turtles, and alligators. Your tour of the Everglades concludes just past this pond. Your tour of Big Cypress begins on the outskirts of Miami. While you drive, you’ll get to know the Seminole tribe who fought to hold onto this land and hear about the modern-day struggle over protecting Big Cypress from destruction. You’ll walk the scenic trails of Kirby Storter and H.P. Williams Parks, featuring incredible subtropical surroundings and plenty of wildlife. Or, if you’re more adventurous, you can wade into the swamp on the Gator Hook Trail. Meanwhile, your tour will take you along the secluded Loop Road, where rumors abound about gangsters and musical legends. Plus, on your way, visit the smallest post office in America! The Big Cypress tour concludes at the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center. All Four tours offer something extraordinary. So see what you’re missing! The bundle includes the following tours: 1. Florida Keys 2. Everglades National Park 3. Big Cypress 4. Miami Beaches

Florida Keys: Self-Guided Driving and Walking Audio Tour

2. Florida Keys: Self-Guided Driving and Walking Audio Tour

Embark on a self-driving journey through the Florida Keys, beginning at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to explore its unique ecosystem, accompanied by an app that will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Step aboard the historic African Queen, followed by a scenic drive along the Overseas Railroad Bike Path. Learn about the impactful hurricanes of the Keys and indulge in the famous Key lime pies. Discover the birds of the Keys and see quirky Manatee Mailboxes on Plantation Key. Visit the King of the Wreckers exhibit and a Sandal Factory before marveling at Big Betsy, the Giant Lobster. Take in the lush Palm Trees and enjoy interactive experiences at the Theatre of the Sea. Learn about the Hurricane of 1935 at Islamorada, the Purple Isle, and relax at the Green Turtle Inn. Next, explore diverse Fish Habitats and visit Robbie's of Islamorada. Continue through Anne's Beach, showcasing residents, visitors, and the endangered ecosystems. Long Key State Park offers natural beauty, followed by insights into the Weather of Florida Keys. Encounter dolphins of the Keys and visit the Dolphin Research Center. Relax at Sombrero Beach in Marathon and drive across the iconic Seven Mile Bridge. Discover Pigeon Key, Fred the Tree, Little Duck Key, and Missouri Key. Enjoy RV parks and Bahia Honda State Park with its historic railroad bridge. Mangroves and No Name Key lead to Big Pine Key and the National Key Deer Refuge. Witness gators of the Keys and continue to Little Torch Key, Ramrod Key, and Geiger Beach. See Big Coppitt Key and the Naval Air Station Key West. Discover Stock Island and the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. In Key West, visit Dredgers Key, Key West Yacht Club, Mallory Square, Zero Mile, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West Lighthouse, and the southernmost point of the continental US, completing your experience.

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