Get your tan on at Sun Life Stadium
Florida is known for being full of citrus, sunny weather and retirees. But it's definitely not all oranges and oldies in this southern state. Thousands of families flock here every year to get a tan and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Take some well-deserved time off and visit Florida. You'll find gators and Everglades, sports and even some funky fish. Don't forget to bring a camera, as you'll want to capture these memories to enjoy for years to come.
Sun Life Stadium
Drive your Miami rental car to 347 Don Shula Drive to catch a Miami Dolphins National Football League game. This team, a major part of the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," plays in front of 75,540 seats, available to screaming Dolphins fans and their opponents. The facility is located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Miami and 18 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale. Not only do pro football players use this field, it has also hosted two Major League Baseball World Series, college football national championships, World Cup soccer and musicians. Elton John, Chicago, The Who, Paul McCartney and even Madonna have played here. Don your orange and teal Dolphins gear and head to this Southern Florida field to catch a glimpse of the Miami team at home.
Everglades Holiday Park
Have you dreamt of holding snakes and visiting with gators? What about touring the wild Florida Everglades on a fan boat? Drive your Miami rental car to 21490 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale to get up close and personal with some native wildlife. You can meet and greet tropical birds like the blue and gold macaw and umbrella cockatoos. Hang out with a ring-tailed lemur and a black and white tegu, and even wear a carpet python or albino red tail boa like a scarf. This company offers airboat tours of the surrounding Everglades Holiday Park where you can spot alligators and other popular creatures among the sawgrass wetlands. You'll cool off from the hot Florida sun when the boat gets going at 60 miles per hour. On your way out, stop and check out a gator show. You may recognize the animal wranglers and location from Animal Planet's "Gator Boys." This company isn't just about entertainment, it rescues and relocate animals that are injured or have wandered into urban areas. You'll love learning about the local flora and fauna and visiting with the colorful characters at this wetlands park.
Are you looking to give your kids the chance to snorkel, body board and enjoy the beach with other children their age? Maybe you'd like to get away for a few romantic hours as a couple. Have no fear, Funky Fish is here. This kids’ camp provider offers multi-day and single-day camps for kids ages 4 to 17. For every seven kids, there is one CPR trained instructor to supervise the fun activities. Kids can learn how to tie dye T-shirts and bandanas, have a picnic lunch and make hemp and shell jewelry together. Every day is packed with interesting information about local fishes and shells. Campers are kept well hydrated and must apply sunscreen every hour to protect them from the toasty Florida sun. If the weather isn't beach-friendly, campers head to the Funky Fish resort, right off of the beach, to seek shelter and continue their enjoyable day at camp. Funky Fish has three locations: Pompano, Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach. You're sure to find one near you to let your kids have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing day away.