Alligators and Adventure: Everglades National Park Car Rental

Experience the Everglades with Sixt

The Everglades National Park covers 1.5 million acres making it the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The park has four main areas and three ways to access the park by car from Homestead, Miami and Everglades City.  A visit to the park means having the unique opportunity to see some endangered and rare wildlife like American crocodiles, West Indian manatees, and the Florida panther. It is home to at least 300 species of birds and of fish, 40 species of mammals and 50 reptile species. You can get the full Everglades experience easily with a Sixt car rental from any of our Florida branch locations.

Florida Everglades View at Shark Valley showing Canal and Lily Pads

Car Rental with Sixt in Florida brings you to the Everglades

With 22 locations throughout Florida you can easily rent a car to visit the Everglades National Park. Our car rental branches in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas will get you there the fastest, with just a little over an hour drive, but the park is also within reach from our Orlando and Tampa car rental locations as well. Or you can conveniently pick up a rental car at our airport locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa. At all our Florida branches our extensive fleet offers a large variety of premium vehicles in a range of models. You can decide what best suits your Everglades adventure from roomy sedans and SUVs to compact cars and convertibles. From any of these locations you can choose which part of the Everglades National Park you want to visit. Below gives you an idea what you will find in each.

FL-Everglades National Park-Anhinga Trail

Homestead
This is the park’s main entrance and connects visitors to the Royal Palm Area and the Flamingo Area. A 38 mile road will wind you through pine rockland, cypress, prairies, and mangroves. Royal Palm is the departure point for two interpretive walks, the Anhinga Trail great to spot wildlife along the Taylor Slough, and the paved Gumbo Limbo Trail through a hardwood hammock. There are also many trails to explore on your ride to Flamingo which has a visitor center, restaurant, campground, picnic area, small store and marina.

Miami
The Shark Valley entrance puts you at the heart of the Everglades. From the visitor center you can walk, bike, or take a tram along the 15-mile loop road into Shark River Slough. Get your camera ready as you will probably spot some alligators, wading birds, turtles, deer, river otters, along the way. For even better views climb the 65 foot observation tower.

Everglades City
The Gulf Coast entrance is for those who want to go with their own boat or with a sightseeing boat tour to explore the Ten Thousands Islands mangrove estuary.

Before you head off into your exploration of the Everglades National Park it’s a good idea to check in with one of the visitor centers or read online about how best to prepare yourself.

Enjoy the Everglades with Sixt!

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