Everglades Holiday Park
21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale,
954/434-8111 or 800/226-2244, www.evergladesholidaypark.com

Speeding along in the Everglades wilderness on an airboat is an experience everyone should have at least once, if only to begin to comprehend its vastness and beauty. Visitors usually see plenty of alligators in the River of Grass, plus gorgeous birds and unusual plant life. Following the tour, the park offers an alligator-wrestling show and even alligator eating: spiced chunks deep-fried on a stick. For people who want even more, there are boat rentals and camping, too.