Everglades National Park

Florida City: Your Gateway to the Everglades

It only takes a moment to recognize the beauty and charm of Florida City, the former agricultural area that has given way to one of the state’s top vacation destinations. Known as the Gateway to the Keys, Florida City is the last mainland stop on the way to Florida’s popular southern coastal islands – but we don’t want you to just stop for one final tank of gas before your southbound adventure.

everglades-smallThe Gateway to the Keys is also the doorway to a rich history of more than one hundred years of growth and development, starting out as a limestone ridge and then evolving over the years into the stunning Florida City skyline seen today. Our thriving city is home to exciting entertainment, dining options, activities and attractions, all just minutes away from a collection of diverse ecosystems unique to our southernmost part of the Sunshine State’s mainland.

The Gateway to the Keys is also your path to experiencing the state’s most iconic natural wonder, Everglades National Park, which draws visitors from across the globe to explore many rare and endangered species crucial to its ecosystem. The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and an inimitable Florida treasure, the Everglades is teeming with indigenous plants and trees, as well as the endangered manatee, American crocodile and Florida panther. During your visit to this world-renowned biome, enjoy a myriad of activities, including boat tours, hiking, canoeing and biking.