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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by robertcraig, Jun 17, 2010.

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    i have booked a day trip to the everglades and miami has anyone been and what is it like
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    I have not been but I know we have some members who have so hopefully they will be along soon.
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    A day trip? Wow. That's a long drive for a day trip.

    Miami is a wonderful city. :yes: I LOVE going there, and just wandering around. SoBe is wicked fun, and the beach is really nice. I get a personal kick (for obvious reasons) out of seeing the Pride Flag flying on the beach. :yes:

    Everglades, I've driven through but never done a tour. You'll have to tell us all about it!

    You'll have a great time!
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    well never done miami but I did a day trip to the everglades and naples. Absolutely loved it! some of the best time I've had in Florida :yes: It's a fair old journey that's true but so worth it in my opinion
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    Oooo can you tell us what it was like with a mini trip report when you come back as I would be soooo interested in this one day :yes:
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    id love to go to the everglades and visit south beach, we have friends who have a villa not far from naples and theyve asked us to go visit if we are both over at the same time so we can do both as they have done neither
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    As Tink said it is a heck of a way from Orlando to Miami for a day trip...around a 3 hour drive or so.
    Have you considered taking a couple of days longer and also visiting the Keys, you would absolutely love it there.
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    i have been to the keys for afew days afew years ago loved every minute of it
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    It's closer to four/four and a half to Miami and the same for Naples. Keep in mind though that Naples is on the west (Gulf coast) and Miami is on the east (Atlantic) coast. It's about an hour/hour and a half between the two on Rt 75 (Alligator Alley) which is a very nice drive!

    You must have some good Cubano food when in Miami. You MUST! :D :D 8th St. (I can say it but not spell it... it sounds like "cayYAI ocho" is the BEST place to find authentic Cubano, if you only go to a little store front for a Media Noche (yummy sandwich!!!). :yes:
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    Ohhh.... Little Havana! :happydance:

    Cubano! mmmmmm... :mental:

    PS Tink, it's "Calle Ocho"! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... used to hang in Coral Gables! A lot.)
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    "Calle Ocho" Is spanish for 8th street :yes:
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    When we went to Florida in 1997 we flew into Miami, stayed there for a few nights, drove across alligator alley and up to near Venice beach to a villa then over to orlando. It was a great trip
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    Thanks Josh! I didn't know how to spell Calle... can say it though! :D Yep, it's 8th street. (Ocho I knew). :D
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    Oh, thanks Tom! I just saw this post too. :yes:

    Cubano is such good food, eh? And yes, Little Havana... where the old men sit and play dominos and the air is alive with excitement. :yes:
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    My family went there when we went to florida in 2008, they booked it through virgin at the welcome meeting. They really enjoyed the day, they went to the everglades and did the air boat and then went to see all the houses of the rich and famous. Really good day out - only thing they didnt like was the breakfast they give you (so take some food if you are going through virgin!) and the fact that it was such a long journey there and back so they didnt get back to the hotel until very late at night
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    thanks kate i have booked with thomson sounds like the same trip
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    Idid the trip to miami left at 6 30am stopped at everglades for airboat ride and gator and reptile show. then on to miami stopped at south beach for afew hours boat trip around the islands in the bay saw allthe celebs houses. left miami about 7pm watched a video of avatar arived back about 10 30pm. the trip was run by dolphin tours and had a great day
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    Wow! That's one whirlwind of a trip! South Beach, that's quite a place isn't it? Good that you were able to get down there! :yes:
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    :slap: I didn't realise that you were gone yet!! Have a great trip!
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