1. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the few remaining oceanfront estates and was the winter retreat of Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his family. The grounds encompass 35 acres of a native barrier island habitat and five distinct ecosystems. All tours are guided, and visitors can see an impressive orchid collection and learn about how this historical landmark inspires creativity today.
2. Sawgrass Recreation Park
Groups can glide through the grassy rivers of the Everglades on a 30-minute airboat adventure through the park. Passengers will learn fun facts about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and possibly catch a glimpse of the native and endangered wildlife. They can visit the reptile and exotic wildlife exhibit after the boat ride. Boats leave every 20 to 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3. Sawgrass Mills
With more than 350 retailers, 10 restaurants, two food courts and entertainment venues, Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and retail shopping destination in the United States. There are lots of high-end brands to browse at its Colonnade Outlets, including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Versace and Burberry. The outlets offer foreign currency exchange, stroller and Smarte Carte rentals and complimentary wheel chairs.
Top photo: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
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