Welcome to the Everglades, South Florida’s subtropical garden. Made up of 1.5 million acreages of marshes, mangroves, and wetlands, the Everglades is house to threatened, fascinating wildlife, with human habitation dating as far back as 15,000 years ago. Whether you’re biking or bird-watching, canoeing or waist-deep in the marsh, a stay to this unscathed sanctuary would get anyone seeing beyond the moisture and into the acreages of seagrass. But taking a tour into swampland doesn’t imply you have to get down and dirty. Take a managed boat tour through the swamps, submerge yourself in the Miccosukee tribe’s customs and history, or take a bite of an unconventional kind of Southern home-cooking. Gator is on the table.