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Wild Florida Blog | Central Florida

5 Wild Florida souvenirs that make for great Florida Christmas gifts

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 22, 2016 10:27:50 AM

Everyone can agree that holiday gift shopping is a bit stressful. You know the perfect gift is out there, but it’s just not that easy to find. Well, the secret to gift giving is to find a gift the person normally wouldn’t buy for themselves. You may be thinking, That’s easier said than done, but don’t worry, we’ve got some ideas – you just have to get to the store (or our gift shop) to find them! So, whether your loved one is a Florida native or Florida is their go-to vacation spot, these eight unique Florida gifts will remind them of the Sunshine State (because let's face it, an Everglades.

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Topics: Central Florida, Wildlife Park, Wild Florida

Here's a list of only-in-Florida gator stories you might've missed in 2016

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 19, 2016 4:33:40 PM

Florida is known for its beaches, year-round sunshine and being home to the "Happiest Place on Earth". However, there are some real dangers, such as cohabitating with Florida's wildlife. Most may get in your way when you're driving, but animals such as the American alligator can destory property, hurt or even kill people if they aren't careful. Although 2016 was filled with some real, scary news stories, we're highlighting some of the wild gator stories you might've missed that will leave you saying, "Only in Florida!"

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Topics: Central Florida, Florida Wildlife, Alligators

Orlando on the wild side: Airboat ride, #slothie, gator nuggets, repeat

Posted by Sam Haught on Nov 29, 2016 12:16:36 PM

There’s no doubt Orlando is a top tourist spot... Who wouldn’t want to meet Mickey Mouse or enjoy a fresh cup of Butterbeer™ while strolling through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? But sometimes taking a wrong turn or heading down the road less travelled can lead you to the hidden gems of Florida. We’re sharing five things you can do when heading out to the Middle of Nowhere during your vacation in Orlando.

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Topics: Central Florida, Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park

5 reasons you should ditch the theme parks for Everglades airboat tours

Posted by Sam Haught on Aug 24, 2016 11:20:48 AM

Florida is best known for its beaches, weather, and theme parks. But few people realize that Florida is actually home to the United States' largest subtropical wilderness, the Everglades. Lucky for you, we're located at the headwaters of the Everglades – just south of all the lines, characters, and traffic. So if you're trying to decide what to do with your family during your vacation, or you just need to get away for the weekend, here are five reasons you should ditch the theme parks for Everglades airboat tours.

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Topics: Everglades, Central Florida, Airboat Tours, Eco Tours, Experiences