Great boardwalks around the bay area with several shaded stops. It can get crowded on a nice day. Plant to spend at least an hour wandering the paths. The day we were there two crocodiles had taken up residence on the shore to sun themselves. Make sure to stop at the Convention Center garden area. If flowers are blooming, butterflies are everywhere.
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