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Everglades City from Sarasota

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Everglades City from Sarasota

Hi! Thinking of visiting Everglades City from Sarasota. How far of a trip is this? Is it reasonable to do this as a day trip and see the Everglades? Thanks.

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1. Re: Everglades City from Sarasota

In mileage terms - 150 doesn't seem that far and the estimate is for that to take 2 1/2 hours assuming no traffic but you might be feeling the effects on your way back.

By the way E C is not really the Everglades as such,it's more on the fringe but there are lots of tours etc you can take from there.

If you carried on down route 41 past E C another 35 miles or so to Shark Valley then you really are in the everglades proper. www.sharkvalleytramtours.com

You may wish to overnite at E C so as to get full enjoyment from your trip and you have reasonable choice in E C or I could recommend Port of the islands resort which is nearby. www.poiresort.com

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Everglades City from Sarasota

I agree ... if you want to see the Everglades ... go to Everglades City (E C) for lunch or dinner ... but continue on down Route 41 if you are coming from Sarasota ... another 30 minutes ... and stopping at a Federal/State Park or two would give you a broader background on what the Everglades are.

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