Possums and panthers and pelicans, oh my! There are so many amazing creatures in Florida, but no trip to the state is complete without seeing gators. My fave reptile-scoping spot is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the US. Once inside, hop in an airboat for a tour of Gator Park. Cameras ready – there are rumored to be 1.5 million gators in the state of Florida and over 200,000 in the Everglades alone.

No pets allowed in the park, of course, but it's a great place for an animal lover nonetheless.