Fodor's Expert Review West Lake Park and Anne Kolb Nature Center
Grab a canoe or kayak, or take a 40-minute guided boat tour at this lakeside park on the Intracoastal Waterway. At 1,500 acres, it's one of Florida's largest urban nature facilities. Extensive boardwalks traverse mangrove wetlands that shelter endangered and threatened species. A 65-foot observation tower showcases the entire park. At the Anne Kolb Nature Center,there's a 3,500-gallon aquarium. The center's exhibit hall has interactive displays explaining the park's delicate ecosystem.