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The Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

The Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

On June 11, 2019

Fort Lauderdale is a popular vacation spot for many reasons. There are so many family friendly and adventurous activities to do and the weather is awesome throughout the year. If you are planning a trip here any time soon, here are some things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Must-See Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens – This is one of the best museums for learning the history of the Fort Lauderdale area. View the art, money, and cultural keepsakes that have made this part of the state who it is today. [More Information]

Flamingo Gardens – Enjoy 60-acre botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary in the Everglades. See some of the unique animals of the state like alligators, flamingos, black bears, bobcats, and Florida Panthers. There are also many exotic and native plants and birds of prey too. [More Information]

Sawgrass Recreation Park – This airboat tour through the Everglades is the best way to get a close-up look at alligators and other creatures in their natural habitats. Nighttime tours are also available for a nocturnal animal tour. [More Information]

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Free/Cheap Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach – Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of the city. Sitting on a chair or swimming in the waves will add a relaxing element to any vacation. Pack a picnic lunch or dine at one of the nearby food stops so you can spend the entire day here. [More Information]

Beachfront Promenade – This stop is known for its white wave wall, casual fun, shopping, and great dining options. It’s free to visit and if you want to ride the Sun Trolley to the downtown area, it is only $1. Bicycle rentals are also available. [More Information]

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – This is a fun local stop for travels of all ages. There are hikes, gardens, recreation areas, swimming areas, and kayak and canoe rentals. Want more of a workout? Try the bike path that is almost 2 paved miles of fun. [More Information]

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Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale for Families/Kid-Friendly Things to Do

Jungle Queen Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise and Dinner – Enjoy this sightseeing cruise around the area with an all you can eat BBQ dinner and show. The comedy show is perfect for all ages, so you don’t have to worry about adult content on this boat. Everyone is sure to have fun and remember this dinner. [More Information]

Family Pirate Cruise by BlueFoot Pirate Adventures – This event is geared to families specifically. Take advantage of the ocean together as pirates would. Take lessons in talking like a pirate and using water cannons. Whether you are dressed up or not, take advantage of the face painting on-board for a more authentic look. [More Information]

Museum of Discovery and Science – This museum has animals, activities, and exhibits that will keep kids entertained for hours. Help educate kids on the Everglades by taking a simulated airboat ride through it or learn more about river otters or aviation. [More Information]

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Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale for Adults

Afternoon Tropical Isle Visit and Sightseeing Cruise – Take advantage of this riverboat cruise to see the tropical isle. This romantic trip allows you and your loved one to see many views that you can’t see from the shore, taking your breath away. There are plenty of snacks and drinks to purchase too, so plan to stay awhile. [More Information]

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum – Have a passion for old cars? Stop by this museum to see some of the most unique and well-kept antique cars around. Make sure you bring your camera too because you won’t see some these cars anywhere else. [More Information]

Chef Jean-Pierre’s Cooking School – This is a perfect activity for a couple on date night or for a girl’s night out. This cooking school teaches popular recipes of the area or schedule an international culinary night. [More Information]

Elbo Room –  One of the highest rated bars in the area, Elbo Room is where you should stop in for an evening drink. It is a night club, music hot spot, and bar all wrapped into one. [More Information]

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