Fort Lauderdale, being one of the most sought tourist destinations in Florida never runs out of fun-filled activities and fascinating attractions to offer. From stunning and vibrant beaches to culture-enriched destinations, mind-boggling art places, surely you will enjoy your stay here. To help you explore the city, we picked the 10 best things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
1. Kayak through Old Florida at Birch State Park
Gleam through the best park systems in Florida at Fort Lauderdale, among this is just North of Sunrise Blvd. Have a stunning view in the middle of the condos and hotels through kayak or paddleboard and tour along live oaks and palmettos to the freshwater lagoon.
2. NSU Art Museum
Built-in 1986 at the Fort Lauderdale Art Center, the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to showcasing contemporary and 20th-century art. NSU Art Museum is just located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The museum houses over 6,000 works of art within its 83,000 square feet facility. It aims to provide opportunities for individuals to access, learn from and be inspired by exceptional arts from across the globe.
3. Flamingo Gardens
The Flamingo Gardens have been constantly delighting its visitors with its over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plant species including the largest tree in Florida for over 90 years. Their Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to over 90 native species, making it the largest collection of Florida Native wildlife in the state.
4. Fort Lauderdale Beaches
Fort Lauderdale Beaches are known for its pristine sands and crystal clear waters. The community also offers a wide array of water sports from swimming, water skiing, and surfing. The 23-mile coastline is perfect for your Instagram venture. Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is open daily from 5.00 am to midnight throughout the year.
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5. Las Olas Boulevard
With diverse restaurants, 3 museums, 10 international art galleries, and 65 retail options all lining at Las Olas Boulevard, you can never go wrong at paying a visit as this makes it the perfect place for a stroll and shopping spree and food trip. Most of the travelers recommended grabbing a bite above all else, as many were impressed with the quality of food and the amount alfresco dining options available. Las Olas Boulevard also hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Las Olas Art Fair.
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6. Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
The Bonnet House, a historic house museum in Fort Lauderdale, is dedicated to the preservation of the area’s history and the surrounding environment. This house sitting in the middle of the city has a long romantic history. The Bonnet House is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only guided tours are available and are held seven different times daily. Admission costs $20 for adults, $16 for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, and is free for children younger than 6.
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7. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean and is located 2 miles north of Bonnet House. The park offers fun-filled activities like canoe or kayak in the largest of the park's coastal dune lakes, 2-mile paved park drive for biking, hike the Coastal Hammock Trail and many more. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is open from 8 a.m. to sundown daily. There is a $6 entrance fee for vehicles of up to eight people; single-occupant vehicles pay $4. Travelers who bike or walk to the park will be charged $2.
8. Sawgrass Recreation Park
Sawgrass Recreation Park is home to a huge range of flora and fauna, including a variety of birds, fish, and alligators. Tours can be done using an airboat of Florida Everglades. Be in awe of nature's beauty and thrilled by the close-up vistas of gators and other creatures.
9. Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
The museum was founded by Arthur O. Stone and has always been dedicated to preserving and flaunting the rich history of Packard Motor Company.The museum is home to a collection of pre-war Packard automobiles and other memorabilia that are displayed in a 30,000 square foot building, including 22 Packard automobiles from 1900 to the 1940's and thousands of memorabilia pieces.
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10. Jungle Queen Riverboat
Jungle Queen Riverboats world-famous cruises have been sailing on the New River since 1935. Jungle Queen and River Queen cruises offer a variety of trips like JUNGLE QUEEN, 90-MINUTE MORNING SIGHTSEEING CRUISE, RIVER QUEEN, AFTERNOON & EVENING 90-MINUTE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES, JUNGLE QUEEN, AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING CRUISE & TROPICAL ISLE TOUR, and JUNGLE QUEEN, SIGHTSEEING, DINNER & SHOW CRUISE.
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