Things to see and do when visiting Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a popular vacation location in the USA and it’s no surprise why! Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful beach-side city on Florida’s southeastern coast, and it’s known for it’s stunning sandy beaches and the boating canals too. Because of how much outdoor space there is in the city, it’s popular with holiday-makers and families too.

It makes a great vacation spot, as it’s chilled out, there are loads of activities for all interests and ages, there are lots of accommodation options, and there are even special clubs for water sports.

If you’re wondering how to spend your time in Fort Lauderdale, hopefully this blog post will fill you in!

The Strip

This part of the city is a popular place with locals and tourists. It is a long promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It’s lined with many delicious outdoor restaurants, fun bars, boutiques for shopping, and even hotels too. If you’re stopping in one of these hotels you’ll probably spend a lot of time on the the strip, but if not, it’s certainly worth taking time to explore it during one day or evening. It’s a great place to drive to (renting a car in Fort Lauderdale is really easy) and you can just park up and walk around to explore. Grabbing a meal is definitely worth doing too – because it’s a fantastic place to people watch.

Bonnet House Museums & Gardens

If you want to learn more about Fort Lauderdale’s history, and see some beautiful art, grounds and gardens, then this is the perfect day activity for you. Bonnet House is a stunning estate, dating back many years and offering up a real insight into the towns history.  It is even famous for a famous true love story! The 35-acre estate is nestled between the beach and Intracoastal Waterway and it really is a beautiful sight to behold.

Las Olas Boulevard

Located in downtown, this is an amazing place to stroll around, people watch, and even sip on a milkshake or coffee at one of the trendy outdoor cafes. Las Olas Boulevard is fully of luxury shopping, art stores, and even sidewalk food stalls and cafes too – there really is something for everyone. It’s definitely worth a visit! If you really love your food, you could even try out the ‘foodie’ tour currently being offered around the area – which will make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff!

Boat Tours: Intracoastal Waterway & Millionaire’s Row

The ocean and canals are a huge part of life in Fort Lauderdale, and there’s no better way to see the city than via boat. There are loads of companies that offer boat tours, and if you’ve rented a car in Fort Lauderdale, you can drive to the pier and park there, and then board your boat worry free! You’ll see stunning waterfront houses, beautiful estates and even wildlife too.

Flamingo Gardens

For bird lovers, or just people who want to do something a little different… this 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades wildlife sanctuary is a must-see. This incredible day out features a walk-through aviary and you can even expect to see alligators, flamingos, bobcats, black bears & Florida panthers. It’s really fun for adults and children, and it’s an interesting and educational day out.

The Beach!

How could we mention Fort Lauderdale without mentioning spending the day on the beach! You’ll love spending hours relaxing on the beach with the sound of the waves crashing nearby. The beaches in Fort Lauderdale are some of the best in the country – so you definitely won’t want to miss them.

We hope this has given you some interesting ideas on what to do in Fort Lauderdale. It’s such a fun location to visiting with you family or friends and we know you won’t run out of thing to keep you busy!

 

 

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