Ft. Lauderdale is a great destination for anyone who loves fun and relaxation. This area is perfect for families, couples, friends, young, old and everyone in between! Whether it’s spring break with your college roommates, a romantic couples’ getaway or a retirement adventure, Ft. Lauderdale has something for everyone.
For Water Lovers
Of course, Fort Lauderdale is known for its beaches, earning it the nickname “the Venice of America.” There are more than 20 miles of golden sand and beautiful blue-green waters to swim in. Don’t forget about the average of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year!
After taking a dip, consider visiting the International Swimming Hall of Fame, located right on Ft. Lauderdale beach. You can see official memorabilia and artifacts from great swimmers, as well as swimwear and original art.
On Dry Land
You can also stroll down Las Olas Boulevard, a popular attraction for both locals and visitors. This unique district has lots of diverse culture, with shopping, restaurants and authentic architecture.
The Everglades is likely one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about this area. There are many companies giving tours on airboats through the Everglades, and you are almost guaranteed to see wildlife, including the infamous Florida alligators. You can also choose to see the Everglades by air, taking a plane ride over Fort Lauderdale beach and the Everglades.
If you are interested in history and/or plant life, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens could be an interesting destination. This historic house offers tours of the grounds, which has human activity dating back to 2,000 B.C. There are art galleries, history galleries and house galleries to be seen, and even animals, such as parrots and monkeys living on the property.
For the antique car fanatic in your life, look no further than the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum. This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s and boasts the largest collection of Packard cars and historical memorabilia from 1900 to today. You can find carburetors, lighters and ashtrays, horns, old gas station signs, vintage magazines and much more. This museum is a non-profit and asks for a $10 minimum contribution for adults, well worth the cost!
Performing arts lovers need look no farther than the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for concerts, touring Broadway shows and other theatrical productions. They even offer classes and summer camps for toddlers and children to develop and grow a love of performing from an early age.
Transport and Treats
To get a complete view of the entire Fort Lauderdale area, consider a bus or Segway tour. Perfect for people who aren’t able to walk long distances (or maybe just don’t want to), these options allow you to see all Fort Lauderdale has to offer without leaving the comfort of your bus seat or two-wheeled transportation.
If all that beach-going, site-seeing and museum-visiting has worked up your appetite, Dolce & Salato Pizza and Gelato is one of the tastiest options you will find in Ft. Lauderdale. They offer authentic Italian specialties, such as meatball subs and bruschetta, as well as classic favorites like gelato and pizza. They are open late and you can order online and have it delivered to your hotel room if you so choose.
With its beautiful natural attractions and deeply fascinating cultural appeal, Ft. Lauderdale is the perfect vacation spot for folks young and old. For more vacation ideas, feel free check out the rest of our blog.
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