Enjoy a slice of Florida culture, with a choice of historic houses and excellent museums in the city, and scenic habitats and gorgeous beaches by the shore.
Known as the ‘Venice of America’ due to its many inland canals, Fort Lauderdale is a place that pulls out all the stops. This city offers a fantastic mix of exciting events, activities and attractions to suit every type of visitor and every kind of budget.
With 37 kilometres of golden shores, it’s no surprise that Fort Lauderdale is synonymous with beachside entertainment. Brilliant white sands and glistening waters always draw the crowds to Palm Beach and Jupiter Beach. For somewhere quieter, head to Dania Beach or the pretty village of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. For exquisite dining, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a top destination that won’t be beaten.
Back in the city, stroll along the scenic Riverwalk and marvel at the architecture of the historic houses. Go on a river cruise and follow up with a show at the illustrious Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Browse among the trendy cafes and artisan food shops that are dotted along Las Olas Boulevard. This breezy promenade oozes extravagance and is a great spot for people watching.
For a sophisticated shopping experience, head to the up-market Galleria Mall. On a budget? With an impressive variety of goods at the Swap Shop visitors will have a great time hunting for bargains while the eclectic Festival Flea Market Mall is a great place to pick up some Florida souvenirs.
Fort Lauderdale is packed full of interesting family-friendly attractions. Learn about advances in technology and science with a range of interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Get a taste of the real Florida and see flamingos, butterflies, native plants and animals at the Flamingo Gardens. While visiting this attraction, pop into the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to see the rescued Florida panthers, alligators and bald eagles as they roam about their new habitats.
At Butterfly World, wander through the tropical rainforests and enjoy the sights and sounds of the largest butterfly park in the world. Why not bring a friend home with you by purchasing a caterpillar cocoon from the gift shop?
With all this to offer and more, it’s no wonder Fort Lauderdale is becoming an increasingly attractive option for holidaymakers in the Sunshine State.