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Fort Lauderdale Attractions

Sitting north of Miami Fort Lauderdale is to everglades tours and wildlife what Miami is to nightlife and trendy beach parties. Of course Fort Lauderdale is no stranger to spring breakers and sun worshipers either. Fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale range from leisurely river boat cruises to invigorating jet ski adventures

and everything in between. Even land lubbers and foodies can find plenty to do. Whether you are headed to this south Florida city as a family or in the company of friends you will find something to satisfy your travel appetite.

Areas & Neighborhoods

Some neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale appeal to the water lover while others will inspire those looking to try a new seafood dish or stay out late. Whether you are in southern Florida with your entire family on a couples trip or getting away with friends you can find Fort Lauderdale activities right up your alley.

Riverwalk — Riverwalk is easy to navigate thanks to the pedestrian walkway here. As you work your way along the New River stop for dinner spend some cash at a small boutique and cap off your day with a theater show. This is a great place to see what the cultural side of Fort Lauderdale is bringing to the table.

Pompano Beach — Just north of Fort Lauderdale proper Pompano Beach is a good destination for anyone who is a fishing aficionado or just likes to taste a fresh catch. Aside from being a hotspot for boating and fishing and home to an impressive pier Pompano Beach also has an off-shore coral reef that is appealing to divers and one of the best natural attractions in Fort Lauderdale.

Downtown — Much as you would expect from any downtown area the hub of Fort Lauderdale is teeming with activity. From the nightlife along Las Olas Boulevard and in Historic Himmarshee Village to the outdoor dining there is something new around every corner.

Things to See in Fort Lauderdale

Before you get your feet wet or even start to explore the Fort Lauderdale nightlife scene there are several ways to sit back and be entertained. When it comes to photo opportunities the coast is riddled with spots to snap picturesque images of the sunrise or surfers out on the waves. If you’re most entertained by the arts stop by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and catch a bit of Broadway in Fort Lauderdale.

Things to Do & Attractions in Fort Lauderdale

Once you’re ready to strap on some tennis shoes or swim fins you’ll be excited to learn that there is a nearly endless list of land and water activities in Fort Lauderdale. Go on a scuba diving tour rent a kayak for the afternoon in Wilton Manors or take advantage of paddleboard rentals from a number of local vendors. Of course things to do in Fort Lauderdale also include land-based fun. Rent a bicycle for one of the more athletic Fort Lauderdale tours or try your hand at 18 holes of golf.


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Tropical gardens and riverside plazas beautify the riverbanks in this downtown district that hosts a range of friendly and entertaining activities.

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