The Bonaventure East course is a classic Florida layout that spreads through strands of mature palms and hard woods and around numerous water hazards and expansive bunkers. The prestigious Dixie Amateur Golf Tournament was hosted on this course, and golf superstars Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia have tested their skills here. This course, designed by Joe Lee is also called the Green Monster. Some people call it the Cascade Course because of the waterfall on the picturesque 160-yard par 3 third. This signature course has a waterfall that stretches across the front of the green! Opens daily at 7am.
1955-201 North Federal Highway Pompano Citi Centre Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33062 +1 954 943 4685
This annual event during Spanish Heritage Month has grown since 1998, drawing over 35,000 visitors who have enjoyed the variety of live entertainment, dancing in the streets, parades, arts and crafts and of course, lots of Cuban cuisine. There is also a children's area for face painting, rides and art creations. Admission to the Viva Broward! festival is free.
1801 North Ocean Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33432 +1 561 338 1473
The educational and entertaining exhibits at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are sure to engage nature lovers of all ages and walks of life. Its nature trails are full of native tropical plants, and during certain times of the year, butterflies and many types of birds can be found here. At the complex, plenty of guides are available to answer questions and share information on the animals that live at this center, including sea turtles and other marine animals. There is free admission and parking.
401 South Powerline Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33442 +1 954 360 1315
Water's a major focus of this park, as the name suggests, so you'll find plenty of wet places to play here. Among the most unusual is a waterskiing training center where you can whizz around attached to a mechanical tow rope, no need for a boat. In the 427 acres here, you can also go canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, windsurfing, camping, picnicking, bicycling and miniature golfing. Or you can just revel in this pretty park that is, indeed, quiet.
3600 West Sample Road Tradewinds Park South Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33066 +1 954 977 4400
One of the most intriguing attractions in the region, this diversion focuses on things that fly. Butterflies take center stage. Learn how they grow, what they eat and how to lure them into your garden. Part of Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World includes a breeding laboratory, butterfly museum, and insectarium with displays of unusual insects and butterflies from around the world. Visitors are not allowed inside after 4p.
7590 West Atlantic Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33063 +1 954 979 9446
Par 56; mens Tees: 2550 yards; ladies Tees: 2124 yards. This Margate course is perfect for honing your iron game. For the cost of a bucket of balls, you can play 18 holes and keep score. This course is devoid of any real trouble. It has two par 4s, and neither of them is very long. It is a decent layout and fun to play. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated.
Par 72B; blue Tees: 6825 yards / Slope 129; white Tees: 6294 yards / Slope 124; red Tees: 5505 yards / Slope 123. This is the more difficult of the two courses at Woodlands. It has the same deep, narrow greens as its sister course. Devlin & von Hagge gave the West Course a set of par 5s with some length. The par 3s are relatively short. The par 4s start out short and get gradually longer until you are faced with a 446-yard finishing hole.
5101 West Commercial Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 +1 954 731 2600
This pleasant little course is built on very flat ground. The course is well bunkered. There are a number of ponds and drainage canals on the premises, but they only occasionally pose a direct threat to play. The par 5s are of average length, as are the par 4s. The par 3s are short; one is only 103 yards from the back tees; with most measuring about 120 yards. The longest par 3 is 160 yards from the back. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated.
998 South Military Trail Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33442 +1 954 492 3100
For a unique way to tour Fort Lauderdale-area sights, this organization runs 90-minute narrated sightseeing trips around Fort Lauderdale aboard a quaint trolley. You will learn about the area's history while enjoying a safe and comfortable ride. Tour routes vary, so call ahead to obtain the latest schedule of departures and route. The trolley stops to pick-up at most area hotels.
1100 South Fig Tree Lane Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317 +1 954 791 1025
Located approximately 12 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, this 90-acre popular water-oriented Plantation Heritage Park attracts boating and fishing enthusiasts. Paddleboats and canoes are available on rent. For land lovers, the park also features an enjoyable bike path on which you can walk as well as ride (the park rents bicycles). Those 16 and older must have fishing licenses to fish in the park.
A great park for the hiking enthusiast, this 254 acre
"urban wilderness area" and wildlife refuge contains numerous hiking trails, including the Prairie Overlook Trail, the Wetlands Wander Trail, the Maple Walk Trail and the Cypress Creek Trail, which ...
Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, Grand Palms
Hotel Spa and Golf Resort provides a 27 hole challenging golf course. While caddies are not available and walking the course is not permitted, golf carts are included in ...
Located one block south of Las Olas Boulevard, this complex
is home to several unique destinations for aquatic sports enthusiasts. The museum houses a large collection of aquatic Olympic memorabilia, including Mark Spitz's starting block (used in the 1972 ...