801 Seabreeze Boulevard Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Route A1A Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 +1 954 462 5596
For more than 50 years, visitors have traveled on the stately Jungle Queen Riverboat. Tours sail past estates while an entertaining monologue by the captain points out the homes of the famous and the infamous. On three-hour day tours or four-hour dinner voyages you can sail to an island where you will dine amid tropical foliage. Evening cruises feature a dinner of barbecued ribs and shrimp, with a variety revue and sing-a-long cruising back.
901 South Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33009 +1 954 454 7000/+1 800 771 8873(Toll Free)
Gulfstream Park is a well established entertainment facility that is home to world-class thoroughbred racing and a casino. It was established in 1939 and has been a venerable racing track since then. Over the years, it has expanded its operations into a top-notch casino featuring various dining options as well as shopping zones. The Village at Gulfstream Park is a destination for all shoppers. Gulfstream Park is also used for major concerts and has had popular artists performing here.
3750 South Flamingo Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330 +1 954 473 2955
Comprising serene 60 acres (24.28 hectares), the Flamingo Gardens have an impressive collection of rare tropical plants, massive oaks, native birds and other tropical critters. The gardens are one of the region's few remaining citrus groves and are home to a large collection of wading birds. You can chug around the grounds on a narrated tram tour or explore the Wray Botanical Collection and historic Wray Home (circa 1933). Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, the military and AAA members.
335 Southeast 6th Avenue Off Las Olas Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 +1 954 524 4736
Built in 1901 by the "
"Father of Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan House also referred to as the Pioneer House, is the oldest residence in the city. In 1984, this mansion was opened for public viewing as a house museum and almost 10,000 tourists visit this landmark annually. Now a historic riverside museum, the elegantly restored house contains antiques, turn-of-the-century furnishings and old photographs of the area. It is also an example of classic Florida Frontier architecture. The house has previously been used as a post office, town hall and general store. The events hosted here are as interesting as the collection and includes tours, the Pineapple Jam, the Peter Pan Pirate Party and more. This lovely museum can also be hired for private events and special celebrations.
6503 North Ocean Drive Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33004 +1 954 923 2833
Located next to Port Everglades John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area, is a 251-acre animal lover's paradise. Nesting sea turtles come here annually to hatch their eggs, and part of the park is a protected zone for manatees. Visitors can bird-watch and explore the seaside forest to find more common varieties of animals and plants. Excellent fishing, swimming, canoeing and picnicking spots line the length of the park. A concession stand provides snacks and beverages to visitors.
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 +1 954 564 4521
This massive park was Hugh Taylor Birch's donation to the state of Florida. Birch came to Florida in the latter part of the 19th Century and promptly fell in love with the area. He eventually purchased more than three miles of oceanfront property in the little town of Fort Lauderdale. More than a century later, Fort Lauderdale is now a busy metropolis, and Birch's land thrives as a wildlife preserve and botanical wonderland. A number of animal and plant species have found a safe home here. Visitors are free to hike or bike the designated trails, canoe around the lagoon, take a dip in the ocean and visit Birch's home. Excellent camping facilities are available.
1006 North U.S. Highway 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33327 +1 888 424 7262(Toll Free)
Sawgrass Recreation Park offers all kinds of nature-oriented and historic activities. Take an airboat tour of the Everglades, see a replica of an Indian village or visit the wild animal exhibit. RV camping facilities are available on the grounds. The half an hour airboat ride will take you on an insightful tour of the flora and fauna in the Everglades.
900 North Birch Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 +1 954 563 5393
Built in 1921, this historic two-story, 35-acre (14.16 hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 in order to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named for a waterlily that once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
401 Southwest Second Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 +1 954 467 6637
This enjoyable museum for children of all ages is known for its interactive, hands-on displays, which change frequently. The Special Exhibits Gallery features some of the best science exhibits in the United States. Museum of Discovery and Science also allows its guests to touch live animals that are native to Florida and to view the world's largest captive Atlantic coral reef. The blockbuster IMAX 3D theater is also on-site.
817 East Las Olas Boulevard Galleria Mall Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 +1 954 527 7878
This gallery features one-of-a-kind crafts and furniture that is all made in the United States. It carries handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, blown glass and wooden items by some of America's finest manufacturers and designers. The diversity of the items on display makes this an interesting place just to visit, but you can also browse the gallery for a gift or specialty item. The gallery offers worldwide shipping.
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