Visiting Fort Lauderdale

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida - FL, USA)

One of Florida's most popular cities, Fort Lauderdale attracts visitors from all around the world. With endless sunny weather, sandy beaches, many inland waterways and live entertainment venues, it is easy to see why Fort Lauderdale has become so popular.

Other highlights in Fort Lauderdale include the entertainment districts of both Himmarshee and Las Olas Riverfront, a thriving gay community and many major summer events and celebrations.

Visiting Fort Lauderdale: Places to Visit

  • Riverboat tours, scenic cruises around Fort Lauderdale, taking in many impressive views and including traditional paddle boats, glass-bottom boats, sightseeing tours and evening dinner cruises
  • Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour, a fun way to learn about the city's past and reputed hauntings, lasting just over one hour and starting on Las Olas Boulevard
  • Billie Swamp Safari, with swamp buggies and fast airboats, providing many opportunities to observe inaccessible wildlife, including alligators and water buffalo
  • Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, once the land of the Seminole Indians, offering two main visitor attractions with exhibitions about the area's rich past
  • Flamingo Gardens, featuring around 60 acres / 24 hectares of beautiful botanical gardens, together with animal enclosures and an impressive wildlife sanctuary
  • Pompano Park Harness Track, the perfect attraction for those visiting Fort Lauderdale who enjoy horse racing and entertainment, including a notable restaurant
  • Museum of Discovery and Science, featuring a host of displays about local Fort Lauderdale wildlife, technology and science-related items, together with a popular IMAX cinema
  • Bonnet House, once the residence to acclaimed artists Frederic Clay Bartlett, with a popular visitors' center and landscaped gardens
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Village, home to many historic landmarks and Victorian buildings, with a selection of recreational activities and guided tours available
  • Stranahan House, dating back around 100 years ago and once an important trading port, now housing an interesting museum

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