Have a Special Day in Fort Lauderdale
September 10, 2013
Looking for fun between the beaches and Everglades of Florida? Known as the “Venice of America”, Fort Lauderdale is sure to amaze you. Whether you’ve just relocated or plan on visiting for fun, Fort Lauderdale has much to offer!
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District offers cultural attractions, shopping, restaurants, and parks. This 22-block district includes the fashionable Las Olas Boulevard which is great for people-watching, fashion, shopping, and dining. Along the Riverwalk you will discover the Broward Center for Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Center, Stranahan House, and Museum of Art.
Along this picturesque walkway, be sure to see the signature white wave wall and brick-paved path up close, then visit the Gallery at BeachPlace for shopping and dining. Here you can catch a ride on the 90 minute narrated Fort Lauderdale Duck Tour.
From the local piers and marinas you may want to take a 3-hour sightseeing excursion aboard the Jungle River Cruise, or simply buy an unlimited water taxi pass that delivers you to more than twenty attractions in the area.
Museums and Gardens
At the historical Bonnet House, take part in a scheduled tour of the former home of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Relive their special love story and experience the art and nature of Fort Lauderdale on the 35-acre estate.
(Photo attributed to Flickr member @JasonPierinDC via the Creative Commons license.)