Things to do and Places of Interest in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is rich in activities, sights, and opportunities to relax on the waterfront. Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, or with the entire family, you will have plenty to do here.
Visit the tree-lined Las Olas Boulevard where you will find shops, restaurants, and a courtyard featuring live performances daily. For some more action, head to the Riverfront, which is next to downtown, and find a lively restaurant, local bar, and high-end shopping. In Himmarshee Village you will find a collection of 1920’s land boom buildings that are home to fun restaurants and bars.
The King Cromartie House built by Edwin King in 1907, is made from Dade County pine and is part of the museum complex. You can spend a leisurely afternoon at Fort Lauderdale Beach with beautiful sand, warm temperatures, and swim-friendly waters. For children, make a stop at the Museum of Discovery and Science to enjoy a plethora of indoor activities.
Tips and Tricks When Visiting Fort Lauderdale
Enjoy Walking Tours
There are numerous free walking tours that you can find online or through a smartphone app to take you around Fort Lauderdale. They include historic sites, food and tasting tours, and much more.
Take a taxi or rent a car to go see the Everglades while you are in Fort Lauderdale. It is a short drive and you can purchase an airboat tour to explore the glades. While in the Everglades, stop in at the historic Shark Valley.
Do Not Forget to Tip
Most bartenders and wait staff at restaurants in Fort Lauderdale base their income on tips. Therefore, give gratuity generously when you feel the service warrants it.