Fort Lauderdale is known for its South Floridian beach style. However, things to do in Fort Lauderdale aren’t just limited to the beach life. Whatever takes your fancy, from nature to culture, there’s something for you. Make use of our limo service Fort Lauderdale to visit them all or create your own bespoke Fort Lauderdale sightseeing experience. Here are our top 15 things to do in Fort Lauderdale to put on your sightseeing plans.
- See turtles in the wild
Booming in their numbers thanks to concerted efforts to protect them, Fort Lauderdale’s beaches are great for turtle spotting. Make sure you enjoy watching the turtles responsibly and don’t disturb the nests, but otherwise enjoy this magical experience.
- Airboat on the Everglades and see a gator or two
Fort Lauderdale is perfectly positioned for you to head out for a truly Floridian experience on a jet boat on the Everglades. This exhilarating experience gives you the chance to get up close to the mighty alligators. There are a bunch of different air-boating companies, so be sure to check out Trip Advisor for the best.
- Flutter down to Butterfly World
Butterfly World is an intense opportunity to experience over 20,000 butterflies in one place but from a myriad of locations around the world. Also here you’ll find a fantastic range of exotic birds. A wonderful day out for the whole family.
- Get lost in history at the Fort Lauderdale Museum Campus
History lovers can explore the Fort Lauderdale Museum Campus. Do plan your visit in advance making use of the daily tours, but here you’ll find a group of museums situated inside a collection of historic buildings. This really is history in action. Kids and adults alike will love the 1899 Schoolhouse Museum.
- Visit the library at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Centre
Here you can explore 60,000 sq ft of library space with more Black history books and literature than anywhere else in the country. There are also cultural activities and exhibit areas.
- More cultural experience at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is another rich cultural experience to enjoy in the wider Fort Lauderdale area. It’s an opportunity to learn about the Seminole people through multimedia and hands-on displays artifacts galleries and a recreated village.
- Enjoy the beach
Fort Lauderdale beach allows you to enjoy the beautiful sands and crystal blue water without the same degree of hedonism that we see in Miami. There are plenty of spots for families to enjoy the coast here and an amble along the promenade offers plenty of places to refuel and relax.
- While away some time enjoying the Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is the spot to head to for a whole range of art events and entertainment. There are various exhibitions along the route and check out their website for current events.
- Fashion and shopping at Las Olas Boulevard
Come and enjoy some fashion spotting, or a gentle amble as you enjoy some window-shopping, at Las Olas Boulevard. Also here you’ll find a staggering 10 art galleries. Don’t worry about carrying all those bags, with our limo service Fort Lauderdale we can take the hassle out of a shopping spree!
- Get active at the High Taylor Birch State Park
The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, not far from the beach, is a perfect oasis where you can as easily snooze in a hammock or hire a canoe on a coastal lake. Also here are a couple of short trails which take you on an educational journey about local nature. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic.
- Visit Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House
History lovers will also love a trip to Stranahan House Museum which is the oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale and standing testimony to the city’s roots. Originally a trading post you can really get a sense of the city’s origins here. Somewhat different is a visit to another house, this time Bonnet House which is all about wealthy exuberance from the start of the 20th Century.
- Have a go at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Fabulous, family-friendly, hands-on experiences abound at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. Perfect if the weather isn’t too great, even though the outside area is brilliant, this museum is a chance to learn and discover about so many things. There are simulated airboat rides, animal experiences and aviation station just for starters, and don’t forget the IMAX.
- Visit another world at the NSU Art Museum
Art buffs will welcome the chance to visit the spectacular NSU Art Museum. Step inside from the heat and get absorbed studying the art here with over 6,000 works on show. The art on show here is from a range of times and artists and exhibits immense scope in style. Alongside the permanent exhibitions, there are often short-term exhibits so keep an eye out for what’s coming next.
- Enjoy the Antique Car Museum
Not the largest of Fort Lauderdale’s museums, but if you love vintage cars then use a thoroughly modern limo service Fort Lauderdale to go and check out the 25 antique cars at the Antique Car Museum. It’s not a full day but can easily be combined with other sights in the area.
- Do all things pink at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens is a great spot to not only see flamingos of course, but also to see other native Floridian wildlife including alligators, otters, bobcats, and more. All of this is set within 60 acres of tropical lush green botanical gardens which are worthy of a visit by themselves. There are over 3,000 different species of plant here with an Arboretum home to some of the largest trees in Florida.
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