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Best Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a city made for beach and nature lovers. Check out Sawgrass Recreation Park, home to alligators and other Floridian wildlife. Meanwhile, history buffs will stop at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Urbanites, however, are not neglected; downtown Fort Lauderdale has its charms. The Riverwalk, the arts and entertainment district along the New River, hosts art exhibitions and musical talents that might surprise you with their quality. Many visitors take a river cruise to tour the city. The most obvious source of enjoyment, the beach, awaits exhausted tourists who have fallen in love with the city.

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#1
Las Olas Boulevard Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Diverse restaurants, and boutique stores that focus on luxury goods like chocolate, cheese, and art line Las Olas Boulevard, and ... read more»

#2
Fort Lauderdale Beach Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Want a beautiful Florida beach without a crazy party scene? Fort Lauderdale beach awaits you. Here you'll find a ... read more»

#3
Sawgrass Recreation Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Take an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades at the Sawgrass Recreation Park, home to a huge range of flora ... read more»

#4
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum & Aquatic Complex
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Do you like laps? Come swim at one of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum & Aquatic Complex (ISHOF) swimming ... read more»

#5
Stranahan House
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: The oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale is now a living monument to Floridian life in the 1900s.  Frank Stranahan originally ... read more»

#6
Bonnet House
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: This house sitting in the middle of the city has a long romantic history. In 1895, a wealthy settler bought ... read more»

#7
Museum of Discovery and Science
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: The kid-friendly interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery & Science include Florida Ecoscapes, where visitors can see animals from alligators ... read more»

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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Las Olas Boulevard's Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a good (but crowded) spot to spend a rainy day ... read more»

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