Ft. Lauderdale is the sailing capital of the world with the average water temperature being around 80 degrees all year round. It’s a great spot to play a round of golf and if you’re feeling lucky the Hard Rock Casino is close by, too!.
Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Located less than 30 miles from Miami, Florida, is the county seat of Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale.
Near cruise ports, the Everglades and gorgeous beaches, Ft. Lauderdale is a haven for sun-seeking visitors. Many people cruising out from Port Everglade come a day or two early just to see this city nicknamed ‘The Venice of America’.
The canals in Ft. Lauderdale link up with the historic riverfront. Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals and view Millionaire’s Row, aptly named for the huge expensive mansions and giant yachts that line the waterfront. For more in-the-water fun, take an amphibious tour along this route with a narrated 90-minute tour. For those with a more leisurely schedule, a water taxi will allow all day on and off tours from the water. See Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood by water and enjoy the crews narration and jokes, too.
Ft. Lauderdale has a beautifully landscaped beach area just two miles from Port Everglades. Visitors wanting to kill some time while waiting to board their cruise ships can walk along a brick walkway between manicured palms and check out the iconic white wave wall that lines the beach.
Still, many people just want to sink into the cool waters of the Atlantic and play in the surf. Ride on the boogie boards as the waves hurl towards the shore. Or grab a snorkel and some fins and head out to the reefs to see tropical fish playing among the corals. The water here is clear and visibility is wonderful.
Those wanting to stroll along the streets of Ft. Lauderdale should head off to Las Olas, where the shopping is fantastic. Or walk in the cool of the afternoon and see the historic Stranahan Home. This home dates from the 1900’s and is filled with lovely antiques from that era. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is named for the Bonnet lilies that float on the ponds of this 35-acre property. The house, built in 1921 is a courtyard-style waterfront home.
A great travel tip to save some money is to park the car and ride the Sun Trolley. For only 1 dollar visitors can wave a hand and hail the trolley. Hop on and ride all around the city. Never worry about parking fees or finding a spot. Get on and off at popular attractions or restaurants. This is a great, kid-friendly way to see the city and save some hassle.
No visit to Ft. Lauderdale would be complete without a visit to the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. Come and see the history of the Naval Air Station on display with planes, doctors rooms filled with antique medical tools and view the uniforms of the soldiers of this era, along with many other displays at this fascinating museum.
Come visit Ft. Lauderdale, for a day or a week. Explore all the unique history and culture of this fine city. Play in the sand and surf. The choice is yours in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
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