Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Up to 40% Airboat Tour and Alligator Presentation

Everglades Holiday Park

Southwest Ranches

$25 $15

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Visitors skim across undisturbed wetlands as guides point out native wildlife and introduce guests to live alligators during 20-minute shows

50% Off at Success Teen Camp

Success Teen Camp

North Fort Lauderdale

$397 $198

Ages 12–17 learn how to manage stress and time, build successful habits, and gain confidence

35% Off a Riverfront Cruise for Two

Riverfront Cruises

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$46 $30

Boats cruise by the New River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Port Everglades during riverfront tour

Up to 45% Off Bareboat Skipper Course

Blue Water Sailing School

East Fort Lauderdale

$2,095 $1,250

Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, live on a boat for a week while learning the ropes of sailing from professional instructors

40% Off Rockstar Party for Up to 10 Kids

Rockstar Recording Studio Parties

Fort Lauderdale

$400 $239

Event includes a black light dance party, recording session with CD for each kid, photo shoot, & a jam session on drums, guitars & keyboards

Up to 64% Off Kayak Rental or Tour

Sunrise Paddleboards

Bal Harbour

$40 $15

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Sightseers navigate kayaks across coral reefs and inland waterways on their own or with assistance from an experienced guide

47% Off Movie Package For Two at Gateway Theatre

Gateway Theatre

Fort Lauderdale

$41.50 $22

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Moviegoers enjoy popcorn and soda during a classic, current, or indie flick in a historic theater

Up to 31% Off Drift Fishing Trip

Fishful Thinking

Barrier Island

$40 $28

Using provided rods, bait, and tackle, fishers of all ages and skill levels cast their lines from a 55-foot boat

Up to 77% Off Paddleboard Rental or Tour

BC Surf & Sport

Poinsettia Heights

$75 $19

Paddleboarders explore watery sites of Las Olas Isles, Victoria Park, and Fort Lauderdale

Up to 69% Off at Bikram Yoga Fort Lauderdale

Bikram Yoga Fort Lauderdale

Poinciana Park

$180 $55

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Beginner-friendly Bikram yoga sessions led by trained instructors guide neophytes through 26 revitalizing postures in a heated studio

Up to 86% Off Unlimited CrossFit Membership

The Training Pit

North Lauderdale

$320 $45

Certified fitness instructors wreak havoc on unwanted flab through weightlifting, plyometrics, and cardio conditioning

Half Off Introductory Shooting Class

Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium

Fort Lauderdale

$160 $80

NRA-certified instructors teach beginners the fundamentals of shooting a .22 caliber rifle or handgun

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse

Croissant Park

$165 $49

Classes—including boot camp, boxing, and power yoga—use high-intensity training to help build strength, improve endurance, and burn calories

56% Jet-Pack Ride from Rocketman

Rocketman

Multiple Locations

$250 $109

Water-propelled jet backs allow riders to soar up to the 30 feet above the surface of calm water

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Fitness Classes

Karate America

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

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Punch, kick, and jab your way through these challenging self-defense martial-arts classes

Up to 52% Off NRA Basic Pistol Course

Regnum Firearms Training Incorporated

Class/Gun Range

$140 $69

The course comprises six hours of interactive class time, one hour shooting on the range, and one hour taking an NRA certification exam

43% Off at Get Fit 4 Kidz

Get Fit 4 Kidz

Redeem from Home

$325 $185

Coaches lead kids for up to two hours of fun activities, such as games of flag football, kickball, soccer, dodgeball, and others

Half Off Parasailing Ride for Two  

Aloha Watersports

Barrier Island

$150 $75

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Harnessed to a parachute, parasailers float behind the USCG-inspected boat, towed by a sturdy line

51% Off BYOB Painting Party 

Victorios Art Studio

Fort Lauderdale

$45 $22

Students create their own renderings of artwork from seasoned painter Elsa Victorios during painting parties with music and instruction

$8 for Antique-Car Museum Admission

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

Poinciana Park

$16 $8

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Museum designed to mirror a 1920s showroom filled with a collection of classic Packards and other luxury vehicles

Up to 54% Off CrossFit Classes

American Top Team - Weston

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Supportive instructors helm always-changing workouts, which torch calories with fitness styles from interval training to kickboxing

Up to 86% Off at Stress Less Yoga

Stress Less Yoga

Multiple Locations

$250 $39

Instructor with 20 years of experience helps students of all levels boost flexibility and strength during Hatha-yoga classes

Up to 73% Off Hot-Yoga Classes

The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga

Central Fort Lauderdale

$90 $35

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Hatha and Vinyasa yoga; stretch limbs and strengthen muscles in rooms heated to varying degrees

72% Off Classes at CrossFit Muscle Farm

CrossFit Muscle Farm

Lake Ridge

$125 $35

High-intensity workouts feature squats, pushups, dumbbell lifts, and lunges; instructors scale routines to challenge all skill levels

50% Off Half-Day Fishing Trip

Tell N' Tails Charters, Inc.

On Location

$350 $175

Expert fisher leads pairs on a four-hour fishing trip on the Biscayne Bay; supplies and tackle included

Up to 60% Off Yoga Classes

Infinite Movement Studio

East Fort Lauderdale

$125 $59

Holistic health center's yoga classes focus on building strength and restoring functional movement and flexibility

Up to 74% Off Personal Training

World Fitness Association

Coral Ridge Country Club Estates

$150 $59

Certified personal trainer helps clients tone muscle and burn fat with hands-on, individualized coaching

Up to 56% Off Group Beach Tours

Beach Hopper Tours

Fort Lauderdale

$199 $89

Tour Fort Lauderdale's beaches on stretch golf carts that seat up to 10 people

58% Off Four Hours of Deep-Sea Fishing

Fish On Board Charters

The Sails

$199 $89

Captain & crew steer a 46 ft. Hatteras sport-fishing yacht out to sea to help anglers land big game fish such as tuna, sailfish, & kingfish

Up to 68% Online Classes from YogaDownload.com

YogaDownload.com

Online Deal

$24 $15

Online yoga site features more than 400 yoga classes for streaming or downloading in variety of styles, levels, and themes

43% Off Private Yacht Experience for Up to 12

Coastal Yacht Tours

Fort Lauderdale

$3,499 $1,999

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Passengers cruise down the New River or Intra-Coastal Waterway aboard a Marquis 690 motor yacht while enjoying provided food and champagne

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

Body Mind & Soul of Hollywood

On Location

$75 $29

All-purpose exercise studio hosts meditative yoga classes

95% Off Online Photography Course

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

65% Off Boot Camp

The Abundance Group, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$200 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes at Bombay Room Yoga

Bombay Room Yoga

Bombay Room Yoga

$60 $35

Wide variety of yoga classes appropriate for all experience-levels ranging from intense Vinyasa Flow, to tranquil Yin Yoga

Up to 75% Off Photography Classes

South Florida Photo

Fort Lauderdale

$125 $45

Learn camera functions and lighting techniques on your personal camera

Up to 54% Off Personal Training Sessions

TrueRenew Body Wellness

On Location

$150 $75

Personal training help exercisers get in shape with choice of how many sessions each week

Half Off ElliptiGo Rental

M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours

Birch Park - Finger Streets

$80 $40

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A four-hour rental of an outdoor fitness device that mimics the motion of running with less impact to the joints

Up to 56% Off Personal Training

No Excuses! Fitness & Nutrition

On Location

$180 $80

Personal trainer customizes her workouts to each client, and constantly changes up the exercises so clients never get bored

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes at Zen-66

Zen-66

Spa 66 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66

$150 $45

Classes range from yoga and meditation to belly dancing and tai chi; each class package includes a $25 spa gift card

61% Off at Takeover Fitness Training

Takeover Fitness Training

Poinciana Park

$100 $39

Coaches motivates students with workouts in classes designed by former NFL player, obstacle-race expert, yoga enthusiast, and a triathlete

Up to 64% Off Electric Bicycle Rental

eBikes on Demand

Fort Lauderdale

$118 $59

Electric bicycles allow groups of up to six people to explore the city at speeds of up to 20 miles-per-hour

65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Shape Up Fitness

North Fort Lauderdale

$275 $96

Get a customized diet program with 3 group personal training sessions. All programs designed by Celebrity Trainer, Eric McDuffie-Get fit!

74% Off Rock Summer Camp

School of Rock West Broward

Southwest Ranches

$375 $99

Unleash your inner rock star as you learn classic cover songs with a band and write an original tune during this five-day camp

50% Off Sports Camp at Coach Marty's All Star Camp

Coach Marty's All Star Camp

Cardinal Gibbons High School

$80 $40

Shooting, passing, and defense covered in basketball camp, while all-sports includes football, softball, soccer, volleyball, and other games

Repticon – 50% Off

Repticon

War Memorial Auditorium

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 64% Off Yoga at Green Monkey

Green Monkey

Multiple Locations

$189 $69

Guests can choose from 36 types of yoga classes such as beginners’, Vinyasa, power, and gentle therapeutics yoga

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 62% Off Fitness-Training Classes

Bodytek Fitness

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Hourlong workouts blend cardiovascular exercise and weight training to help build muscle and increase endurance

55% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Predators

Oakland Park

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Salsa Lessons

Casa Salsa

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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Experienced instructors teach guests of all abilities to perform salsa's footwork, spins, and partnering skills

Up to 89% Off Classes at Club One CrossFit

Club One CrossFit

Oakland Park

$189 $29

Certified trainer leads intense, ever-changing daily workouts that feature functional-movement exercises, working out full physiques

NaN Off Domestication Classes

Sublicious Farms

Oakland Park

$0 $0

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Up to 47% Off Go-Karting and Games at Boomers!

Boomers!

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $16.99

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Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

50% Off BYOB Painting Class at The Velvet House

The Velvet House

Dania Beach

$50 $25

Thursday–Saturday classes invite students to bring their own wine and, with the help of the class instructor, recreate a famous painting

Up to 57% Off Kids' Art Camp

C By Me Creative Art Studio

Hollywood

$30 $15

Kids participate in arts and crafts activities that change each day and may include bracelet making, canvas painting, and messy art

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at Tailored Fitness

Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

$200 $35

40-minute boot camps feature calisthenics, plyometrics, & medicine ball exercises with training circuits that cater to clients of all levels

Up to 54% Off Scrapbooking or Card-Making Classes

Scrapbooking Depot

Lincoln Park West

$25 $12

Classes teach students how to create lovely and personal works of art using scrapbooking materials

Up to 52% Off Swimming Lessons

Delphi Swim School

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Instructors teach kids the basics of swimming and aquatic manuevers in a calm, fun environment

60% Off Services

Optimum Balance

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

$45 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like youp

50% Off Martial Arts

Extreme Academy Of Martial Arts

Lauderdale Lakes

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Snorkeling at Gold Coast Scuba

Gold Coast Scuba

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

$75 $39

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Knowledgeable guides provide all equipment and instruction before exploring local waterways from the beach at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Up to 68% Off at Elite International Dance Academy

Elite International Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $20

Hone the steps of the salsa, fox trot, or tango in evening classes, or sync up with a partner's steps in a one-hour private salsa lesson

Up to 81% Off at Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

Up to 86% Off Kickboxing Classes

Kickboxing Plantation

Plantation

$90 $15

Instructors blend boxing techniques and swift kicks into fitness kickboxing classes that help burn calories and tone bodies

Up to 66% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Kumite Martial Arts

Plantation

$100 $39

Instructors lead groups through the rapid punches, kicks, and blocks of kickboxing for a cardio workout

$39 Off Photography Workshop

Paulo Jordao Photography

Plantation

$145 $39

Workshops for digital-camera owners—with a special focus on digital SLRs—emphasize departing from factory settings, lighting, and editing

55% Off Boot Camp

Goto Training

PLANTATION

$100 $45

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Up to 81% Off at Kickboxing Broward

Kickboxing Broward

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Kickboxing classes combine an intense cardio workout with practical self-defense training

Up to 56% Off Private Riding Lessons at Lazy Meadows Farm

Lazy Meadows Farm

Plantation

$145 $69

Private dressage lessons taught by a USDF Qualified rider perfect for gift-giving season

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Courses at LIV UP Crossfit

LIV UP Crossfit

Sunrise

$150 $45

An inviting staff stocks a CrossFit gym with barbells, Olympic rings, and other tools for workouts for enthusiasts of all levels

86% Off Classes at Broward CrossFit

Broward CrossFit

Davie

$250 $35

All-encompassing conditioning and exercise program built around weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, and running

Up to 60% Off Outdoor Boot Camp Classes

G20 BootCamp

Davie

$99 $45

High intensity cardio-vascular and strength training interval fitness workouts combine suspension training, kettlebells, and calisthenics

Up to 67% Off Latin Dance Classes at Dancing Through Life

Dancing Through Life

Davie

$75 $25

Accomplished instructors at upscale dance and fitness studio share the techniques and thrills of Latin dances, including salsa and bachata

Up to 56% Off at Kabooms Amusement & Party Center

Kabooms

Weston

$40 $20

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35,000 square-foot family-fun center with laser tag, a roller rink, and bounce houses; includes 30-credit arcade game card and 10 tokens

66% Off Personal Training

Body Fitt

Davie

$90 $31

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53% Off at CrossFit Grounds

CrossFit Grounds

Davie

$125 $59

Ever-changing workouts blend strength training, cardio, and gymnastics

Up to 55% Off Horseback Riding

M & M STABLES

Multiple Locations

$125 $59

Guide Melissa leads riders along trails and around equestrian parks on one-hour rides; lessons explore riding technique, care, and handling

60% Off Boot Camp at RingFit

RingFit

Westwind

$50 $20

Boot camps include kickboxing, boxing, and CrossFit-inspired exercises designed to help clients burn calories and sculpt their bodies

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Xtreme Indoor Karting's 90,000-square-foot facility buzzes with the energy of Bowman Arrow karts as they whiz between the checkered flags that line the railing of the indoor go-kart track. All sporting Honda engines, three kart models take to the half-mile asphalt stage where child and adult racers show off their skills, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. The racing theme pervades the facility, including the 18 holes of the indoor miniature golf course, which are peppered with half tires and watered with tears of joy from past Indy 500 winners. More than 100 different interactive games—including racing simulators—flicker inside the arcade, and rows of billiards tables line the black-and-white checkered floors of the Finish Line Sports Bar. Charged with fueling all of these activities, the kitchen staff at the Fast Track Café whip together burgers, wraps, and pizzas. For kid's-only entertainment, the staff supervise a day camp throughout the summer months, when all of the country's teachers traditionally lose their keys to the school.

5300 Powerline Rd
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

The pirates have taken over the ship, their ebullient singing and laughter filling the salty sea air and alerting those around them that this is no ordinary vessel. One of these rowdy buccaneers halts his sea chantey to lift his eye patch, smudging his dark beard in the process, which elicits giggles from his fellow sailors sporting similar face paint. These freebooters are not gruff pirates, but rather youthful adventurers partaking in one of Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures' daily cruises along the crystalline waters of the south Florida coast.

Dedicated to both educating and entertaining kids of all ages, Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures' crew of well-trained staffers keeps wee passengers enthralled with action-packed aquatic outings. Before shipping off on the U.S. Coast Guard–certified Bluefoot, sea-dogs-in-training partake in a buccaneering crash course replete with face painting, pirate-slang translations, and studies on the linguistic evolution of landlubber. Journeys embark from the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in search of a treasure chest's lost key and culminate with an epic water-cannon fight with the nefarious Barnacle Bill. Upon docking, junior pirates receive an official certificate and a take-home bag of booty.

801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

At the age of 5, Captain David Ide had already navigated the back canals of South Florida in his own 8-foot motored dinghy. Over the years, the sea tugged at him even more; he amassed fishing knowledge by talking to locals on the docks during his family's annual trips to the Bahamas, and at the age of 15 he began working on the fuel docks at Lauderdale Marina. The following year, he was asked to compete in his first professional fishing tournament. Though he sometimes still competes, Captain David spends most of his time aboard the US Coast Guard-licensed _Lady Pamela II_—leading drift-fishing trips around South Florida's natural reefs and shipwrecks,

The 41-foot custom-built and tournament-ready Hatteras boasts a 15-foot beam, air-conditioned bridge, and refrigerators, as well as ample electronics for detecting fish and any ghost ships before they rise from the ocean. At this vessel's helm, Captain David pilots passengers armed with rods, tackle, and various types of bait out to distances of 2, 10, or up to 20 miles from shore on extended daytime and nighttime trips. Groups may hunt in search of small targets such as tuna, snapper, grouper, and mahi-mahi, or larger quarry such as broadbill swordfish and hammerhead or bull sharks.

2301 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

15th Street Fisheries illustrates a key facet of the circle of life: you feed the fish, and the fish feed you. Every evening, guests head to the edge of the docks to feed schools of giant tarpon—fish that can grow up to 8 feet long—with shrimp from the nearby store. It's a feat made possible by the restaurant's location on the Lauderdale Marina, a hub for pedestrians and boats alike on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Floating above the silvery tarpon, yachts, fishing boats, and other charters pass in view of the upstairs dining room. The space resembles an upscale boathouse with eclectic seafood entrees to match. Start with a bowl of Bahamian-style conch chowder or shrimp and grits, then choose from an impressive list of prepared fish, including miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and pan-roasted black grouper. The Maine lobsters on the menu weigh 2 to 3 pounds, depending on how often they crawled ashore to go to the gym, but you can also order a spiny lobster tail with baby bok choy. Downstairs, the dockside café offers more casual fare and live music on weekends.

1900 SE 15th St
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

Everglades Holiday Park unveils the natural splendor of one of Earth's last undisturbed territories with invigorating airboat tours and interactive alligator presentations. Visitors to the untamed river of grass explore its wetlands and observe its animal residents, and tour guides keep encroaching gators at bay with pointed comments of historic and ecological significance. The powerful airboat fleet features a covered passenger vessel for all-weather observation and an innovative zephyr-harnessing propulsion system that allows boats to swiftly skim across the Everglades' grassy rivers while sneaking up on unsuspecting patches of spanish moss. The park is also home to Animal Planet's Gator Boys; most of the reality show's episodes are filmed here.

The park complements boat tours with 20-minute gator presentations that star a cast of live alligators and shed some light on nature's last remaining dinosaurs. The boat captains are always available for private charters, which can be stocked with food, beverages, and ice at the park's 24-hour general store before heading out for fishing expeditions or leisurely cruises through the glades.

21940 Griffin Rd
Southwest Ranches,
FL
US

Dapur’s chef and designer, Edi Mulyanto, draws on culinary traditions from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan while chopping, sautéing, and simmering Pan Asian tapas and entrees. A reviewer for the Miami Herald praises the elaborate sushi rolls, which include lobster and rock shrimp, as “crowd-pleasing” and predicts that the 7,000-square-foot venue will enjoy “sweet success.” Many of the menu’s ingredients, according to Edge, spring from Mulyanto’s own garden or sorcerer nephew before ending up in small plates flavored with lime juice and garlic ponzu jelly.

A giant golden Buddha statue surrounds diners lounging on the bar’s cherry-red couches or practicing casual heists with the modern art hung on the dining room’s purple walls. High ceilings support dangling chandeliers, and soft lighting spotlights artistically arranged plants and baskets. In addition to delighting eyes during dinner and drinks, this elegant interior also hosts Dapur's nightly events and theme nights. Stop in on Wine Down Wednesday and lift a glass to an all-you-can-drink wine special or fight off the impending work week on Sake To Me Sunday with cups of half-price sake.

1620 N Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

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