Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

"Through the Looking Glass" – Up to 51% Off

Bailey Concert Hall

$24.50 $14

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Alice journeys into a mirror world and fights the evil Red Queen that rules it in this musical adaptation of Lewis Caroll's novel

Up to 39% Off Museum Exhibits and IMAX Admission

Fort Lauderdale

$53 $33

After exploring the museum's exhibits between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., head to the IMAX theater for a show, popcorn, and drinks

57% Off High-End Sport Car Test Drive

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

Drivers hop in a sleek exotic sports car such as a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Italia, or an Audi R8

94% Off 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

74% Off Rock Summer Camp

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

40% Off Rockstar Party for Up to 10 Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

Half Off Introductory Shooting Class

Fort Lauderdale

$160 $80

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

50% Off Spin or Yoga Classes

Fort Lauderdale

$160 $80

Instructors help students get fit in spin and yoga classes offered seven days a week

Up to 60% Off Kids' MMA or Self-Defense Classes

American Top Team

$100 $39.99

Alumni have appeared victorious in UFC rings

Up to 63% Off Scuba Classes from Scuba Network 

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Discover Scuba pool class lets novices breathe underwater; open water scuba certification with online training, pool sessions, & four dives

Half Off Parasailing Ride for Two  

Barrier Island

$150 $75

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

$8 for Antique-Car Museum Admission

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

70% Off Personal Training Sessions

Broward County

$250 $75

Work one-on-one with a personal trainer, or bring a partner along to work toward achieving fitness goals together with custom programs

Up to 91% Off Martial-Arts Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$320 $30

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

Up to 51% Off at Funderdome Indoor Kids' Playground

Harbordale

$30 $15

Kids can explore the ropes course, summit the climbing wall, discover the playground, find the sports complex, and dominate the laser maze

Up to 73% Off Hot-Yoga Classes

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

Lake Ridge

$125 $35

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

Up to 54% Off Cooking Classes or Dinner Parties

Harbordale

$300 $145

Hands-on cooking classes cover topics such as seafood preparation and pasta-making; dinner parties include assorted starters and wine

Up to 60% Off Yoga Classes

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

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

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

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

43% Off Private Yacht Experience for Up to 12

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Fort Lauderdale's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Half Off ElliptiGo Rental

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 70% Off Fitness Classes at 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

Poinciana Park

$100 $39

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

81% Off at Riptide CrossFit

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$185 $35

Instructors lead CrossFit classes featuring intense functional movements; Vinyasa yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, and focus

Up to 62% Off Fitness-Training Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

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

Up to 71% Off at Chi Yoga Center

Wilton Manors

$120 $35

Seasoned instructors guide students through several distinctive styles of yoga

55% Off

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

71% Off Round of Golf with Golf Pro

Fort Lauderdale

$580 $169

The four-hour playing lesson covers 18 holes as a touring golf pro dishes out custom instruction for playing situations

Up to 89% Off Classes at Club One CrossFit

Oakland Park

$189 $29

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

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes at Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

$140 $59

Tranquil, candle-lit yoga practice where instructors lead classes in vinyasa-style yoga

Up to 51% Off at Family-Entertainment Center

Dania Beach

$60 $30

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

50% Off Classic Car Rental from Classic Dream Rides

Dania Beach

$349 $174

Cruise around town in a regal Rolls-Royce, a cherry red 1965 Mustang, or one of several other timeless cars that put all eyes on you

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at 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

50% Off 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

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

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 Classes at John Wai Kung Fu Academy

Plantation

$100 $25

Martial-arts academy offers classes in kung fu, fitness kickboxing, and other practical disciplines

Up to 66% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Plantation

$100 $39

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

Up to 54% Off Youth or Adult Fitness Training

Plantation

$100 $49

Former NFL cornerback Benny Sapp and his team of trainers tailor workouts for adults, kids, and runners

Up to 90% Off at Pro-Style Dynamic Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$360 $39

Boot camps combine nutritional coaching, cardio, and weight training to help clients achieve fitness goals

55% Off Boot Camp

PLANTATION

$100 $45

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

Up to 56% Off Outdoor TRX Bootcamp

Plantation

$100 $49

Boot camp students improve physical and mental conditioning through TRX training in outdoor sessions and on-court tennis training

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

Plantation

$145 $69

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 80% Off Fundamentals Classes at Broward CrossFit

Davie

$150 $45

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

Up to 67% Off Latin Dance Classes at 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 67% Off at Kabooms Amusement & Party Center

Davie

$70 $29

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Roller skating, laser tag, paintball, and bounce house all under one roof

66% Off Personal Training

Davie

$90 $31

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

55% Off Fitness Classes

Davie

$197 $89

Students of all fitness levels work with a holistic life coach during fitness classes to increase overall health

Half Off a Discover Scuba Pool Session

Promenade West

$80 $40

Two-hour exploratory pool sessions initiate prospective divers to breathing underwater and using scuba gear correctly

60% Off Boot Camp at RingFit

Westwind

$50 $20

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

45% Off

441 Corridor

$100 $55

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

Up to 78% Off Personal or Group Training

Davie

$110 $29

A trainer with 12 years of weight training and coaching experience helps clients transform flab into lean muscle

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp at Body Therapeutix

Davie

$216 $39

Boot camp offers a variety of fun and challenging workouts that combine cardio, strength training, and plyometrics

Up to 73% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Davie

$72 $25

Boot-camp workouts blend physical therapy with functional movements to strengthen cores and improve postures

Up to 74% Off Personal- or Joint-Training

Davie

$195 $59

Personal trainers devise workout regimens involving resistance and weight-training that are customized to each client

Up to 81% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes and Uniform

Davie

$120 $35

Led by Tae Kwon Do Master, black-belt instructors teach classes that impart focus and discipline as students develop strength and stamina

Up to 65% Off Yoga Classes at Yoga Source

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

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Impassioned instructors helm more than 90 classes that include centering and invigorating yoga styles for students of all levels

Up to 53% Off "Psychosis" Multimedia Dance Show

Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

$32.04 $16

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Dancers create an empathetic portrait of mental illness, from a ballet performed in straitjackets to patients who use fantasy as catharsis

Up to 71% Off at TransForm Pilates

Grand Palms

$85 $29

Small classes provide instructors with plenty of time to give personal attention to students as they make use of Reformer machines

Half Off Tea Party for Up to 15 Kids

Downtown Hollywood

$125 $62

Two- to three-hour parties include games, tea, and snacks for 5–15 children

Up to 63% Off Personal Training at M.R. Fitness

Hollywood Hills

$75 $29

Personal trainers develop customized workouts and offer health advice in order to help clients lose weight and get fit

64% Off Personal Training

Parkside

$70 $25

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

Up to 79% Off CrossFit Bootcamp Classes at B2B Barbell Club

441 Corridor

$230 $49

CrossFit conditioning uses high-intensity, functional, and constantly varied exercises to enhance strength and overall fitness

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Hollywood

$90 $30

Fitness classes at an intimate studio invite clients to build core strength and stamina

50% Off Music Lessons

Hollywood Hills

$30 $15

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Up to 64% Off at Eric Kaplan School of Golf

The Club at Emerald Hills

$403 $149

Talented golf instructor works with touring professionals and recreational players to rebuild golf swings from the ground up

50% Off Capoeira

Royal Poinciana

$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 85% Off Dance or Yoga Classes or Belly-Dance Party

Downtown Hollywood

$250 $39

60-minute classes celebrate femininity through movement and physical expression; party teaches women belly-dance moves in a private setting

Up to 87% Off Classes at Oceanfront Fitness LLC

Multiple Locations

$99 $19

Unlimited access to classes including intensive boot-camp training and outdoor fitness sessions

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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
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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 Adventures' daily cruises along the crystalline waters of the south Florida coast.

Dedicated to both educating and entertaining kids of all ages, Bluefoot Pirate 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
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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
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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
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Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months–3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1–3 years without parents) teach wee swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly and little-known mountain-goat flail. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.

6861 SW 196th Ave
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
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The staff of Gold Coast Aquatic Adventures advocates for a playful outlook on the paddleboarding lifestyle. It's not uncommon to find their paddleboards holding more than a person—during a group paddle, they might also bear a cooler of drink. Aside from everyday paddleboard excursions, the business also helps facilitate paddle parties, "board meetings", and full-moon excursions, and they'll eagerly introduce newcomers to the sport by leading introductory lessons for those renting a board. Once completed, clients can then embark into coastal waters and nearby marinas for sightseeing combined with a healthy core workout.

For a more guided experience, visitors can also sign up for a paddleboard tour of South Florida's waterways. And, for those who have a favorite beach or large puddle near their home, Gold Coast Aquatic's instructors will bring the boards and lessons on-site for an additional fee.

3100 NE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
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