Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Concealed Weapon Certificate Course for One or Two at Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC

Comfort Inn

US Marines teach eight-hour CCW and CWP courses that meet Florida’s requirements to apply for a concealed-weapon license

$135 $45

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at War Memorial Auditorium on November 15 or 16 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

War Memorial Auditorium

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

$30 $15

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$79 for a Jet-Ski and Beach Package for Two from Doctor Jet Ski & Boat Rental ($159 Value)

Doctor Jet Ski & Boat Rental

Fort Lauderdale

Duos zoom to the open ocean during one-hour jet-ski rentals, play mini golf all day, and relax on the beach

$159 $79

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Speed-Boat Rental Mornings or Monday–Friday, or 1-Year Membership from Best Boat Club and Rentals (Up to 55% Off)

Best Boat Club and Rentals

Multiple Locations

Choose from a variety of speed boats and standard boats with cabins and sun decks

$329 $149

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Four-Hour Off-Shore Fishing Charter for 1, 2, 4, or 6 from Fish Lauderdale (Up to 58% Off)

Fish Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Two crewmembers assist groups in using live bait and heavy-duty rods to catch aqua fauna such as shark, snapper, and sailfish

$200 $95

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Airboat Tour and Live Alligator Show for One, Two, or Four from Everglades Holiday Park (40% Off)

Everglades Holiday Park

Fort Lauderdale

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

$25 $15

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Two-Hour Kayak Rental for One or Two, or Kayak Tour for One from Sunrise Paddleboards (Up to 71% Off)

Sunrise Paddleboards

Bal Harbour

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

$40 $12

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$22 for Movie, Popcorn, and Drinks for Two at Gateway Theatre (Up to $41.50 Value)

Gateway Theatre

Fort Lauderdale

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

$41.50 $22

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Four-Hour Drift Fishing Trip for One or Two from Fishful Thinkful (Up to 31% Off)

Fishful Thinking

Barrier Island

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

$40 $28

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3-Hour Paddleboard Rental for 1 or 2, or 1-Hour Paddleboard Tour for 2 from BC Surf & Sport (Up to 81% Off)

BC Surf & Sport

Poinsettia Heights

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

$75 $16

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One-, Two-, or Three-Month Unlimited CrossFit Membership at The Training Pit (Up to 89% Off)

The Training Pit

North Lauderdale

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

$320 $36

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$80 for a One-Hour Introductory Shooting Class for Two at Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium ($160 Value)

Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium

Fort Lauderdale

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

$160 $80

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CrossFit and Fitness Classes at CrossFit Empirical (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available.

CrossFit Empirical

Dania Beach

Trainers customize core-strengthening functional fitness routines to sculpt students’ physiques

$180 $45

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes for One or Two at H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse (Up to 79% Off)

H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse

Croissant Park

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

$165 $49

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NRA Basic Pistol Course for One or Two at Regnum Firearms Training Incorporated (Up to 52% Off)

Regnum Firearms Training Incorporated

Class/Gun Range

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

$140 $69

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$75 for Parasailing Ride for Two at Aloha Watersports ($150 Value) 

Aloha Watersports

Barrier Island

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

$150 $75

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$8 for Admission for Two to the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (Up to $16 Value)

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

Poinciana Park

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

$16 $8

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7 or 12 CrossFit Classes at American Top Team (Up to 54% Off)

American Top Team - Weston

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Stress Less Yoga (Up to 86% Off)

Stress Less Yoga

Multiple Locations

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

$250 $39

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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.

801 Seabreeze Blvd
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

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

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
US

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