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Top Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a vacation destination the whole family can enjoy. Located on the southeastern coast of Florida, Port Everglades is one of the top cruise ports in the country. Thanks to the city’s warm, tropical climate, Fort Lauderdale sees a rise in population during the fall and winter months. The downtown area also has several arts districts to explore as well as an active nightlife to check out. Continue scrolling for some of the top vacation ideas in Fort Lauderdale.

One, Two, or Four Adult or Kids' Admission to Gator Show at Everglades Holiday Park (Up to 10% Off)
One, Two, or Four Adult or Kids' Admission to Gator Show at Everglades Holiday Park (Up to 10% Off)
Fort Lauderdale
4.8
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One Adult Admission to Gator Show (Ages 12+)
One 60-Minute Airboat Tour or Private Airboat Tour with with Gator Show and Photos at Everglades Holiday Park
One 60-Minute Airboat Tour or Private Airboat Tour with with Gator Show and Photos at Everglades Holiday Park
Fort Lauderdale
4.8
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$21.99
One 60-Minute Airboat Tour, Gator Show, and Two Photos for One Adult (Ages 12+)
45-Minute Animal Encounter for Two, Three, or Four at Everglades Holiday Park
45-Minute Animal Encounter for Two, Three, or Four at Everglades Holiday Park
Fort Lauderdale
4.8
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$80.00
45-Minute Animal Encounter for Two People
Airboat Tour of Everglades, Alligator Show, and Pictures for Child or Adult from Alligator Tours (Up to 10% Off)
Airboat Tour of Everglades, Alligator Show, and Pictures for Child or Adult from Alligator Tours (Up to 10% Off)
4 Locations
4.8
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$49.00 $44.00
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Everglades Airboat Tour, Alligator Show, and Two Pictures for One Child
Two-Hour or Four-Hour Boat Rental at Captain Joe’s Boat Rental (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.
Two-Hour or Four-Hour Boat Rental at Captain Joe’s Boat Rental (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.
North Bay Village
4.6
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$210.00 $109.00
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Two-Hour 20' Hurricane Boat Rental for Up to Five People
General Admission for Two to the Fort Lauderdale History Museum (46% Off)
General Admission for Two to the Fort Lauderdale History Museum (46% Off)
Fort Lauderdale
4.5
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$30.00 $16.00
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City Tour, Everglades Tour, or Tour of City and Biscayne Bay from Safari Tours (Up to 48% Off)
City Tour, Everglades Tour, or Tour of City and Biscayne Bay from Safari Tours (Up to 48% Off)
Miami
4.0
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$39.00 $20.00
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One Miami City Tour ticket
Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership for Three Individuals at Haitian Heritage Museum (Up to $11 Off)
Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership for Three Individuals at Haitian Heritage Museum (Up to $11 Off)
Miami
4.5
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$20.00 $11.00
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Four, Six, or Eight--Hour BYOB Boat Rental from Gira Tours (Up to 50% Off)
Four, Six, or Eight--Hour BYOB Boat Rental from Gira Tours (Up to 50% Off)
Fort Lauderdale
5.0
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$1,400.00 $688.00
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Four-Hour BYOB Boat Rental

Fort Lauderdale has your entertainment needs covered. Enjoy the shops and restaurants along the beachfront promenade, the art galleries and boutiques downtown on Las Olas Boulevard, or concert venues and museums in the Riverwalk district.

Here are some of the top attractions in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Explore the everglades with Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale
  • Enjoy the Florida sun at Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Cruise the on New River the Jungle Queen Riverboat
  • Admire the works at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
  • Swim at the beach in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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Dinner Tickets to Cabaret Show, and Wine for Two or Four at Tatiana Restaurant & Cabaret Show (Up to 46% Off)
Dinner Tickets to Cabaret Show, and Wine for Two or Four at Tatiana Restaurant & Cabaret Show (Up to 46% Off)
Hallandale Beach
4.5
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$103.00 $57.00
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Dinner show tickets for two with one bottle of wine
The Dinner Detective Miami (Through August 30)
The Dinner Detective Miami (Through August 30)
Sunny Isles Beach
$165.80 $110.00
33% discount_off
Miami- 01/18/20–08/30/20: Two General-Admission Tickets to a Show plus Two Commemorative Merchandise Items
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Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
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$19.98 $10.00
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Through 08/01/20: One General-Admission Ticket to Any Virtual Show with a Digital Download of the album I Found Forever
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"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
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$19.95 $12.00
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Through 07/31/20: One Viewing
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Danny Gokey - Unplugged: Stories & Songs Tour on August 20
Danny Gokey - Unplugged: Stories & Songs Tour on August 20
Cooper City
$25.93 $19.50
24% discount_off
08/20/20 at 7 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket
5 bought
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
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$10.00 $5.00
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06/25/20 at 9 p.m. ET: One General-Admission Ticket
10+ bought
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
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$5.00
Name that Tune
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Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
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$41.49 $6.00
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7/17/20 at 12 a.m. EST: One General-Admission Ticket
1 bought
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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$275.00
Through 07/31/2020: Admission to Virtual Show for Up to 10 People
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Fort Lauderdale boasts many iconic landmarks to keep visitors busy. Some of the best tourist attractions include touring the Bonnet house, a plantation home in the middle of the city, and the FATVillage Arts District, a neighborhood of local galleries that hosts bi-monthly art walks.

Check out these other popular things to do in Fort Lauderdale:

  • The International Swimming Hall of Fame is the top place to learn about the aquatic pastime
  • Stranahan House offers once belonged to the founder of the city
  • The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is 30,000 square feet of antique car heaven
  • African-American Research LIbrary and Cultural Center celebrates African-American authors
  • The Anne Kolb Nature Center has both water and land trails
  • For families looking for something entertaining and educational, head over to the Museum of Discovery and Science. This two-floor interactive museum has an IMAX theater, several science exhibits, and two-story otter enclosure.

    Other family-friendly things to do near Fort Lauderdale:

    • Play on the jungle gyms at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
    • Become a buccaneer with Bluefoot Pirate Adventure
    • Meet the gators at the Sawgrass Recreation Park
    • Learn about the importance of art at Young At Art Museum
    • Watch a story come to life at Fort Lauderdale’s Children Theater

    One of the best things to do indoors in Fort Lauderdale is pampering yourself at one of the many resort or day spas. Opt in for a luxurious stay at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort or get your hair done at the Allure Spa.

    More things to do indoors near Fort Lauderdale include:

    • Stargazing at the Buehler Planetarium
    • Watching a performance Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    • Surrounding yourself with the beauty of nature at Butterfly World
    • Catching the latest musical being performed at Broward Stage Door Theater
    • Seeing the latest blockbuster at The Classic Gateway Theater

    West of Fort Lauderdale are the Everglades, Florida’s tropical wetlands filled with exotic fauna and wildlife. No trip to Fort Lauderdale would be complete without a trip out on an airboat to look for gators and panthers.    

    Other outdoor activities near Fort Lauderdale include:

    • Spending the day swimming and tanning on Sebastian Street Beach
    • Deep-sea fishing with Lady Helen Fishing Charters
    • Horseback riding at Tree Tops Park
    • Scuba diving on the surrounding reef
    • Going on a guided tour with Sunrise Paddleboards