It almost seems like hearsay to talk about fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale without mentioning golf courses. If you’re in the area and want to get in a game, rest assured there are several public and private locations in the area. That being said, following are things to do in Fort Lauderdale that also spike imagination and excitement for individuals and families.
There’s something about shopping in a different location that adds to the adventure of travel. The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale is a lot of fun for every member of your group. Complimentary stroller and wheelchair rental are part of the Galleria’s customer friendly service. Shop the brands you know and be surprised by the specialty stores while looking for gifts to take home. Choose from some of your favorite eateries for lunch, a snack, or dinner. Contact guest services for coupons and information about special events.
2.Riverfront Gondola Tours
See the classic parts of the city from the water with Riverfront Gondola Tours. The father and daughter team of experienced captains welcomes everyone aboard, including children. Each gondola carries up to six passengers. The two-hour voyage is one of the most interesting, fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale. Bring the beverage and foods of your choice for an evening or a daytime picnic while traveling the Venice of America. Water, tableware, and soft drinks are included with your reservation.
The electric-powered boats are quiet so you can hear the chatter of peacocks and other colorful birds. Rich tropical foliage and wildlife like iguanas vie for attention with the colorful, stately buildings and yachts. Reserve your space by calling Riverfront Gondola Tours at 754-206-5950
Tourists and locals will find several businesses that rent wave runners. Be prepared for a short class on how to operate and safely ride wave runners. The lesson is covered in the rental fee and only takes about 10 minutes of your time. Friendly, knowledgeable staff check to be sure your life vest is fitted properly and that you are comfortable with your ocean adventure. You’ll feel safe venturing out for a ride among divers, boaters, and kayakers.
4. Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area
Enjoy a picnic at one of the spacious tables in Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area. A paved path loops around the area, taking walkers, runners, or cyclers along a shady route past the scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The park is one of the things to do in Fort Lauderdale that offers a lot of variety, such as viewing manatees, tortoises, and dolphins enjoying their natural environment.
Access the beach through an underground tunnel. The dog will like the quality playtime available at this pet friendly park. Park rangers are friendly and professional. Visitors can fish from the seawall or rent skates, kayaks, and bikes to make the journey easier than walking.
5. The Wreck Bar
Enjoy the mild nightlife in Fort Lauderdale by enjoying a hamburger and drink in the shipwreck décor at The Wreck Bar. The live mermaid show provides entertainment while enjoying your meal and a cool beverage with friends. Kids are welcome at The Wreck and may be invited to be part of the show.