Ft. Lauderdale has Sun, Beaches and Lots of Familty Fun
Your next getaway can be as awe-inspiring as miles of blue waterways, as inviting as soft golden sands and as soothing as gentle ocean breezes. If your next getaway is in Greater Fort Lauderdale, that is.
Every visit is a fresh taste of paradise, from the Blue Wave beaches to the yacht-filled waterways to the exotic Everglades. So come on down and enjoy a welcome change of pace in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
How about Professional Sports: Watch the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins play at Sun Life Stadium, see the NHL in action at the BankAtlantic Center, home to Florida Panthers ice hockey, or watch the NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers play at the Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
How about some water-based activities: Ramp up your vacation with scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing and sport fishing. If fishing is indeed your thing, don't miss the interactive exhibits at the International Game Fish Association's Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. Meanwhile, more than 50 area golf courses offer you the full country club experience as well as public links for any skill level.
Something for Families and Kids:
Whether you are looking for an educational destination, one filled with sports and shopping for the whole family, the perfect dining spots for kids or South Florida's best family-friendly special events and packages, look no further than Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the Museum of Discovery & Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Young at Art Children's Museum is a great choice for the younger child, while Boomers will brighten your older child's day. For the animal-lover and budding environmentalist, don't miss a visit to the Everglades, Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Scooter, canoe, jet ski and other watersports are sure to thrill the family.
ALLEY-OOP SKIM FLORIDA...Providing an enjoyable skimboarding learning experience using some of the best skimboarding instructors in the sport. Offering lessons, day camps, clinics, guided travel and everything a skimboard enthusiast could want..
BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI...Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in the Florida Everglades. Learn about the Unconquered Seminole Tribe of Florida on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation located in the Florida Everglades. Swamp Buggy Eco-Tours
BLUEFOOT PIRATE ADVENTURES...Where children and adults alike, come to experience the magic of sailing in South Florida in search of treasure. Come on a voyage into a world of treasure hunts and battles on the high seas!
BUEHLER PLANETARIUM...Located at the Broward Community College.
BUTTERFLY WORLD...Thousands of live, exotic, rainbow-hued butterflies dwell in acres of waterfalls, orchids, roses, tropical gardens, hummingbirds, lorikeet, insectarium.
EZRIDE SURF SCHOOL...Professional Surf Lessons offered at multiple beach locations.
FLAMINGO GARDENS...Spend the day in a 60-acre, not-for-profit botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary.
FORT LAUDERDALE DUCK TOURS...Amphibious duck tours, the eye opening tour lasts 1 ½ hours and is narrated by entertaining tour guides. Cruise both land and sea.
FUNKY FISH KIDS DAY...Drop your children off at this award winning ocean adventure camp on the beach voted as a "Top Children's Program in the World" running daily, year-round from 10am-3pm.
INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME...The museum is a multi-faceted attraction with exhibits featuring the world's largest, collection of objects d'art, rare photos, posters, films, swimsuits, Olympic medals, trophies and other swimming related artifacts dating from the days of ancient Assyria to modern times.
JUNGLE QUEEN RIVERBOAT...Sail to the tropical isle for an "All You Can Eat" dinner of ribs, chicken, shrimp with all the trimmings followed by a hilarious variety show.
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE...Dynamic hands-on exhibits and five-story IMAX 3D Theater puts you in the center of the action.
MY JEWISH DISCOVERY...Alvin and Evelyn Gross Family Children's Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum of Jewish culture, history and values where children and families learn about the joys of Jewish life.
SAWGRASS NATURE CENTER...Explore nature, interact with live animals, create crafts and get "down & dirty" in the gardens.
SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK...Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure, the Everglades.
SWAP SHOP...A 180,000 sq ft air-conditioned shopping and entertainment complex featuring brand-name merchandise, international restaurants and 14-screen drive-in theater.
XTREME INDOOR KARTING...Set up teams for an endurance race complete with pit stops to the final team victory lap. Race on one of the fastest & longest indoor karting tracks in the world in a Bowman Arrow Race Kart.
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