Scenically located on the Atlantic coast of Southern Florida, you will want to book your trip at any of the hotels in Fort Lauderdale and discover the famous “Venice of America.” The beautiful canal system and the vast number of miles of pristine shoreline make this beachfront destination the perfect place for your next vacation. With unlimited shopping opportunities, wonderful museums and amazing weather, here is a list of attractions you will not want to miss:
Although there are miles and miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches around Fort Lauderdale, the John U. Lloyd Beach State Parks is a perfect place to spend the day with friends and family. Enjoy fishing, surf casting, canoeing, swimming, boating and bathing in the sun. If you are interested in south Florida’s underwater beauty, Lloyd Beach has one of the most interesting shore dives in the area.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is a must as it features more than 40 exhibits and displays, illustrating the history of aquatic sports and recognizes the world’s greatest athletes. The museum, library and archives contain one of the largest collections of aquatic memorabilia, books, manuscripts and literature in the world. All of the athletes are renowned swimmers, divers, water polo stars and many other aquatic sports.
For a different type of attraction, you can visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk District. This place has something for visitors of all ages, it has the Amaturo Theater, which hosts small community theater productions; and the Au Rene Theater, a full-size performance theater that hosts operas, ballets, musicals, concerts and many more.
Take the kids on a special journey to the Museum of Discovery and Science as it is one of the best hands-on museums in all Florida. Spend a day exploring more than 200 interactive displays, including the “Living in the Everglades” exhibit, an 11,000 square foot nature trail and the “Runway to Rockets” exhibition; a space exhibit featuring simulated trips to the moon and mars. The museum is also home to a five-story-high screen at the Blockbuster IMAX Theater.
Smack in the middle of Fort Lauderdale is the 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, offering the perfect place to escape the city. Rent a canoe and paddle along the mile-long freshwater lagoon, or try your luck at fishing from the seawall. Take a hike along one of the trails and learn about local plants and wildlife. Paved paths are perfect for bike riding and inline skating.
Shopaholics will love visiting the largest outlet mall in the world, Sawgrass Mills. It features more than 250 name-brand stores and factory outlets like Neiman Marcus last Call, Nordstrom Rack, OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. The mall also features dining options ranging from full-service to fast food, several movie theaters and a wide variety of special events.
Book now at any of the Ft. Lauderdale hotels below to enjoy the sun, world-class art, museums and shopping unlike any other place. Have the perfect Florida vacation you have been waiting for and tell your friends and family to come with you, they will not be disappointed.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 33316-1853
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