Greater Fort Lauderdale’s assortment of adventures awaits you. Whether you want to relax on the beach as the sound of the waves lulls you to sleep or get your heart pumping on a zippy jet ski or helicopter, there are plenty of things to do. While we are famous for our 24 miles of powdery golden sand, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida has something for everyone from the budget traveler to the posh jetsetter with its thriving hospitality scene, unique neighborhoods, natural wonders and wildlife.
A Sandy Sneak Peak
Start exploring even before you set foot on our sands with the enchanting live beach webcams. Pick out the spot where you’re going to set up your beach umbrella and towel by clicking on one of the cameras overlooking Hollywood Beach, multiple views along Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or Pompano Beach. For an even deeper dive, head underwater with the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier’s underwater camera where you’ll be mesmerized with the fish and sea life swimming by. If you want to check out our river of grass, the Everglades Holiday Park camera lets you watch the airboats and maybe even a gator or two.
Nicknamed the Venice of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale has a plethora of waterways for you to cruise. Hop on a jet ski for a thrilling ride, become one with nature on a serene paddleboarding tour, charter a luxury yacht or glide down the New River on a romantic gondola. The possibilities are endless.
Force of Nature
One of our most unique natural wonders is our sea turtle nesting season. From March through October, Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes these creatures and their babies to our sands. As you’re strolling along area beaches, look out for the sea turtle nests, which are marked by the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, and make sure not to disturb them. They need all the help they can get because even the best estimates predict only one in 1,000 hatchlings will survive to become an adult.
Cruising the Coastline
Hopping into your car, you can check out nine of our beach communities that are located along the A1A Scenic Highway. The 32 miles of now-paved road have been a part of this region’s history for centuries from Native American routes to pioneer trails. Today, you can stroll down one of four piers, explore nature including two state parks, indulge in a variety of restaurants, and of course, don’t forget the beach that’s just steps away.
If you’re looking to electrify your vacation and really treat yourself, professional racecar driver and television racing commentator Townsend Bell has designed four luxury tours for you. With so many things to do in Fort Lauderdale, the stellar lineups include an unforgettable fishing trip, a race around the track ending with a visit to the first-ever guitar hotel, a delicious dock and dine experience, and a helicopter ride to the hockey game.
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