Only two miles north of Port Everglades, you can experience the landscaped beachfront promenade with its signature white wave wall and brick-paved path. Across the street, visit luxury hotels and The Gallery at Beach Place for casual fun, shopping and dining. Catch the Sun Trolley to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fri-Mon 9:30am-6:30pm, $1 per person. Or rent a bicycle with AvMed Rides powered by Broward B-cycle. Check out a B-cycle and return it to any open station, $5 for the first 30 minutes, $5 each ½ hour after. Check website for locations. Distance from the Port: 3 miles, approx $12 taxi*
Downtown Fort Lauderdale, lasolasboulevard.com
Stroll, people watch, sip a latte at an outdoor cafe or shop the chic boutiques along Las Olas Boulevard, a sophisticated mile of fashion, art and sidewalk cafes. Stop by the Stranahan House, a preserved 1900s house furnished with antiques of the era. Join the party, a “Cycle Party” and go on a foodie tour of Las Olas Boulevard on a quadracycle. Or “follow the red brick road” of Riverwalk, the landscaped park, to the Arts & Entertainment District. Distance from the Port: 3.5 miles, approx $15 taxi*
Downtown Fort Lauderdale, riverwalkae.com
Located along the New River offering an array of exciting entertainment options with world-class concerts, events, unique galleries and dining -- Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and the Stranahan House. The 22-block district includes Las Olas Boulevard for fashion, dining and nightlife. Take a Segway Fort Lauderdale tour and cruise along the New River. Prices starting at $35/person. Distance from the Port: 3.1 miles, approx $13 taxi*
fort lauderdale water taxi
954-467-6677, watertaxi.com Closest dock to the Port is Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. $26 unlimited all day (seniors $21, kids $12), after 5pm $16. Family packs available.
jungle queen riverboat
954-462-5596, junglequeen.com Bahia Mar Yachting Center on A1A. 90-minute and 3-hour sightseeing cruise + dinner cruise. Adults from $24.95, under 12 $13.95. Distance from Port: 2.5 miles*
954-463-3440, riverfrontcruise.com Las Olas Riverfront.
90-min sightseeing cruise. Every 2 hrs from 11am-5pm. Adults $24, Kids 4-16 $14, Under 4 $1. Distance from Port: 3 miles*
900 N. Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale 954-563-5393, bonnethouse.org
Learn about Fort Lauderdale history, art, nature and a true love story at this
35-acre estate, nestled between the beach and Intracoastal Waterway. Open: Tues-Sun, 9am-4pm (last tour begins at 3:30pm). Closed Mon and Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day. Adults $20, children 6-12, $16, under 6 free. Gardens Only $10, Tram Tour $2. Distance from the Port: 4.2 miles*
3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie
60-acre botanical gardens and Everglades wildlife sanctuary. Bird of Prey Center & free-flight walk-through aviary, alligators, flamingos, bobcats, black bears & Florida panthers. Exotic & native plants, including Florida’s “Champion” trees. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $19.95, children 3-11 $12.95, under 2 free. Narrated tram tour & Wildlife Encounter show included. Distance from Port: 15 miles*
12801 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise
More than 350 designer outlets, specialty shops and restaurants await, along with The Colonnade Outlets, high-end luxury fashion, including Michael Kors,
Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s - The Outlet Store, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo. Dining scene includes: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, The Villagio, P.F. Chang’s, Grand Lux Cafe and more. Allow at least three hours to experience this shopping mecca. Distance from the Port: 16 miles*
751 SW 121 Ave, Davie, 954-424-0085, youngatartmuseum.org
An artrageous adventure awaits! Ride a subway, visit a cave and discover a dig in Artscapes. Build sand sculptures and recycled puppets in GreenScapes. Learn about faraway customs in CultureScapes. Explore the world of Alice in Wonderscapes. Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Thurs, 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm. Adults and children $14, seniors 62+ $12. Distance from the Port: 13.9 miles
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Located just off of Fort Lauderdale beach, The Galleria offers 120 stores
including: Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s, H&M and Red Door Spa. Dine at Truluck’s, Seasons 52, P.F. Chang’s and The Capital Grille. Distance from the Port: 6.8 miles*
FloridasHollywood.org or Hollywoodcra.org
Beach: Sheridan St. and Hollywood Blvd. Rent a “fun cycle” and cruise along the 2 1/2 mile paved Broadwalk, lined with cafes and shops.
Downtown: Browse art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Walk through the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, curated outdoor contemporary art murals by national & international recognized artists. Or explore ArtsPark at Young Circle. Get around via the Hollywood Trolley. Mon-Thurs 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-7pm. $1 per ride/per person (exact change required), kids 5 & under free. Distance from the Port: 10.8 miles*
(Mural photo courtesy of Jill C. Weisberg)
*Broward County taxi rates: $4.50 for the first mile, $2.40 each additional mile, $0.40 each minute of wait time. $3 port fee for transfers between FLL Airport and Port Everglades.