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Things To Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale attractions, retail establishments, museums and restaurants are open with health-conscious protocols in place.

You'll find plenty of wide open spaces to enjoy outdoor activities at our many parks and nature attractions, and of course, there are 24 miles of beautiful beaches in eight distinct beach communities. 

As you plan your visit, you can check out our Virtual Vacation Experiences page where you'll find entertaining virtual tours of museums, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and more. And don't miss the beautiful views from our beach webcams!


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Amidst the exotic Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean’s endless waves are a plethora of things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale. From Blue Wave Beaches to big city entertainment, Greater Fort Lauderdale has all the relaxation and recreation you’ve been looking for.

From art walks to airboats, fill your vacation plans with a vibrant selection of things to do. Try something new, or simply take in the view. Greater Fort Lauderdale has all you’re looking for -- and more.

A one-stop vacation shop, Fun Center has segway tours and boats, jet skis, scoop coupes, bikes, scooters, golf carts to rent, along with Everglades and helicopter tours. 

Places to Go and Sights to See

Nothing says vacation like indulging in shopping and taking time for spas and wellness. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an astonishing array of spas and wellness centers where you can allow yourself to be pampered and leave ready to check out world-class shopping centers like Sawgrass Mills, The Galleria, and Las Olas Boulevard.
Finished soaking up the shops and spas? It’s time to visit the many attractions that make Broward County famous, including airboat tours of the Everglades, dive adventures right off the shore, segway tours of the city, and helicopter rides along the most beautiful stretch the eastern seaboard has to offer. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway in style with Greater Fort Lauderdale’s tours and sightseeing cruises that provide a fun day on the water in the Venice of America.

Outdoor Entertainment for All

By land, sea, or air, there are infinite ways to appreciate what Greater Fort Lauderdale has to offer, including chances to appreciate parks and nature. You can get up close and personal with giant alligators and Florida panthers, or meet slightly more friendly fauna by visiting nature centers such as Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Many of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best outdoor adventures are also pet-friendly and ready to welcome your four-legged friends.
For kid-friendly outings in Greater Fort Lauderdale there are lots of fun choices. Stay tuned for news on the reopening of the Museum of Discovery & Science with exhibits and activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. Adventurous families seeking a break from indoor remote learning will love to explore our Top 8 Greater Fort Lauderdale Experiences for Remote Working Families. 

Learn, Play, Game

Greater Fort Lauderdale’s other museums, arts, and entertainment spots are must-visit venues as well, from films at Savor Cinema and fine arts at the Coral Springs Museum of Art to live music, dance, and theater at venues like the BB&T Center, Hard Rock Live, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The energy of South Florida is evident at Greater Fort Lauderdale’s sports and recreation offerings as well, providing visitors with the chance to watch NFL and Division I football at the Hard Rock Stadium, play top-notch golf courses, or fish the same waters pro anglers ply.
And long after the sun goes down, the party keeps right on going. From blackjack and poker to thoroughbred racetracks and jai-alai courts, Broward County offers high-stakes, high-energy casinos and gaming 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a true can’t-lose-proposition.

Culture and Recreation

As the country’s most diverse and welcoming region, multicultural travel and LGBT+ travel are two areas where Greater Fort Lauderdale particularly excels. Its culture and abundance of attractions ensure that there’s something for everyone. The only trouble will be narrowing down your choices and deciding what to save for your next visit.
If you’re overwhelmed by the options, check out Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Top 10 Things To Do and the list of Free Things To Do. For opportunities unavailable anywhere else, be sure to see the list of Unique Things To Do in Broward County and ensure that you return home with an experience you couldn’t have had anywhere else.

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