When you’re ready to go beyond the beaches, it’s time to visit the attractions that make Greater Fort Lauderdale famous. There are infinite ways to appreciate all that Greater Fort Lauderdale has to offer, and the region has plenty of culture and history to learn about. Whether you’re looking for sea turtles or a peek into South Florida’s past, there are tours, hikes, museums, and attractions ready to satisfy your curiosity.
Get the Big Picture
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a geographically diverse region that includes beachfront, bayous, canals, farmland, estuaries, and bays. There’s no better way to survey the landscape than to take a helicopter tour from Best Activity Deals or TourHelicopter.com. Either business can provide a bird’s-eye view of the region and help you scope out the best spots for future adventures. And Fun Center Fort Lauderdale has a variety activities from segway tours to helicopter tours to get your vacation started.
To get the lay of the land by cruising Greater Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, try a tour on the Jungle Queen Riverboat, which plies the Intracoastal Waterway and New River. Or, go a more personal ride on the Las Olas Gondola, which takes off from Las Olas Boulevard, and has two route options to choose from. If you’d like to survey the landscape from the sea, book a cruise with Captain Ron Yacht Charters. Captain Ron’s 40-foot sailboat lets you gaze at Greater Fort Lauderdale from offshore. If you're looking for more of an adrenaline rush, consider 5 Star Jet Ski Rentals.
Don’t Miss the Wildlife
In order to see the wilderness just beyond Greater Fort Lauderdale, take an airboat ride and get up close and personal with giant gators with Billie Swamp Safari or meet slightly more friendly critters at Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Greater Fort Lauderdale has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and offers visitors opportunities to see wildlife not found anywhere else in the United States. Wild Lime Adventures and the Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center provide some of the best year-round birding in North America.
To see that wildlife up close and personal, consider a kayak, boat, or paddleboard rental or tour from outfitters such as Sup Pup in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise Paddleboards in Sunrise, and Dragonfly Expeditions throughout Broward County. Greater Fort Lauderdale is awash in waterways and rich in methods to explore them.
For beachside views, check out the Flowrider Double and enjoy a surfing simulator experience.
When you’re done investigating the region’s past, have some fun figuring your way out of one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Escape Rooms. Boxroom Escape Games, Code to Escape, Escapology Fort Lauderdale, and Flummoxd all present visitors with puzzles to be solved to return to freedom—and to find another attraction to enjoy in Greater Fort Lauderdale!