Lots of fun attractions in Fort Lauderdale and beyond
to do now for perfect memories later
There are several Ft Lauderdale attractions to please everyone in the family no matter what age they are right now.
So what else is there to do in Fort Lauderdale with the family, other than the beach? Plenty!
Younger children will get excited about the hands-on activities at the new children’s art museum or learn more about the Everglades.
Watch your older kids fall in love with science all of a sudden and watch 3-D films on a giant IMAX screen.
Everyone will enjoy walking through a lush, tropical garden and watch the flamingos do their dance.
Pick one or two or more from the list below and spend a day or two exploring fun things to do around the area.
Museum of Discovery and Science
Who knew science can be fun? Kids and adults will love the changing exhibits, the aquariums with fish and other creatures and learning about nature in Florida. Lots of hands-on activities!
This is located inside the Museum of Discovery and Science. Watch nature documentaries, feature blockbuster movies or even concerts in this giant screen.
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Your child can become a journalist for a few hours, make believe that he's the pilot of a airplane or act out her inner model diva.
Young at Art Children's Museum
They just opened up the bigger and better YAA Museum and it's great! This museum has lots of arts and craft things to do to keep your little ones busy in a nurturing environment.
Close to Las Olas Boulevard. This Ft Lauderdale attraction will tell you how the city all began with the story of Frank and Ivy Stranahan.
Old Fort Lauderdale
If you're interested in more Fort Lauderdale history, visit this attraction that's part of Riverwalk. The tour includes The New River Inn, the King-Cromartie House and a 1899 Replica School House. There is a short walk outside to get from one building to another.
This beautiful 60 acre garden can really give you a sense of the natural Florida. Highlights include the aviary, a tram tour and the Flamingo Pond. The garden gift shop will also make you want to take tropical plants home.
River Boat Cruises
Want to see Fort Lauderdale by boat? Catch one of the river boat cruises that tour the New River See huge mansions along the banks of the canals and understand why the city is nicknamed the "Venice of America".
Air Boat Rides
It's hard to believe that at one point, everything in South Florida most probably looked a lot like the Everglades. Take an airboat tour to see alligators and the famous river of grass.
Ft Lauderdale Jet Ski Rental
American Watersports provides jet ski rentals, kayak rentals, sailboat rentals, and paddle board rentals in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach FL. Jet ski tours and other water sport tours are also provided.
Las Olas Boulevard
A unique Ft Lauderdale attraction. Take a stroll down the city's most famous and elegant boulevard. There are shops and restaurants here that will suit every taste. Go to one of the many events that make the boulevard come alive.
This is a little gem that gives you a glimpse of Fort Lauderdale history. The interesting thing is, it’s located very close to one of the busiest beaches in the city. The main house tour is done all indoors but you can also stroll the gardens outdoors.
Watch butterflies flit and flutter all over the aviary. This attraction also includes very impressive gardens, fountains, birds and other insects.
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