Fort Lauderdale offers a wide range of activities for all types of travelers:

- In/outdoor activities for families - Romantic programs for couples - Cheap/free attractions for budget travelers - Unique activities for Everyone

Family-friendly activities to do in Fort Lauderdale

Hit Fort Lauderdale Beach

The beautiful white sand and clear blue waters will make you feel like being somewhere in the Caribbean!

Stroll through the historic Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Step through the doors of this 35-acre beachfront estate for a taste of Old Florida charm. Former home of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, Bonnet is a remarkable blend of art, history, and nature.

Participate in an Interactive Bluefoot Pirate Cruise

Ready for an adventure? Become a pirate for the day aboard the Bluefoot Pirate Ship on a spirited excursion along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Get up close with local flora and fauna at Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is not just a place to see flamingos. You can enjoy a wildlife encounter, view a stunning array of native flora, or hop on a tram tour around the grounds.

Visit Butterfly World

When you tire of the beach, head to Butterfly World for a mesmerizing spectacle! mind-boggling 20,000 butterflies!!

Romantic programs for couples in Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy a tropical isle dinner and a show on a Jungle Queen Cruise

Savor the beauty of Fort Lauderdale on a romantic dinner cruise with your honey aboard the Jungle Queen.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure with Craft Food Tours

Bond over food as you explore the vibrant food scene along the famed Las Olas Boulevard on this guided, walking food and drink tour.

Take a day trip to the quaint Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Relax on the pristine sands with your date or walk hand-in-hand to the soothing sound of waves. Want to amp it up?

Rediscover serenity at the Secret Woods Nature Center

Hike through this extraordinary parcel of nature is ideal for a romantic afternoon. This expansive 57-acre preserve comprising three ecosystems is a short drive from Fort Lauderdale, in Dania Beach.

Spend some time in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Just 10 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock is THE place to enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife.

Indoor activities to do in Fort Lauderdale

Learn something new at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)

Head to MODS downtown for more than 150,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.

Non-stop fun at Xtreme Action Park

From bowling to go-kart racing and roller skating to ropes course adventure, there are plenty of options for those looking for action.

Outlet Shopping

Located in Sunrise, 14 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet mall in the country!

Get inspired at the NSU Art Museum

Inside, you’ll find an exceptional collection of more than 7500 works that span all facets of the history of civilization. You don’t want to miss this!

Catch a performance at the Broward Center for Performing Arts

From ballet and theater to musical performances and opera, there’s a smorgasbord of choices to pick from when visiting Broward Center for Performing Arts.

Free/Cheap activities to do in Fort Lauderdale

Tour the city on the Community Shuttle

Just hop on the Community Shuttle and enjoy effortless transportation around the city without spending a dime!

Have fun at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

There’s a full plate of activity options at this beachfront park located just south of the Bahia Mar Resort, and the park is free to access!

Explore the stunning Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Behold this sliver of natural splendor smack in the middle of the bustling city! Nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, this urban oasis offers something for everyone.

Head to Swap Shop

With hundreds of vendors selling different kinds of goods, this market is just the place for bargain hunters. Just be sure to brush up on your bargaining skills!

Soar over to the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

This museum is also your go-to place to learn more about the intriguing mystery of Flight 19 that vanished over the Bermuda Triangle in 1945.

Unique activities to do in Fort Lauderdale

Get up to speed with the city’s history at the iconic Stranahan House Museum

Get a sense of where the city got its start with a guided tour of this historic home. A must-see on your Fort Lauderdale vacation!

Meet mermaids

A meal and drink alongside living mermaids? Yes! These whimsical, half-human, half-fish creatures are the real deal at the one-of-a-kind Wreck Bar.

Pop into the unique Old Florida Book Shop

This unique bookstore in Fort Lauderdale offers a world of literary treasures -30,000 to be exact- stored in towering floor-to-ceiling bookshelves!

See the larger-than-life Hollywood art murals

Pink-haired mermaids with large, soulful eyes. Photorealistic portraits of Dali, Kahlo, and Basquiat. A woman in a red dress floating in a pool of blue. These are just a few of the show-stopping, oversized outdoor murals that form...

Take a Venetian gondola ride through the canals

Don’t leave without taking a gondola ride on your Fort Lauderdale beach vacation. The city is the “Venice of America,” after all!