Sunday, May 20, 2012

Experience Fort Lauderdale - What to do, where to go


Posted by Jane Feehan

Experience Fort Lauderdale. See below for some of the things to do while visiting this area. Enjoy.

OUTDOORS
Water Taxi (best way to see the city) – 954-467-6677  
For schedule of stops along the Intracoastal Waterway, and fares, see:

Waterway Cruises – Charter or ticket  See: http://tinyurl.com/cftwaz2

Everglades AirBoat Rides - 863-983-6101
Billie Swamp Safari

Scuba (best spot in South Florida is off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea)
American Dream Dive Charters – 954-577-0338

Kayaking
Blue Moon Outdoor Center – 954-923-6711

Atlanticcoastkayack.com 954-781-0073

 Parasailing
Aloha Watersports – 954-462-7245
Neptune Parasailing- 954-525-1895

Charter Boat Fishing
  
Bahamas Express – 866-699-6988 or 954-278-3791
Day trip from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island

HISTORICAL FORT LAUDERDALE
Old Fort Lauderdale – 954-463-4431
219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
Largest collection of early 1900 buildings in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens – 954-563-5393
900 N. Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale  (off beach)

Stranahan House – where Fort Lauderdale was founded – 954-524-4736
335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301

ENTERTAINMENT
 Casino (several)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 866-502-PLAY (7529)
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL

Broward Center For the Performing Arts – 954-468-3282
201 SW Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

MUSEUMS
International Swimming Hall of Fame - 954-462-6536
One Hall of Fame Drive  
Fort Lauderdale, FL - www.ishof.org


Museum of Art – Fort Lauderdale – 954-525-5500
1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33301

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science – 954-467-MODS (6637)
IMAX Theater
Commodore  Brook Avenue off Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

SHOPPING
2414 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33304
Mid to upscale shopping center with restaurants
Public transport available; also near a Water Taxi stop
  

Las Olas Boulevardhttp://tinyurl.com/dyr2j4
Upscale boutiques, art galleries, jewelry and restaurants and entertainment
Runs west off A1A, south of Sunrise

Sawgrass Mills – http://tinyurl.com/75v8up6
12801 West Sunrise Blvd.
Giant collection of outlet stores, restaurants and entertainment venues
County bus transport available. Schedules at: http://tinyurl.com/6por9ut


MUST SEE:
View from Pelican Landing at the Hyatt’s Pier 66 Hotel
On dock, stairs no elevator. See more info at: http://tinyurl.com/79lbgnv

Mermaid show at Sheraton Yankee Clipper – Friday evenings 

If interested in Fort Lauderdale history, use search box at top right for FLORIDA HISTORY

Don't forget the beach towel!





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