Finding Fort Lauderdale

Finding Fort Lauderdale

Florida is one of those bucket list places that many have plans to reach, and not just for the Disneyworld feature in Orlando. While Disneyworld is a nice touch for the state, there is so much more to Florida than the home of the original Mickey Mouse. Fort Lauderdale is a place renowned for its many beautiful beaches, events and areas steeped in history.

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Credit: Pexels

If you are ever planning to road trip the many beautiful areas of Florida, Fort Lauderdale should 100% be on your list. You can say hello to the wild side and see the sea turtles right up on the beaches. You can experience getting up close with butterflies in the aviaries and even get to know a gator in the Everglades on a personal level. Fort Lauderdale has so much to offer, whether you’re bumming around the beach with a tent on your back, or pulling up to Pier 66 Marina in a yacht for the weekend. Where you can, you have to maximise your Floridian experience and if you put the attractions below on your Fort Lauderdale map, you can find the fun you are looking for.

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Credit: Flickr

For The Nature Lover

If you want a beautiful Floridian beach without the crazy kids partying the night away, you want Fort Lauderdale beach. It’s a less chaotic beach compared to Miami Beach, and yet you still get the miles of white, soft sand and the clear oceans. There is a promenade lined with palm trees, eateries and shopping options that can give you a break from all that ocean air should you want it. If you’re looking to dive further into nature, Sawgrass Recreation Park is the place to be. Airboat tours and close-up visits with the gators are experiences everyone should have at least once in their lives.

Credit: WikiMedia Commons: Stranahan House

Credit: WikiMedia Commons: Stranahan House

For The History Lover

Fort Lauderdale isn’t just a place of luxury where you can park the yacht and go exploring. It’s a place steeped in history and the presences of Bonnet House can tell you that. It’s got a romantic history, which you can read here, and it appeals to more than just the cultural history set. It’s got art lovers interested, horticulturalists interested, and animal lovers intrigued. The grounds are amazing, and the sheer abundance of historical artwork is a sight to be seen. There is also a living monument in the form of Stranahan House, which is the oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale. There are guided tours three times a day to take you into its past.

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Credit: Flickr

For The Entertainment Lover

Restaurants, bars and museums galore line Las Olas Boulevard. For those who love to shop, this is the place to be. You can choose to just go for a simple stroll and soak up the culture of the boulevard itself, and the quality of the food means you just won’t want to miss out on making a reservation.

Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone, so don’t miss out when you tour Florida.

 

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