Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
For most tourists, most things happen in Fort Lauderdale in and around the
beach. It's easy to forget that the city has several historic buildings and
museums that are worth a visit. Also, one can successfully take a look at the
scenery in and around Fort Lauderdale (and Florida). You will definitely see an
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Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale
This is a landmark museum with works by Picasso, Dalí, Moore, Warhol and more.
One of the museum's gems is the West's largest collection of cobra art (abstract
art). There are also several exhibitions featuring works by contemporary
artists. The Museum of Art is located on East Las Olas Boulevard.
Old Fort Lauderdale
Here you'll find plenty of historic buildings, including the New River Inn and
King Cromartie, which have been assembled into a museum complex. This is an
exciting journey through the history of Fort Lauderdale. The address is 219
SW 2nd Street
On Las Olas Boulevard is Stranahan House, Ft. Lauderdale's oldest house
Today, this is an interesting museum of turn of the century and an exciting
history of the Seminole Indians.
For 65 years, the Jungle Queen River Boat has been touring the canals of Ft
Lauderdale. 14 million guests have had the pleasure of taking the tour as a
daytime sightseeing or evening cruise. This is an excellent way to get to know
the area. The boat departs from 801 Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.
Las Olas Riverfront
Located on Las Olas Boulevard in Ft Lauderdale, this impressive entertainment
complex offers year-round entertainment, car shows, children's days, exhibitions
Museum of Discovery & Science
This is an impressive facility in Downtown Fort Lauderdale with exhibits
(including interactive ones), movies about the mysteries of the world and much
more. The Museum of Discovery & Gardens is an experience for both adults and
Bonnett House Museum & Gardens The
Bonnett House Museum [see photo first in the article] is a
luxury property with a jungle-like garden, created in its time by the married
couple Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett. In more than 30 rooms you can see a
wonderful collection of art and antiques. NB! The garden is an experience in
itself. The address is 900 N. Birch Road in Ft Lauderdale
Learn all about butterflies in Butterfly World, located in Tradewinds Park at
Coconut Creek. This is the largest park of its kind in the world, and there are
at least 5,000 different butterflies to see, all in a tropical setting. The
address is 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.
Tourist in Fort Lauderdale
Most of us who have arrived by plane from Norway wake up early the day after
arriving in Florida and Fort Lauderdale. The advice on how to handle "jet lag"
is as many as it is incomplete. If you can't sleep, you should enjoy morning
Getting up early also gives you more time to explore your new destination.
The best place to enjoy the sunrise in Fort Lauderdale is the beach or Ocean
Boulevard. On Ocean Boulevard you will probably meet someone who
is going to work early, joggers or people on roller skates who are speeding
Day 1 in Fort Lauderdale
After enjoying the sunrise, you will need a hearty breakfast. Most hotels in
Fort Lauderdale serve breakfast in pleasant surroundings. But you don't have to
eat at the hotel. You can dine at one of the many beachfront restaurants or
choose from a rich shelf just inside the town. An American example is
Egg & You, located at 2621 N Federal Highway, offering
affordable and tasty pancakes with blueberries, hash browns and wonderful egg
When morning dawns, we suggest you start softly and spend the morning at the
beach. Enjoy the sun, bath and why not rent jet ski or water ski for half an
Next stop is Evelyn and Fredric Bartlett's house. This house
is also called Bonnett House and is located on the boardwalk at the
bottom of Sunrise Boulevard. The house itself is worth a visit, but the
most interesting thing is the art collection and antiques that the couple Evelyn
and Bartlett collected during their lifetime. NB Closed on Mondays.
It might be appropriate to have a late lunch at the Sea Beach Plaza
amusement complex ? There it is as lively in the daytime as in the
evening. Menus from all over the world are served. Here you will find
traditional American food as well as food from Spain, Mexico, France or Brazil.
The day is towards late afternoon and evening. Maybe some shopping is needed?
In Fort Lauderdale there are many mini shopping malls, where you will find Wall
Mart, post offices and banks, liquor stores, etc. The prices are nice.
For dinner we suggest a visit to the iconic Pier Sixty-Six Hotel.
The hotel is strategically located near the Port Everglades cruise port.
Alternatively, just take an evening drink here before taking a water taxi to
experience a typical American-style evening. Restaurant Shooter's is American at
its best. Here it is lively, and the food of the server that suits most: from
delicious burgers to salads and fajitas. Open from 1100 to 2300 every day of the
If the hotel room does not close properly yet, we recommend a return visit to
Sun Beach Plaza, which has changed character since lunch. Fort
Day 2 in Fort Lauderdale
After hopefully a good night's sleep, you start the day with another good
breakfast. The world's largest outlet mall is less than one mile from the hotel.
It's called Sawgrass Mills and is open seven days a week. Can
shopping be an all-day excursion? The answer is yes! Here you will find approx.
350 stores with nice brands and at very low prices. Sports equipment, clothing,
sunglasses, yes, most of it is arranged for purchases to finance part of the
In addition to shopping, you can enjoy what it is like to have lunch. The
Food Court is a huge collection of simple restaurants and is located in the
center of Sawgrass Mills. You will soon discover that the scheduled time at
Sawgrass Mills is quickly turning into several hours.
When everyone is satisfied and the purchases are done, it may be appropriate
to spend the rest of the afternoon on the alligators and marshes (Florida is
known for its alligators and marshes). Not far from Sawgrass Mills is
Sawgrass Recreation Park. Here you will see the alligators up close.
You can also take an airboat tour and see the animals in their original
After a full day of adventures and maybe a little too much shopping, it's
time to plan your dinner. What is better than Las Olas Boulevard,
perhaps the nicest street in Fort Lauderdale?
If the weather and temperature allow, it is best to enjoy dinner outside, and
of course on Las Olas Boulevard you will find it, too. Here are restaurants and
cafes that are equally suitable for Sunday brunch as for lunch or dinner.
End the evening near the Las Olas Riverside Hotel where you will find great
variety in nightlife and music offerings.