SOURCE: Ft. Lauderdale Tourism Board / Finn Partners
About 20 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale in Coconut Creek, Butterfly World offers visitors the chance to walk on the wild side with thousands of these delicate creatures. The mesmerizing attraction is home to more than 80 species of butterflies. They flutter around in a labyrinth of aviaries; don’t be surprised if one, or several, land on you as you walk through. You’ll also see a rainbow of hummingbirds in the abundant vegetation as well as an insect zoo for bug lovers. Buy a fruit-and-veggie smoothie to feed the friendly lorikeets—they’ll happily rest on your arm for a sip.