What to Do around The Westin Fort Lauderdale
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Along the Florida coast lies Fort Lauderdale, a city known as the Venice of the Americas. As you make your way through the city's popular neighborhoods, you'll discover a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and experiential activities that will inspire you.
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063, USA
When the urban jungle becomes too much, head out to this little forest—an oasis amidst highways. It is free to enter and to explore the trails, where you can spot butterflies, flowers, and reptiles. Check the website for information on the several...
3291 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA
The 88-acre Swop Swop is open every day and features a 14-screen drive-in movie theater as well as a giant flea market and farmers' market with around 2,000 vendors. Movie tickets are some of the cheapest you can find, and buying a fresh coconut...
801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
The Jungle Queen dinner cruise experience has been a Fort Lauderdale institution since 1945. Take the kids and board the historic riverboat on a three-hour cruise through downtown Fort Lauderdale to a tropical island. You'll see superb views of...
125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, USA
Board a 45-foot catamaran or a small, private charter and dive into the blue Atlantic to swim and interact with marine wildlife. For those interested in snorkeling, the South East Florida Reef Tract goes from Miami to Palm beach. There's about 23...
Fort Lauderdale's trademark is defined by its emerald waters, gorgeous hotels, and golden sand. See it all aboard a jetski or parasail ride from the Sands Harbor Marina. Parasail right off the beach and sail above the Atlantic, through the air,...
1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Arrive by boat or auto at this fun, local seafood eatery tucked inside the famous Fort Lauderdale Marina to experience breathtaking views of the 17th Street Causeway drawbridge. Seafood dominates the menu, from shrimp ‘n’ grits with trugole cheese...
1525 NW 56th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA
Fort Lauderdale Air Tours conduct scenic and adventurous flights over Fort Lauderdale beaches, and the spectacular Florida Everglades. The plane departs from Pompano Beach and soars over the ocean and along the beach, providing views of the...
3731 Military Trail, Pompano Beach, FL 33064, USA
Ready to knock a fun water sport off your bucket list? This is South Florida, where you have the sun, lakes and ocean at your fingertips. It's time to get out on the water and try waterskiing or wakeboarding. LTS makes your first experience a...
777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, USA
Known as one of the best casinos in Florida, Isle of Capri Casino in Pompano Park is a popular attraction for locals. The 157,000-square foot Las Vegas-style casino include over 1,500 slot machines and a super fun harness racing track. There's a...
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
The hotels housing this popular Fort Lauderdale mermaid attraction have come and gone, but The Wreck Bar has remained. We guess that means sirens have staying power. Built to resemble a sunken Spanish galleon, this kitsch bar inside the B Ocean...
1140 NE 7th Ave #4, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
An economical and healthy choice for South Florida locals is Broward B-Cycle, the new bike sharing program in Fort Lauderdale. If you have to run an errand, grab lunch or get a good workout in, purchase a membership online and rent a bike from any...
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Picture yourself gliding on water, each paddle stroke across crystal clear water propels you faster as you fly across the glassy plane. You'll feel completely relaxed surrounded by gorgeous sand, water, and wildlife. The Hawaiian sport of stand up...
2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, USA
Since 1963 Anglin's Pier have provided locals with boatless fishing and tours. Stop into the shop for bait, tours and a snack at the cafe. The owners are always providing fisherman with new experiences for recreation and sightseeing. Take a tour...
Wilton Manors, FL, USA
A quaint town surrounded by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors demonstrates how to "preserve and interpret" the past while moving forward into the future. Each Saturday and Sunday, the city hosts a Farmer's Market with fresh vegetables,...
E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
If the beaches around Fort Lauderdale did not warm you up enough, enjoy an evening of "nightlight" on Las Olas Boulevard. The tropically landscaped street is flanked on both sides by glowing lights and a seemingly endless number of cute...
3800 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334, USA
The Oakland Park Farmers Market is a seasonal market, open every Tuesday 3-8 p.m., November through May. More than a farmers' market, it's an event showcasing urban-farmed food and farm-to-chef creations. It's located at the corner of NE 38th...
2600 N Palm Aire Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, USA
To experience some of South Florida's best golf, be sure to check out the Palm-Aire country club. There are three courses onsite, two of which were designed by the renowned duo of Tom & George Fazio; the third course was laid out by William...
1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
On a rainy day in Fort Lauderdale, locals have to sacrifice their beach days and take the fun indoors. An affordable and educational option is the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The facility includes the world's largest collection of aquatic...
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA
The Florida Everglades is home to a vast array of plant and animal life, and an airboat cruise through part of Everglades National Park’s 1.5 million acres reveals a beautiful display of south Florida’s natural flora and fauna....
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
Created by Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett in 1920, Bonnet House—and its lush gardens—is today a museum dedicated to historic and environmental preservation, and creative expression. An oasis among high rises. Public tours take place...
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA
The medicinal garden @ NSU has evolved to become the Therapeutic Medicinal Garden. In addition to the medicinal plant collection the garden itself has become healing. At its “heart” is a Reflexology (a process which stimulates pressure points on...
47 E High St, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
We've all been in those moments during a video game or a movie when we want to jump through the screen and join the action. The Undercover Unit knows how you feel. In this 45-60 minute interactive experience, you'll become a ghost hunter in a real...
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