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Top Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

By Alex O'Dwyer

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is full of beautiful beaches, amazing waterfront houses and a wide variety of attractions so, you’re bound to find something to suit everyone there. If you’re planning to go on a holiday to Fort Lauderdale then be sure to check out the following list of top things to do when you’re there.

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1. Beaches

 

Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of white sand beaches with crystal clear waters. Their beaches are clean, safe and offer plenty of water sports. While there still are parties, you’re far more likely to find families relaxing on the beaches rather than rowdy party goers which the area was previously known for.

 

2. Las Olas Boulevard

 

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This aesthetically pleasing boulevard holds restaurants, museums, art galleries and shops. While the shops can be quite expensive, it can be enjoyable to walk down and soak up the atmosphere or even grab a bite to eat on Florida’s most famous street. There are a variety of festivals and events that happen on this street throughout the year so be sure to check if any are on during your Fort Lauderdale holiday.

 

3. Sawgrass Recreation Park

 

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Experience the Florida Everglades on an airboat tour and get up close to alligators and other creatures. Airboat tours are offered during the day and can be reserved for night time for those who want to see the nocturnal animals in their natural state.

 

4. NSU Art Museum

 

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Located on Las Olas Boulevard this museum showcases contemporary and 20th century art. With several floors and a sculpture terrace the museum features over 6000 pieces from different artists including a world-renowned collection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso.

 

5. Water Taxi

 

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Fort Lauderdale’s water taxis connect many hotels and private residences with the beach, restaurants and shops in the area. If you purchase a day pass you can enjoy unlimited boarding on the 3 different routes that they offer. The crew provide an entertaining description of sites along the way and can answer your questions about the area or offer recommendations.

 

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