From beaches to parks to museums, Fort Lauderdale will entertain and inspire the whole family. Put these attractions at the top of your list.
Can't wait to hit the beach? Head straight for Fort Lauderdale Beach, home to sugary sand and clean water for swimming. Unlike some of Miami's more party-focused stretches of sand, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a magnet for families.
Want to get out and stretch your legs? Make your way to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, located right on Fort Lauderdale's waterfront. Here you can canoe in a freshwater lagoon, fish from the seawall, hike along well-marked trails, and picnic amidst beautiful tropical plants.
If you want to dig into Fort Lauderdale's history, visit the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, a historic plantation-style home that served as a gorgeous winter retreat for its original residents. Tour the art-filled home, stroll the grounds, and learn more about Fort Lauderdale in the 1920s.
For a few indoor activities on a rainy day, visit the Museum of Discovery and Science to experience a trip to Mars, take a ride through the Everglades, or even fly an airplane. At the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale, see over 6,000 works of art by Pablo Picasso, William Glackens, the CoBrA artists, and many more.