Attractions

Beaches
Fort Lauderdale’s beaches offer crystal-clear water, beautiful white sand and great weather year-round! Fort Lauderdale offers 23 miles of beachfront for for the sun, ocean or people watching. The beach is only 4 miles from the Park.

Water Taxi
Take the Water Taxi to explore Fort Lauderdale from the water! Your ticket allows all-day on and off at 16 stops, and savings at restaurants and attractions at each stop. The Water Taxi is not be the fastest way to get around, but the views from the water and the friendly crew are worth the trip.

Los Olas Riverfront
Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. Stroll the boulevard, duck in and out of the cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you’ll discover – nowhere else in Florida will you find. . . .Over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 world class museums, 65 unique shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more.

Las Olas is Fort Lauderdale’s hottest place to eat, drink and be merry! If you’re nautically inclined, feel free to pull up in your boat and dock for free! The restaurants of Las Olas will serve you right on your boat!

Sawgrass Mills Mall
How big is this mall? It has two full sized food courtyards. Under one roof 2.4 million square feet of concentrated indoor outlet shopping. It’s the largest single story mall in the US. with 300 stores which include anchors Off 5th, JC Penny Outlet, Super Target and Last Call! Neiman Marcus. An outside promenade called Colonnade Outlets are upscale fashion stores.

Casinos
Seminole Hardrock Casino is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has completed a $150 million expansion with a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor, the non-smoking, well-appointed Stax Poker Lounge located on the second floor, and three new restaurants in addition to the food court. There is 5,700 square feet of retail shops which are located on the first floor courtyard.

Gulfstream Park is one of the state’s approved “racinos” offering a combination of thoroughbred horse racing and casino gaming. If you’re the gambling type, or you just enjoy horse races, Gulfstream’s a great place to spend a day

Golf
Year round golf and diverse courses are offered at The Club at Emerald Hills, Deer Creek Golf Club, Grande Oaks Golf Club (aka Bushwood from Caddyshack), Heron Bay Golf Club, Jacaranda Golf Club, The Cypress Course at Palm-Aire, Plantation Preserve Golf Club, PoLO, and The Diplomat Golf Resort are just a few to mention in the area.

Everglades Airboat Tours
Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Open 7 days a week!

Port Everglades Cruise Terminals
Exotic cruise vacations and international trade are what makes Port Everglades an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located In the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale this is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world.

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home. The artistic and innovative owners, famed artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn, build a unique home to compliment the land.

Butterfly World
Butterfly World offers visitors a fun, educational opportunity to get an up-close look at this 10-acre butterfly farm and research facility. In addition to being the birthplace of over a million butterflies, Butterfly World features the largest free-flight hummingbird aviary in the United States.

Swap Shop Flea Market and Outdoor Theatres
The Swap Shop is an 180,000 square foot air-conditioned shopping and entertainment complex featuring brand-name merchandise and international restaurants. At the gigantic flea market, you’ll find 2,000 vendors selling all items at bargain prices 7 days a week. They also offer amusement rides, a giant video arcade, farmers market, and one of the world’s largest drive-in movie theatres.