Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. The Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It’s lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Other attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.
Above is a live view from an oceanfront balcony at the Windjammer Resort Hotel, and below we have detailed just a few of the things you can do while in Fort Lauderdale, but please Contact Us with your exact needs.
Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach
- Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier – Enjoy fishing and site seeing at one of Deerfield Beaches most popular spots. $1 for sightseers and $4 to fish.
- Deerfield Island Park – Nature trails, picnic tables, and playgrounds. Free boat shuttles Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 15:00.
- Barefoot Mailman Statue – Learn the history and tales of the brave men who carried mail along south Florida beaches in the 1800’s. Worth making a stop while traveling to Hillsboro with no fee.
- Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse – Historic lighthouse that marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef,
access the lighthouse from Hillsboro Inlet Park, a reservation is needed to tour the lighthouse.
- Hillsboro Inlet Park – Enjoy the beach and grill out while watching boaters and fishermen nearby. Quaint park to enjoy a sunny afternoon with friends and family.
- Promenade, Public Beaches and Pier – The North Ocean Park area is known for its designated beach for wind-drive instruments that anyone can watch and enjoy. Spend a whole afternoon here or just stop by for a short visit to watch kite surfing athletes.
- Indian Mound Park – Archaeological site of pre-historic Indian burial ground on the national register of historic places. Small park but worth a quick visit.
- Caps Place Island Restaurant – A historical place with amazing local food and a view, open 17:30 to 22:00 Tuesday to Sunday.
The Broward A1A corridor in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area
- Anglin’s Fishing Pier – Located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Anglin’s Fishing Pier has shops and restaurants nearby for visitors to enjoy. $7 cash to fish and open all day.
- Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – Offers locations to canoe, hike, bike, and picnic as well as beach access, pen 08:00 to sundown, $6 per vehicle with up to 8 passengers.
- Bonnet House Museum and Gardens – One of the finest orchid collections is located here as well as wildlife and historic grounds. The Bonnet House is open Tuesday toSunday from 09:00 to 16:00, admission ranges from $10 to $20 per person.
- Casablanca Café – Live entertainment every night and great food. Lunch is available from 11:30 to 16:30; Dinner 16:30 to 23:00 seven days a week.
The Southernmost section of the Broward A1A corridor
- Dania Beach and Pier – Enjoy fishing and site seeing while having a great family time. The pier is open 06:00- Midnight, 7 days a week. You can either fish or just watch. Snacks, drinks, tackle and bait are available for sale.
- Nyberg-Swanson House – Historic and architectural significant house.
- Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex – Swim and explore the achievements of outstanding athletes in water related sports.
- Fort Lauderdale Beach – The City of Fort Lauderdale has more than seven miles of beaches that offer premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment. Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue supervises three miles of continuous public beach from the South Beach Picnic Area up to and including the beach in front of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The lifeguard towers are staffed from 09:45 to 17:00 daily.
- Anne Kolb Nature Centre – Five-story nature observation tower and mangrove eco-system worth exploring at West Lake Park. No entrance fee; sporting good rental fees range up to $15 per person.
- Hollywood North Beach Park – Picnic shelters and fishing piers. Parking available for a fee; metered parking along side streets.
- Hollywood Beach Broadwalk – One of America’s best boardwalks with an oceanfront view. Access to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and recreation.
- The Diplomat – Cultural hotel with a variety of dining options. Reservations at any of the restaurants is recommended.