- Outdoor enthusiasts will want to visit Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch Park and Sawgrass Recreation Park.
- Animal lovers will adore Flamingo Gardens and Butterfly World.
- History buffs won’t want to miss the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, International Swimming Hall of Fame and Naval Air Station Museum.
- Other key Fort Lauderdale attractions include Carrie B. Sightseeing Tours, Sawgrass Mills and the NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale is a bustling city on the southeastern coast of Florida, best known for its beaches and boating canals. The subtropical Florida climate provides year-round access to the beaches and other outdoor adventures, with annual temperatures in Fort Lauderdale ranging from 61 to 89 Fahrenheit. If you’re looking to avoid the scorching summers, the best time to visit is between early November and May. If you’re planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale, follow along for our round up of all the activities you should see and do during your trip.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach is the crowning jewel of its namesake. Clean sandy beaches are sandwiched between calm, crystal clear waters and rows of tropical palm trees. This is the perfect spot if you’re looking for something more family-friendly than party-heavy Miami beach. While parties do exist, the beach is filled with families. Beach access is free, but you can pay to rent beach chairs or water sports equipment. On-site parking also has a fee, but there are free parking options within a reasonable walking distance.