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Explore the scenic isles of Las Olas by paddleboard or kayak. Electric bikes are also an option for adventures on the mainland. This waterfront hub is conveniently located in Victoria Park and offers several options for the entire family.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Both a museum and a widely recognized work of modernist architecture, this structure is easily recognized by the flowing rainbow painted on the outside of the building. The museum hosts a 7,000-work collection ranging from contemporary sculpture and American realist paintings to avant-garde European art. There’s also a café and bookstore on-site.
Rhythm & Vine
True to its name, this popular beer garden features live DJs and a relaxed atmosphere. Sit out in the courtyard under overhanging trees as you drink a quirky cocktail, or head to the dance floor inside to party the night away.
Featuring décor that evokes a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this hip lounge features multiple bar areas, a packed dance floor, live DJs, and an outdoor space.
FAT Village and Himmarshee Village
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Head out to concerts, stand-up performances, and live shows on the multiple stages at this center on the north bank of the New River. Its largest venue, the Au-Rene Theater, seats up to 2,700.
FAT Village Center for the Arts
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s arts district, FAT Village (Flagler + Arts + Technology), this center hosts events and artist-run classes on drawing, sculpture, and painting. A regular art walk nearby tours the district’s exhibition and performance spaces.
Himmarshee Public House
This downtown sports bar boasts a popular brunch with bottomless mimosas, an array of overhead TVs tuned to big games, and live DJs who keep the energy level high.
Museum of Discovery and Science
One of the most popular museums in Florida, MODS is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits, displays, live animals, demonstrations, and IMAX theater. Family-friendly events are available year-round.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours
Journey deep into the Everglades with an airboat tour. They are an unique hour-long family-friendly adventure. Your expert tour guide will have you zipping across the “River of Grass” at top speeds as you take in the wetlands and exotic wildlife.
With a mission to help you have the most fun during your Fort Lauderdale escape, Fun Center offers endless activities for the whole family to enjoy. Rent Jet Skis, Segways, and everything in between to experience excitement and adventure on land or sea.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Catch a tan or dive into the waves on white sand beaches stretching seven miles, including two contiguous miles with lifeguards on duty. Plan jetski outings or scuba dives, team up with friends in beach volleyball, or just stroll along the boardwalk to discover local cafés and bars.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Across the street from the beach, you’ll find a charming 180-acre park with a nature trail and picnic areas. There’s an entrance fee of $6 for vehicle parking, or $2 for pedestrians and cyclists.