Fun in Greater Fort Lauderdale: Things to Do Pre- & Post-Cruise

View of buildings and white sandy beach along coastline and blue ocean waters.

Photo by Anthony J. Rayburn

Sunny skies, shimmering shores and spectacular shopping. If you find yourself departing from Fort Lauderdale on a Holland America Line cruise, you may opt to spend some extra time at the popular port pre- or post-cruise. With so many activities and sights to behold, you’ll have plenty of reasons to stay a little longer and soak up the sun in a place known for its beaches, arts, dining, culture and more. Here are a few things that make Greater Fort Lauderdale a delightful destination:

Fun in the Sand

Enjoy 24 miles of golden shores in Greater Fort Lauderdale, where the sand warms your feet and tickles your toes. Kick back and relax as you listen to the waves crash into the shore. Build a sandcastle or splash in its blue waters. Basking on these beaches will delight the senses.

Tour & Explore

Take a stroll on Fort Lauderdale’s famous Las Olas Boulevard. Explore the shore on a yacht tour. Soak up the sights of natural wonders, like the world-famous Everglades. Shop its stores and boutiques or enjoy the sounds of live entertainment. Learn why the area is known as the “Venice of America” with its 300 miles of inland waterways that run parallel to eye-catching mansions and yachts along Millionaires’ Row. One thing is certain in Greater Fort Lauderdale: you’ll never get bored with its endless roster of local activities.

Dining Delights

Enjoy the flavors of Greater Fort Lauderdale with its diverse menus and variety of restaurants. Craving seafood as you stroll the boardwalk? They’ve got you covered. Looking for spicy treats, refreshing cocktails, European-style cafes or good old-fashioned BBQ? They’ve got that, too! The only challenge is choosing from so many incredible options.

Check out our cruises departing from Fort Lauderdale and explore all the fun you can have pre- and post-cruise. Visit Lauderdale* to learn more about the many things you can see and do under its sunny and moonlit skies.

Have you visited Greater Fort Lauderdale before? What do you love most about this fun-filled destination?

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