Caribbean Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees and ocean breezes greet you in Ft. Lauderdale, where you'll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city. Pristine beaches are the main attraction, shorts are the daily uniform, and yachts are often the preferred form of transportation. It's a place where you can do as much, or as little, as you desire. Because of its many canals and waterways, Ft. Lauderdale has been called the Venice of America.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Are you trying to figure out what to do in Fort Lauderdale? Explore a few of these top picks.

Florida Everglades

While you'll never be able to experience the vast marshes and mangrove forests in their entirety, you'll see a lot of this natural treasure on a thrilling airboat ride. The area is home to many endangered species; you'll spot alligators, fish and wading birds, along with flora and fauna that can be found only in the wetlands.

Las Olas Boulevard

Time slips away when you take a leisurely stroll down Ft. Lauderdale's most popular avenue. Lively Las Olas Boulevard, right in the city center and only a few miles from the beach, is lined with a mix of boutiques, galleries, chocolatiers and wine shops. Alfresco restaurants offer any type of cuisine you desire.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

If you enjoy history, art and beautiful gardens, you're in luck. You'll find all of these at the exquisite Bonnet House, a 1920s plantation-style home set on 14 hectares (35 acres) of gardens between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bonnet House was once the winter retreat of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, and their eclectic artwork, furnishings and décor can be seen at every turn.

Fort Lauderdale Beach

With its sugar-white sands and calm, clear waters, the six-kilometer (four-mile) stretch of public beach is the perfect spot for a relaxing morning or afternoon. When you're done with swimming and sunbathing, you can stroll the palm-lined promenade, usually bursting with activity, and pop across the street to visit restaurants, shops, and high-end hotels.

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Visitors will find world-class shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, celebrated restaurants and a cultural explosion in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District.

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