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Ft. Lauderdale Sightseeing

Discover the stunning surroundings of Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of Atlantic beaches and 300 plus miles of Intercoastal waterways and inland canals. Famous for its promenade-lined beachfronts, luxury hotels and yachting community, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to play, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Eat at swish outdoor restaurants, shop in chic boutiques, appreciate an illustrious art scene, and enjoy a cruise on a waterway  in the city known as the “Venice of America”.

Visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale Website for more information.

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Things to Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Amidst the wild Everglades and the sun-kissed beaches is an awesome array of things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale. From Blue Wave Beaches to big city entertainment, Greater Fort Lauderdale has all the relaxation and recreation you’ve been looking for.

Fort Lauderdale Beaches

Greater Fort Lauderdale's sun-drenched  beaches and eight beach towns each have their own distinctive feel and character — and all have something great to offer.

Find bliss at the Blue Wave Certified Beaches

Enjoy clean, safe, user-friendly Florida beaches. Hollywood, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Fort Lauderdale, are proud to have been continuously certified as Blue Wave Beaches.

Whether on the beach or in the waves, you’ll find fantastic ways to enjoy yourself. Play beach volleyball, fly a kite, or just stretch out on lounge chairs and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean breeze in your hair. Visit a lighthouse. Go fishing from a pier. Watch the sun rise over the blue horizon. Try jetskiing or surfing or snorkeling in the underwater world just off the shore. Enjoy coral reefs, shipwrecks, high visibility and pleasant water temperatures - with several shore diving spots, certified divers can literally walk in and visit with sea turtles, nurse sharks, angelfish and other sea life.

Attractions in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Beyond the beaches, Fort Lauderdale has a diversity of nature, culture and history to explore – tours, hikes, museums, and attractions abound.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view

There’s no better way to survey Fort Lauderdale’s varied landscape of beachfront, bayous, canals, farmland, estuaries, and  bays than to take a helicopter tour from Best Activity Deals or TourHelicopter.com.

To get the lay of the land by cruising Greater Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, try a tour on the Jungle Queen Riverboat, which plies the Intracoastal Waterway and New River. Or, get a more personal ride on the Las Olas Gondola, which takes off from Las Olas Boulevard, and has two route options to choose from. If you’d like to survey the landscape from the sea, book a cruise with Captain Ron Yacht Charters. Captain Ron’s 40-foot sailboat lets you gaze at Greater Fort Lauderdale from offshore.

Don’t Miss the Wildlife

In order to see the wilderness just beyond Greater Fort Lauderdale, take an airboat ride and get up close and personal with giant gators with Billie Swamp Safari or meet slightly more friendly critters at has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and offers visitors opportunities to see wildlife not found anywhere else in the United States. Wild Lime Adventures and the Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center provide some of the best year-round birding in North America.
 
To see that wildlife up close and personal, consider a kayak, boat, or paddleboard rental or tour from outfitters such as Sup Pup in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise Paddleboards in Sunrise, and Dragonfly Expeditions throughout Broward County. Greater Fort Lauderdale is awash in waterways and rich in methods to explore them.

Top Things to Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Tourism Bureau has an extensive list of Things to Do, Beaches and Dining Options on their website. Check out www.sunny.org for more information.

Average temperatures in Fort Lauderdale in June and July

 

Average High F°

Average Low F°

Average F° 

Average C° 

June 

87.6

75.1

81.4 

27.4

July 

89.0

76.2

82.6 

28.1