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Whether you are in town for a day, a week or an indefinite amount of time, there is always fun and a good time to be had in Fort Lauderdale! There is something for everybody; you will find great shopping malls, movie theatres, art museums, nature walks, dive- and fishing trips and of course the beachfront promenade, always perfect for people watching and a stroll along the sea.

Fort Lauderdale is also located very conveniently for those, who would like to explore beyond the city, in particular on weekends or days off. In a relatively short time you can hang out with Mickey Mouse in Disney World, watch a live space launch at the Kennedy Space Center, go for a dive in the Florida Keys, get on an airboat tour of The Everglades or swim with manatees in the Crystal River. In fact, you are spoiled with options to choose between!

DRIVING TIMES

Roughly, count on the following approximate drive times from Fort Lauderdale (all depending on traffic);

West Palm Beach – 45 mins

Orlando – 3h 15 mins  (DisneyWorld, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center etc.)

Miami – 45 mins

Key Largo –  1h 40 mins

Key West – 4 hours

Everglades City – 1h 30 mins

Naples – 1h 40 mins

Tampa – 4h

Watch out for the Highway Patrol speed radars, in particular in the Florida Keys!!

In this section we have compiled 2 lists of things to do;

  • The top 10 things to do in Fort Lauderdale
  • The top 10 things to do in South Florida

THINGS TO DO IN FORT LAUDERDALE & SOUTH FLORIDA

  • Evening Off:
    • Escapology, Fort Lauderdale. 6 escape rooms and 6 different missions – do you have what it takes to escape?
  • Day Off:
  • Weekend Off:
  • Long Weekend:
  • Road Trip:
  • Action and Sports:
    •  Bowling
      • Manor Lanes, Fort Lauderdale. Try the glow ball bowling on Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke or pool in the Sports Den Pub featuring more than 40 different craft beers and 17 HD flatscreens and a 9-foot video wall
      • Bowlero, Davie. 32 lanes, Arcade, Beer Pong, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga
      • Bowlero, Dania Beach. 30 lanes, Arcade and Sports Bar
      • AMF Pembroke Pine Lanes, Pembroke Pines. 32 lanes, Arcade, Billiards/Pool, On-site Pro shop, Sports Bar
    • Nexus Shooting – the world’s most advanced indoor shooting range
    • Extreme Action Park -largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida!
      • Go Kart Racing
      • Bowling Lanes
      • Ropes Course Adventure
      • Trampoline Park
      • Roller Skating Rink
      • Escape Rooms
      • Laser Tag
      • Virtual Reality Games
      • VR Escape Rooms
      • Arcade Game Room
      • Food & Sports Bar
      • Events & Team Building
    • K1 Indoor Carting and arcade center, Fort Lauderdale and Miami
    • Skeet Shooting at OK Corral in Okeechobee
    • Skydiving
    • Golf
    • Shark Diving with Shark Addicts in Jupiter
  • Activities involving Animals and Nature:
    •  Flamengo Gardens, Davie. Indulge yourself in 60 acres of natural beauty in these gardens, where you can experience close to 3000 species of plants and trees including the largest tree in Florida! The wildlife sanctuary is home to  Florida native wildlife such as alligators, bobcats, black bears, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock and flamingos. The butterfly and Hummingbird Garden and the Bird of Pry Center are also well worth the visit!
    • Birdwatching in The Everglades National Park – whether you are into nature photography or you are a seasoned ornithologist with more than 300 species to discover this barely gets any better!! Check out the trails here
    • Bird- and wildlife watching in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
    • Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee. 4 miles of drive-through wildlife viewing and home to more than 900 animals!
    • Butterfly World, Pompano Beach. Explore 3 acres of butterfly- and tropical bird aviaries, botanical gardens and the working butterfly farm and research center
    • Monkey Jungle, Miami. Explore and experience up close animal encounters in this natural 30-acre Jungle park
    • Shark Diving with Shark Addicts in Jupiter
    • Clear kayak bioluminescent tours from Kiwanis Island Park near Cocoa Beach and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge near Kennedy Space Center (North East Florida)
    • Kayak, swim or dive with Manatees in the Crystal River with the Crystal River Kayak Company (North West Florida)
    • Experience the Ginnie Springs by inner tube, kayak,  paddle board or canoe with Ginnie Springs Outdoors (North West Florida)
    • Cave diving  in the Ginnie Springs – fresh water springs so clearJacques Cousteau described his experience as “visibility forever!!”. (North West Florida)
    • Zoo Miami. View up towards 3,000 animals in lush, tropical, open-air exhibits. Activities include feedings, animal encounters and meeting the zoo keepers.
    • Airboat tour of The Everglades National Park. Spot alligators, birds and other wildlife while enjoying the beauty of this water wilderness. Price, length and standards of the tours will vary between tour operators. Check recent reviews here
    • Gator tours, The Everglades National Park. With an estimated 1.3 million gators living in The Everglades, gator tours and gator farm visits are high on any visitor’s list of things to do in South Florida. You can learn more about where to see alligators here . Some crew has recommended the Miccosukee Reservation from where you will also be able to do airboat tours of the Everglades
    • Hike or bike the plethora of nature trails in The Everglades National Park
    • Try Kayaking or canoeing the “River of Grass”  – and camp in the wild in the Shark Valley, Everglades National Park
    • Camp or rent a houseboat in The Everglades National Park with Flamingo Adventures
  • Cultural Sights and Activities:
    • NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale
    • Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables. Visit this well diversified art museum located on the grounds of University of Miami
    • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. This historical 35-acre estate has been recommended by a significant amount of Florida based yachties and is well worth a visit on a day off for those with an interest in history, arts and nature.
    • Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale. Spend a day learning about the human body, space, local flora and fauna through interactive exhibits. The museum also hosts the Fort Lauderdale IMAX theatre
    • The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum30,000 square feet full of some of the finest antique cars and memorabilia you can possibly imagine.
    • Yellow Green Farmers Market, Hollywood. Visit the many artisan and food stands on this weekend market, which also includes live music, yoga and dance classes
    • SWAP Shop, Fort Lauderdale
      • 88 acre fleemarket
      • Ferrari museum
      • Drive-in movie theatre (gate opens at 6pm. Movies start at 7pm)
  • Spectator Sports:
    • Baseball;  Florida Marlins, loanDepot Park, Miami
    • Basketball; Miami Heat, FTX Arena, Miami
    • Football; Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
    • Golf;
    • Ice-Hockey; Florida Panthers, BB&T Center, Sunrise
    • Rodeo, Davie. Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for National Championship points at the Davie Pro Rodeo, one of the nation’s top rodeo venues. Check out the upcoming dates here
    • Soccer; Inter Miami, DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale
    • Tennis;
    • Wrestling;
  • Parks:

TOURIST INFORMATION

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

A number of private websites are packed with useful information. It is also recommended to follow their Facebook and Instagram pages. These three are among the most popular:

ACTIVITIES

  • Diving
  • Kiteboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Shooting Range
  • Golf
  • Bowling
  • Exploring by Car
  • Yoga
  • Fitness Training
  • Rental bikes, scooters and cars
  • Hiking & Nature Walks
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
Crew Accommodation and Housing

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