Though blue waters and sand hug the shore, there’s more to Fort Lauderdale than sandcastles and waves.
If the art scene is your style, find your muse at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project which consists of contemporary murals at popular locations in the Downtown Hollywood area. Visit F.A.T. Village Arts (Flagler Arts and Technology District) housing studios, theatres, workshops, and galleries.
History buffs will enjoy the African American Research Library and Cultural Center full of exhibits and books surrounding the cultural values and contributions of persons of African descent.
The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a nice option to step away from the city vibe of Fort Lauderdale and enjoy tranquility at the historic estate. The museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic, and environmental legacy.
Nature lovers will be able to enjoy airboat tours of the Everglades, the World’s Largest Butterfly Park, and Riverfront Gondola tours, all of which are easily accessible from the Fort Lauderdale area.
Foodies will not be disappointed by the eclectic and vast number of restaurants, cafes, and waterside dining available in Fort Lauderdale like Market 17, known for its farm-to-table concept. For dessert, pop over to Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor, a 50-year-old creamery and restaurant home to one of the nation’s largest collections of American memorabilia and gigantic desserts including their famous “kitchen sink.”