The Sights and Sounds of Fort Lauderdale

I can think of many wonderful things to do in the City of Fort Lauderdale, after all it is a beautiful part of South Florida to visit. From the sunny beaches to the swampy marshes, you can never run out of places to see and have fun.  Below are some of my personal favorites.

water taxi10.  Water Taxi. Fort Lauderdale is known for its world-famous waterways so enjoy a unique was to see it. Take a leisurely cruise on the Water Taxi. There are 12 pick up stops in Fort Lauderdale along the Intracoastal and downtown New River, and 3 stops in Hollywood. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off the boats all day.


9.  Cinema Paradiso Theater is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale andcinema paradiso features 220 plush stadium seats and a full proscenium stage.  Full bar, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee plus popcorn and candy are on sale in lobby and courtyard.


8.  Duck Tours. If you see this vehicle going down the street, it will be sure to put a smile on your face.  Duck Tours cruises both on land and sea.  You’ll see the Fort Lauderdale strip, Las Olas Boulevard, historical districts and the mansions and yachts along Millionaire’s Row. The tour guides are hilarious!


7.  Broward Center for the Performing Arts. They showcase the best of Broadway, opera, ballet and concerts. I Saw Wicked with my son last year and it was fabulous! The Lion King is coming early 2015 along with many other top shows. Click on the link to see upcoming schedule.

jungle queen   

 6.  The Jungle Queen Riverboat. Famous for its “All You Can Eat” BBQ & Shrimp Dinner, the Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise is a three hour fully narrated sightseeing cruises of the historic New River, Millionaire’s Row, with a stop-off at the tropical isle to see rare birds, monkeys and alligator exhibition. Don’t forget about the variety show!


5.  The Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale’s permanent collections contain more than 6,000 works, including the nation’s largest collection by the influential American painter William Glackens. An on-site cafe offers daily specials and free Wi-Fi. Throughout the year, the museum presents exciting concerts, lectures, and family programs.

4.  Historic Stranahan House Museum. The father of Fort Lauderdale, Frank Stranahan and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the town’s first school teacher were the first residents of Las Olas. Their home was the trading post, community center, post office, bank and home to the Stranahans. In 1984, the house was restored to the original configuration of the early1900’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

stranahan house


3.  River Walk. Attractions, restaurants and shops on Florida’s most beautiful mile in downtown Fort Lauderdale along the historic New River.


2.  Action Sports Fishing. Enjoy a day of Professional Sport Fishing! The Captain and Mate are included just make sure to bring your own refreshments. Book your four, six or eight hour charter today!


 number one Las Olas Boulevard. Have a leisurely brunch at the historic Riverside Hotel or browse and shop at fabulous boutiques. Stroll past galleries, specialty stores and then spend a romantic evening dining at one of Las Olas’ many renowned restaurants such as Chima Brazilian Steakhouse and Johnny V Las Olas to name a few.

 las olas


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