What Is There to Do in Fort Lauderdale?


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Fort Lauderdale is perhaps best known for its beaches and as a college "spring break" destination. But it also offers a range of other activities such as shopping, dining, sailing and diving.

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Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the "Venice of America" because of the Intracoastal Waterway, a canal system that visitors can traverse via boats. Other outdoor recreational areas that are popular are the Fort Lauderdale Beachfront, Las Olas Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Sawgrass Recreation Park, High Taylor Birch State Park, Everglades Holiday Park and Volunteer Park.

Performing arts and theater options include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Cinema Paradiso, Parker Playhouse and the Laffing Matterz, which is a dinner theater and comedy club. Museum options include the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Stranahan House, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale museum and Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum.

Las Olas Boulevard is the city's central location for both shopping and dining. Some other popular destinations are Le Macaron French Pastries, the Galleria mall, Cimboco boutique and the Harbor Shops Mall. Family activities that visitors engage in are the Funderdome game center, Joe Picasso's and XBK Zone.

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