FLIBS 2019 is right on the corner, so you must be packing for the trip of a lifetime! Greater Fort Lauderdale is the place you visit, that surprises you in ways you didn’t think were possible and leave you wanting more. This Southern Florida area is the next big travel destination. Join Miami Design Agenda and discover the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale that will make your experience there even more exciting!
Fort Lauderdale Beach may be just what you’re looking for. Here you’ll find a calmer and less chaotic version of Miami Beach – but with the same sugary sands and crystal clear water. There are still parties, but you’re more likely to find families relaxing or leisurely walking the waterline than raucous groups of college kids. Backing the shoreline, the palm tree-lined promenade bustles with visitors looking to shop and dine in the many establishments along with it.
Located less than a mile south of Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park beckons to families who want to spend their beach day doing more than just lounging and swimming. At this free beachfront park, visitors have access to all sorts of facilities, including volleyball and basketball courts, outdoor showers, restrooms, a playground and a picnic area with tables and grills. Plus, the park’s sands are less crowded than nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach, and lifeguards are on duty daily during daylight hours.
Head north from Fort Lauderdale Beach Park or east on Las Olas Boulevard and you’ll find Las Olas Beach, a small stretch of sand that attracts beachgoers of all ages. Beach amenities are not as plentiful as those offered at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park; however, visitors have access to a beach chair and water sports equipment rentals, restrooms, and metered parking. Restaurants, bars, and shops are also available across the street.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Fort Lauderdale’s “Central Park” was gifted to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch for whom this urban oasis is named. It’s an oasis perfect for relaxation and exercise, with many incredible activities, from rollerblading to reading under the shade of palms and oaks. There are also areas where you can set up amazing picnics, for one incredible day at one of the most incredible places that nature has offered.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sits on a historic home in Fort Lauderdale. Located at 900 Birch Road, it preserves the unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic, and environmental legacy. Make sure you visit these incredible spaces during your visit to Fort Lauderdale, and FLIBS 2019!