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5 Days in Fort Lauderdale: Sun, Sea, and Adventure!

Juan Gomez

Juan Gomez

29 Nov 2023

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Fort Lauderdale, where pristine beaches, captivating museums, and mouthwatering cuisine await. Discover the hidden gems of this vibrant city as you soak up the sun, cruise along the river, and immerse yourself in nature. Get ready for an epic adventure filled with excitement and relaxation!

Trip to Fort Lauderdale

Day 1Beach Bliss and Cultural Delights
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$56

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$ 9

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

Depart from your stay 🏨

25 - 30 min

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Fort Lauderdale Beach
7+ miles of sandy oceanfront featuring water sports & a promenade plus access to shopping & dining.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
8 - 11 min

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Verdant, storied, 1920s-era plantation home featuring gardens, an arty interior, tours & more.
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$25
12 - 17 min

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro
With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang’s stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes. P.F. Chang's serves a variety of Asian-inspired dishes and Chinese food favorites, including hand-rolled sushi, traditional Chinese dim sum, and family-style nood...
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$18
5 - 6 min

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Village Cafe
We are a little cafe one block away from the beach, with a lovely atmosphere, and friendly staff. We like to make customers feel like they are at home. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Established in 2013.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$13
Day 2Cruising the Waters and Exploring Nature's Wonders
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$64

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$ 14

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

Depart from your stay 🏨

23 - 28 min

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Las Olas Beach
This busy public beach offers white sand & palm trees, plus restaurants, lodging & stores.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
10 - 15 min

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Jungle Queen Riverboat
Vintage riverboat offering sightseeing tours of Fort Lauderdale waterways, dinner & show cruises.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$31
17 - 21 min

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Tarks Of Dania Beach
The Originators Since 1966! The Clam Stand Where Neighbors & Locals Meet To Eat, Drink, Relax & Rejuvenate! Eat Clams...Live Longer!!! Eat Oysters...Love Longer!!! Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$12
7 - 9 min

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Anne Kolb Nature Center
Nature reserve with walking & paddling trails through mangroves, an aquarium & an observation tower.
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$1
9 - 11 min

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Bake Shack
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$19
Day 3Pier Strolls and Historic Marvels
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$59

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$ 11

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

Depart from your stay 🏨

22 - 27 min

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Dania Beach Pier
Sun shelter & fish-cleaning tables on a 900-ft-long wooden pier with a fish restaurant on the beach.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
30 - 36 min

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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Featuring a freshwater lagoon, this diverse wildlife habitat offers hiking, fishing & more.
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$8
24 - 29 min

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The Cheesecake Factory
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$12
2 - 3 min

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Historic Stranahan House Museum
Guided visit around a 1901 trading post later converted to a local businessman's family residence.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$15
4 - 6 min

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Yolo
YOLO serves up an eclectic mix of Contemporary American cuisine in a vibrant and sophisticated atmosphere in the heart of downtown Las Olas.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$24
Day 4Nature's Tranquility and Seafood Delights
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$71

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$ 17

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

Depart from your stay 🏨

21 - 26 min

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Fern Forest Nature Center
Vast preserve with 30 types of ferns, various habitats, native plants & nature center with reptiles.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
13 - 16 min

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Butterfly World
Vibrant venue featuring a botanical garden with butterflies & birds plus an insect museum & more.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40
21 - 26 min

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Flanigan's Seafood Bar & Grill
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$18
3 - 4 min

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Pompano Beach Fisher Family Pier
Public fishing pier popular for dawn & sunset strolls, with resident pelicans & ocean views.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free
4 - 5 min

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Checkers Old Munchen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$13
Day 5Gardens, Parks, and Science Exploration
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$97

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$ 17

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

Depart from your stay 🏨

15 - 18 min

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Flamingo Gardens
Family-friendly botanical garden & wildlife sanctuary with a museum, shows, tram tours & cafe.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$31
13 - 16 min

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Tree Tops Park
Nature trails, horseback riding, boating, fishing & wildlife observation at a green, marshland park.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
20 - 24 min

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Hot Diggity Dogs & More
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$24
8 - 10 min

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Secret Woods Nature Center
Urban wilderness area including butterfly garden, reptile habitat & nature trails on 57 acres.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free
11 - 14 min

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Museum of Discovery and Science
Downtown facility offering interactive exhibits for kids & adults, eco-center & giant IMAX theater.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$21
12 - 17 min

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DownTowner
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$20

Budget breakdown: $412 In total

Activities & Food:$346
Transport:$66