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6 Days in Fort Lauderdale: Sun, Sand, and Adventure!

Joanna K. Team

Joanna K. Team

19 Dec 2023

Join me on an unforgettable journey through Fort Lauderdale, where sun-kissed beaches, lush gardens, and thrilling riverboat rides await. Get ready for a week of relaxation, exploration, and endless fun in this vibrant city!

Trip to Fort Lauderdale

Day 1Beach Bliss and Artistic Wonders
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$75

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
$75
Day 2Sandy Shores and Riverboat Delights
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$94

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
$94
Day 3Nature's Oasis and Hidden Gems
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$23

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$ 9

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Featuring a freshwater lagoon, this diverse wildlife habitat offers hiking, fishing & more.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$23
30 - 36 min

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Secret Woods Nature Center
Urban wilderness area including butterfly garden, reptile habitat & nature trails on 57 acres.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free
Day 4Pier Strolls and Historic Marvels
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$45

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$ 9

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
22 - 27 min

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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Charming park on the banks of the New River with a wide array of galleries, museums & eateries.
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free
5 - 8 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.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45
Day 5Science Wonders and Pier Pleasures
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$64

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$ 9

Museum of Discovery and Science
Downtown facility offering interactive exhibits for kids & adults, eco-center & giant IMAX theater.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$64
24 - 29 min

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Pompano Beach Fisher Family Pier
Public fishing pier popular for dawn & sunset strolls, with resident pelicans & ocean views.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free
Day 6Butterfly Paradise and Nature's Treasures
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$214

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$ 25

Butterfly World
Vibrant venue featuring a botanical garden with butterflies & birds plus an insect museum & more.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$120
15 - 18 min

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Fern Forest Nature Center
Vast preserve with 30 types of ferns, various habitats, native plants & nature center with reptiles.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
29 - 35 min

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Tree Tops Park
Nature trails, horseback riding, boating, fishing & wildlife observation at a green, marshland park.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free
16 - 20 min

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Flamingo Gardens
Family-friendly botanical garden & wildlife sanctuary with a museum, shows, tram tours & cafe.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$94

Budget breakdown: $564 In total

Activities & Food:$514
Transport:$50