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

Glenda Jenkins

Glenda Jenkins

2 Dec 2023

Join me on an epic 5-day journey to Fort Lauderdale, where we'll soak up the sun, explore fascinating museums, and cruise along the scenic Riverwalk. Get ready for a thrilling adventure in the heart of Florida!

Trip to Fort Lauderdale

Day 1Riverwalk Bliss and Riverboat Delight
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$63

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$ 6

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Charming park on the banks of the New River with a wide array of galleries, museums & eateries.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
11 - 14 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
$63
Day 2Beach Bumming and Historic House Marvels
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$30

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$ 6

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
14 - 17 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.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$30
Day 3Art, Nature, and Butterfly Magic
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$130

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$ 6

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Verdant, storied, 1920s-era plantation home featuring gardens, an arty interior, tours & more.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$50
36 - 44 min

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Butterfly World
Vibrant venue featuring a botanical garden with butterflies & birds plus an insect museum & more.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$80
Day 4Serene Oasis at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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$15

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Featuring a freshwater lagoon, this diverse wildlife habitat offers hiking, fishing & more.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$15
Day 5Flamingos, History, and Science Wonders
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$105

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$ 11

Flamingo Gardens
Family-friendly botanical garden & wildlife sanctuary with a museum, shows, tram tours & cafe.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$63
15 - 18 min

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Old Davie School Historical Museum
Set in a historic 1917 schoolhouse, this museum is dedicated to the history & culture of the region.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
19 - 23 min

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Museum of Discovery and Science
Downtown facility offering interactive exhibits for kids & adults, eco-center & giant IMAX theater.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$43

Budget breakdown: $370 In total

Activities & Food:$343
Transport:$28