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This area of Southeast Florida is called home by about 170,000 people.
This destination is situated 630 kilometres away from Tallahassee, the state capital, and 25 kilometres away from Boca Raton.
A trip to Butterfly World or Grapeland Water Park is a perfect chance for some quality family time. If you're up for even more fun and excitement, the My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum and the Cinema Paradiso are some other options.
Marvel at some fascinating animals and learn about the importance of the environment during an outing to the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park.
If you think that beer and man were made for each other, you should head over to the Funky Buddha Brewery. The brewers' devotion to this heavenly, golden drop can be sampled in every pint.
Head out of town for the day and savour some wine tasting at the Best Cellar. Don't forget to grab a bottle of your favourite drop as a souvenir of your trip!
Got a date with Lady Luck? Challenge the roulette dealer at the Isle Casino and Racing or the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Or, if you're not the betting kind, grab a drink and just immerse yourself in the shimmering atmosphere! For more games, stop by the Mardi Gras Casino and the Seminole Casino Hollywood.
Learn all about the local flora while you vibe off the stunning gardens at the Flamingo Gardens.
Remember those worry-free childhood days spent stretched out on the grass watching clouds roll by? Relive those good times at Everglades Holiday Park and Bayfront Park. Alternatively, get your body moving and keep the kids active by exploring Bicentennial Park or South Pointe Park.
Can I take a city tour? What's on this weekend? You'll discover the answers to almost any question you might have about your time here at Art Deco Welcome Center.
Lake Okeechobee and Intracoastal Waterway are unbeatable places to slip away to if you're after a bit of peace and quiet. Settle in by the water's edge and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Few things are better than a day spent at the seaside. You're spoilt for choice around these parts, with Lummus Park Beach and Jupiter Beach two of the top places to put your feet in the water. Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park are also popular stops with many visitors.
Put on some comfy walking shoes and get set to go on an adventure. There are a number of nature reserves around here that are just waiting to be explored. The fresh, crisp air and natural surroundings at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Quiet Waters Park are as energising as they come. For a little more quiet time, continue on to Oleta River State Park and Tradewinds Park.
Ask the helpful staff at the International Swimming Hall of Fame or the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum about guided tours. With so many captivating displays, you'll want to make sure you don't miss out. Museum buffs should also pencil in visits to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum and Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts.
The curious scientific artefacts and displays at the Museum of Discovery and Science and the South Florida Science Museum are bound to power up the brain. For even more from the realm of science, head to Buehler Planetarium and Observatory. Be sure to ask around about any travelling exhibits that may be on.
With a good range of superb art collections to admire, you might need a push in the right direction. We recommend grabbing a coffee and heading straight to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale or the Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum. If you're feeling inspired, also feast your eyes at the New River Fine Art Gallery and the Pocock Fine Art and Antiques.
Calling all history fans! You can discover more about the vivid and varied past of this area at the HistoryMiami and the Fort Lauderdale History Center. For an even deeper peek into days gone by, you might also like to check out the Plantation Historical Museum and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
Enjoy a better understanding of the past by exploring Fort Lauderdale's historic sites. Though you've got many to choose from, Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens are ideal places to start. If you're still looking for more, the Las Olas Riverfront and Freedom Tower should be next on your itinerary.
Travellers interested in exploring the religious heritage of the area should check out the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple and Young Israel of Hollywood Beach Synagogue. The Congregation Ahavat Shalom and Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida are also on the must-see list of many spiritual devotees.
When you are exploring new cities, keep in mind that it's sometimes the more ordinary sites that you'll remember once you arrive back home. Two places which fall into that category here are the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino and the Woodmont Country Club. The Xtreme Indoor Karting and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood are two more options.
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There's no need to pay top dollar to have a restful night's sleep in Fort Lauderdale. The Elysium Resort - Gay Men's Resort, located at 552 N. Birch Road, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South, found at 205 N Federal Hwy, are both comfortable and cheap as chips. But that said — you are on holiday. If you'd rather live the high life while you're here, we don't blame you! The friendly staff at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa are masters of life's finer things.
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