Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions
Riverwalk is a lovely one mile long stroll in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale by the banks of the New River. The walk passes verdant landscaping, fashionable shops and welcoming eateries and impressive cultural venues including the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale History center, the Museum of Discovery and Science and Stranahan House.
Fort Lauderdale History Center
The Fort Lauderdale History Center was established in 1962 to collect, look after and interpret the history of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Tour the 1905 New River Inn, the county’s oldest remaining hotel, an 1899 replica school house, a reconstruction of Broward county’s first school, the 1907 King-Cromartie House, a private residence and the 1905 Philemon Bryan House, another private home.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science
Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of fascinating exhibits at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. See time roll by (literally!) at the Great Gravity Clock, the centerpiece of the museum's entrance. Climb into a dumpster and explore with Harry The Heap, the recycling robot. Marvel at the inside workings of the human body, at the Powerful You and Powerful Heatlh Team displays. Experience an IMAX film on the five-story-high screen at the IMAX theater.
Fort Lauderdale offers more than 7 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, with panoramic views over the Atlantic. South Beach Park is the nearest beach to the city center. The sands are backed by an attractive curving wall, and wide promenade. The beach is perfect for beach games, picnicking, swimming and relaxing. Across busy Hwy 1A plentiful restaurants and bars provide excellent food and drink.
Bonnet House has its roots in the 1920s, when Frederick Clay Bartlett, an artist from Chicago, constructed the home as the perfect winter residence to escape the northern cold. As well as the fine main house, the visitor can stroll around the gorgeous subtropical gardens which extend more than 35 acres. The house is located on North Birch Road, about 3 miles up the coast from Port Everglades.
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