Visiting Fort Lauderdale doesn't have to break the bank. While the city has a reputation of being world class, the idea that it costs a small fortune to enjoy yourself here is just not true. There are plenty of free things to do – quality things to do – and they will interest every member of the family. From Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is probably what everyone thinks of when they arrive, can be visited for free. And what about the majestic Florida Everglades? It's just a short drive west of Fort Lauderdale and is a wonder to behold. And for the perfect Sunday morning relaxation join hundreds, if not thousands, of jazz enthusiasts at the Sun Trust Sunday Jazz Brunch in beautiful Downtown. Take in a bit of history and local flare at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Stroll this Oceanside wonder which is lined with unique shops, restaurants and family entertainment. Speaking of history, Fort Lauderdale is the home to African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. This is a treasure in the city and is full of history that will fascinate all ages. And just when the urban setting gets a bit too close, take a stroll in a natural setting in various parks scattered throughout the city such as the Secret Woods Nature Center. Escape in nature and relax. What's more, it's all free!