Fort Lauderdale Welcomes Visitors with Attractions Near Port Everglades

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is known the world-over for its stellar reputation for being the home port for many of the world's largest cruise ships. It is here that millions of people from around the world get their first glimpse of the Venice of America and it is from here where they experience the many joys the city offers. From natural beaches and parks, museums and fishing charters, there is something for every member of the family. Take a tour of the city, but not by road but by waterway. The Jungle Queen Riverboat Tours is a local institution. Take a guided tour inside Fort Lauderdale on the beautiful waterways lined with landmark homes and stunning natural beauty. For water enthusiasts visit the International Swimming Hall of Fame. This celebration of this water sport is an interactive facility that celebrates the history of swimming and its importance to South Florida. And who doesn't arrive with expectations of deep sea fishing? Action Sportfishing and Fish Local Knowledge are the experts in taking their patrons to favorite fishing spots for deep sea fishing. Not far from the port are natural parks that are a respite from the urban setting that is South Florida. The Ann Kolb Nature Center and John U. Lloyd Beach State Park are both near the port and pleasant places to visit and escape. Fort Lauderdale's popular Port Everglades is only the beginning of fun during vacation.

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
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Not all of the beaches in South Florida sizzle with crowds of beautiful people. Visitors seeking peaceful, uncrowded beaches adore this Fort Lauderdale area sanctuary set on an unspoiled 251-acre barrier island not far from the Port. Located...  Read More



The name says it all: Fish Local Knowledge. And that's important to those travel to Fort Lauderdale to experience deep sea fishing in only the way anyone can right here in South Florida. Captain Mike will welcome you aboard the "Local...  Read More



As part of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the AutoNation IMAX Theatre is an amazing entertainment and educational complex that is perfect for the entire family. This 300-seat theater features a 60-ft. x 80-ft....  Read More

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This place is fun central. Boomers! has been a notable family entertainment mainstay in Dania Beach for generations. Easily found at Griffin and I-95, just south of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this landmark has drawn the young and, young at heart,...  Read More



Port Everglades and all of Fort Lauderdale sizzles during the exciting Fleet Week. Here, a wide range of activities take place during the seven days that comprise this special event and draws thousands of participants, some for their love of...  Read More

Museum of Discovery and Science
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Showing just how much fun science can be, Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science is a thrill for the entire family. Everyone will enjoy this interactive museum featuring exhibits on ecology, health, and outer space. Focusing on the...  Read More



Visitors seeking affordable family-fun attractions in the city of Hollywood just south of Fort Lauderdale, adore this peaceful natural sanctuary. Part of 1,400-acre West Lake Park, the center features an impressive exhibit hall with a hands-on...  Read More

Action Sportfishing Florida
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At Action Sportfishing, Captain Ron Mallet spearheads some of the most engaging Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing charters for incredibly affordable rates to boot. This is Fort Lauderdale's original light tackle fishing charters. Captain Ron has...  Read More

International Swimming Hall of Fame
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This fascinating museum located conveniently off A1A and just steps from the beach, will appeal to the champion swimmer in everyone. The International Swimming Hall of Fame highlights the achievements of notable swimmers and contains aquatic...  Read More



The Jungle Queen Riverboat Company actually has several boats and offers two distinct tours. The Sightseeing Cruise is about three hours and takes you up the New River, past the fascinating Millionaire's Row, through downtown Fort Lauderdale, a...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale