Fort Lauderdale's Best Attractions: Amazing Beaches and So Much More

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please. And remember, it's not just the beaches people come to see. Fort Lauderdale and all of Broward County offers attractions and activities for every interest. History speaks at the Stranahan House and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Here guests see what life was like a century ago in old Florida. The city and county's parks such as the The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park welcome nature lovers who enjoy hiking, biking, and picnicing. Take a drive west of the city to Sawgrass Recreation Park and enjoy the wonders of the Florida Everglades. To see nature up close and personal visit the amazing Butterfly World or watch the flamingo's at Flaming Gardens. Fort Lauderdale's museums are world class. Plan to spend time at the amazing Museum of Discovery and Science and the Museum of Art. Exhibits will not only entertain but educate. Perhaps one of the most popular attractions is the Jungle Queen Riverboat, where you will tour Fort Lauderdale and Broward County from its famous waterways on a guided tour. And of course there is Fort Lauderdale Beach, which has welcomed the world for decades.




Stranahan House


Sitting on its original site among the gleaming modern high rises of downtown Fort Lauderdale is Broward County's oldest building and its most popular historical site, Stranahan House. This house is a classic example of "Florida Frontier"...  Read More



A truly phenomenal experience, Butterfly World awaits the true nature lover in us all. Located approximately fifteen miles north of downtown Fort Lauderdale in beautiful Coconut Creek, this fascinating exhibit has been entertaining and...  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

Flamingo Gardens


Containing some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest Botanical gardens in this part of the state and a fasicnating place to visit. Consisting of a one-and-a-half-acre free-flight aviary...  Read More



While most visitors expect the Florida Everglades to be a large swamp crawling with alligators and snakes and reptiles of every kind, they find so much more. This gift of nature is a mosaic made up of many forms of wildlife and birds in their...  Read More



Walk from the beach into one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite tranquil parks, The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This immediate getaway is a 180-acre park that lies on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Inland Waterway. Popular for...  Read More



Nestled in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach along A1A is the fascinating Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Built in 1920, this breathtaking estate is on the National Register for Historic Sites and is a remarkable tribute to a bygone era. It...  Read More

Museum of Art
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Drawing art lovers to the heart of downtown and adding some color to their Fort Lauderdale itinerary is the Museum of Art. Founded in 1958 and set in an Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed architectural masterpiece, this museum boasts alluring...  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



One of the most popular beaches in all of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Beach draws millions of visitors each year to join in on all the fun. Florida is known for its warm temperatures and miles of beautiful beaches, and Fort Lauderdale is no...  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