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6 Best and Affordable Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Posted on: 06/15/2018


Traveling to Florida for a family vacation is an exciting thing. Are you thinking of visiting Fort Lauderdale during your trip?

There are so many great things to do in Fort Lauderdale that are both affordable and entertaining.

If you are worried there might not be enough to do with your kids during your trip, don't worry--here are ten things you should absolutely consider trying out the next time you visit Florida!

1. Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

There are so many amazing museums in Fort Lauderdale.

The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens give you a taste of what Fort Lauderdale was like in the early 20th century. The home was built by Frederic Clay Bartlett, an artist, and was named after his wife.

The home has been preserved and turned into a gallery that features both Bartlett artists' works.

Take a walk through history and enjoy the beautiful gardens as well.

2. Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

This museum was created by Arthur O. Stone. Within its walls, you will find 22 rare Packards, as well as many other classic cars that you rarely see on the road these days.

The Antique Car Museum will give you a glimpse of the vehicles that helped make America great. This little piece of history will keep you busy for an entire day.

3. Fort Lauderdale Beaches

Everyone thinking of visiting Florida is, of course, thinking of beaches.

And Fort Lauderdale has some of the best beaches in the state. If you need an idea of where to start, visit the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. This boardwalk has been voted best boardwalk by several travel magazines.

Go for a stroll and live that Old Florida feeling of warm sand and the sun on your face.

4. Stranahan House Museum

Some of the beautiful historic homes in Fort Lauderdale have been converted to museums.

Like the Bonnet House, the Stranahan House Museum gives visitors a glimpse into another time. This particular home was built by an Ohio businessman in 1901. A successful ferry owner, Frank Stranahan built his home directly on a canal where he operated his business.

The home is full of Victorian-era furniture that has been with the home since it was constructed.

5. African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

For visitors who wish to experience some of America's rich African American history, try visiting the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.

This library is one of four in the country and contains 85,000 books, art galleries and several exhibits that contain historical clothing and memorabilia. The cultural center will often feature jazz concerts, so be sure to explore their event calendar.

6. Jungle Queen Riverboats

Have you ever wanted to ride on a historic riverboat?

Well, visit Fort Lauderdale and you could get your chance! The Jungle Queen Riverboats is one of the most famous cruises in the world. It has been in operation since 1935.

These tours take you along the river which gives you a chance to see some beautiful historic homes and Fort Lauderdale's gorgeous plant life.

There are many packages available. Be sure to take advantage of this great attraction!

Plenty of Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Hopefully, this list has given you an idea of all the things to do in Fort Lauderdale that might keep you entertained.

If you would like to stay for an extended time, be sure to explore our many short term rental options.

We are sure you will enjoy your time in Fort Lauderdale!