Fort Lauderdale is a very popular and sought-after location for a South Florida getaway. Tourists worldwide flock to the city to enjoy everything that the city has to offer.
About Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed ‘The Venice of America’ because of its 300+ miles of waterways and canals throughout the city and waterfront properties. There are also gorgeous beaches, year-round sunshine, stunning views, optimal fishing, a unique culture, and, you can experience everything by boat!
The city is also known as the yacht capital of the world because of the many luxurious yachts seen here throughout the year. The ‘Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,’ is also very famous and termed the ‘greatest boat show on seven seas.’
There is so much to do and experience in Fort Lauderdale; you may find it difficult to cram it all into your itinerary! Just remember that though the weather is practically perfect year-round, it is difficult planning a trip during the unpredictable hurricane season.
So check the weather patterns around your vacation dates so that your vacation plans are not foiled. Here are some suggestions to help you plan your vacation and experience everything the city has to offer.
Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
Here are some of the best things you can do after renting a boat for the day in Fort Lauderdale.
- Boating adventure
You can always go on sightseeing boat tours to see cruise ships, and admire the historic homes and city’s millionaires and celebrities’ mansions. With luck on your side, you never know who you may spot on tour!
If it is a boating adventure you are interested in, then spend the day checking out some of the local lighthouses like Hillsboro Inlet, Jupiter, and Key Biscayne.
Or if you have swimming and partying plans, why not cruise down to one of the many sandbars?
If you are planning a more extended trip, you could boat down to the Bahamas or Key West in the Florida Keys. And you can always think about making a day trip to the sister city of Miami, with so many things for you to do.
If you want to take home some souvenirs, Las Olas Boulevard is where you should go. You can then head to the Las Olas beach to relax with a cool drink once done with your shopping.
- Art and culture
Fort Lauderdale has something even for the culture buffs. There are quite a few museums worth visiting, like the Bonnet House Museum and gardens. Music lovers have regular live music events worth visiting throughout the year.
The city’s Art Fort Lauderdale is a four-day event where artists feature their work in waterfront properties transformed into galleries. You can admire the many paintings, sculptures and more, by water!
- Beach visits
Fort Lauderdale offers 23 miles of golden beaches to head to for a relaxing beach day. Most beaches are Blue Wave Certified Beaches, certified annually by the Clean Beaches Council of Washington DC.
The waters are calm, perfect for snorkelers, water sports enthusiasts, and swimming, even with kids. Or you can always just lie in the sun, soaking the sun and enjoying your outdoor vacation.
The Dania Beach is perfect for getting away from the crowd. Pompano Beach is for those looking for some sports and games after a day at the beach. And Hillsboro Beach is a relaxing spot, ideal for a romantic boating trip with your partner.
- Fishing trip with friends
Fort Lauderdale is one of the rare spots in the world offering saltwater and freshwater fishing within 20 minutes of each other. So do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if you have always dreamed of reeling in a sailfish or marlin! Plan an early morning start to the ocean to see what you end up reeling in.
Your Fort Lauderdale boat rentals make it convenient to experience the fun of docking’n’dining for lunch and dinner by the water. The city offers numerous boat-friendly dining options for boaters looking for a quick bite and to head back to the water without wasting time. Make use of your dock’n’dine experience to enjoy restaurants like Coconuts, Grille 66 & Bar, Shooters, and Bon Appétit.
Whatever your reason may be to visit Fort Lauderdale, a boating trip is a must. Plan your escape to include everything Fort Lauderdale has to offer like sightseeing tours, fishing, sunset sails, beach visits, dining, and shopping. Renting a boat is anyway a white glove service here.