A Local’s Guide to the Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

If you're new to the area or just looking for something fun on the weekends, you'll want to check out this list of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale. From nature trails and parks to museums and nightlife, there's something for everyone in this city.   
  1. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk, a picturesque path that winds along the New River and offers views of gorgeous waterfront architecture. 
  1. Visit one of the many parks in the area, such as Hugh Taylor Birch State Park or Holiday Park, for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or picnicking.  
  1. Explore the arts and culture scene at the NSU Art Museum or the Historic Stranahan House Museum. 
  1. Go shopping and dining on Las Olas Boulevard, one of the most popular destinations in Fort Lauderdale. 
  1. Experience some of the city's vibrant nightlife at Revolution Live or America's Backyard. 
  1. Learn about local history at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, a historic plantation and art studio. 
  1. Spend a day at the beach, with options like Fort Lauderdale Beach or Deerfield Beach, just a short drive away. 
  1. Catch a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts events ranging from concerts to Broadway productions. 
  1. Enjoy a day on the water with fishing or a sightseeing cruise. 
  1. Explore the Everglades on an airboat tour, where you may spot alligators in their natural habitat.
  From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, Fort Lauderdale has so much to offer. Whether you're a local or just visiting, check out some of these top things to do in the city.