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5 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted by Jessi Thomson on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 11:14am.

Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone!

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Museum of Discovery and Science

The Museum of Discovery and Science features two floors of exciting interactive exhibits, with everything from coral reefs to bats, snakes, and gators. For those who enjoy aviation, there are also nine cockpit simulators, as well as space exhibits, one of which enables visitors to take a simulated trip to the moon. Kids in particular enjoy Discovery Center, which was crafted specifically for ages seven and under. Museum of Discovery & Science is also home to the biggest IMAX film experience in South Florida, with an 80 ft. x 60 ft. screen and 56 speakers.

Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard is a popular outdoor shopping area in Fort Lauderdale, featuring a wide variety of restaurants and boutiques centering around luxury items such as chocolates and cheese. Visitors enjoy strolling along the boulevard, reveling in the beautiful sunshine and cloudless skies. Enjoy over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 museums, and a historic hotel. Popular restaurants include Sushi Rock, American Social, YOLO, Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar, and Johnny V.

Boomers

Located in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Boomers is a fun-filled family entertainment center with something for everyone. Enjoy a game of mini golf, with ages five and under free of charge, as well as Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Bowling, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, a rock wall, family ride park including Magic Balloon Ride, Wave Rider, Caribbean Carousel, and Florida Frog Hopper, and game room. Attractions range in price from $2 to $9, although there are also Attraction Value Packs available. Boomers is also a great place to have a children’s birthday party.

Bonnet House

A popular wedding destination, the Bonnet House is a gorgeous historical building lush with tropical foliage and even a swan-filled pond, the perfect backdrop to any ceremony and reception. Bonnet House recently received a certificate of excellence award, which is ranked on hospitality excellence based on top costumer reviews. Named after the Bonnet lily flower that grows there, the 35-acre house was originally bought in 1895 by a wealthy settler who gave the house as a gift to his newlywed daughter. The house is filled with beautiful artwork, and guided tours are available.

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

When a visitor enters Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, it is the equivalent of being transported back to the 1920s. There are a total of 22 Packard motor cars dating from the 1900s to the 1940s, many of which are hailed as some of the finest cars ever constructed. Spanning 18,000 square feet, the Museum also features a plethora of memorabilia, in addition to a Franklin D. Roosevelt gallery. A variety of exhibits take place during the year, including Vintage Automobile Headlights, Mascots and Hood Ornaments, and Ignition Magneto.

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