We are flying into Ft. Lauderdale two days before our cruise. Any suggestions of fun things to do? My DH and I are traveling with another couple. The guys are into pre '48 cars. The women hate shopping! :evil: Walking, wild rides, sea life, these are things we like to do and see. Would appreciate any suggestions. Sammy2
Renting a car is a good idea, otherwise you will just be stuck on Las Olas wondering what to have for dinner. You could drive to Miami South Beach and down the Keys (figure a good 8 hours to Key West even though it isn't that far).
I like the beach. Hollywood beach is kind of funky and has a local feel. You can go to Coconut Grove, check out the big hotels like the Fountainbleu, drive up to Palm Beach & see the mansions.
We have sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale a couple times, and have done the following one or more times:
- Take the water taxi through the inland waterways. The pilot gives some nice information, it is fun to look at the big houses and you can go to a restaurant without driving/walking.
- Go out and see the Flamingo Grove and/or take an airboat tour of the Everglades.
- Run along the beach (if you're a runner) or just stroll up the beach and back.
I am sure there are other things in the Ft. Lauderdale tourism website, but those are the things we've always enjoyed.
And, let us know how it goes. Have a great time!
definatley take the water taxi of the intercoastal waterway.
Hit Las Olas Blvd in the evening
Take an air-boat ride thru the Everglades
Pick-up any last-minute grocery or neccessities on 17th Street - some good restaurants on 17th street.
Hang out at your hotel and just veg- take advantage of what your hotel h as to offer.
Las Olas Blvd is definitely a fun place in the evening. Otherwise rent a car and head over to South Beach. It is a great place to just soak it all in and people watch, shop, eat and drink. If your really feeling adventurous... take a day trip down into the Keys.... Key Largo is not that far of a drive.
The everglades are also another great sight seeing opportunity.... the airboats are a great rush!!