We have a hunch you're going to Fort Lauderdale for the gorgeous 23-mile stretch of sun-kissed beaches along the Atlantic, but you'll find there's a lot more to discover once you get there! Your gateway to the Everglades, a full two-thirds of Fort Lauderdale's total area is taken up with wild, untamed beauty. Fort Lauderdale also features 69 miles of natural coral reef just offshore, so be sure to do some snorkeling or scuba diving if you want to see it all up close and personal. Don't forget to bring your waterproof camera along!
Less than an hour due west of downtown Fort Lauderdale, you'll find the Everglades Wildlife Management Area, covering thousands of acres of south Florida with sawgrass marshes, tree islands, and exotic flora and fauna. Go for a magnificent hike or bike ride, or take an Everglades swamp tour and learn about this fascinating part of Florida.
If you want to stay a little closer to the city, there's still lots to be discovered on breathtaking boat cruises throughout Fort Lauderdale. See jaw-dropping mansions, mega-yachts, and private islands along Millionaire's Row or take an intimate gondola ride. There's so much to see in Fort Lauderdale and so many great ways to see it all! Had your fill of the sun, sand, and water? Don't forget to take advantage of the local food and drink scene—there's something for everyone to enjoy.