Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions
The Riverwalk is a pleasant one mile long stroll in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale by the banks of the New River. The route passes stylish shops, friendly restaurants and verdant landscaping and major cultural attractions including the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale History center, Stranahan House and the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Stranahan House is the city’s oldest house. It was constructed as a trading outpost for trade with the Seminole Indians, and it also was used as a school, bank and community center. The house is positioned on Southeast 8th Avenue, about 2 miles west of the cruise port.
Fort Lauderdale History Center
The Fort Lauderdale History Center presents the history of the local community from the settlers of Fort Lauderdale to the inhabitants of the present day. Walk around the 1905 New River Inn, the county’s oldest remaining hotel, an 1899 replica school house, a rebuilding of Broward county’s first school, the 1907 King-Cromartie House, a domestic home and the 1905 Philemon Bryan House, a private residence.
Museum Of Art Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art has a superb collection of pottery by the world-famous artist Pablo Picasso. After enjoying the art displays, don’t forget to browse the museum’s bookshop.
Museum of Discovery and Science
Be amazed by how fun science can be! The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science showcases some absorbing displays.See time go by at the the Great Gravity Clock, the biggest kinetic energy sculpture in Florida. Climb into a garbage truck and explore with Harry The Heap, the recycling robot.
Bonnet House Museum And Gardens
This magnificent property has its origins in the 1920s, when Frederick Clay Bartlett, an artist from Chicago, constructed the home as a dream wintertime getaway for himself and his wife. As well as the grand main house, the visitor can enjoy the verdant subtropical gardens which extend over 35 acres. Bonnet House is sited between the Atlantic Ocean and intracoastal waterway on North Birch Road, around 2 miles from the cruise port.
South Beach Park
Fort Lauderdale has more than 7 miles of wide sands, with panoramic views over the Atlantic. South Beach Park is the most easily accessible beach to downtown. The lifeguard patrolled beach is backed by an attractive wavy wall, and wide walkway. The beach is perfectly suited for surfing, beach games, swimming and picnicking. The other side of Hwy 1A numerous bars and fooderies provide excellent food and drink.
John U Lloyd Beach State Park
The John U Lloyd State Park beach is ideal for a family day out. Things to do include fishing, beachcombing, volleyball and swimming. Though the beach’s closeness to both the airport and the port can be the cause of occasional intrusive noise. John U Lloyd Beach State park is located a short journey from Port Everglades.
Fort Lauderdale Cruising Resources
Cruises from Fort Lauderdale