Top Choice Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House

This pretty plantation-style property was once the home of artists and collectors Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. It is now open to guided tours that swing through its art-filled rooms and studios. Beyond the house, 3…
Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Stranahan House

Constructed from Dade County pine, grand Stranahan House is a fine example of Florida vernacular design, and one of the state's oldest homes. It served as both home and store for Ohio transplant Frank Stranahan, who…
Museum in Fort Lauderdale

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

A curvaceous Florida standout known for its William Glackens collection (among Glackens fans) and its exhibitions on wide-ranging themes from northern European art to contemporary Cuban art, American pop art and con…
Beach in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach & Promenade

Fort Lauderdale's promenade – a wide, brick, palm-tree-dotted pathway swooping along the beach and the A1A – is a magnet for runners, in-line skaters, walkers and cyclists. The white-sand beach, meanwhile, is one of…
Park in Fort Lauderdale

Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area

This lusciously tropical park contains one of the last significant maritime hammocks in Broward County. There are mangroves and a freshwater lagoon system (great for birding) and several endangered plants and animal…
Landmark in Fort Lauderdale


Curving along the New River, the meandering Riverwalk runs from Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Host to culinary tastings and other events, the walk connects a number of sights, restau…
Museum in Fort Lauderdale

Museum of Discovery & Science

A 52ft kinetic-energy sculpture greets you here, and fun exhibits include Gizmo City and Runways to Rockets – where it actually is rocket science. Plus there's an Everglades exhibit and IMAX theater.
Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Riverfront

A giant alfresco boardwalk area with stores, restaurants and live entertainment nightly; it's also the place to catch many river cruises.
Beach in Fort Lauderdale

Canine Beach

This dog-friendly beach is the 100-yard swath running from E Sunrise Blvd to lifeguard station 5.