Once called the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale earned its name from the myriad of surrounding waterways. The area has earned a reputation for its great hotels that offer fabulous views of the beaches, Intracoastal waterways or the New River. The diverse hotel properties can easily accommodate groups from 10 to 4,000. For a relaxed outing, Fort Lauderdale offers cruises aboard water taxis up the Intracoastal or to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment Center filled with cafes and shops. The arts are abundant, and Broadway shows are no stranger to the Broward Performing Art Center. Extensive nightlife venues captivate the night owls, or visit the Museum of Discovery and Science by day. Special events are more special because the venues are unparalleled. Don’t miss out!
Tours and Activities
Cruise the Waterways and Las Olas
Sit back and enjoy a scenic cruise along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Experience close-up views of the millionaire's mansions and marinas and find out the rich history of the waterways. Following the exciting cruise guests disembark at the famous Las Olas Boulevard, housing everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars.
Freshwater Fishing in the Everglades
The Florida Everglades is one of the most unique ecosystems in the world where over 30 different varieties of fish including Snook, Peacock Bass, Tarpon, Trout and Redfish live side-by-side with Eagles, Alligators, Deer and Panthers. Pristine creeks and bays lined with mangroves are home to a variety of wildlife. All boats are open spaced and have the most experienced Fishing Guide. Basic equipment is supplied for guests, including tackle, bait, and temporary fishing licenses, etc.
An Epicurean Evening at Lauderdale Yacht Club
Fort Lauderdale’s Best Kept Secret! Nestled between a quiet residential community and a wide section of the Intracoastal Waterway, this private club property is surrounded on three sides by water... and beautiful boats. Since 1938, Lauderdale Yacht Club has been providing rich tradition and an unparalleled level of distinction. The Club features warm hospitality in an exclusive, relaxed atmosphere on Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway. As Fort Lauderdale has been nicknamed “The Venice of America” this club offers an inviting and warm ambiance to our life-style on the waters. Guests are catered to with utmost attention to detail, and have the opportunity to dine and wine in the exclusive Lauderdale Yacht Club.
An Old-Florida style clubhouse provides a casual, relaxed atmosphere along with friendly hospitality and service. The outside terrace, pavilion and patio bar takes relaxation to a completely new level! Guests are treated to a hosted bar and an upscale barbeque dinner in the Outdoor Pavilion with a lot of freedom to move around the “backyard”. Add a great DJ or perhaps a surf trio and this becomes one memorable evening.