When you’re looking for a sun-drenched escape, there’s no place like Greater Fort Lauderdale. The charming South Florida destination not only boasts 23 miles of beaches that have achieved Blue Wave certification from the National Clean Beaches Council, but it’s also lively with activities on and off the beach.
How fun to take a cruise on a true Southern river boat! The Jungle Queen is a great way to experience the waterfront of Ft. Lauderdale. Parents love hearing about the homes and properties along the tour, kids love the animals at the tropical island destination and everyone loves the all you can eat BBQ dinner. The tour is three-hours long and even the youngest ones stay entertained the entire time.
The Young at Art Children’s Museum is a great, affordable family find in the Ft. Lauderdale area. There are a handful of permanent exhibits that kids love coming back to explore, including the Global Village where they can explore art and music from around the world and Kenny’s Closet, which features colorful DayGlo black light art. For parents of toddlers, sign up for classes with Ms. Penny, who both kids and parents adore! Studio art classes are also available for your budding school-aged Picasso.
The warm water in Florida makes it a prime location for year round scuba diving and snorkeling. Sea Experience offers a wide range of activities for families based on their skill-level and age. Dive trips for experienced scuba divers are available on a daily basis to the miles of reefs along the Florida coast. For those who love to snorkel or want to try it for the first time, the Glass Bottom Snorkel Trip is the best option. Sea Experience’s boats are large and comfortable and the crews and instructors are knowledgeable and entertaining.