Live a life less ordinary. Discover unforgettable things to do in Fort Lauderdale, from family-friendly attractions to the very best of South Florida’s rich culture, with the help of our local insider – Your Conrad Concierge.
Hang Loose Surf School
Leave dry land in favor of the pristine waters of Fort Lauderdale and learn to surf the Hang Loose way. Experience more than just surfing lessons – experience the lifestyle. From detailed how-tos to ancient surfing culture and ocean safety, Hang Loose offers extended surf camps and one-on-one training at the most comprehensive surf school on the coast.
Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House
For the most important meal of the day, only one location will do. With their milk produced in Orlando and their bread baked just down the street, the O-B House defines ‘local’. Build your own omelet, always with free-range eggs, or delve into a pancake stack. Not just for breakfast, the O-B House serves up showstopping lunches, too.
Sink your toes into the warm sand and escape to twenty three miles of palm-lined paradise across Fort Lauderdale’s beaches. Try watersports, or simply chill, on the exceptionally clean Blue Wave certified beaches. Choose the secluded hamlet of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea or check out the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Beach’s two-mile long boardwalk.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Step back in time and tour one of the oldest standing structures in Broward County. Bonnet House, full of personal treasures of the bygone owners, gives visitors a glimpse into the whimsy of 1920s life. The gardens are one of the last examples of a South Floridian native barrier island habitat, with five varying conditions and wildlife.
Plantation Preserve Golf Course
Book a tee time where the grass really is greener. The design of this 18-hole championship course allows you to set your own difficulty, and players especially enjoy the signature 9th hole island green and 14th hole split fairway. Unwind after your game in the relaxed clubhouse with course views from the terrace.
Jungle Queen Riverboat
Thrilling visitors since 1935, enjoy a fully narrated cruise down Fort Lauderdale’s New River – coined as the ‘Venice of America’. Get up close to baby alligators, monkeys and parrots on the Tropical Isle Tour or hop on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise. Continue the fun with dinner and a show on the beautiful, tropical isle.
Witness one of nature’s greatest events with a rare opportunity to see turtle hatchlings make their epic journey from shell to ocean. Learn about the coastal ecosystem and the dangers the ancient species face, before accompanying rescue volunteers on a beach patrol looking for hatching nests.
Nestled in the heart of the Everglades, on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum celebrates and preserves ancient Native American culture. With over 180,000 unique artifacts and archives, discover the historical ties, linking the Seminole people to Florida for thousands of years.
Fort Lauderdale Air Tours
Feel on top of the world as you view South Florida and the Everglades from the sky. You’ll see everything, from the south-east’s largest freshwater lake to the coastline of Pompano Beach. Want to take flight yourself? Book an introductory flying lesson with certified instructors.
Stonewall National Museum and Archives
Once a small lending library, today the Stonewall National Museum & Archives houses the largest circulating LGBTQ collection of books in the US. The museum proudly promotes the significance of the LGBTQ community throughout American history, with a focus on civil rights, art and culture.
Sail out into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on a chartered fishing trip. Try drift-fishing and reel in snappers, groupers and other reef fish with expert guidance from the on-board crew. Catch gamefish from the 48 ft. sport fishing charter boats, equipped with fighting chairs and live wells.
Las Olas Boulevard
Stroll the boulevard, scattered with fashion boutiques, gift shops and outdoor dining options. With a unique ambience and an evening buzz that can’t be matched, this luxurious part of town – spanning ten blocks of entertainment – couples old-world charm with Fort Lauderdale’s famed contemporary lifestyle.