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Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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boat watching

Great walk along the river, safe and clean. Love to watch the big yachts going up and down the river. Pack a lunch and a book and have a picnic at one of the many tables or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great walk along the river, safe and clean. Love to watch the big yachts going up and down the river. Pack a lunch and a book and have a picnic at one of the many tables or benches along the way.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go by foot or car you will that the New River area is rather small. It has a few restaurants but being in the heart of the city you see quite a few condo buildings. It is also a bit awkward to walk across the pedestrian bridge to get to the other side.As a destination place it was... More 

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Thank VacationsExplorer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The new river is a good place to walk down, people watch, clear your head, whatever. Theres parts that are busy and parts that are very peaceful and chill. Its nice to watch the boats go buy and hear the water...If your in the area take a stroll.

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Thank cshs40
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty water. All kinds of stuff floating by. A lot of restaurants. hotels & condos have disappeared or disintegrated during the downturn so the views are non existent.

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Thank Norm W
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take a tour down the river to see the fancy houses along the shore. Some very famous people live and lived their.

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Thank sangwa2016
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see by boat .the beautiful homes and the georgous yachts.. The view is never ending... One of the best times..Fort Lauderdale is one of the greatest place I have ever been to..walking along the water is also beautiful restaurants ,shopping ,art festivals and so much more

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Thank Ginger L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see along the new river. it can be done by boat or just strolling certain areas. Seeing it from the water is a whole different perspective.

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Thank Mike P
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We took a walk on the river walk after dinner to see the holiday lights and encountered The Riverwalk Water Trolley which we boarded and took for the full circuit of the New River from Stranahan House up to the Broward Performing Arts Center. The next day we viewed the river from a water taxi from the Stranahan House to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

See luxury high rises and yachts parked like cars in the front yards. Fun to cruise and look at the other half. Suggestion, try to rent a boat and take it all in

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

One enjoyable activity along the river which I didn't mention in my review of this attraction last year is to take the water taxi sightseeing cruise which traverses the river as well as to other parts of Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood. You can ride all day for one price, or in the evening for a significant discount.

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