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New River

Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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$59*
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83%
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Columbia, SC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We traveled here via water taxi shuttle that began at stop 4 (Los Olas Blvd) and took us through the financial district and eventually to Esplanade Park. What's fascinating is that most of the buildings and restaurants were not there 15 years ago. It used to be a ghetto and they even built a jail on what is now a... More 

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Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Take the water taxi for $22.00 for the full day. We started during the day at Las Olas and traveled around and saw all the Christmas lights at night. Great investment.

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Houghton, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Both modern and historic sites abound on this winding, current-driven body of water that shows Fort Lauderdale has so much more to offer than ocean views. From pubs to plazas, marinas to museums, the river has something for everyone.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A few interesting things to see. Several restaurants. Within walking distance of Las Olas. Accessible by the Water Taxi.

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L.A.
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156 reviews 156 reviews
36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited here once when all the shops and resturants were up and running. I'm sorry to report that most of them are now closed. The one that is open looks fun with a nautical theme. The walk along the river is nice and now they have a free boat shuttle to take you to the other side which is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

New River is a simple, narrow "river" that runs through Ft. Lauderdale, In some places there are shops and restaurants, in others it runs through residential neighborhood. While there's nothing "special" about New River, it's nice to walk along and chill-out.

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great pizza, good food, I wasn’t that impressed with the service and I thought the place was a little dirty. But it has potential to improve.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Be certain to see Fort Lauderdale by taking a trip on the new river. Fort Lauderdale is a whole different place viewed from its waterfront! - and you may even see a manatee!

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Boca
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388 reviews 388 reviews
92 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Take a water taxi and get to see the lovely homes and the delightful course that this river takes thru Ft. Lauderdale.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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459 reviews 459 reviews
173 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

With everything so fresh, it's a great place to take a walk. They have a nice landscape, museum, civic center, restaurant, very good down town. You can enjoy the boat traffic as they pass by slowly.

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