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New River

Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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$59*
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

When coming to Fort Lauderdale one needs to go on the New River. Good way to get there is on the water taxi.Only jail in the country that has a water view. A stop at River Walk is well worth it even though most of the restaurants and shops on are gone. Nice place to take a walk and relax.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

can see so many beautiful homes and Yachts too. can change from one line to another - tho may have to wait.. very serene and peaceful on the river loved it

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Naantali, Finland
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510 reviews 510 reviews
283 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Take a water taxi and cruise along New River. You see dozens of amazing mansions and mega yachts, including Steven Spielberg's huge yacht. Great way to spend an afternoon, don't miss this and don't forget your camera!

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Kent Island, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The New River connects with the Intracoastal Waterway and winds through the beautiful mansions and waterfront homes directly into Ft. Lauderdale city area. By private boats, the Water Taxis or Riverboats, the River offers a scenic ride and access to the various restaurants in and around the city to include being within walking distance to Las Olas Boulevard for boutique... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Seeing the beautiful homes of billionaires will leave you envious. The water taxi is best option when touring the New River.

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NJ
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867 reviews 867 reviews
478 attraction reviews
1,170 helpful votes 1,170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ft. Lauderdale got its start along this narrow river about 200 years ago, and many of the original settler,s houses are located here, along with many restaurants,a walking and biking path and lots more to see.

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Columbia, SC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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