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Family Fun in Ft Lauderdale

May 19, 2006  Ft Lauderdale Native
3.5 of 5 bubbles based on 2 votes


  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Best Western Pelican Beach Resort
    Pelican Grand Beach Resort, A Noble House Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

    Great family hotel..or for anyone really. It is affordable, brand new, right on the beach close to many shops, bars and restaurants. The restaurant is great and very affordable. The bar is nice, and the there is an old fashioned ice cream shop inside, as well as rocking chairs for the back porch. You expect to pay a lot more for this hotel than you do..and it is not like the other hotels in the area..It has charm!

  • 2. River House Restaurant

    Beautiful old house-turned restaurant right on The New River..in the heart of all the action (bars, shops, musuems). Sunday brunch is the perfect way to spend your last day in Ft Lauderdale

  • 3. Lauderdale by the Sea
    Lauderdale by the Sea, Broward County

    worth checking out the pier here...you can walk out to it and fish..very nice. right off A1A and Commercial Blvd..a few miles from the main beach area.

  • 4. Museum of Discovery and Science and IMAX 3D Theater
    Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

    Fun musuem right by the river..next to the river house..a few miles west of beach. The theatre is there as well as various exhibits (CSI, aquarium, science etc) A fun day after brunch!

  • 5. Jungle Queen
    Jungle Queen Riverboat, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

    Ever since I can remember..if anyone came to visit us in Ft Lauderdale, we had to go on the Jungle Queen riverboat! It really is fun if you have never gone...The boat leaves from Ft Lauderdale Beach/Intracoastal..and takes you through the waterways by all the mansions..and I mean Mansions! You get the history of the area and other stories..it is relaxing, and they take you to a Seminole Indian reserve where you can see birds, wildlife, gardens, alligator wrestling etc..takes you back to "old florida".

  • 6. Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q
    Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

    If you happen to be craving BBQ...check this place out..It is very close to the main area in Lauderdale..from the beach or hotel you will need to take a car..but great no frills BBQ..They have a sign that says "In God we trust..all others pay cash!"..so bring cash...also, they are closed on Sunday for church and Monday for fishin'..so Saturday would be the best day to go..Reasonable prices..$5-$10 per person. Great sweet tea!

  • 7. Las Olas Boulevard
    Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

    Nice stroll..lots of shops...boutique and unique..the mall in the area is about 2 miles from here ..called The Galleria (has Saks, Dillards, Neiman Marcus, Macy's and the regular shops like Gap)..If you come to Lauderdale, you have to say you strolled Las Olas! Kilwin's ice cream is nice..