Adrenaline Rush- Local Activities for Thrillseekers
Looking to get your adrenaline pumping? We’ve curated a list of fast-paced, high-stakes activities in South Florida for thrill seekers coming into town.
Escape-topia offers a thrilling adventure for tourists and travelers, featuring 3 horror-themed escape rooms for you to get out of crazy, terrifying situations. Do you have what it takes to survive?
Tropic Ocean Airways
If you’re taking the day off boating, why not fly? Tropic Ocean Airways offers seaplane rides that will give you a true, bird’s eye view over Florida’s gorgeous waterways and barrier islands. These Seaplane Experience Tours will defy gravity!
The best way to get your blood pumping in the water is to hop on a jet ski! Zoom down the New River or the open ocean on one of these whip-fast vehicles. Just be sure to wear a lifejacket!
If you’re looking to get some exercise in the water, why not rent some equipment? Adventure Sports USA offers surf board, kayaking and paddleboard rentals for the ultimate water workout.
For the daring, parasailing is the ultimate experience. Soar above the South Florida coast in an experience you will never forget!
On a cloudy day, why not go to Xtreme Action Park? Now the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida, Xtreme Action Park has over 200,000 square feet of exciting attractions and event spaces including Go Kart Racing, Bowling Lanes, Arcade Game Room, a Ropes Course Adventure, a Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Rooms, Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games and VR Escape Rooms. Plus refuel your fun at our All American Pit Stop Kitchen and the Pit Bar, a full Liquor Sports Bar.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is surrounded by luxury properties, shopping, and awesome restaurants. It’s in the center of it all! It has all the amenities you could ever need, including volleyball courts, a boat ramp, and outdoor showers.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park & Beach
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has become known as Fort Lauderdale’s v Central Park; it’s an all-natural oasis, right in the heart of the city! It sits between the Atlantic and the city’s Intracoastal waterways, offering the best of both worlds.
Sebastian Street Beach
This beach has become a beloved spot among the LGBTQ+ community of Fort Lauderdale. You’ll want to BYO umbrellas and chairs
This beach is located in close proximity to a fine arts museum and some local restaurants. It’s a local favorite!
Las Olas Beach
This beach is near all of the hustle and bustle of Las Olas Boulevard. After your day of sun, take advantage of all that Las Olas has to offer!
Lauderdale By The Sea Beach
This small neighborhood beach is a sleepy alternative to the action-pact promenade of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. You’ll find some shops and sculptures, and some beautiful mid-century modern architecture.
Loggerhead Park Beach
This somewhat secret spot is located between Fort Lauderdale Beach and Commercial Pier. It’s much beloved among kite surfers, but there’s a good chance you might be the only one there.
South Florida’s upcoming events
There are so many exciting events coming up in Fort Lauderdale this year! If you ever need an excuse to come down, please find our list of not-to-be-missed events below!
Seminole Hardrock Winterfest Boat Parade
The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the “Best Show on H2O” and the traditional kickoff to the South Florida Holiday Season! On December 10th, over a million viewers along the 12 mile parade route will truly witness something special!
Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival
The Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival (formerly known as Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival) is the premier culinary event in Broward County! Featuring activations throughout the year and culminating with a week long celebration, the festival puts the spotlight on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s hospitality industry all year long. Produced by 66 Productions, VLFWF showcases Broward County’s renowned and emerging chefs, restaurateurs and local food & beverage establishments. VLFWF is also pleased to announce that proceeds from the Food & Wine Festival will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Buy tickets for this one of a kind event January 9-15 2023.
Pride Fort Lauderdale
Pride Fort Lauderdale is the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, born in 1977 from protests following a successful public referendum to overturn a landmark Miami-Dade County gay rights ordinance. Join us for Pride ofthe Americas on February 10-12 right on Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beaches, with guests from Alaska to Argentina! Pride of the Americas 2023 will culminate with a parade down scenic GAY1A (Route A1A) along the beach, followed by a massive beach party featuring internationally recognized performers.
Las Olas Wine & Food Festival
The Las Olas Wine & Food Festival is April 21, 2023! This year’s event will continue it’s tradition of celebrating the best of Fort Lauderdale and it’s neighbors as we take you on a walk down the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. As you enter each Fort Lauderdale “tasting pavilion”, you will enjoy the best cuisines from different areas. With a mission to create a better future for those living with lung cancer and other chronic respiratory diseases including COPD and asthma, your support of this event will assist in funding research and educational programming for the American Lung Association (ALA).
Tortuga Music Festival
Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival is an annual music festival held at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eric Church, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, and more will all be performing April 14-16th!
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show, feautring the US Navy Blue Angels, will take place April 29-30! More performers will be announced in the coming months.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world! The five-day event showcases more world and U.S. debuts than any other boat show in the country across seven local location. See you October 25-29, 2023!