The Great Outdoors- Area activities to enhance your stay
We are absolutely overflowing with riches here in this incredible location. We are uniquely situated in the best of both worlds: all of the access to Fort Lauderdale’s restaurants and retail, with unparalleled natural resources and beauty. We hope you’ll take advantage of all of the wonderful outdoor activities that make our area so special!
Jungle Queen Riverboat
A South Florida favorite, the Jungle Queen Riverboat is Fort Lauderdale’s longest-running tourist attraction. It’s been delighting people since 1935! An iconic ride on the Jungle Queen will take you through the most beautiful homes of the rich and famous on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway. Best of all, the boat is also stocked with a full bar!
Secret Woods Nature Center
This small park along the New River features beautiful nature trails, an exhibit hall, and a packed schedule of nature-oriented events and programming.
Bonnett House Museum & Gardens
This beautiful estate, built in 1920 by artist Frederic Clay Bartlett, is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation but also to learning and creative expression. In addition to their historic significance, the Bonnet House grounds encompass one of the last examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat. Today, Bonnet House is a haven for migratory birds, year-round birds indigenous to Florida wetland and coastal areas, and manatees that occasionally seek refuge in the estate’s Boathouse Canal. It is a must-do!
Las Olas Boulevard
Las Olas Boulevard is at the forefront of everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars and so much more! You will have truly everything you need at your fingertips here – whether you’re looking for lunch and a stroll, some shopping, or a bar scene.
Anne Kolb Nature Center
This nature center features over 1500 acres, making it the largest in the Broward County parks system. It features a coastal mangrove wetland rich in plant and animal life, including some threatened and endangered species. It also has a pretty cool observation tower; it’s worth the hike up!
Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park
The ultimate beach day! This public park on the beach features an array of wonderful facilities, including a boat ramp, grills, picnic tables, outdoor showers, bathrooms, basketball, a playground, and a volleyball court. Boat
Stranahan House Museum
The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan and is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. A guided tour of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum is like a journey through time; you won’t want to miss it.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch is often likened to Fort Lauderdale’s “Central Park,” complete with gopher tortoises and boat access from the Intracoastal waterway! It’s an oasis perfect for relaxation and exercise.