There are plenty of attractive reasons why you might want to come to Fort Lauderdale when you decide to come to Florida.
Beyond the obvious magnetism of the beaches that are in the area, there are also plenty of cultural highlights for you to enjoy.
Here are some of the places that you might to include in your itinerary.
See a national landmark
Fort Lauderdale is home to Bonnet House, which is building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a recognized landmark of architectural and historical importance.
If you are staying at somewhere like the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, you will not be far away from this fascinating attraction that is not that far from the beachfront in distance, but is another world entirely when you set eyes on the house and gardens.
The residence and gardens have retained much of their authenticity and a visit will be a cultural highlight.
A wide range of art to see
If you enjoy the opportunity to appreciate some works of art when you visit a new area Fort Lauderdale offers the Museum of Art to enjoy.
All tastes are catered for with the wide-ranging collection on display, including renowned artists as well as more contemporary offerings.
There are more than 7,000 permanent works of art housed in the building so there are bound to be a number of pieces that you can stand back and admire while you wander around.
Appreciate the nature of the area
Another good destination to put on your list would be the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
The park feels like a real oasis in the heart of the city and walking around the 180-acre park will be a real tonic for nature lovers.
There are a couple of designated nature trails you can follow in the park and the Terramar Visitor Center gives you an insight into the area’s cultural and natural history.
Educational and entertaining
If you are on a family trip the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale is going to entertain and educate in equal measure and appeals to kids of all ages.
The EcoDiscovery center is a popular new feature and younger ones love the chance to dig for fossils beside dinosaurs.
The new outdoor Science Park is designed to experiment with the basic principles of the physical world and will keep everyone entertained for hours.
The history of motoring under one roof
The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is another must-see attraction for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of automobiles.
The museum is dedicated to showcasing the history of the Packard Motor Company and when you view a range of cars that date from the 1900’s onward and all the accompanying memorabilia you get a real sense of motoring history.
As you can see, Fort Lauderdale offers visitors plenty of cultural highlights to fill your day with while enjoying some time in this popular part of the sunshine state.