Day 1 You'll See:
- Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park
- Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
- Las Olas Boulevard
Day 2 You'll See:
- Anne Kolb Nature
- Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale Beach
Day 1 -
Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park
Start your vacation at a local history hotspot, Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park. A visit to the park requires a short boat ride along the Intracoastal Waterway. Once at the lighthouse you will start learning tons of local history facts, like the fact that the lighthouse itself was first established in 1907, making it one of the oldest structures in all of Broward County. Learn all about the Barefoot Mailmen and their daily 40-mile journey along the beaches to deliver mail as you climb the 175 steps to the top!
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Take a tour of the home and see the 'extraordinary blend of art, history, and nature' within that the couple created. The home has a high historical and artistic significance and the grounds are actually considered to be one of the last examples of Southern Florida native barrier island habitat, the entire property holding 5 distinctly different ecosystems within, from wetland to dunes.
Las Olas Boulevard
Known as the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas provides guests with fashion boutiques, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes, and bars, each place holding a clear south Florida flair! Explore over 120 specialty retail shops, galleries, museums, salons, and spas, with fun shops such as J McLaughlin and Unique Treasures beckoning you in from the street. As far as food goes, you will have over 30 different tasty options, some favorites including B Square Burgers & Booze, Flight 19, and Lobster Bar.
Day 2 -
Anne Kolb Nature
Within what is considered to be the largest regional park in the area, Anne Kolb Nature Center provides guests with a myriad of different nature-related activities, with an onsite outdoor amphitheater, various trails, boat tours, an exhibit hall, public art displays, a 68-foot observation tower, and even a 3500-gallon aquarium. The trails include a fishing trail, Mudflat Trail, South Trail, and Lake Trail, each taking you through a different part of this magnificent 'coastal mangrove wetland'. You will see several different local plants and animals along the way, such as crabs, iguanas, and various tropical fish and birds known to frequent the area.
Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale Beach (Your Choice)
Dania - The award-winning 'blue wave beaches' host thousands of visitors annually, each interested in either soaking up some sun on the sand or finally getting that 'big catch' over on the pier
Fort Lauderdale - Walk the Promenade, observe the award-winning wave wall, or take part in any of the many different beachside recreations options available. Your group can boat, windsurf, jet ski, play volleyball, snorkel, scuba dive, deep sea fish, or even rollerblade!