3-Day Fort Lauderdale Stay

Deerfield Beach Pixabay Public Domain

Deerfield Beach Pixabay Public Domain

Day 1 You'll See:

  • Anglin's Fishing Pier
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • WonderMunch Food and History Tour
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Day 2 You'll See:

  • Deerfield Beach
  • Deerfield Island Park
  • Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park

Day 3 You'll See:

  • Taylor Birch State Park
  • Xtreme Action Park

Day 1 - 

Anglin's Fishing Pier
Start your trip at Anglin's Fishing Pier, the popular fishing pier first opened in 1963. There are 2 different types of fishing you can do here; sand and reef 'rock' fishing. Find sand fishing from the Bait House to the Middle House, then find reef fishing from the Middle House to the 'T'. All year long you can find Snapper, Snook, Blue Runners, and Croakers, and seasonally you can find Bluefish, Mackerel, and Cobia. Stop by the Bait House and pick up tackle, live bait, or snacks from the cafe, or perhaps book a pier tour while here.

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Here at the Fort Lauderdale Beach, your group can get the best 'recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment' in the area as you stick your toes in the sand or explore the sidewalk cafes, shops, and restaurants surrounding the beach. 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!

WonderMunch Food and History Tour
With this 3 hour tour, your group will get to see city landmarks and things to do in Fort Lauderdale, the 4 best locally owned restaurants featured on each tour. You will get 4 portions of food during your tour, including espresso, 2 main courses, and an ice cream or gelato dessert. At each restaurant, you will meet the onsite Culinary Expert Establishment Representative, who will give a Q&A session and then dish tasting. Aside from the delicious food, the tour also provides information and history on various museums, waterways, parks, shopping, and landmarks.

Las Olas Boulevard
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. For entertainment check out art classes, live music performances, salons, tour options (WonderMunch Food and History Tour is a must), and museums. The Museum of Discovery and Science, as well as the NSU Museum of Art, are always great options for an afternoon of exploration!

Day 2 -

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is a 'dynamic coastal community' within Broward County that makes the perfect day trip stop for any group wanting great fishing, beachside fun, shopping and dining opportunities, and amazing Florida seaside views in general. During your visit stroll the 1-mile stretch of beach, which provides things like surfing and sand volleyball, check out the International Fishing Pier or visit other city attractions such as Quiet Waters Park (longest cable ski course in the nation) and Planet Air Sports (trampoline park and ropes course). There are several excellent shopping and dining experiences throughout the area as well!

Hillsboro Lighthouse Pixabay Public Domain

Hillsboro Lighthouse Pixabay Public Domain

Deerfield Island Park
'Rich in both regional history and flora and fauna', Deerfield Island Park is one of the most well-kept attraction 'secrets' in Fort Lauderdale, this hidden gem consisting of about 55 acres of pristine Florida nature. Deerfield Island is only accessible by boat, with 5-minute rides from Sullivan Park available regularly. Travel across the Intracoastal highway to the island and enjoy access to a marina, boat dock, camping sites, playgrounds, and an impressive nature trail. There is even a butterfly garden within the park! We suggest your group packs a picnic lunch to enjoy over here at the park, or consider having lunch at the American Rock Bar and Grill right across Hillsboro Boulevard before or after your visit.

Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park
A visit to the Hillsboro Lighthouse and Park requires a short boat ride along the Intracoastal Waterway. Once at the lighthouse you will start learning 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 (NO FLIP FLOPS). Once to the top, you will learn about the clam-shell Fresnel lens used, the most powerful light of any remaining lighthouse in the United States. 

Day 3 -

Taylor Birch State Park
This 180-acre nature reserve features freshwater lagoons, diverse wildlife habitats, and plenty of hiking and fishing opportunities throughout. While here your group can also take part in several different outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping, picnicking, paddling, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, wildlife watching, and even rollerblading. Take a stroll around the trails and view all the local flora and fauna, with Gopher Tortoises and Florida Rat Snakes scurrying about the oaks, palms, and various mangroves of the park.

Xtreme Action Park
Looking to have some Xtreme fun before you head home? Here's what you can do at Xtreme Action Park: Go-Kart, Bowling, Ropes Course, Arcade, Trampoline Park, Roller Rink, Escape Rooms, and Virtual Reality. When you have had your fill of fun grab a bite to eat, with onsite eating options including the All American Cafe, Hershey's Ice Cream Shake Shoppe, the Pit Bar, and an adult beverage Sports Bar.

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