Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour: More Than Spring Break!

Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour guide:

‘The Venice of America,’ Fort Lauderdale offers shopping, art, music, museums, and history, all located conveniently close together under a sunny tropical sky.

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Situated in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, this Fort Lauderdale walking tour presents a wealth of diverse activities – and you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy them! Relax on the beach and work on an envy-producing tan… savor the perfect empanada or dine al fresco at a historic landmark. Buy a beach wrap or a unique piece of artwork… join locals dancing to jazz in the park under the glorious South Florida sky. Be a kid again at a hands-on museum, and learn how in little more than a century this area was completely transformed. The question becomes: What to do this time, and what to leave for next? Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour Highlights

  • Fort Lauderdale: More than Spring Break!
  • Arrival & the Beach
  • Along the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Las Olas Riverfront
  • The Arts & Entertainment District
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty City/Town, City/Town
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…

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  • The wet season in South Florida is from June through November. During these months, afternoon storms - often heavy ones - are common. If you visit during these months, plan outdoor activities for earlier in the day.
  • From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the first Sunday of every month, you can enjoy free music from top local artists during 'Jazz Brunch in the Park' at Himmarshee and 5thAvenue, across from the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale's Arts District. Locals arrive early to grab the best spots to stretch out and unload their coolers.
  • Consider carefully before renting a car. If you plan to stay within the areas covered in this tour, you'll do better using taxis (land and water,) the free shuttles, and your feet. Construction, congestion, and special events can make driving and parking challenging at times.
  • Getting your bearings, however, is easy. The ocean is east. Avenues run north/south (with Andrews Avenue dividing 'east' from 'west',) while streets run east/west. Do note though that most major streets and avenues have 2 - sometimes even 3 - names. The street you are looking for may have an alias! (2nd Street, for example, becomes Himmarshee as you head west.)
  • Put yourself on the Walk of Fame! You may never have your footprints outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, but you can buy a brick with your name or another's on it, to be placed on the brick walk fronting the New River. Your tax-deductible donation benefits the Riverwalk Trust. Immortalize your trip; buy a brick!

John Clites

John Clites contracted the travel bug when a child and has never shaken it, having visited 49 of the 50 states and 26 countries. For the last 12 years he called South Florida home, before moving to Rio de Janeiro. He now lives in Ipanema. An amateur photographer and author for many years, John now writes professionally, but he never intends to let travel and exploration become more work than play.


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"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
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Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
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