Activities in Fort Lauderdale

Different things to do around town:

  • Chops + Hops - a one-of-a-kind bar that pairs the ultra-fun activity of axe throwing with world-class cocktails and live music in Flagler Village. Book your experience here

  • Wood & Wick Co. - the ultimate candle-making experience located in Flagler Village. They host an expressive designed candle-making experience that invites you to create your own candle from start to finish. Book your experience here.
  • Sarah Glass Ceramics - pottery studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Handmade wheel-thrown ceramics designed by native South Floridian Sarah Glass. Clay Workshops are offered daily! Book your experience here.
  • PLA Hard Rock - Real Sports Simulation Suites and PLAY real sports with real equipment located at Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
  • Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi - Enjoy the fresh air, a clean environment, a refreshing drink, and a fun narration of this wonderful destination.
  • Nautical Yacht Charters - Looking for a local weekend getaway? Check out @nauticalcharters and book a luxurious charter on their 60ft Captained vessel, “Nauti Buoyz”. Destinations include local South Florida favorites like Fort Lauderdale Beach, Shooters waterfront bar, Haulover sandbar, and now and save 15% when you mention #thelauderdalelocal
  • Sunny Side Up Market - in the heart of Mass District, Fort Lauderdale, off of 4th Avenue and 9th Street, lies Sunny Side Up Market. At this farmers and artisan market, you will find stands ranging from local fresh produce, local artists, artisans, food trucks, local music, and much more! 
    • Main Farmer's market at mass district - 2nd Sunday of each month.
    • Mini pop-ups - view upcoming events here.
  • Art Walk FATVillage - open galleries showcasing new art exhibits, local artists and artisans selling gifts and goods, and a variety of food and entertainment. Last Saturday of every month (excluding December).
  • Sistrunk Marketplace - food hall, brewery, distillery, music, art, social gatherings, and corporate events all in one space!
  • Yellow Green Farmers Market - The Farmers Market is a dynamic outdoor venue that connects local producers and artisans with the community. In addition to food and artisanal crafts, the culture of the market includes live music and other market happenings such as yoga, art, and dance classes that are an integral part of the Yellow Green community. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM.
  • Cruisin' Tikis - Host friends, family, and colleagues aboard the coolest floating tiki bar you’ve ever seen! Fits 6 passengers - captain included. Charter here.
  • Las Olas Gondola Rides - their gondola and professional gondoliers are available for daily tours of Fort Lauderdale 7 days a week, rain or shine (with few exceptions). Sit back, relax and see some of the most luxurious homes and gardens of South Florida from a perspective you can only appreciate from the water at the cozy speed of a gondola. Make your reservation here.
  • Boat Charter on the Steffi Blue - Steffi Blue is a 40 foot Pursuit Sport Coupe with two outboard engines. Max capacity is 12 people. Book your charter by emailing or calling 781-789-4676 - make sure to mention that The Lauderdale Local sent you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  • Hollywood Hot Glass - offers a variety of workshop options to initiate yourself in the art of glassblowing. Work hand in hand with one of their professional instructors and watch your glass piece come to life in just 20 minutes! Book a class here.
  • Wreck it Ft Laudy - First Rage Room in South Florida! Providing a judge-free experience for anybody who wants to Break sh!t and leave happy. Book your experience here.
  • Cycle Party Fort Lauderdale - pub crawler, pedal bar, party bike, beer bike, pedal pub, this is the best way to explore a new city or a city you already know. Each of their Party Bikes accommodates 16 persons (10 pedal, 5 lounges, and 1 spot for the group's liveliest passenger) plus a trained company pilot or also referred to as captain, host, or babysitter. Their trained company pilots not only keep the party going during the tour but also know the local hot spots to keep your adventure going afterward. Book your experience here.
  • Park and Ocean - this park is a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida’s posterity. Take a walk around the park and end at Park and Ocean to enjoy live music on the weekends with drinks and food. There are a wide variety of activities you can do at the park including kayaks, canoes, wave runners, segways, SUP paddleboards, and guided tours. They also offer Full Moon Kayak tours monthly and Sunset kayak tours every Friday.
  • Jungle Queen Tropical Isle Dinner & Show With Sightseeing - sip and sail Wednesday through Sunday at 6 PM sharp - not just for tourists! "Enjoy a fully narrated sightseeing cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s New River. You’ll learn the who, what, when, and how much along Millionaire’s Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief. You’ll then arrive at our private tropical isle, where you’ll be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Dinner featuring baby back ribs, chicken, and all the fixin’s."

  • Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino - Gulfstream Park is home to more than 20 restaurants and bars, including Yard House and Texas de Brazil, as well as wellness, beauty, and entertainment spots like Strike 10 Bowling & Sports Lounge and PlugIN Karaoke. South Florida’s premier wellness, entertainment, dining, and restaurant destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park racetrack. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95.
  • Xtreme Action Park -  the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida, Xtreme Action Park has over 200,000 square feet of exciting attractions and event spaces including Go Kart Racing, Bowling Lanes, Arcade Game Room, a Ropes Course Adventure, a Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Rooms, Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games, and VR Escape Rooms.
  • Swap Shop Drive-In Theater
  • NSU Art Museum - a premier destination for outstanding exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization's visual history. Click here to learn more.
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch at Esplanade Park - an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. It is a free, live outdoor concert series featuring the area’s best local jazz artists. Takes place on the first Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bonnet House - a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation but also to learning and creative expression. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • Lunch Buddies Broward - visit the shelter and take a dog on your lunch break (or even for a sleepover)! You can take the dog to a nearby dog-friendly restaurant, or pack a lunch and hang out at a park. The dog will not only have a break from the shelter environment but will hopefully get a little adoption exposure too!
  • Bride Vibe Yoga - Bride Vibe Yoga is an onsite bridal and bachelorette yoga company that started hosting these super fun, niche yoga classes in New Orleans in 2016. Since then they have expanded to 26 markets with 45+ instructors and have led over 2,500 yoga classes for awesome groups of women! Their instructors are at the heart of what they do and they love watching them thrive doing what they love. Click here for more information and to fill out the inquiry form.


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