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FAMILIES ? GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
Fall in Love with Family-Friendly Activities and Value-Added Programs
From Millennials to Baby Boomers, a vacation getaway in Greater Fort Lauderdale is a multigenerational escape offering everything from educational and cultural experiences to sports, shopping, dining—and, of course, fabulous, clean beaches. Indeed, families of all shapes and sizes will find attractions, restaurants, hotels and resorts that appeal to both kids and kids at heart in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Whether it’s the multitude of canal-side dining spots with menus for kids or the beachfront resorts that cater to families, with kids’ clubs, playgrounds, children’s pools and other amenities.
Families will find attractions, restaurants, hotels and resorts that appeal to both kids and kids at heart, including a must visit to the Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation IMAX Theater, which features a genuine otter habitat and more than 200 interactive exhibits to touch and feel, plus a five-story IMAX 3D Theater.
Families that want to get close to nature should make a stop at Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, one of the largest urban parks in Florida encompassing more than 1,500 acres of coastal mangrove wetlands, native vegetation and wildlife. Or take a trip to the edge of civilization and see the River of Grass as it’s been for thousands of years at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Hop on an airboat tour or visit the park’s exotic animal exhibits. For a nocturnal journey take the gator “Red Eye” airboat tour that explores this swamp area at night after dark when these living dinosaurs are most active.
For a more tranquil experience, take the kids to Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, the world’s largest butterfly theme park and tropical oasis with thousands of live, rainbow-hued butterflies, tropical fish, hummingbirds and lorikeets living amid acres of waterfalls, orchids, and tropical gardens. And families looking to spread their wings won’t want to miss a visit to Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collection & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring 60 acres of lush gardens with rare, exotic and native plants, the Free-Flight Aviary, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary and historic 1930s Wray Home.
Travelers now have twice as many reasons to kick off their summer in Greater Fort Lauderdale with the destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades, dive into buy one, get one offers representing more than $2,000 in savings from May 1-September 30.
And the summer party continues as the annual culinary event Dine Out Lauderdale allows visitors to take advantage of $35 prix-fixe menus from the very best of Greater “Fork” Lauderdale through October 12.
With so much to experience and even more to save, Greater Fort Lauderdale is extending a warm sunny welcome to families of all sizes and shapes.