Fort Lauderdale is the gateway to the Everglades, where the scenic natural landscape makes up almost two-thirds of the destination’s total area. Families can take an airboat ride and witness wildlife from alligators to Florida panthers, see the majestic Flamingo Gardens and even set sail for a pirate adventure. With all there is to do in Fort Lauderdale, explore what’s beyond the beach.
The Flamingo Gardens botanical gardens in Fort Lauderdale, features 60-acres of over 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Flamingo Gardens wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos. http://www.flamingogardens.org/
Bluefoot Pirate Adventures
Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures is a fun interactive pirate cruise for adults and children. Set sail and the adventure begins; discover of a message in a bottle and search for a key to hidden treasure. Setting sail daily on a pirate treasure hunt along the Ft. Lauderdale waterway. http://www.bluefootpirates.com/
Everglades Airboat Experience at Holiday Park
Take an exciting journey across a river of grass surrounded by alligators in their natural habitat in the comfort of a covered airboat with an Airboat Experience at Holiday Park. Climb aboard the airboat for an unforgettable ride in the Florida Everglades with fast speeds, fresh air and tons of excitement to keep the whole family thrilled with the sights and sounds of Florida’s natural environment. https://www.evergladesholidaypark.com/