Enjoy Florida’s beautiful Atlantic Coast on a family trip to Fort Lauderdale. This beachside city boasts a world of art and culture, as well beautiful views and exciting opportunities for kids. Let this day in the sun guide you and your children along a coral reef, through the habitats of some wild creatures and to an interactive art exhibit that will create memories.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Hours: Snorkel tour departs at 10:15 am & 2:15 pm
Admission: Adults – $35, Children – $21 (price includes all snorkeling equipment)
Explore the underwater world on this exciting snorkel tour. The 2 ½ hour trip begins with a narrated tour through Millionaires Row on the Intracoastal Waterway. The boat continues through Port Everglades and then heads out to Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful ocean waters. Discover the natural coral reef, named the Fort Lauderdale Twin Ledges, about ½ mile offshore. The reef is 7’ at the shallowest point and 20’ at the deepest and is home to a variety of vibrant marine life. For those who rather stay dry, you can enjoy the view through one of the two glass bottom viewing wells on the boat. This tour is perfect for visitors of all ages and skill levels.
Address: 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330
Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $18, Children – $10
Flamingo Gardens is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife. With over 3,000 species of exotic and native plants, flamingos, alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, peacocks and eagles, Flamingo Gardens has something for the whole family. The Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary features the Free-flight Aviary, which houses over 250 birds representing over 45 species and the Bird of Prey Center, one of the largest raptor collections in the United States. Flamingo Pond showcases Caribbean Flamingos in their natural environment of tropical vegetation and cascading waterfalls. Alligator Lagoon is filled with Florida’s native alligators. Daily animal presentations are both fun and informative. The shows are led by animal experts and are free with admission. Stop by the Flamingo Cafe for delicious food with a beautiful view of Flamingo Pond.
Address: 751 SW 121st Ave. Davie, FL 33325
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Let your imagination come to life at Young At Art Museum. This unique museum believes that art has the power to enrich the quality of life for children, teens, adults and seniors. There are five exhibit galleries that provide interactive artistic, cultural and historical experiences for visitors of all ages. Children will enjoy leaving messages on the walls of a cave and explore graffiti on a New York Subway at the ArtScapes exhibit. The CultureScapes exhibit celebrates our culturally diverse world through the art of contemporary artists from around the globe. GreenScapes connects children with nature by letting them build sculptures from natural materials. Young visitors will enjoy letting their imaginations run wild at the WonderScapes exhibit, which has an Alice in Wonderland theme. With excitement around every corner, visitors will embark on a journey to a world of magic and creativity at this exceptional museum.