Top 10 Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale and Miami


Fort Lauderdale and Miami in South

Florida both contained fantastic beaches

a variety of hotels and resorts and

unique tourist attractions as well as

top-notch dining nightlife and shopping

so which one should you choose to visit

the answer is both there are only 30

minutes apart drive time so no matter

which city you choose for accommodations

you can expand your vacation with tours

and adventures that encompass both

destinations to help you we've compiled

a top 10 list of things to do all of

which are sure to please

number one day cruise to the Bahamas

Fort Lauderdale and Miami both have

major seaports so there are plenty of

cruises to choose from one of which is

an affordable day cruise to the Bahamas

with destination choices of Bimini

Freeport or Grand Bahamas and tickets

under $100 u.s. this is the perfect side

trip with a chance to spend the day in

the beautiful Caribbean depending on the

cruise provider you choose vessels range

from small ships 2,000 passenger ferries

complete with onboard casinos and

lounges after a cruise time of

approximately 2 to 3 hours

passengers can explore the local

marketplace head to the beach take an

e-coat or scuba dive or take a short

boat ride to big major K to swim with

the pigs you might even want to inquire

about one and two night packages that

allow you to extend your stay in the

Bahamas number 2 jungle island jungle

island is a beautiful landscape

Zoological Park located between downtown

Miami and South Beach and it is sure to

keep you happily busy if you love

animals birds and gorgeous scenery

formerly called parrot jungle the park

is home to some of the world's most

exotic animals visitors can enjoy

educational and entertaining animal

shows and exhibits while strolling

through a rainforest atmosphere there's

also an option to participate in

hands-on animal encounters or go on a

guided behind-the-scenes tour Jungle

Island also features a unique floating

water park for the kids

number three airboat tours of the


whether you're staying in Fort

Lauderdale or Miami there are plenty of

outlets offering this experience a quick

Google search will turn up everything

from private charters to traditional for

passenger airboats to multi passenger

vessels with a covered seating area to

protect tourists from the Sun most of

these tours offer hour-long rides

through the lush Everglade canals so

passengers can observe the wildlife

including manatees a wide variety of

birds snakes and plenty of alligators

these adventures are exciting and

educational and tend to be reasonably

priced number four dine at the mic hi if

you're looking for a unique dining


check out the mic I located in Fort

Lauderdale this is a Polynesian themed

restaurant that opened in 1956 and now

holds a spot on the National Register of

Historic Places over the years the

restaurant has grown to include eight

dining areas the Molokai bar a nightly

Polynesian revue dinner show of Island

dancers and fire eaters and a walking

path through vibrant tropical gardens

waterfalls tiki artifacts and secluded

outdoor dining areas there is also a

gift shop with plenty of unique gifts to

take home for a dining experience you'll

never forget

make sure the mic height is on your

to-do list number five South Beach the

South Beach region of Miami is famous

for its pastel Art Deco architecture

over the years it has become a popular

backdrop for videos movies and TV shows

and was a pop culture phenomenon in the

late 80s inspiring fashion and lifestyle

this hot spot features a mix of

boutiques galleries and hotels it's also

an influential culinary destination with

plenty of outdoor patios lining the

streets at night the pastel is replaced

with neon lights and South Beach comes

alive in fact the nightlife here is so

outstanding the area is known as a

celebrity magnet day or night South

Beach is a must-see

number six jungle queen the jungle queen

cruz is one of Fort Lauderdale's

longest-running and most loved tourist

attractions allowing visitors to travel

the area's waterways on an old-fashioned

riverboat the cruise is approximately

four hours long with a stopover at the

Jungle Queen Indian village where

visitors can enjoy a barbecue and shrimp

dinner in a tropical island atmosphere

of plants birds and wildlife including

alligators jungle queen offers four

different cruise packages with day and

evening excursions that vary in price if

you're hoping the same a few dollars a

simple Google search will help you find

Groupon discounts and printable coupons

number seven

flamingo Gardens Florida is known for

having one of the most beautiful

landscapes in the United States not to

mention one of the only tropical

backdrops flamingo Gardens in Fort

Lauderdale is a prime spot to experience

such an atmosphere this is an offer

Proffitt Botanical Garden and Everglade

Wildlife Sanctuary with over 3,000

species of flowers and plants on display

making it a picture takers paradise also

on the premises is a vast number of

birds alligators otters and other

animals found injured in the Everglades

and unable to return to the wild as a

result over 90 types of animals that are

native to Florida can be found here the

park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to

5:00 p.m.

number 8 hop on hop off bus if you want

to bundle several attractions together

consider the Miami hop on hop off bus

it's one of the best all-inclusive tours

you will find complete the journey in

three loops the beach loop with

incredible views of the Miami skyline

the city loop in the high-rise business

district and the Miami Seaquarium loop

from downtown Miami to Key Biscayne

select the two-day pass then board at

any of the 13 stops and get to know the

city with live onboard commentary from

the tour conductor number 9 deep-sea

fishing fishing and lakes and streams is

vastly different to fishing in the ocean

where the catch can include shark Marlin

tuna and swordfish and the battle to

haul them out of the water can last for

hours luckily there is no shortage of

deep-sea fishing charters when it comes

to Fort Lauderdale and Miami so you're

sure to find a company that fits your

budget private charters and group

expeditions offer full-day half-day and

3/4 day options with the choice of a

trophy fish or a catch-and-release

experience deep sea fishing can be

expensive so be sure to research all

tour operators and prices before you

commit to just one number 10 boat

cruises many tourist attractions in Fort

Lauderdale and Miami come in the form of

boat tours although we've already

discussed airboats and the Jungle Queen

there are plenty more options Fort

Lauderdale offers the Las Olas river

cruise and food tour as well as a

family-friendly pirate ship excursion

plus there is canal sightseeing party

boats sunset tours and hop-on hop-off

water taxis that operate like cabs in

miami yacht cruises include Biscayne Bay

with views of star Island and

Millionaire's Row which give tourists an

up-close look at the numerous celebrity

homes that dot the shoreline the Miami

duck tour serves up an amphibious

vehicle that takes passengers on a

guided exploration of South Beach before

diving into Biscayne Bay and continuing

the narrated adventure on water and then

there is our personal favorite the

thriller Miami speedboat adventure which

starts as a slow sightseeing cruise

around extravagant yachts and ships and

an aerated lap around star Island in

Biscayne Bay

after that the powerful speedboat revs

to top speed and heads out to the

Atlantic Ocean to give Taurus an

unforgettable ride of their lives for

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