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Fort Lauderdale is known for its beautiful beaches and waterways.  Located just north of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale first burst upon the world consciousness in the movie "Where the Boys Are".  It soon became the primary destination for college students seeking excitement during their annual spring break.      beach02.jpg (14482 bytes)

  and then . . .

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Well college kids can be quite a handful and the need for a more structured plan of development became apparent.  Initially there were those who criticized these actions, but today it is easy to see that Fort Lauderdale made the right choice!  

because . . .

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Today, Fort Lauderdale's "strip" is one of the brightest gems to be found on the gold Coast.  Clean, young, alive, ambitious, vibrant . . . you can feel your mood change!  

Unlike much of the developed coast, the beach comes right up to the street allowing wide open ocean views.  And across the street you'll find miles of ocean front accommodations, dining, and shopping.

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Areas of interest:

BOATING TOURS

Action Sportfishing Located 5 minutes from the hotel and 1 file from 120' of water, where most of the fishing takes place. Fishing trips daily, for 4 to 8 hours accommodating 3 to 4 fisherman. 

Carrie B. Sightseeing Cruises - On Riverwalk at SE 5th Ave., just off Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 1.5 hour cruises of the Intracoastal Waterway, Port Everglades, yachts of the rich and famous. Daily 11am, 1pm, 3pm.

Discovery Cruise Line - Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. One-day cruises to the Bahamas: Sun., Mon., Wed. 7:45am-10:30pm, Fri. 6:45am-8:00pm. Dinner Cruises: Tues., Thurs., Sat. 7:15pm-12:15am. Late Night Cruises: Fri. 9:45pm-3am. Day Cruises: Tues., Thurs., Sat. 10am-4:30pm.

Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruises - A1A, Bahia Mar Yacht Center, Fort Lauderdale. Famous barbecue and shrimp dinner cruise with variety show and all-you-can-eat dinner. Departs nightly at 7pm.

Patriot Boat Tours - 1755 SE 3rd Court and Intracoastal, Deerfield Beach. Narrated lunch sightseeing cruises

SunCruz Casinos - Martha's Restaurant on the Intracoastal, Hollywood. Departs twice daily.

Vegas Express Casino Cruises - Departs from Tugboat Annie's Restaurant, Dania. Day and evening cruises $10 per person. Casino action, scenic cruise, activities, live music, tropical beverages and fabulous food.

Water Taxi - See Greater Fort Lauderdale via the waterways. From 17th Street Causeway to Atlantic Boulevard, and west on the New River. 10 am to wee hours daily.

Golf

Jacaranda Golf Club (Host site of USGA Tournaments and PGA qualifying events) Voted "South Florida's Golf Club of the Year." PGA award-winning pro shop. Telephone (954) 427-5836. Designed by Mark Mahannah. Par 72 EAST and WEST

Inverrary Country Club (Former site 15 PGA/LPGA Tour events) enjoy two championship courses where history and tradition live on. Experience PROSHOT, the computerized digital cart display showing accurate course yardage. Telephone (954) 733-7550. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Par 72 EAST and par 71 WEST Rating: 73.3 E/72 W Slope: 132 E/128 W.

SIGHTSEEING TOURS

DOWNTOWN TROLLEY - Fort Lauderdale. Let the trolley take you to lunch or dinner along lovely Las Olas Boulevard and downtown, Monday-Friday, every 10 minutes from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

LAS OLAS HORSE AND CARRIAGE TOURS - Carriage Stand at SE 8th Ave. and E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Evening Riverwalk and historic tours. Tues.-Sun. Starting at 7pm.

PORT EVERGLADES - Second busiest cruise port in the world with a fleet of more than 30 multi-day cruise ships. Free tours of naval vessels often available. Call Navy Hotline 468-3539.

SOUTH FLORIDA TROLLEY TOURS - 806 S Military Trail, Fully guided historical city tour on board San Francisco-style trolley. Adults $12, under 12 free.

ATTRACTIONS

ANNE KOLB NATURE CENTER - West Lake Park, 750 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Experience this 1,430+ acre wetland habitat for wading birds and other native wildlife. Tidewater Tours offers educational boat tours. The Center also includes an Intracoastal fishing pier and environmental exhibit hall. Free.

BASS PRO SHOPS OUTDOOR WORLD - 200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania. New 160,000-sq. ft. showroom dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast, including fishing, hunting, boating, camping, athletics and golf. Features restaurant, indoor waterfall and aquarium.

BEACH PLACE - A1A between Castillo St. and Cortez St., Fort Lauderdale. New 100,000-sq.-ft. shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI - Big Cypress Reservation. Learn about the land, history and culture of the Seminole Indians. Skim over glittering waterscapes in an airboat, paddle a canoe, walk the Swamp Trail and come face-to-face with the resident alligators.

BLOCKBUSTER GOLF & GAMES - 151 NW 136 Ave. (corner of I-595 & 136th), Sunrise. State-of-the-art games arena, 80-tee driving range, miniature golf, batting range, bumper boats. 10am-midnight.

BONNET HOUSE - 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale. 35-acre subtropical, historical estate. Open year-round: Wed.-Fri. 10am-2pm, Sat. and Sun. 1pm-3pm. Closed Mon. and Tues.

BUEHLER PLANETARIUM - Broward Community College Campus, 3501 SW Davie Rd, Davie . State-of-the-art facility. Laser light shows, astronomy and space exploration. Telescope viewing after evening shows.

BUTTERFLY WORLD - 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek. Stroll through three acres of lush tropical gardens while thousands of live, brilliantly colored butterfly's soar around. Waterfalls, fish, hummingbirds, orchids and roses complete natural habitat. Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm.

CLUB NAUTICO BOAT RENTALS:
Fort Lauderdale - Pier 66 Marina
Deerfield Beach - Cove Marina.
Safety-equipped powerboats from 20-33 feet. Drive your own boat! Dive, snorkel, cruise the Intracoastal or fish for the big one off shore. Ocean access is allowed.

DOLPHIN SWIM - Keys Adventure Tours lets you choose from two unforgettable swims with the Dolphin Experiences. Come on in, the waters fine and we don't bite! Dolphins are the most gentle and intelligent mammals next to humans and even more so once you meet them! Just imagine... you'll be able to swim with the Dolphins in an adventurous experience when you visit them in the Florida Keys. 954-525-4441

EVERGLADES HOLIDAY Park-Airboat Tours - 21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale. Gateway to 750,000 acres of Everglades. Fishing, boat rentals, campground. Daily 9am-5pm.

FESTIVAL FLEA MARKET Mall - 2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano. Over 600 stores of new, brand name merchandise at below outlet prices, plus an 8-screen movie theater, arcade food court and farmers market. Open Tues.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm. Sat.-Sun. 9:30am-6pm.

FLAMINGO GARDENS & ARBORETUM - 3750 Flamingo Rd, Davie. Botanical garden and Everglades wildlife sanctuary. "Free-Flight" Aviary, Children's Wildlife Encounter, Wray Historical Home and narrated tram tour through citrus groves. Open 10am-6pm daily.

FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL MUSEUM - 219 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tues.-Fri. 10am-4pm.

GRAND PRIX RACE-O-RAMA AND GOLF-O-RAMA - 1801 NW 1st St., Dania. Go-karts, bumper cars, 24-hour arcades, mini-golf, batting cages. Naskart racing and Sky Coaster. Sun.-Thurs. 10am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. until 2am.

GRAVES MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY - 481 S Federal Hwy, Dania. Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Sun. 1-5pm.

HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE PARK - 3109 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Nature trail, shaded picnic areas, beach access. In-line skating, volleyball, canoes, fishing.

INTERNATIONAL GAME FISH ASSOCIATION (IGFA) WORLD FISHING CENTER - 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania. Three-story museum includes five galleries, an outdoor marina, a theater and indoor/outdoor demonstration areas.

INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME MUSEUM - 1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale. Over 10,000 square feet of Olympic memorabilia honoring the worlds greatest aquatic stars. Aquatic masterpieces by artisans Leroy Nieman and Daumier. Collection of sports literature dating back to the 1800s.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE AND BLOCKBUSTER 3D IMAX THEATER - 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. Dynamic hands-on exhibits and five-story IMAX theater put you in the center of the action.

PARKS & RECREATION DIVISION OF BROWARD - 15 regional parks. 24-hour events hotline, 563-PARK.

RIVERWALK - Florida's most beautiful mile! Showcases lush tropical landscape and winding walkways linking downtown Fort Lauderdale's attractions, restaurants and shops. Leave your mark on Riverwalk with a personalized, engraved signature brick.

SAWGRASS MILLS - W Sunrise Blvd. at Flamingo Rd, Sunrise. World' largest discount/outlet mall with 270 discount, outlet and off-price stores such as Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Mikasa Factory Store, Barneys New York Outlet, Bernini, Emanuel Ungaro, and more. Mon.-Sat. 10am-9:30pm, Sun. 11am-8pm.

SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK - Highway 27, 2 miles north of I-75. Narrated Everglades airboatours, 18th century Indian village, live alligator and reptile exhibit, camping, boat rentals, fishing, food, beverages. Open daily 9am-6pm.

STRANAHAN House - Las Olas at SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Preserved turn-of-the-century house furnished with antiques of the era. Oldest structure in Broward County. Open Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm

SWAP SHOP - 3501 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Largest indoor-outdoor flea market in US, air-conditioned entertainment and food court area. Open daily.

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