By Syrena Felty

Fort Lauderdale is your one stop destination to sun, sand, and so much fun. The city is only made up of 36 square miles; however, there are so many fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale. If you're worried about it being too busy, have no fear. The population sits at roughly 186,000 people.

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5 Things to Do in Fort, Lauderdale

1. Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale With Kids

Of course the beach is a great time for those of all ages; however, if you are searching for something aimed at the younger crowd, Tripadvisor rates Xtreme Action Park third in fun activities and games in Fort Lauderdale. It is listed as the largest indoor entertainment complex in Florida.

A few things to do include an indoor go-kart track, roller skating rink, indoor ropes course, escape rooms, bowling lanes, laser tag, a sports bar, and more. They also offer special events and entertainment. For a schedule of events, check their website here.

Aside from the entertainment complex, Fort Lauderdale offers a number of escape rooms and indoor theme parks.

2. Romantic Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale for Couples

Tired of the typical dinner date night? Fort Lauderdale offers a variety of classes and private experiences perfect for your next date night.

For only $26 a person, you can learn to play the congas. This 15 minute course is perfect for a quick and fun get away.

Another romantic couples idea is the Arts and Crafts Social Club. Reviews mention that there are places nearby to pick up food and bring to your craft experience to the next level.

3. Free Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

We all know vacation comes with a hefty ticket, and nothing is better than free. Fort Lauderdale things to do of course consist of beaches. A top ranking beach is Pompano Beach, which is located where the Gulf bends creating crystal clear waters. The beach gets its name from the tropical pompano fish.

There are many coral reefs on Pompano Beach that can be explored by scuba divers. There are also shipwrecks available for viewing.

4. Rainy Day Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Florida weather can sometimes be unpredictable, and when the rain rolls in over the ocean we have to find something indoors.

The Museum of Discovery and Science is an option for all ages. It consists of Florida's only aviation themed Makerspace as well as interactive exhibits and animal experiences. The Museum of Discovery and Science is one of the many museums in Florida that are perfect for a rainy day.

5. Winter Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

Although winter in Fort Lauderdale is not always cold, sometimes the weather drops to the mid 50s. This makes it a little chilly for surfing the tides. Historical tours and shopping malls are amongst some of the highly recommended winter weather activities. Visit Las Olas Boulevard where there are many shops, art galleries, and restaurants of all ethnicities and flavors.

If you are leaning towards a historical tour, a 90 minute guided electric bike tour is calling your name. This tour is $99 per adult and can be done in groups of up to 8 people. Included in the tour is passing by 9 of Fort Lauderdale's historical and highly viewed tourist attractions.

With a small town feel and quaint population size, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination. Whether you are looking for a romantic night out with your partner, or a night in with the whole family, there are things to do in Fort Lauderdale. On a warm August afternoon shipwrecks and surfing in Pompano Beach will be your go to. If the weather is cool or rainy, shopping and museums offer something for everyone.

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