Water is a major focus of this park, as the name suggests, so you'll find plenty of fun activities during a visit here. Among the most unusual is a water skiing training center where you can rocket around attached to a mechanical tow rope - no need for a boat. In the 430 acres (174.01 hectares) of space here, you can also go canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, windsurfing, camping, picnicking, bicycling and miniature golfing. Or you can just revel in this pretty park that is, indeed, quiet.
One of the most intriguing attractions in the region, this diversion focuses on things that fly. Butterflies take center stage. Learn how they grow, what they eat and how to lure them into your garden. Part of Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World includes a breeding laboratory, butterfly museum, and insectarium with displays of unusual insects and butterflies from around the world.
The Link Trainer Building in Fort Lauderdale became the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. It is of great importance, having served as one of the 257 air stations in World War II. It aims at the preservation of national as well as international naval air artifacts in a way that educates the public. The museum was dismantled in 1998 and relocated to its current location in 1999. The research library offers a great deal of knowledge via more than 3000 volumes, touching various aspects of history.
The Fort Lauderdale Beach is surrounded by hotels, shops, restaurants and residential areas. Other than sun-bathing, tanning and swimming, the Fort Lauderdale Beach is also known for hosting various open-air events, cultural festivals and boat shows aplenty. The sunny beach has seen tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy the smooth blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are in the mood for some cocktails, lounging under umbrellas, shopping and acquiring a beautiful tan, you won’t find a better place to be than the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to the history of the African-American community of the United States. The beautiful library is adorned with sculptures and is stocked with resources that aid the study of African-American and Caribbean legacy and culture. The AARLCC is also a cultural center with an ultra-modern auditorium, meeting room and a special art gallery, which exhibits artworks of renowned artists. The place often hosts cultural and recreational programs.
Apart from serving as a city park, where families with children come to have a fun time, the Las Olas Oceanside Park serves as a busy entertainment venue too. In the sprawling premises of this parkland, Fort Lauderdale holds some of the most awaited events of the year. Right from the weekly farmer’s market to annual music events, the Las Olas Oceanside Park has witnessed it all. The park is a prominent part of The LOOP, a circular route that encompasses major parks and open spaces of the city.
Although it is very rustic in design, Cholee Park is located right on Forest Hill Boulevard. This 800-acre West Palm Beach Park contains thirteen miles of beautiful equestrian trails, offering a variety of riding experiences. It is somewhat hilly, natural terrain make it a very popular spot for mountain biking, as well. After about five miles of a single track, it splits into trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Right across Forest Hill Boulevard is Okeeheelee Parks BMX trails, for further adventure. See their website for further details.
Victoria Park is a neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, nestled in the heart of the city. This small district is surrounded by various neighborhoods, Flagler Village lies to its west, Beverly Hills to its south, Lake Ridge to the north and Sunrise Key and Nurmi Islands on the east. Victoria Park blends modernity into its historical beauty. Holiday Park is a prime attraction in this neighborhood; it features play fields for various sports, hockey rink and an auditorium. Enjoy a walking tour around Victoria Park.
The Gavlak Gallery is a brain child of Sarah Gavlak and her art space is dedicated towards exhibiting the works of budding as well as renowned artists. Various sculptures, paintings, photographs and other forms of art adorn the interior of the gallery throughout the year. And an eclectic mix of art connoisseur come here to spend time contemplating these thought provoking pieces. In the past, artists like Lisa Anne Auerbach, Wade Guyton, Lecia Dole-Recio, Judith Eisler, Phillip Estlund, Orly Genger and many more have displayed their work here. An artists herself, through the Gavlak Gallery, Sarah Gavlak aims to bring art lovers on a common dais, and she always gets appreciated for the multifarious contemporary art exhibitions that are organized here.