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.
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.
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.
Located just under 50 miles (80 km) from Miami, Boca Raton, or "Boca", is a known as a popular retirement and vacation destination due to its warm, tropical weather, its many beaches and golf courses. Boca Raton is also home to Florida Atlantic University.