Comprising serene 60 acres (24.28 hectares), the Flamingo Gardens have an impressive collection of rare tropical plants, massive oaks, native birds and other tropical critters. The gardens are one of the region's few remaining citrus groves and are home to a large collection of wading birds. You can chug around the grounds on a narrated tram tour or explore the Wray Botanical Collection and historic Wray Home.
For more than 50 years, visitors have traveled on the stately Jungle Queen Riverboat. Tours sail past estates while an entertaining monologue by the captain points out the homes of the famous and the infamous. On three-hour day tours or four-hour dinner voyages you can sail to an island where you will dine amid tropical foliage. Evening cruises feature a dinner of barbecued ribs and shrimp, with a variety revue and sing-a-long cruising back.
Over the years, Revolution Live has played host to performances by many of the music industry's heavyweights. Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Del McCoury Band, Alicia Keys, Killswitch Engage and Mastodon have all thrilled audiences at this downtown Fort Lauderdale venue. This 1300-capacity venue is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
The Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino is located near Hallandale Beach, Florida. It is one of the popular places for horse racing in the country. They also house a casino, which is as popular as the racing track. Visitors are generally seen gambling or enjoying the varied delicious menu options at the restaurant. The park also hosts concerts and live performances for people to enjoy when visiting the racing track and casino.
Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts a wide variety of events, including Broadway shows, philharmonic orchestras, the Florida Grand Opera, the Gold Coast Jazz Society and the Miami City Ballet, just to name a few. Established in 1991, it encompasses 5.5 acres (2.22 hectares) of space. The Abdo New River Room, Au-Rene Theater and Amaturo Theater are the three stages within this performing arts center.
The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is one of South Florida's major cultural attractions. It is located in the downtown entertainment district and hosts varied exhibits and cultural activities throughout the year. Under the Studio Arts Program, you can take part in the educational art classes to learn about painting, drawing, design and music from professional artists. Permanent exhibitions feature the black and white photography of Ansel Adams and contemporary paintings by Stephen Scott Young. The museum offers a truly striking showcase of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.
This cineplex has four screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
The Carrie B offers three daily sightseeing cruises at 11a, 1p, and 3p. Stroll around the Sun Deck, seating outside under a canopy or enjoy air conditioned comfort on the main deck. The boat is Coast Guard certified for up to 300 passengers. The cruise also has entertaining and informative live narration from the captain. There is full bar service onboard with light snacks available. All cruises last for an hour and a half. Visit their website for more information.
The Venue Fort Lauderdale is among one of the best wedding venues in Florida and has got many accolades and awards to show for it. This outstanding venue is home to Epic Ballroom, Crystal Ballroom, Ivy Lounge & Patio, as well as, Windsor Martini Bar. All these event spaces can be rented at reasonable rates for hosting events like birthday parties, corporate events, mitzvahs and other special occasions. Apart from this, The Venue Fort Lauderdale also plays host to concerts featuring talented artists and bands from across the country. During concerts, you can reserve a table for yourself or even book a VIP ticket to enhance your concert watching experience.
Get together with friends for a pint of beer at Original Fat Cat's. An evening here is well spent with over 76 varieties of bottled and tap beer to choose from along with some delicious appetizers and snacks. The night gets livelier with performances by local artists.