Fort Lauderdale Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • Wide, soft-sand beaches beckoning play
  • Children's museums and wildlife attractions
  • The artsy Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale Family Vacations Overview

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Where the boys were is now where the families are in a city that worked hard to break away from its spring break party destination and rebuilt itself as a family-friendly one. Gone are the multitudes of bars and motels that once lined A1A, formerly a densely packed cruising road along the beach referred to by locals as "The Strip." Today, luxurious resorts catering to families and open-air restaurants complement the sandy, open beaches.

Nearby, the city's art district surrounds Las Olas Boulevard, where boutiques and galleries, as well as outdoor cafes and world-class restaurants beckon. In downtown, a larger-than-life discovery museum provides perfect rainy day activities. But it's the warm-weather and outdoor fun that make Fort Lauderdale a perfect family destination, with kayaking adventures, water sports, hiking in state parks, and fishing excursions.

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Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale Beaches

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Fort Lauderdale Beachfront

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Las Olas Boulevard

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Fort Lauderdale Family Restaurants

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Latest Fort Lauderdale Family Vacation Reviews

LilLeebird

06/02/2012

Fort Lauderdale Fabulous!

We recently spent a week in Fort Lauderdale on a family vacation. We rented a private vacation home rental which turned out to be perfect for our needs! The home we rented offered us 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, Internet access, swimming pool and hot tub. It was the ideal set up for our family of 5! ... We recently spent a week in Fort Lauderdale on a family vacation. We rented a private vacation home rental which turned out to be perfect for our needs! The home we rented offered us 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, Internet access, swimming pool and hot tub. It was the ideal set up for our family of 5! Half way through the week we let our kids invite friends to join us. So we had a group of 8 in all which made for quite a lively experience. The home was located north of Fort Lauderdale in the Pompano Beach area. We spent a day on Hollywood Beach. It was a terrific place to take teens, as it offers an electic group of shops and restaurants. The water was great! We rented the 4 seater bikes and peddled up and down the boardwalk. We spent another day playing in the water on Pompano Beach. The water was not as pretty as Hollywood Beach but it was still an enjoyable place to spend the day. If you are looking for waves to boogie board, you will need to go farther north up the coast towards Cocoa Beach. The waters in this area are calm with minimal waves. Our last day we took a road trip to the Florida Keys. It was quite a long drive down and we were somewhat disapointed when we crossed over into the Keys. We expected to see picturesque views of the water, but didn't as we were driving. You will need to drive as far as Marathon to see these views. But once there you will find beautiful beaches. Overall our trip was fantastic! We enjoyed our beach days and the warm Florida sunshine. The Fort Lauderdale airport is easy to get in and out of and not near as busy as flying through Miami. We would love to visit this area again! Read More Read Less

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