Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309, United States of America

Must-things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Are you planning a trip at Fort Lauderdale in the next weeks or months? You are looking for a couple of activities suggestions for you and your family during your stay in our beautiful city? Whether you like to live the urban or natural rhythm, we have exactly what fits your need!

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Fort Lauderdale is located only one hour and a half away from the Everglades, which is the biggest subtropical natural environment and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage natural site. There, you can see more than 350 bird species, more than 300 fish species and even 36 endangered species, such as the American “crocodile” and the Florida panther. Those animals can live there due to the National Park status of the Everglades.

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Las Olas Boulevard

When comes the time to go shopping with your friends or your family, Las Olas Boulevard is the perfect destination for you. A lot of brand stores and independent clothe stores await you! If you have to eat something, don’t worry: you can find many attractive and delicious restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard. Oh, we almost forgot to tell you about the amazing atmosphere of this boulevard… Don’t miss it!

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Did you ever think that you could go fishing during your trip in Fort Lauderdale? Yet, there are many kinds of fishes that you could catch in high sea and in freshwater environment such as Asian snakehead, largemouth bass, etc. The best part is that we heard several guests boast that they caught dozens of fish on their fish trip. What are you waiting for?

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Port Everglades

Around 35 cruise ships accost at Port Everglades each year. Since 2010, Port Everglades invested millions of dollars to welcome all the guests on the cruise ships. Last year, they broke a World Record by welcoming the highest number of cruise travelers in a single day. Taxis, shuttles and vans are available on site. Don’t miss that impressive show!

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Water Taxi

For a boat ride or to visit Fort Lauderdale differently along the Intracoastal Waterway, use the Water Taxi. The Up-On Up-Off package is ideal to visit every Fort Lauderdale best sights, restaurants and beaches. More than twenty stops are available to cruise around town and attractions. You can stop for lunch, enjoy museum visits or go on a shopping spree and discover Fort Lauderdale with your own rhythm.

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Jungle Queen River Boat

The famous Jungle Queen River Boat is offering 90 minutes sightseeing cruises along the Intracostal Waterway on mornings, afternoons and evenings. Choose between a regular tour, a Tropical Isle Tour or a Dinner-Show cruise to enjoy a boat ride as you like it!