The City of Fort Lauderdale

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

The things to do in this town are in downtown FTL. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Grand Opera, the Fort Lauderdale History Center, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Stranahan House are all near the New River. They have world-class concerts, events, unique galleries, and restaurants.  The 22-block area includes Las Olas Boulevard, where you can shop, eat, and party. Take a Segway tour in Fort Lauderdale and go on a cruise on the New River in the city. 


Awe-inspiring adventure awaits! In Artscapes, take the subway, visit a cave, and discover a dig. In GreenScapes, create sand sculptures and recycled puppets. CultureScapes teaches you about exotic customs. In Wonderscapes, you can explore Alice’s world.

The best way to see Ft. Lauderdale is to go to a Cycle Party. You can book a private tour or buy your own seat on one of our group tours. All of the tours come with authentic contexts who can show you all of the cool places in Fort Lauderdale while they drive you around. Do not be afraid, these party bikes are powered by pedals and it is very simple to use them. Cycle Party is great for birthdays, first-time visitors, and people who want to have a fun, unique time.

History of Fort Lauderdale

A long time ago, the first natives came to the area more than 4,000 years ago. Then came the Tequesta Indians, who lived there for more than 1,000 years. As control of the area changed from Spain to England to the U.S. and the Confederate States of America, it stayed mostly undeveloped until the 20th century. After a massacre took place in this area at the start of the Second Seminole War, people left their first settlement and didn’t come back for 50 years.

It was built in 1838 and became a city in 1911. It was named after a group of castles founded by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts were named after Major William Lauderdale, who was the younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale. He died in 1838  and  50 years after the forts were taken down at the end of the war, the city was not built. At the fork of the New River, the first Fort Lauderdale was built. At Tarpon Bend on the New River between Colee Hammock and Rio Vista, the second Ft. Lauderdale was built. At the site of the Bahia Mar Marina, the third Ft. Lauderdale was built. 

Famous Landmarks in Fort Lauderdale 

Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, Frank Stranahan, and his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, built Stranahan House in 1901. As the oldest known structure in Broward County, it served as a post office, town hall, and residence for the Stranahans. New River views can be seen from the wide porches of a vernacular wood-framed structure. When the Ft. Lauderdale History Museum and the Ft. Lauderdale Board of Property managers restored it and opened it as a historic house museum in 1984, it was a huge success.


The Wharf Fort Lauderdale is an outdoor special event space dedicated to enhancing the city’s vibrant culinary and cultural scene. The Wharf is unlike any other location in South Florida. At more than an acre in size, the sprawling open-air pop-up greets patrons in search with some of the most delightful libations and cuisine creations in town.


The Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is a well-known museum that has a lot of old cars, memorabilia, and even a section dedicated to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It added a 30,000-square-foot museum where visitors can try out some of the industrial age’s most important things. On the show: The Packard showroom from the 1920s, and 22 Packard cars that are still working.

Gyms in Fort Lauderdale

Iron Bodyfit Gym Fort Lauderdale is located 3061 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306. 

Fitness technology is a concept of  Iron Bodyfit Ft. Lauderdale . With the help of the electrostimulation-equipped bodysuit and our on-site personal trainers, you’ll get a workout that’s both safe and highly effective. You can think of a 25-minute workout as the equivalent of four hours of physical activity.