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Victoria Park is a neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, nestled in the heart of the city. This small district is surrounded by various neighborhoods, Flagler Village lies to its west, Beverly Hills to its south, Lake Ridge to the north and Sunrise Key and Nurmi Islands on the east. Victoria Park blends modernity into its historical beauty. Holiday Park is a prime attraction in this neighborhood; it features play fields for various sports, hockey rink and an auditorium. Enjoy a walking tour around Victoria Park.
The War Memorial Auditorium was built to honor the veterans of World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. From trade shows to concerts and graduation ceremonies to receptions, it hosts nearly 200 events annually. Spread across a vast area of 20,000 square feet, it can accommodate nearly 2,000 people. It has been recently renovated to include facilities like adjustable house lighting and acoustical curtains. Be it a festival or a trade exhibition, it will surely be a hassle free experience.
Unity Church in Fort Lauderdale in part of the Unity Churches International, and it welcomes people form every race, country and background to be part of it. It conducts life celebrations, weddings, christenings memorial services and lots more. Various groups are active in the church like the Unity Toastmasters and the Transitions Group. Check out the website for more details on the varied events.
Take a Silversea cruise if you want to experience European hospitality and a luxurious journey to an exotic destination. Bask in the rays of the morning sun in your private teak veranda and then head back to your room to relax. All the suites come with complimentary beverages and then, of course, there is 24-hour room service for the rest of your needs. Experience fine dining and enjoy classical performances and watch the latest flicks. There are lectures on diverse subjects ranging from food and wine, to rare places and world affairs and talks by renowned artists and authors—all on board.
On the chic Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, you'll encounter boutiques, narrow alleyways, brick walkways, tiny white lights twinkling in windows and dozens of trendy restaurants. Among the shopping and dining options, you might come across homemade ice cream at a dessert cafe or a live jazz bar that is always packed. Clothing boutiques, gifts shops, hair salons and art galleries round out the list. The wide variety of shops and services available ensures you’ll be able to find exactly what you need.
Along with upscale custom charters, term charters and special event cruises, Water Fantaseas also rents boats and waverunners. They also feature affordable trips for both individuals and families on a luxury yacht. Choose to cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway or out into the open sea on morning, afternoon or evening tours. Onboard chefs prepare delicious meals to suit all tastes. The staff will also assist with all details of your trip, including hotel accommodations and dining at your selected port of call.
Built in 1901 by the “Father of Fort Lauderdale,” Stranahan House also referred to as the Pioneer House, is the oldest residence in the city. In 1984, this mansion was opened for public viewing as a house museum and almost 10,000 tourists visit this landmark annually. Now a historic riverside museum, the elegantly restored house contains antiques, turn-of-the-century furnishings and old photographs of the area. It is also an example of classic Florida Frontier architecture. The house has previously been used as a post office, town hall and general store. The events hosted here are as interesting as the collection and includes tours, the Pineapple Jam, the Peter Pan Pirate Party and more. This lovely museum can also be hired for private events and special celebrations.
The Broward County Library is one happening place with its workshops and writing seminars on a regular basis. The Library offers free wireless internet access at all its venues, so you are never out of touch with the virtual world. You need to call at least a week before the workshops to register.
Built in 1921, this historic two-story, 35-acre (14.16 hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 in order to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named for a waterlily that once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
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.
Segways are easy to ride and allow you to see much more of Fort Lauderdale street front and beaches than on foot. They require no experience- a quick training and you can cruise along in style. There are a number of tours- either 30 or 60 minutes. The 30 minute tour follows the street fronts and then loops back along the beach front. The 60 minute tour goes to the national park. It offers incredible views of the coast line and you are able to stop at any time to take pictures.
Enjoy your leisure time at the Bubier Park. Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this lush green space is surely a welcoming change from the fuming vehicles. Family and friends gather here for picnics or just to stroll around the park. But most of locals and visitors come here to catch a glance of the interactive fountain in this park. It is fun to watch this fountain play recorded music while its hydraulic pumps, lights and water jets spurt out with synchronized music and water.