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Your Backyard Just Got Bigger: Fun Things to Do in South Florida
March 28, 2018
You can access South Florida favorites like never before—sans traffic!—by riding Brightline. Discover West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale activities and destinations below.
Get out on the water
If you typically enjoy the ocean by frequenting waterfront happy hours, try something new.
DivaDuck Amphibious Tours travel through downtown West Palm Beach and to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Looking for something to do with kids? Fort Lauderdale’s Bluefoot Pirate Adventures offers an interactive pirate tour—eye patches and all—where you hunt for treasure along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Need some adventure? Try some challenging and refreshing sunrise paddleboard yoga (SUP) at Sunrise Paddleboards in Fort Lauderdale. Practice downward facing dog on the ocean…and then you could swing by that waterfront bar.
Learn something new
Create your own field trip and visit a South Florida museum. Best for families, Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science features a butterfly house, a Florida ecology exhibit and an otter habitat.
Art lovers should check out West Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art, which holds over 7,000 works from Europe, America, China and beyond.
If you’re a history buff, explore the Historic Stranahan House Museum. Built in 1901, it’s the oldest surviving structure in Broward County.
Visit a brewery
Discover your new favorite beer or cider at one of South Florida’s own breweries. Here are some of our recommendations.
Family-run Khoffner Craft Ale & Lagers brews up darks, stouts, and, of course, ales and lagers.
Swing by Fort Lauderdale’s first nano-brewery LauderAle for a tour and a craft beer (or three).
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks is located in West Palm Beach’s industrial district. Visit their tasting room for a hard cider and an event like yoga, wine tasting or Food Truck Fridays.
See a show
Instead of Netflix for a night, attend a show. There are so many plays, concerts, comedians and performances—both visiting and local acts—to attend.
Get tickets for big musicals and plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosts everything from bands to off-Broadway performances to stand-up comedians.
You can also use South Florida’s events calendar to find upcoming shows and start planning your next outing.
After standup paddleboard yoga, museums, breweries and performances, you might need a break. Time to pamper yourself.
Groupon is great to find deals on massages and pedicures at locations near you. If you’re feeling rejuvenated, you can book some more adventures like an escape room or skydiving.
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On To The Next Stop...
Are you in a morning commute rut? Wish you were learning something new, staying on top of your to-do list or relaxing on the way to work? You can. Whether you’re riding Brightline, public transit, a rideshare app or shotgun, switch up your routine. Try some of these activities and start your morning commute…