Creating Really Awesome Free Trips is back, and it will happen most Thursday’s from now until the end of August. Hopefully you will find a few fun, free family friendly things to do in a city near you! Or use these lists to plan an unforgettable road trip the whole fam can enjoy!
Free Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale, FL
1. Fort Lauderdale Beach
It’s beautiful, free, and I can do it for days! I think it does cost to park, but we always walk down. That’s one of Sunny’s good qualities : ) The lifeguard stands look like UFO’s… I like that. Bring a picnic or grab a slice of pizza on the beach. Our pizza place of choice is Primanti Brothers. We also love Guacamole’s for a mid day smoothie! Hours of free entertainment…
3. Las Olas Farmers Market
This happens every Sunday on Las Olas from 9am-1pm. A fun atmosphere and a chance to try a juicy local orange or grapefruit.
I have not actually had the privilege of doing this. I’ve heard it’s really fun and it only happens one weekend a year, typically in November. This is a piece from the 2010 scavenger hunt that was never found.
6. Water Taxi
This isn’t free, but there is a good deal! If you go after 5:00pm, any day of the week, it’s half price. That’s $10 a person. Fort Lauderdale isn’t called the Venice of the West for nothing! The taxi driver gives you lots of info about the ginormous mansions and yachts on the water. You can get on and off at any of the water taxi’s 12 stops for $10. Did I mention it’s BYOB or Wine. This is me and my grandmother on the water taxi…
This museum houses 22 pre WW2 cars. The oldest car on display is from 1909, has to be cranked by hand, and has gas lanterns as headlights! It sounds like a neat museum because you’re allowed to touch the cars and it’s FREE!
10. Gulfstream Park
Have you ever been to a horse race? It’s fun! And free to sit in general admission (the walking room, tiki hit, or apron). Parking is also free. Check the racing calendar to plan your trip to the track… bring a few bucks to bet on your favorite horses!
Have you ever been to Fort Lauderdale? What did you think? Did I miss anything? I’d love to hear…