A family vacation to Fort Lauderdale is the perfect way to end the summer. The area has so much to offer families with children of all ages, including water sports, beaches, museums, and more. Our goal at American Watersports is to help families have the time of their lives out on the water. For some great family fun, check out these 5 family friendly Ft. Lauderdale attractions.

Fort Lauderdale Family-Friendly Attractions

1. Butterfly World

Located in nearby Tradewind Park, Butterfly World is a true delight! The park houses more than 20,000 butterflies, representing over 50 species! Additionally, the park is home to many species of tropical birds, insects, and flowering plants.

2. Flippo’s

If you are in need of some indoor fun, Flippo’s is the place to go.  The indoor jungle gym is safe and fun for toddlers up to 14-year-olds. Additionally, Flippo’s offers a laser maze, toddler area, sports courts, and a foam ball blaster!

3. Sawgrass Recreation Park

You can’t visit southern Florida without taking a tour through the Everglades! Sawgrass Recreation Park offers guided airboat tours through the beautiful Everglades; keep your eyes peeled for alligators! The park is also home to an animal exhibit which houses wolves, leopards, snakes, and a black panther. If you’re brave enough, visitors are even invited to hold a baby alligator!

4. Ft. Lauderdale Beaches

While it goes without saying that Ft. Lauderdale is amazing, there truly are a lot of beaches to choose from! Ft. Lauderdale itself is a trendy area with fabulous hotels and restaurants just blocks from the beach. Pompano Beach is known for its wide, sandy beaches that are ideal for sunbathing, building sand castles, and beach volleyball matchups. And Deerfield Beach is a favorite among surfers; different areas of the beach offer swells of different intensities, making it a great spot for surfers of all skill levels.

5. American Watersports Rentals

For some fun on the water, a jet ski rental from American Watersports ought to do the trick! We help families of all ages get the most of their time in Ft. Lauderdale. We offer jet ski rentals, SUP rentals, and kayak rentals at affordable rates to help you have the most fun without breaking the bank. For more information, contact us at (954) 946-1811 or make a reservation request online today.