It’s easy to imagine that a cruise is entirety of your vacation—after all, that’s what you’ve planned. However, when your cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale, that doesn’t have to be the case. With 23 miles of pristine beaches, world-class shopping and dining, arts and culture and opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you, it’s easy to see the benefit in planning a few days either pre- or post-cruising (or both!) in Fort Lauderdale.
A 1.5 million acre wetland ecosystem, Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the most interesting places to see wildlife on the planet. No, you won’t see lions and tigers and bears (oh my) here, but you will have the chance to see an incredible diversity of other creatures–both on land, in the air and in the water. When you visit the Everglades, here are some of the animals that should be on your must-see list.
There’s nothing like a beach wedding to rack up points in the romance department and Florida has miles of coastline and spectacular beaches. Florida is one the most popular wedding destination in the country, but for the best beach wedding locations, head to the Florida Keys. From the lights of Key West to the luxury of a private island resort to underwater vows, there is an island locale to fit almost any wedding personality.