Retire in Fort Lauderdale

Activities and Culture

Learn about Fort Lauderdale's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Fort Lauderdale's beach is clearly a main draw for locals and visitors alike, but the activities don't end there. There are a variety of boat tours and state parks that give a different perspective of the Fort Lauderdale area, as well as a large amount of water based activities. Fort Lauderdale is also on our list of top golf cities, with a lengthy list of courses for the golf aficionado. For retirees who like to stay social, a day of sun and fun is often followed up with a drink at one of the many local waterfront venues.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

2

Movie Theaters:

5

Casinos:

1

Public Libraries:

12

Malls:

7

Shooting Ranges:

1

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

4

Closest Beach:

Fort Lauderdale Beach (0 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

n/a

Golf courses and country clubs:

30

Universities:

10

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Fort Lauderdale's restaurant scene is quite diverse, with a wide array of international choices. As to be expected, those looking for a cocktail and a bite to eat on the waterfront will be treated to a variety of options as well. From casual sandwich shops to fine dining, Fort Lauderdale leaves little to be desired for those who appreciate a quality food scene.

  • Restaurants

    3053
  • Bars

    173
  • Local Specialty

    Diversity-Italian/Vietnamese/Indian

Culture

Culture Summary

Fort Lauderdale has a unique selection of museums, with the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum and the Museum of Discover and Science to name a few. For those interested in a show, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of the area's popular venues to see concerts, plays, and stand up comics.

  • Total performing arts companies

    28
  • Museums

    18
  • Historical Sites

    3
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    0
  • Vineyards

    0

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