Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale (must see)
The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk stretches across the city from the Sailboat Bend neighborhood to the Federal Highway. Visitors can walk the length of the Riverwalk in less than 30 minutes, but many will stop along the way to enjoy the numerous attractions.
The pedestrian walkway allows tourists to appreciate the beauty of the New River on one side and the bustling metropolis of Fort Lauderdale on the other. Along the way, visitors can stop at one of the Riverwalk district parks. Bubier Park offers 10 exercise stations for those who want to stay fit while they explore. Visitors traveling with children will want to plan a stop at Hardy Park or Peter Feldman Park, which contain play equipment for the young and young at heart. Stop to relax at Smoker Family Park, which has built-in chess tables.
Riverwalk offers multiple recreation activities for visitors. They can stop to rent a kayak, practice yoga or brush up on their photography skills.
Near Riverwalk are many spots to stop to dine and shop. Tourists can also explore History Fort Lauderdale and the Historic Stranahan House Museum.
This Riverwalk is rare in that it can be enjoyed during the day or night. The lighted path allows visitors to explore on foot whenever they wish with no rush in case stops along the way take more time than they had planned.
Why You Should Visit
- To explore the banks of the New River on foot
- To safely walk through a mile where nature and development meet
Look for special events that regularly take place at the Riverwalk. Visitors may wish to plan their trek during the monthly jazz brunch, an outdoor arts exhibit or a pop-up farmer's market.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk on Map
Sight Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA (See walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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