Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

This multi-faith east coast city is home to a whole range of outstanding churches that are architectural highlights as well as places of worship. Their structural design and interior decoration feature a wide range of styles from strictly traditional to modern minimalist, giving Fort Lauderdale a quite unique visual aesthetic. Take our tour to see the city's best churches.
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Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale Map

Guide Name: Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale
Guide Location: USA » Fort Lauderdale (See other walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km
Author: christine
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Korean Second Presbyterian Church

1) Korean Second Presbyterian Church

The Korean Second Presbyterian Church is an interesting example of a modernist religious building. Constructed in 1961, its facade features sunshades and a minimalistic structure that was typical of the period. An affiliate of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Miami, the church serves the Korean community of Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas.
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First Congregational Church

2) First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church is another example of modern religious architecture in Fort Lauderdale. Built in the early 1960s, this church's imposing triangular roof is rather eye-catching, while typical of northern architecture, it's an unusual sight in sunny Florida. The Church also functions as a community center for charity programs and events.
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Saint Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church

3) Saint Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church

Established in the 1980s, the Saint Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church is a community church serving a parish of around 40 families from India. The church seeks to preserve within this community the traditions of the Indian Orthodox Church, which has its roots in Syrian Christianity.
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Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church

4) Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church

Although one of the newest churches in the city, the Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church has already become the largest congregation of Lutherans in the area. Built in 2004, this modern minimalistic structure nonetheless features some flamboyant aspects traditional to older Lutheran churches. The church is also affiliated with a Lutheran school that is a major educational center for the community.
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Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale

5) Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (must see)

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Fort Lauderdale. It was founded in 1960 by D. James Kennedy (1930–2007), who served as the church's senior pastor until his death in 2007. The present church building seating 2,800 persons was dedicated on February 3, 1974 by evangelist Billy Graham. It became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America denomination on May 16, 1978; Coral Ridge was originally a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the so-called "Southern" church before 1983.

Beginning in 1978 under pastor D. James Kennedy, the church's weekly services were televised as the Coral Ridge Hour, eventually reaching a nationwide audience of more than 3 million. Production of new broadcasts from the church were discontinued in 2007 after Kennedy's passing, although reruns of Kennedy's sermons continue to air on some networks.

The Westminster Academy and Knox Theological Seminary, also in Ft. Lauderdale, are educational ministries of the church. Christian radio station WAFG-FM in Ft. Lauderdale is also affiliated with the church. The current senior pastor is W. Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham, who succeeded Kennedy as senior pastor of the church in April, 2009.

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Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Lauderdale is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities. This quintessentially Floridian city has preserved historic buildings, museums, sightseeing walks along the New River banks, and lots of navigable canals. Fort Lauderdale has become a great place to visit during spring and summer vacations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

As well as being a classic tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale is also a top place to go shopping. Its charming Las Olas Boulevard district is chock full of specialty shops, fashion boutiques and galleries. The sunny beachfront area also has its fair share of shops, souvenir boutiques, plus a beach plaza with great entertainment. Take our Shopping Tour to catch all the best shops in these areas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to three designated historic districts: The Sailboat Bend, The Himmarshee and The Stranahan House. Each holds a range of houses and buildings from the mid-19th Century and the 20th Century, that together tell the fascinating story of the development of this growing city and its communities.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's famous downtown street, brings together many of the city's best galleries, including the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale. The area also hosts regular art and craft fairs. Take our Art Walking Tour to get a cultural walk-through the whole boulevard, featuring both contemporary and classical art from the US and abroad.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Beach Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Beach Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, dubbed the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities with lots to offer any visitor, including navigable canals and gorgeous beaches. A top destination for both spring and summer vacations, with one of the most popular things to do being a long walk along the city's ocean line. This beach walk has got all the activities and attractions that make up the Florida lifestyle.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach is a small municipality of suburban Fort Lauderdale that was originally part of Broward County. Its name comes from the first Danish emigrants that settled here in the late 19th Century. This little town is famous for being the home of all things fishing, with a Fishing Hall of Fame and many of the best fishing spots in all of south Florida. It's also a top US location for Jai-Alai, the world's fastest ball game.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Fort Lauderdale for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Fort Lauderdale, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.