Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale – What’s Open

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While this summer has been quite different from years past, you and your family can still get out and enjoy yourselves in a safe environment. Right here in Fort Lauderdale, we have a variety of museums, historical homes, parks and beaches that are open to the public and offer safe environments for social distancing. We have listed a few of our favorite spots in Fort Lauderdale that you and your family are sure to enjoy!

The Historic Stranahan House & Museum is a perfect weekend activity for families! The historic home is open Friday through Sunday and offers guided tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Located on the New River, the home was built in 1901 by the predominant businessman, Frank Stranahan. Throughout the history of the estate, the home was used for multiple public projects, as Mr. Stranahan and his wife, Ivy, took on leadership roles in the community. This estate has been open to the public for viewing as a historic house museum since 1981 and welcomes more than 10,000 visitors annually.

Birch State Park is another great place to take the family in Fort Lauderdale. Birch State Park is a vibrant center for the community of Fort Lauderdale, and residents often enjoy activities including bicycling, roller skating, snorkeling, paddle boarding and so much more. Visitors can access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A, and there are also picnic areas that overlook the channel. The park is open daily from 8am to 6pm, and they charge a $6 entry fee per vehicle.

If you are in Fort Lauderdale, you should be sure to set some time aside to visit some of our beautiful beaches. With our clear, turquoise water and white sand beaches, Fort Lauderdale’s beaches are popular destinations for visitors and residents alike. Whether you enjoy surfing the waves, searching for seashells, or relaxing with a good book, Fort Lauderdale beaches offer something fun for the whole family.

Of course Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is also open to the public for self-guided tours of both our main house and expansive gardens on Tuesdays through Sundays. In fact, now through November 25th, we are offering our Family Special, which includes free admission for guests 17 and under!

Make lasting memories with your loved ones by experiencing the best that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. If you would like to learn more about Bonnet House’s Family Special, click here.

Family Summer Special: Get Outdoors With The Family

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This summer, it has never been more important to get outside with the family and Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to do just that! Located right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens provides guests with the opportunity to escape the realities of everyday life and enjoy our 35acre
tropical paradise.

Now through September 6th, Bonnet House is proud to host our Family Summer Special! This special deal includes $20 admission for adults, and is free for anyone 17 and under. Guests will not only be able to take a self guided tour of our main house, but they can also enjoy searching for monkeys in the trees surrounding our vast gardens and view the aquatic wildlife on our lakes and ponds.

In addition to the historic significance of the estate, the Bonnet House grounds encompass one of the last examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat. While you visit, your family can learn about the five distinct ecosystems that can be found on the property. This includes the Atlantic Ocean beach and primary dune, a fresh water slough, the secondary dune which includes the house site, mangrove wetlands, and a maritime forest. To complement the natural vegetation, the grounds also contain a Desert Garden composed of arid plantings, a hibiscus garden, and more.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is the perfect place to bring your family outdoors this summer. With free admission for the kids, you and the whole family can spend a beautiful day learning about the historical and ecological significance of South Florida without breaking the bank. We hope to see you and your family at Bonnet House this summer.

We are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm, and tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center.

Family Special

Family Special

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The entire family can explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and shady nature trails invite you to search for a playful monkey in the trees and wading birds in our fresh water lakes.

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Admission is $20 for adults and free for youth 17 and under(must be accompanied by an adult).

Theses tours are self-guided using your mobile device. No other discounts apply. This special only applies to self-guided tours during the hours listed above.

Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center.