The Stranahan House Museum is one of those must-sees in the city. The building was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan (known as the founder of Fort Lauderdale), and is the oldest in the whole county. At one point, it was a trading post, at another it was a post office, but now it’s a well-loved museum, where you can learn all about the history of the building and about Fort Lauderdale at large.
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale. We’re sure you’re here for some of Florida’s most wonderful beaches, restaurants with a spectacular view, and to spend some much needed time in nature. Well, the good news is that you’re in exactly the right place. This is a goldmine in Florida, even if it gets overlooked in favor of its place as a Spring Breaker destination.
Fort Lauderdale is a layered city, from its wide open beaches to its foodie and culture spots, and a lot of what's on is completely free. It’s known for its yachting culture (you’ll find the best boat show on the planet here), but there’s a whole host of stuff to get into on land too – think great museums, kids' activities, serene botanical gardens, state parks and more. Here are the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale.