Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Fort Lauderdale, FL that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.
This is a walking tour of Fort Lauderdale from bucolic Riverwalk to luxurious Las Olas and the beautiful beaches. First stop on this tour is the jewel in the crown of Fort Lauderdale's efforts to attract more family-friendly tourists: its beautiful waterfront park, the Riverwalk. Located along the historic New River, the 1.5 mile Riverwalk has revitalized Fort Lauderdale's downtown. This walking tour continues over to Las Olas Boulevard, the Rodeo Drive of Fort Lauderdale. This posh pedestrian shopping area is also home to Fort Lauderdale's earliest home, Stranahan House, now a historic museum. Pioneer and trader Frank Stranahan is considered the grandfather of Fort Lauderdale. His turn of the century home and business headquarters provide a peak into Fort Lauderdale's past. Original Victorian furnishings, photos and other memorabilia, plus enthusiastic volunteer guides make Stranahan House a worthwhile stop. Fort Lauderdale is often called the "Venice of America" for its many canals and waterways. Unless you have your own boat, the best way to explore these waterways is aboard a water taxi. While the taxi serves as a mode of public transportation, it's also the best way to get a glimpse into the lifestyles of Fort Lauderdale's rich and famous. Glimpse into the backyards of the mega-mansions that overlook the Intracoastal Waterway and get up close with the multi-million dollar yachts sailing these waters.