48 Hours in Fort Lauderdale, FL

I decided to spend my weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (also known as the sunshine state) during the last week of summer. The weather is still in the 90s degrees. It was really hot and sunny.  Here are the activities that I planned for my 48 hours stay.

Las Olas Beach or Fort Lauderdale Beach

It is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Fort Lauderdale. There were a lot of people sunbathing and playing volleyball. I wish I brought a beach blanket, so I can lay down and enjoy the sun. Without a beach blanket, it was really hot to sit on the sand for a long period of time.


Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

This park is huge. I almost got lost in the park. There are golf carts that take people around the park. Most visitors drive there, although public transportation can also get you to the entrance of the park, you’ll have to walk for a bit.



Bonnet House Museum and Garden 

This museum is very close to the Las Olas beach. There are some souvenir shops and restaurants on that street. I was just leaving the beach and passed by this museum.  I didn’t have enough time to visit it, but if you are staying in Fort Lauderdale for longer than 2 days, definitely visit this museum.


Las Olas Boulevard +Galleria Mall + Shopping

Another popular shopping place to visit. Las Olas Boulevard is a famous street for eating and shopping. There are some high-end boutique shops.


Free Water Trolley

After walking down Las Olas Boulevard, I found the free water trolly that takes you along the New River. The trolley comes in every 15 mins and it stops near the main attractions. (see Here for the schedule of the trolley)