Post Tagged with: "Fort Lauderdale"

What Alligator Alley is named for: This fellow was cruising along at the viewing tower at the MM 35 rest stop. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Alligator Alley: ‘Boring’ road can be a gateway to Everglades experiences

Crossing the state on Alligator Alley? Here are tips on a how to spend 15 minutes, a half hour or a half day exploring the Everglades from I-75. This mile marker guide helps you decide where to stop and what to do along the way.

Drinks at the Maikai. Photo courtesy Slammie Productions.

Celebrate tiki culture in Fort Lauderdale at Hukilau, June 6-10, 2018

Hukilau is a festival of tiki culture that attracts more than a thousand people to Fort Lauderdale every year to celebrate rum drinks, tiki trinkets and nostalgia for the 1950s. If you don’t attend, you still might want to visit the unique bars and restaurants that attract the tikiphiles.

Once the ‘colored beach,’ state park honors civil rights leaders

Once the ‘colored beach,’ state park honors civil rights leaders

The outstanding beach known as John U. Lloyd State Park is being renamed to honor Fort Lauderdale civil rights leaders Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson.

Silver Springs 1947 postcard

Florida boat tours: The Old Florida way to see the waterways

One of the classic experiences of an Old Florida vacation was a scenic boat tour. Here are seven iconic boat tours that have been entertaining visitors for than 50 years. How many of these have you taken?

View from the dock.

Old Florida served at Southport Raw Bar

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Southport Raw Bar is a favorite of locals, and you’ll love it, too. The water view down a canal filled with sailboats is awesome, and the seafood is fresh and tasty. This well-known, yet hidden, eatery is filled exudes ‘Old Florida’ ambience. A great place to wile away an afternoon, or take a friend to dinner.

Whiskey Creek at John U. Lloyd State Park is so shallow, you can walk and tow your canoe or kayak,

Seven favorite South Florida kayaking spots: John Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach, and more

Located in John U. Lloyd State Park, Whiskey Creek is a narrow, lush tidal waterway lined with mangroves — a perfect place to paddle in through a slice of nature in congested Broward County. Now, after several years absence, you can rent kayaks and even paddleboards here.