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time to kill, going from Ft. Lauderdalr Airport to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Old Feb 13th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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time to kill, going from Ft. Lauderdalr Airport to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

In mid April, we'll be flying in to FLL on a Sunday at around 10:00am and meeting up with friends in the late afternoon (5:00pm) who live in LBTS, about one-half hour north of the airport. Are there any attractions/tourist spots in the area that we can check out before meeting up with them? Wifey has already suggested spending a few hours at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, but I'm also looking for other options. Just fyi, we're Baby Boomers.

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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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With an entire day to kill, I'd head down to South Beach and visit Vizcaya if you havent been, and have lunch in South Beach and a walk around.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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LBTS is pretty easy to reach either using I-95 or US 1 from the airport.

I agree that a trip down to Miami might be worthwhile; Vizcaya and or C. Grove can both be fun and you can get there on I-95 fairly easily. Be aware that we do have a "rush hour" on 95 down here in the afternoons. You could also have a great lunch in the Grove.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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There are also various cruises you could do out of Ft. Lauderdale. This one gets good reviews but there are others.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...e_Florida.html
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:09 AM
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Thanks folks,

Great ideas!

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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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We spent a pleasant hour or two here earlier this week, prior to picking up friends at the airport.


http://www.visithollywoodfl.org/holl...broadwalk.aspx

We began the day with an early lunch at Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach, but that is probably too far for you to travel. If you have a hankering for the crabs, now in season, you could try Billy's in Hollywood. Just a few minutes to the airport from there.

http://www.crabs.com/
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Thanks - The Broadwalk and Billy's both sound great!

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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I agree with mclaurie. I was going to suggest http://www.vizcayamuseum.org/
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