Greater Fort Lauderdale offers endless exhilarating activities and diverse attractions, making it the perfect playground for the young and young at heart.

If you believe the key to staying young is following your joy and finding excitement in the everyday, book the next flight into Greater Fort Lauderdale and read on for 11 fun-filled ways to embrace your inner child on our shores.

Roller Skate at The Arena Roller Rink

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Xtreme Action Park

Get your groove on at The Arena Roller Rink, a 12,000-square-foot maple-wood roller skating rink inside Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale. Skaters of all levels can boogie down to the beats of a live DJ while gliding around beneath hundreds of LED lights and shimmering disco balls.

Scale To New Heights at projectROCK

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Situated in Oakland Park, projectROCK boasts the highest peaks in South Florida with its impressive 60-foot walls. Book a day pass and climb for however long you’d like, or take a class if it’s your first time or it’s been a while. Whether you're a novice or an experienced climber, this indoor climbing gym, modeled after renowned climbing destinations, will  challenge and inspire you to reach the top. If you're seeking an afternoon of fun, thrills, and an intense workout, look no further than this Oakland Park gem.

Brunch and Watch Planes Take Off at Jet Runway Café

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Calling all aviation enthusiasts (or anyone who enjoys a good brunch)! Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) is home to one of Greater Fort Lauderdale's best-kept brunch secrets that’ll leave you flying high. Between its one-of-a-kind views of incoming and departing aircraft and delicious dishes served in a sleek setting, Jet Runway Café offers a dining experience unlike anything else.

Savor a Sweet Treat at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour

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Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour

Live out your ice cream dreams at Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlour. Since 1956, this famous family-owned haven has graced Dania Beach with delicious sundaes, ice cream floats, banana splits, and much more. With over 50 flavors of homemade ice cream available daily, you'll discover a delightful array of choices to satisfy your cravings. 

Feast on classic American diner fare from their diverse menu, offering a comforting taste of nostalgia. Save room for the legendary "Kitchen Sink" dessert—a towering sundae masterpiece designed for four. This one-of-a-kind treat is served in an actual kitchen sink and garnished with sparkling sparklers and an assortment of irresistible toppings, creating a whimsical and unforgettable dining experience. Before you leave, peruse the shelves at the country store stocked with old-fashioned candy, toys, and nostalgic trinkets.

Explore Family Farms

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Nestled in the heart of Davie, Family Farms offer an array of experiences for visitors. Committed to sustainable agricultural practices and community engagement, this locally-owned farm provides a haven for families.

Little ones will delight in hay rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and a bounce house, while grown-ups can shop for farm-fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, flowers, and more. Don't miss seasonal strawberry and flower picking, weekend barbecues, and Saturday night bonfires with live music and s’mores. 

Test Your Skills at Tigertail Lake Recreational Center

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Tigertail Lake Recreational Center

Make your way to the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach, a haven for adventure seekers, featuring an extensive 8,000-square-foot inflatable water playground and a thrilling ropes course. 

Embrace the thrill of the Aqua Challenge, a water obstacle course featuring climbing walls, a bouncing dome, a trampoline, and a jungle gym. The ropes course stands tall with three interconnected 46-foot towers, housing 10 distinct "high ropes'' challenges and a 40-foot freefall experience that never fails to leave a lasting impression. Other Tigertail activities include stand-up paddleboarding, SCUBA diving, kayaking, and canoeing.


Enjoy Beachside Bites at Sandbar Grill

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Nosh on comfort food on the beachfront patio deck at Sandbar Grill in Sun Tower Hotel & Suites for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour. With ice-cold drinks, delicious cuisine, and an unbeatable beach view to match, you don’t have to leave the beach anytime soon there.

Paddleboard or Kayak Around Whiskey Creek

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Rent paddleboards or kayaks at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, and make a splash paddling a mile and a half through mangroves and picturesque waters to the Dania Beach Pier. Take in the local wildlife, then grab a burger back at Whiskey Creek Hideout for the perfect end to a perfect day.

Hit the Bullseye of Fun at Axe Throwing Society

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Axe Throwing Society

If you're looking for unique things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale, grab your friends and family and become an "axpert" at Axe Throwing Society. The Pompano Beach club welcomes all to partake in the centuries-old activity of axe throwing, along with delicious food and craft beer.

Blast Off to the Candy Cosmos at To the Moon Marketplace

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To The Moon

This Wilton Manors gem boasts 13,000 different items for sale, including a selection of candies popular in the 19th century, chocolates and licorices, gummies, snacks, gifts, and novelties from over 60 countries. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store at To the Moon.

Snorkel a Coral Reef with Sea Experience

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Explore Florida's aquatic ecosystems and diverse natural wildlife by snorkeling a local reef with Sea Experience. The beautiful Twin Ridges coral reef lies just a half mile offshore between Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. This remarkable underwater wonderland, ranging in depth from seven to 20 feet, teems with vibrant marine life, showcasing a kaleidoscope of colors. Prepare to be amazed as you embark on a short boat trip that transports you to this mesmerizing world beneath the waves.

No matter your age or interests, Greater Fort Lauderdale is an action-packed destination full of attractions and activities for the young at heart. If you're up for a good time, you've come to the right spot since there's truly something fun for everyone under the sun at our beautiful coastal paradise.