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Ben
10-25-2010, 11:12 PM
Possible vacation chance w/wife for long weekend in November. Never been there. Any fun things to do, things to see, other than sit in a bar overlooking the beach all day. That will happen some, but not for 4 days in a row.

Thanks.

rjracin240
10-26-2010, 06:25 AM
Possible vacation chance w/wife for long weekend in November. Never been there. Any fun things to do, things to see, other than sit in a bar overlooking the beach all day. That will happen some, but not for 4 days in a row.

Thanks.
Lived out to the west of Ft. Liquordale in Weston for 6 years. There is quite a few things to do around there. There is a place called Shark Valley that is pretty cool. dont bring any small dogs or else the gators will get them.

http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/svdirections.htm

Holiday park is pretty cool and has air boat tours
http://www.evergladesholidaypark.com/

There is a hard rock casino just to the west in Davie

http://seminolehardrock.com/

Cant remember the name of the park, but it is a Broward county park that has a tow line for water skiing ( just the thing a Mastercraft owner would want to do on vacation!!!). The parks in Broward county are great here is alink for them.
http://www.broward.org/parks/Pages/Default.aspx

If you have kids check out wannado city in Sawgrass mills mall, get teh wifes credit cards before you go or else you wont have any gas money left for the boat.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34667-d579042-Reviews-Wannado_City-Sunrise_Florida.html

Of course you always have the Miami Dolphins to go and watch.

Watch back if you go down to Miami it can get pretty rough in some area's as with most other big citiies


Definitely not the place rife with amusement parks but can be fun none the less.

Hope this helps out as I think of some other places during the day will post them

Ben
10-26-2010, 11:56 AM
Thanks - will check all that out.

Any others? / bump....

rjracin240
10-26-2010, 01:21 PM
Here is a couple more suggestions, but let us know if this is a family trip or just your self. Gotta know if we are looking at adult entertainment or keeping the wife and kids happy.

This link is for a flea market, has a circus, car show, and all kinds of oddities

http://www.floridaswapshop.com/swap.html

another one that is part of Broward county parks

http://butterflyworld.com/

This one is really cool for the family, you drive through the cages where they keep the wild animals so they come right up to the cars

http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

Islamorada is not that far from Ft. Lauderdale, reef is not what it used to be but is still pretty interesting to do. Should be warm enough still when you come out.

http://www.pennekamppark.com/

Friday night there is a car show at a place called Tower Shops, fun for the whole family. Usually have around 300-500 cars out there.

http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Tower-Shops-Plaza-Car-Show-Davie-FL/index.html

Not sure if you will be there for the wrap up of the NASCAR season in Homestead, but along the river in Ft. Liquordale they have a big show with the Ford dealers giving away all kinds of goodies as well as other vendors

http://www.fordracing.com/news/detail/?article=27010


Lunch is over back to work, but checking out these sites should keep you busy until it is time to pack the bags and leave. Have fun

Jorski
10-26-2010, 02:55 PM
There are some amazing marinas in the area, where you can go and see some huge yachts if that interests you.

This one is pretty wicked:

The Bahia Mar

http://www.bahiamarhotel.com/var/plain_site/storage/images/media/photogalleryimages/_0001_0.1.3.5/811-1-eng-US/_0001_0.1.3.5.jpg

87PS190
10-26-2010, 08:50 PM
Hey RJ have him come out for ride in one of your "little" boats..:D

rjracin240
10-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Hey RJ have him come out for ride in one of your "little" boats..:D

Just pulled another one up on the dry dock, the whole transom folds down and then you can put the jetskis in the water, will post some pics in the album soon.
We get a lot of the guys from Ft Lauderdale coming up as subs doing work for our yard!!!

There is quite a bit of sport fishing and party boats out of Lauderdale, forgot to mention that before

Drop me a message after your trip and let me know how it went