“If it’s tourist season why can’t we shoot ’em?” – Unknown
When I travel, I try my best to travel like a local. I like to eat at the cool local dives and go to places suggested by the locals rather than the sponsored suggestions on Yelp and Travelocity. I live in a very touristy place, close to some major tourist attractions. Being a tourist is not typically my cup of tea, but when I have out of town visitors staying with me, I feel almost obligated to take them to the tourist attractions (along with cool local places, of course!)
This past week, my good friend from Kindergarten (yes…15 years later and we are still BFFs) came to visit me in South Florida for the first time. She flew in for just a week so we packed a lot into a little bit of time.
I took her to my favorite beaches, parks, and restaurants. I figure that while I still have a decent list made, it would be good to share some of the best places to visit in South Florida from the beach to the Everglades (plus, we took so many cute pictures that I just have to share!)
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park(formerly John U. Lloyd)
Markham Park (Nature trail/Levee)
*no zoom* YIKES[/caption]
Fort Lauderdale Beach (at Sunrise and A1A)
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I hope this helps. If you are planning on visiting me (hint, hint out-of-town family) or just visiting Fort Lauderdale/South Florida, let me know and I can tell you more information about these places or other places from a “local’s” perspective!
PS: a few of these locations were not places that we were able to visit this past week but I wanted to include them because they are some of my favorites!