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Fort Lauderdale Tour: Then & Now

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Private Tour - Pick Up From Fort Lauderdale Includes 4 Guests
Private Tour - Pick Up From Miami Includes 4 Guests
Additional Guest | Up to 8 People Per Person

Discover Fort Lauderdale’s Past and Future

Join us for an excursion into Fort Lauderdale’s past while also learning how we’re planning for the future on this fun and informative tour!

We start with a drive to the Historic District, where an Indian trail became Florida’s first road. Then we see how a campsite became a trading post, post office, school, bank, and family home for our city’s founders. Our trail continues to Esplanade Park and a visit to Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad. We also discover where revenue agents watched as Al Capone’s men were bootlegging whiskey onto the trains, while James McCoy urged them to buy “the real McCoy,” which is to say whiskey.

Then we see the original Swimming Hall of Fame, with its Olympic-sized racing pools and diving well, and learn how it sparked a movie and led to the city’s reputation as the “Spring Break Capital of the World.” Our tour also includes a drive along Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Blvd., home to over 100,000 oceanfront luxury hotel rooms.

Over 100 years of history come alive as we travel from a campsite in 1897 to today’s modern cruise ship port and the expansion of Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Hear about many local business leaders of companies such as Waste Management, Blockbuster, Otis Elevator, Evinrude, Firestone, Port-A-Let, Winnebago, Alka-Seltzer, Seagram’s Liquors, Paul Mitchell Hair Care, Sunglass Hut, and many more.