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Inside Fort Lauderdale: The Venice of America

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Fort Lauderdale remained a virtual wilderness until the arrival of the railroad in 1896. Learn about its fascinating, multi-faceted history and culture, and see for yourself how pristine nature and advanced technology coexist in the Venice of America. Field trips highlight architecture, natural beauty and magnificent gardens, and you meet members of the local community who help you get to know Fort Lauderdale from the perspective of an insider.


• Journey by boat through the city’s beautiful canals with a local expert and learn about its history from Trading Post to Yacht Capital of the World.
• Explore some of Fort Lauderdale’s most historic sites, including the Stranahan House and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.
• Discover an "Old Florida" Homestead, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes exploration of a Seminole/Miccosukee Archive.

Activity Notes

Walking up to five blocks in historic areas, flat terrain.

Date Notes
Historic, full service hotel located downtown on the riverfront 3/20/2016
Modest hotel located downtown

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

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Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.


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