Swim with manatees, tee off on championship golf courses and explore the famous Florida Everglades in Plantation. The city is a great base to visit Florida and enjoy unique Sunshine State experiences. Head to the coast to bask on sandy beaches and sightsee in Fort Lauderdale.
Things to do in Plantation
Challenge yourself at the championship-standard Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club. It’s one of the top public golf facilities in South Florida and features an 18-hole course surrounded by lush wetland areas. The signature 9th hole will test your skill with a green marooned on an island. Wrap up your game with a drink at the clubhouse.
Swim with Florida manatees in the crystalline waters of Kings Bay. Guided snorkeling tours bring you face-to-face with the friendly marine mammals, while scenic cruises are another option if you don’t want to get your feet wet.
Rent a kayak and get a whole new perspective on the lush waterways that surround Plantation. Sawgrass Recreation Park is one of the best areas to paddle and takes you through the famous Florida Everglades. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators basking on the banks.
Charter a fishing boat and reel in trout, snapper, tarpon, kingfish and more. Scalloping tours are another fun way to catch your own dinner. Hunt for scallops on the sandy bed of Crystal River and in the underwater grass meadows of Homosassa Bay. Prefer a slower pace? Sunset cruises take you out onto the bay, where you can clink glasses and sip champagne as you watch the sun dip into the Atlantic Ocean.
Getting around Plantation
Downtown Plantation is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore Broward County at your own pace. The city is a 15-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale and 40 minutes from Miami. Miami International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.