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What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

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What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

My husband and I and two friends (in our 50s) will be travelling to Florida on the 11th. We are staying for a week at a resort in Crystal Springs and we are looking for things to see and do, in that area. We will also be travelling to Fort Lauderdale for 3 days and wonder what is worth seeing there, as well as anything along the way. Any ideas?

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1. Re: What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

The best things to see on the way would be via the western gulf coast- butwith your time schedule and starting point. You aren't leaving from Tampa so your post should say Crystal springs to Ft L.

I'd send you via the I4/turnpike and then there isn't so much to see apart from Orlando and the parks. Even then, the most direct wa is via Lakeland so you would't even drive by The Disney/parks area.

If you had more time., I'd send you via the west coast and see one of the islands (anna Maria, siesta Key, Sanibel etc) and then over to Ft L via the everglades.

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2. Re: What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

I would suggest when you leave Crystal Springs, you go south to I-4 and then head west to I-75. This will take you along the west coast of Florida, past Tampa, Sarasota and Naples. Then you could stop at Everglades National Park on the way east to Fort Lauderdale. To suggest specific things to do it would help to have an idea of your interests -- art museums, culture, nature, sports?

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3. Re: What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

i agree that is the most scenic route (quickest is via east coast) but I'd rather spend the day at one of the world beating beaches than Everglades City myself. The Everglades are nice enough, but not as nice as a great gulf coast beach unless you are totally onto nature of a more jungle kind. I can watch dolphins frolic from my local tiki bar in the gulf while wathcing a world class sunset.

Ft DeSoto State park, anna Maria Island or siesta Key. You could always have a short everglades experience on your way back to Ft L from the gulf coast.

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4. Re: What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

I also recommend going down I-75 and stopping in Sarasota. Here are some places you may enjoy stopping at:

http://www.tampaelectric.com/manatee/

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http://www.starmandscircleassoc.com/

http://www.ringling.org/

http://yodersrestaurant.com/

http://www.simplysiestakey.com/

Have a great trip! :O)

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5. Re: What to see from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale

Hello kare,

In Fort Lauderdale, the Carrie B boat trip of the Intracoastal Waterway is quite nice. You see mansions of the rich and famous on the canals and their beautiful yachts, cruise ships, city skyline, and Fort Lauderdale at play. The boat leaves from lthe Las Olas Blvd area.

http://www.carriebcruises.com/

Las Olas Blvd is a nice little street with restaurants and little shops. This is a 'must visit area' while you are in Fort Lauderdale.

There are lots of good restaurants here!

This is a nice town. There is a reason so many rich people live here!

Spirit

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