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Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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US$49.95*
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Jungle Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Show
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Ghosts, Legends and Lore Walking Tour

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New River - River Walk

This area is beautiful. You can walk along the River and eat by the water at several really excellent restaurants. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and this area has really blossomed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This area is beautiful. You can walk along the River and eat by the water at several really excellent restaurants. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and this area has really blossomed over the years. You can make an afternoon of visiting the Museum - eating by the water and there are also several nice boat tours that you can... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

So many nice water views right in the heart of the city. It's a nice river, it's fairly clean and there are so many boats and nice tours on it too. But you can still just enjoy it's beauty from the riverbank.

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Coronado, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The new river is just off the ICW. Nice to see. Traveling the ICW is a great time the first time. After that it is a slow way to travel. Great for seeing all the megayachts, and villas, Iguanas.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Spend a day going up and down the river if you have a boat. If not you can rent one at several places or take a tour or water taxi. Watch for manatees and check out all the beautiful million dollar homes. You can even go past but not close to the big cruise ships.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A trip up the new River is a fun experience. See all the new and old homes and many boats are docked in both sides of the River. Well worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

To see the real beauty of Fort Lauderdale, take a River Cruise down the Nu River to the mouth of Port Everglades, most trips are an hour and a half and feature light snack and beverages.

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is a very scenic trip on the water taxi. Pretty narrow, but you see some very expensive homes on the river. This is part of your water taxi route.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

New River was a water way for the local Indians long before the first Europeans arrived. It now runs through downtown Ft Lauderdale. The Stranahan House, The Riverwalk area are a couple of sites along its modern shore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

You will love the historic hotels, the lovely riverside, the boats, the opera house and the museums. You can take a free water taxi or wander until you find a nice place to eat or have a drink. The first Sunday of the month there is a free jazz brunch.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We boated through on a rental. Great views of the rich and famous homes and boats. A lot of places to stop and eat/drink.

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