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Fort Lauderdale Urban Walking Tour

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

90 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Our tour starts in Flagler Village, home to the up and coming arts district of Fort Lauderdale. We begin by exploring the history of Fort Lauderdale's pioneers and how they impacted the development of the city. As we walk we will examine the relationship between the built environment and how that impacts crime, traffic, and the experience of being a pedestrian. We will discuss the history and various types of architectural forms including brutalism, frame vernacular, revival, modern and mid-century modern. We will identify the city's most well-known pieces of architecture, and discuss the interpretation of those buildings. Although Fort Lauderdale is not known for its hills, I will show you 3 hills in the city that most locals don't know exist. We will conclude our tour at the MASS district, Music and Arts South of Sunrise, one of the city's two art districts, known for it's galleries, bars, and breweries.
Other things to note
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Remember to bring a bottle of water. Some people like to wear a hat, bring one if you feel you need one.
Our tour starts in Flagler Village, home to the up and coming arts district of Fort Lauderdale. We begin by exploring the history of Fort Lauderdale's pioneers and how they impacted the development of the city. As we walk we will examine the relationship between the built environment and how that impacts crime, traffic, and the experience of being a pedestrian. We will discuss the history and various types of architectural forms including brutal…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Disposable Panchos

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 34 Reviews
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I am an architect with over 30 years of experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale. During that time I have helped organize and develop the planning and organization for the city. For the past 10 years, I have been engaged in urban farming and food policy, building urban farms in the downtown area and supplying restaurants with locally sourced produce. I have taught as an adjunct professor at local colleges. Lastly, you should know that I am legally blind, with only a 2% field of vision. Although blind, I have been leading this tour for almost 6 months. See you soon...Ha.
I am an architect with over 30 years of experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale. During that time I have helped organize and develop the planning and organization for the city. For the past 10 years, I have been engaged in urban farming and food policy, building urban farms in the downtown area and supplying restaurants with locally sourced produce. I have taught as an adjunct professor at local colleges. Lastly, you should know that I am legally blind, with only a 2% field of vision. Although…
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Where you'll be

This tour travels through the Flagler Village / Downtown Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods. We will walk through Peter Feldman Park and the Open Canvas Project. You will experience some of the city's most well-known buildings including the First Baptist Church, the Federal Courthouse Building, City Hall, the Exchange building, FAT art village, MASS District and more.

Rated 4.62 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Shirley
April 2021
I had an excellent experience on Michael's tour. Michael has an extensive background in architecture and history of the Fort Lauderdale area and was an excellent storyteller. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in architecture design and urban planning!
I had an excellent experience on Michael's tour. Michael has an extensive background in architecture and history of the Fort Lauderdale area and was an excellent storyteller. Would…
Anita
April 2021
michael's wealth of knowledge and personal passion for the community is engaging whether you are visiting fort lauderdale or you have lived here a long time like I have.,...i learned so much about an area i pass through all the time.....do this tour
michael's wealth of knowledge and personal passion for the community is engaging whether you are visiting fort lauderdale or you have lived here a long time like I have.,...i learn…
Bradwell
March 2020
Michael took the effort to reschedule this tour for me. He is exceedingly knowledgeable about city planning and architecture. On that basis, he made this tour a very engaging revelation for me. He describes what goes on behind the scenes in order to produce the things you see every day, but never really think about. This is what makes it so eye-opening and enjoyable. I recommend that you do this tour, even if urban planning does not interest you. This tour may just be the thing to get you intrigued.
Michael took the effort to reschedule this tour for me. He is exceedingly knowledgeable about city planning and architecture. On that basis, he made this tour a very engaging revel…
Randall
February 2020
Detailed and somewhat arcane tour of the Flagler Heights area and surrounds from an urban architectural perspective. Probably not for everyone, but I found it interesting.
Bradwell
February 2020
This is something you don't usually get to do. A very inside perspective into city planning. If you are interested in this, you will be in nirvana on Michael's tour. If you are not into this, then I would suggest trying to orient yourself to something different and more detailed.
This is something you don't usually get to do. A very inside perspective into city planning. If you are interested in this, you will be in nirvana on Michael's tour. If you are not…
John
February 2020
Michael is a wealth of information. He showed us how design affects the evolution and development of a city, and broadened our understanding of how that in turn can lead to better health through a more vibrant and social community.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Bottled Water