CRUISE

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For pro­po­nents of pi­lates

Sign up for a free ses­sion at ProPi­lates Lifestyle So­lu­tions or take a class for as low as $25. There are lots of op­tions at var­i­ous times for var­i­ous prices. ProPi­lates is lo­cated at 1861 Cor­dova Road. Call 954-767-8005 or go to ProPi­lates.com.

Vin­tage ve­hi­cles

Gear­heads will not be able to re­sist the Fort Laud­erdale An­tique Car Mu­seum. The 30,000-square­foot mu­seum has cars dat­ing back to 1900, in­clud­ing an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of Packards. Al­ways call first since the mu­seum is of­ten booked by pri­vate par­ties. The An­tique Car Mu­seum is lo­cated at 1527 S.W. First Ave. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 954-779-7300 or go to An­tiqueCarMu­seum.net.

Like to bike?

If you think your legs will give out try­ing to cross the mam­moth 17th Street Cause­way Bridge, then an elec­tric bi­cy­cle may be a smart choice. De­pend­ing on what kind you want, you can rent an elec­tric bike for

$75, $100 or $125 a day at Pedego Fort Laud­erdale, which is lo­cated at 1825 Cor­dova Road. Call

954-652-1823 or go to Pede­goElec­tricBikes.com. You can also rent a bike at one of the Broward BCy­cle sta­tions lo­cated through­out the county. The rates are $5 for 30 min­utes or $50 for the day. There’s one just out­side the en­trance of Port Ever­glades at the Greater Fort Laud­erdale/Broward County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter

(1738 S.E. 17th St.). Go to Broward.BCy­cle.com and en­ter “17th Street Cause­way” in the Find a Sta­tion field at the top of the page.

Do you even lift, bro?

It doesn’t mat­ter if you’re a gym bunny or a work­out vir­gin, get­ting a guest pass at the nearby LA Fit­ness is a feel-good way to go. LA Fit­ness is lo­cated at 1900 S.E. 10th Ave. Call 954-233-5526 or go to LAFit­ness.com. Vis­i­tors walk through the Fort Laud­erdale An­tique Car Mu­seum. The Sa­vor Cin­ema is an art movie house in Fort Laud­erdale. It is also the home of the Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

Are you kneaded?

Some­times, just get­ting to Fort Laud­erdale to take your re­lax­ing Caribbean cruise can up your stress level so much that you could be half­way through your va­ca­tion be­fore you truly re­lax. Why not get a head start on Zen­ning out with a mas­sage? There are sev­eral places near Port Ever­glades, but the ones we can rec­om­mend in­clude: Mas­sage Envy (1917 Cor­dova Road; 954-626-6200; Mas­sageEnvy.com) and MJ Mas­sage (1388 S.E. 17th St.; 954-835-5575; MJ -Mas­sage.Busi­ness.site).

Veni, vidi, vici, vino

Drink wine for free at To­tal Wine (the Har­bor

Shops Plaza, 1906 Cor­dova Road; 954-828-9463). Go to To­talWine.com and click on “sam­pling hours” on the right side of the page for that store to see if the sched­ule works out for you.

Wa­ter ad­ven­ture

Take Kitesurf­ing lessons at Ad­ven­ture Sports. There are var­i­ous plans last­ing from one to six hours, with prices rang­ing from $35 (a su­per­vi­sor of­fers tips and you use your own equip­ment) to $1,400 (the most ex­ten­sive pack­age, which takes you from never-doneit-be­fore to kite­board rider). Ad­ven­ture Sports is lo­cated at 741 S.E. 17th St. Call 954-526-9367 or go to Ad­ven­tureS­ports.com. The view from the top of the 17th Street Cause­way Bridge, which is per­fect for self­ies.

Sea selfie

Of course, in Fort Laud­erdale, the Venice of Amer­ica, there are loads of places to grab a selfie with wa­ter in the back­ground. But just out­side the main en­trance of Port Ever­glades is the 17th Street Cause­way Bridge, where preen­ers and posers can take a selfie with down­town Fort Laud­erdale or the port it­self in the back­ground. De­pend­ing where your cruise liner is docked, you might be able to an­gle just so to get the ship in your shot.

Hair to­day, gone to­mor­row

Ran out of time to get your hair styled or run up into the bar­ber­shop? Lucky for you, there are a bunch

of places that will make your fol­li­cles fine. Our faves in­clude: In­spire Sa­lon (1416 S.E. 17th St.; 954-234-2728; In­spireSalonByMia.com); Stu­dio 703 Hair Sa­lon (1600 Cor­dova Road;

305-842-1696;

Stu­dio-703-Hair-Sa­lon .busi­ness.site); Hair Cir­cus

(1602 Cor­dova Road;

954-822-9246; Face­book .com/HairCir­cusFreaks); and Gentle­mens Quar­ters Bar­ber­shop (1552 Cor­dova Road; 954-463-4441; Gentle­mens Quar­ter­sBar­ber­shop.com).

Tat­too you

Do you re­ally need an­other tacky sou­venir gather­ing dust in your home? Why not com­mem­o­rate your stay in South Flor­ida, no mat­ter how brief, with a tat­too? There’s Kreepy Tiki Tat­too, at 2606 S. Fed­eral High­way. Call 305-8039014 or go to Kreep­yTiki Tat­toos.com. There’s also True Love Tat­too of Fort Laud­erdale, at 1055 S.E. 17th St. Call 954-587-7557 or go to TrueLoveTat­too Stu­dios.com.

Flick it

Not too far away, maybe an eight-minute shared or taxi ride, is Sa­vor Cin­ema, Fort Laud­erdale’s art­house cin­ema. For­merly called Cin­ema Par­adiso, the build­ing was orig­i­nally a church and then the Vin­nette Car­roll The­atre. Now, it’s the home of the Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, hence the URL for the web­site. Sa­vor is lo­cated at 503 S.E. Sixth St. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 954-525-3456 or go to FLIFF.com.

I’ll have a su­per­hero and a latte please

You can eas­ily lose track of time brows­ing through Laud­erdale Comics, with its shelves and racks full of comic books, graphic nov­els, manga/anime, ac­tion fig­ures, T-shirts, games and other comic-re­lated items. Even bet­ter, it has an in­house cof­fee and tea bar. Laud­erdale Comics is at 1929 S. Fed­eral High­way. Call 954-530-6722 or go to Laud­erdaleComics.com or Face­book.com/ Laud­erdaleComics.

Pup­pies and but­ter­flies

Sny­der Park is the home of the very pop­u­lar Bark Park. There’s some­thing truly re­lax­ing about watch­ing dogs romp around. But just in case that isn’t your thing, there’s a but­ter­fly gar­den. If the dog­gies don’t work, then ob­serv­ing but­ter­flies flit and flut­ter for an hour or so will more than likely evap­o­rate any stress. Sny­der Park is lo­cated at 3299 S.W. Fourth Ave. Call 954-828-4585 or go to FortLaud­erdale.gov/ De­part­ments/Parks -Re­cre­ation/City-Parks/ Sny­der-Park.

JOE CAVARETTA/SOUTH­FLORIDA.COM

ROD STAFFORD HAG­WOOD/SOUTH­FLORIDA.COM

ROD STAFFORD HAG­WOOD/SOUTH­FLORIDA.COM

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