The view of one of the state parks near Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale is filled with adventures for vacationers of all kinds. From couples enjoying a romantic getaway to bachelorette parties looking to have fun, this Florida town has something for everyone, and The Link Hotel on Sunrise is the ideal hotel for any getaway. Located at the intersection of North Federal Highway and Sunrise Boulevard, our accommodations are conveniently located near some of the best attractions in the area, including incredible state parks near Fort Lauderdale. 

What Florida State Parks to Visit on Vacation

The state parks found throughout Florida showcase the best of Mother Nature. Adding one of these spots to your itinerary is a great way to explore the Fort Lauderdale area and all it has to offer. As these are state parks, there is a fee to enter them.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Found between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean is Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Known as the town’s “Central Park,” this energetic spot is a favorite for inline skaters and those looking to relax under shady palms. You can also go biking, fishing, paddling, and more. There are interpretive ranger-guided walks offered every Friday and Saturday. 

Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

Located in nearby Dania Beach, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is named after a Civil Rights leader who worked to desegregate the beaches of South Florida. Today, the park is a retreat for those looking to reconnect with nature. Enjoy swimming, picnicking, boating, and hiking in one of the last undeveloped coastal ecosystems in the county.

Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is one of the largest urban parks in the state and makes for a great day trip. This park can often reach capacity on weekends, so we recommend visiting during the week. With miles of bike trails, mangroves to paddle through, and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, there are countless adventures to check out. 

Book a Sunshine State Escape

A cozy suite to relax in after exploring state parks near Fort Lauderdale.If you’re ready to trade in the routine of everyday life for a relaxing yet adventurous getaway, head to The Link Hotel on Sunrise. Whether you’re looking to explore state parks near Fort Lauderdale or play a round or two of golf, all these outings and more are just a short drive away. 

Our downtown hotel is the perfect blend of modern designs, stylish furnishing, and comfortable guest rooms. Enjoy all the perks of a resort at a hotel price. To learn more about booking your stay at our Fort Lauderdale hotel or its amenities, call 754-701-1450