Famed for Spring Break, beautiful beaches, and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, “Venice of America” gives its neighbor to the south a run for its money.
Technically, Fort Lauderdale is part of the Miami Metropolitan Area, but it’s just far enough away and different enough to have its own reputation. While Miami’s known as the glitzy, artsy beach city, Fort Lauderdale is less flashy but just as sophisticated. Sure, when the sun goes down its nightclubs and bars uphold its reputation as a party town, but a pleasant blend of jazz clubs and fine restaurants add complexity and balance to the nightlife in Fort Lauderdale—rather like a craft cocktail. And yes, it has those too.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of things to do in Fort Lauderdale that don’t involve drinking at all. Peel yourself away from the coastline to explore those famous Everglades. Hike, kayak, or fan boat your way through the swamp, but resist the temptation to go for a swim. You may find yourself a bit better-acquainted with a gator than you’d prefer.
Speaking of heading inland, shopaholics know exactly what to do in Fort Lauderdale. Join them at the boutique shops and restaurants of Las Olas Boulevard. The city’s location near Cuba and the Caribbean mean fried plantains, jerk chicken, and surprisingly fashionable tie-dye are in ample supply.
When you’re ready, make your way back to the beach via a water taxi and the intricate canal system, or rent a beach cruiser and pedal your way to sandy bliss.
Bliss may not be what comes to mind when in the planning stages of a great getaway, but with our Fort Lauderdale vacation packages, it’s entirely achievable. Find your happy place by booking today.