If you catch yourself daydreaming of waves rolling into a soft, sandy shore, then you have to see Fort Lauderdale. It’s the ideal destination for seaside relaxation. Like a little bit of Italy with your beachy dreams? You’re in luck. Known as the “Venice of America,” this charming city is built on manmade canals, giving visitors the chance to sightsee from the seat of a kayak.
Once you’re feeling cultured and well rested, it’s time to dive in. Literally. The Atlantic coast has phenomenal dive sites with sunken ships to explore. Prefer to stay dry? Head to Las Olas Boulevard for unique boutique shopping or catch a show in the open-air amphitheater near Hollywood Beach.
If you’re bringing the whole family, (we highly recommend it), a visit Deerfield Beach area for hiking, biking, and water sports should be on your itinerary. Looking for a history lesson? The Bonnet House will be right up your alley. It features a museum and lush gardens, plus it’s just a short distance from Fort Lauderdale beach, which is your go-to spot for nightlife in the area.
Fort Lauderdale is an ideal spot for extending your vacation before or after a cruise.
Fort Lauderdale has a large LGBT community and regularly hosts events for people of all interests and backgrounds.