Fort Lauderdale Vacations

With 23 miles of sandy beaches, a cruise ship port and thriving bar scene, it’s no wonder Fort Lauderdale gained a reputation for being adolescent America’s most popular (and debaucherous) Spring Break destination. However, since the 1980s, the subtropical city that inspired Where the Boys Are has done some soul searching. Today, Fort Lauderdale ... Read more
prefers to go by its new moniker, the “Venice of America”, catering to a more upscale European crowd and a blossoming art and culture scene; go for a stroll on the Riverwalk to see this in action. Still, though the city is working hard to move past its decades-old reputation, its weather and white sand beaches are as beautiful as ever, ripe for sunbathing, snorkeling, and breaking out your tiniest bikini. Stay at one of the city’s many beachfront resorts, luxury hotels, or budget hotels to enjoy all the city has to offer - and don't forget to grab some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants.

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December through April is when all of the snowbirds (read: visitors from northern states looking for a place to thaw out) flood the beaches to take advantage of the Miami area’s warmth, with temeratures in the ... Read more
mid 70s (24C). While battling the crowds is normally something to avoid, this area has a pretty tolerable high season, in part because there are enough hotels to handle the spike, and also because the city is alive and buzzing with exciting activity, including the splashy Art Basel Miami Beach in December, during this time. The alternative would be to come between May and November when the weather is hot, reaching 90F (32C), and hurricanes are ever-looming.

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One of my favorite places to go to. The beach is so beautiful and it’s not far from Miami.

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Williamsburg, Virginia

One of my favorite cities in the US! Las Olas is always fun to walk down and try out new restaurants.

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Coram, New York State, USA

A quick trip from many locations. Stay for a weekend or a week! Sun fun and beaches in the day and great food at night!

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a nice Florida city especially if you have money. Nice housing, shopping and restaurants. Traffic and tourists can seem to be problems however.

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Foster City, California, USA

I had a one night stay in Ft. Lauderdale before boarding the ferry to Bahamas.

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Beautiful area of Florida with beaches, plenty of restaurants, amazing sunsets and hot weather

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Almost every year i spent my vaccations with my family in Fort Lauderdale. The beachs are perfects so the restaurants.

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Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, its an amazing experience. All you need is a boat, fishing gear, live bait, and sunscreen. Since almost every species of saltwater gamefish in this hemisphere. Renting a boat from Sailo platform is a great option since they provide captains for this unforgettable experience!

The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

2nd cousin to Miami, and straight North on A1A, Ft Lauderdale is a good place to take a break on the beach and enjoy the Sun.