With an average annual temperature of 24.2˚C, miles of sandy, sun drenched beaches and a party scene that’s famous the world over, Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular destinations in Florida and the perfect location for a city break with a difference.
With so much on offer, finding things to fill your days and nights should be easy. To get you in the holiday mood, here are a few essential Fort Lauderdale activities every visitor should try out.
Hit the beach
With soft white sand, clear warm water and lots of entertainment, the beaches of Fort Lauderdale are one of the city’s main attractions.
Some of the cleanest and safest in the country, Fort Lauderdale’s beaches make great destinations for family days out.
The city’s promenade runs all along the coast and is the perfect place to jog, stroll or people watch on balmy summer evenings.
Explore the riverfront
Curving along the New River, just inland from the beach, you’ll find Las Olas Riverfront, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most lively entertainment districts and the perfect place for an afternoon drink or al fresco lunch.
Boasting hundreds of restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, the riverfront is essentially a long, outdoor mall. Perfect for keen shoppers and those wanting to relax in the sun, the riverfront is a must-see during your time in Fort Lauderdale.
Soak up some culture
Though the city is better known for its party scene than its culture scene, Fort Lauderdale actually boasts a great variety of galleries and museums and culture vultures won’t be disappointed by the offerings on show.
Both the Museum of Art and the Museum of Discovery and Science are well worth a look, so if you need a break from the sun, sea and shopping, why not head inside and catch up on some culture?
When the sun is blazing and you really need to cool off, the only thing to do in your Fort Lauderdale holiday is get wet.
From scuba diving and sailing to jet skiing and surfing, there are plenty of water based activities to keep energetic travellers happy.
Though the city is still a popular destination for spring breakers, recent years have seen a huge increase in the variety of bars and clubs available and today almost all musical tastes are catered for.
With so much on offer, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination for a range of holidays. So whether you want to dance the night away with the locals, shop till you drop, or soak up the sun on a clean, sandy beach, Fort Lauderdale is the place for you.