Wake up to the travel buzz that is the “new” Fort Lauderdale.
This upbeat, progressive, diverse, beach bonanza—lively with distinctive restaurants, world-class performance and fine arts venues, ace accommodations, nature-reveling diversions and shop-licious Las Olas Boulevard—has graciously grown-up, shedding its 1980s reputation as a spring-break party scene.
Situated on a 23-mile-long, pristine, sandy Atlantic Ocean shoreline, Fort Lauderdale now attracts a varied bounty of vacationers: young professionals, avid foodies and mixology mavens, energetic families, sporty adventurers, romantic couples and Northeast snowbirds.
It’s highly praised as LGBTQ friendly. Plus, since its Port Everglades cruise ship area is one of the three busiest ports in the world (servicing more than 3.87 million passengers in fiscal year 2018), sea-voyaging passengers increasingly extend their trip pre- or post-cruise in Fort Lauderdale.
Consider these favorite cool places in this easy-to-relax-and-recharge hotspot …