If soaking up the sun is what you’re after, Fort Lauderdale is your ideal destination.
Located just up the road from Miami, this Florida hot spot sees around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, and is known for its stellar year-round temperatures. That makes spending time on the miles of pristine beaches that much more enjoyable.
Fort Lauderdale is popular with yachters and boaters, and as a result there are plenty of opportunities to explore the area on the water. From mini cruises to hop on/hop off water taxis to a tour of the Everglades, the city and surrounding area is a haven for boat lovers — especially with 165 miles of waterways throughout the city in the form of rivers and canals. The shores of those waterways are incredible to explore by foot or by bike.
For those looking to do a little shopping Las Olas Boulevard is the place to start. Dozens of eclectic shops are scattered between galleries, museums, and plenty of dining options that let you enjoy the outdoors.
In fact, Fort Lauderdale’s dining scene is well-known, as are the many options when it comes to lounges and nightclubs. The Riverwalk arts and entertainment district is a hub for those looking to catch a show, grab a drink or dig into dinner.