Vacation In Fort Lauderdale Fl

Fort Lauderdale FL has many to offer in a resort town. It is located on the Atlantic coast of south Florida and across from the Fort Lauderdale Beach. It has the largest municipal pier in Florida where you can spend time walking or taking a leisurely ride on an old fashioned double-decker ferry. Fort Lauderdale also has its original 1920s city hall and courtyard garden. All these are just some sites you need to see as well as other activities you can do while staying in Miami Beach which I will cover later in this article. The attractions include art galleries, shopping malls, theaters and parks, etc.

I could not be more thrilled at the moment. Just returned from a week-long vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and I am so excited to tell everyone about my fantastic trip. This is a popular vacation spot for people all over the world, as well as current and former residents of South Florida. Whether you are traveling here for the first time, or one of the countless repeat visitors, there is so much to do and see.

Fort Lauderdale Florida is an exciting place to visit. Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast and part of Hollywood’s playground, the city is a huge tourist attraction. Famous for their busy beaches and miles of warm, sun-drenched sand – you will find them as well as a great variety of shops and entertainment.

Vacation In Fort Lauderdale Fl

I love Florida. The people,the ocean,the night life,the vibe. I don’t get down in Fort Lauderdale nearly as often as I should but when I do it never disappoints. Whether you’re looking for a beach resort or an action-packed weekend away with the entire family Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone to enjoy. There’s lots of choices …

On our Florida vacation we tried to see the best there was to offer from the beautiful ocean views, to amusement park rides, gourmet dining and shopping that made our trip unforgettable.

Perched in the south-east of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a city that’s amazing to explore and one spot you shouldn’t miss whilst in the state. It’s a city that in so many ways feels much less undiscovered than places like Miami; but one place that you definitely shouldn’t ignore. I mean, there are so many things to do in Fort Lauderdale that I almost guarantee that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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My first visit to Fort Lauderdale was incredible and to be honest, a total eye-opener. Now, as I mentioned, I’d always been swayed by those big-hitting spots like Miami, the Florida Keys and Orlando.

Thankfully, this was remedied with our recent trip over to the sunshine state for a little, relax, culture, mountains of food and some good-quality beach time (essential, am I right?). I’m actually quite disappointed that this was my very first visit to the city! I mean, how did it take me so long! 

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Anyway, before I ramble on I wanted to share some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale during your time in the city.

After all, It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for a few days, a nice long weekend or a week of total relaxation, Fort Lauderdale has a proper mix of experiences, yummy foody joints and epic beaches that I promise you’ll love.

Take a look at some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, you’re going to have the best time. 🇺🇸

1.) Stroll along Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard has to be one of the most fun streets to visit whilst in Fort Lauderdale.

Filled with everything from the best cocktail bars, foody haunts, some gorgeous little boutiques and a few museum spots, too. It’s one of those areas that’s amazing to visit in the early evening (after a long day of exploring).

Whilst you’re there, make sure to pop into Ann’s Florist and Coffee Bar, they serve a mean espresso. Obviously, I mentioned Louie Bossi (which is epic), but also try the Lobster Bar and Seagrill, which I loved (plus, it looks like a mini Grand Central Station inside… so cool!)

2.) Head inside Bonnet House

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Bonnet House is one of those places you can’t quite believe is in Fort Lauderdale itself – it feels so tucked away and totally away from the bustle of the city.

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Now, if you’re looking for a little slice of old Fort Lauderdale, then Bonnet House has to be your stopping point.

Not only is it one of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale (in my humble opinion) but it also has a history that dates back to the early twentieth century.

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Make sure to spend a few hours wandering around the estate, taking a guided tour of the house and enjoying the gorgeous oasis that’s actually one of the last natural, barrier island habitats, you can see.

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Read more on our visit to Bonnet House, here

3.) Eat everything at Louie Bossi

Okay, hands down, Louie Bossi is one of my top spots for food and it’s certainly up there with some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

Perched on Las Olas Boulevard, it’s one of those Italian restaurants that’s so good you actually believe you could be in Italy.

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Make sure you try their homemade salumi boards and the tastiest spaghetti on this side of the Atlantic.

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