Fort Lauderdale, Florida

One of the longest-reigning premiere spring break and summer vacation destinations in the United States is Fort Lauderdale, Florida
. Know for its miles and miles of beaches as much as its nightlife, Ft. Lauderdale is "the" place to go to lie on the beach, play in the water or dance the night away. The beach itself is likely the biggest draw to Ft. Lauderdale, but today the area has something to offer for everyone from the spring break student to the vacationing family.

 

No matter who you are or why you're there, you will likely visit one of Fort Lauderdale's more than 4,000 restaurants. You will find everything you could possibly want, from small, quaint cafes to big name fast food joints, fast-casual dining establishments, ethnic restaurants and date-worthy steakhouses. For obvious reasons, seafood is a specialty.
Ft. Lauderdale Gold Coast, Florida
Once you get tired of the beach, venture inland for a whole lot of culture. Ft. Lauderdale is a hot spot for music, performance art, shows, galleries and more. Many art galleries are located on Las Olas Boulevard, and you may also choose to peruse the offerings at the world-famous Museum of Art. Take children to hands-on experiences at the Museum of Discovery and Science. For performance art, you can't beat the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown district.

You may also want to experience the wonders of nature. Take a guided tour into the everglades and learn about the Seminole Indians who call them home. Visit the biggest indoor butterfly collection in existence at Butterfly World or see birds, bobcats, panthers and more at Flamingo Gardens. A simple way to see the breathtaking sights of the sea is to dive or snorkel along the miles of coral reef at Ft. Lauderdale.

When night falls, it's time to have a little more fun. Visit one of the more than 100 nightclubs for an evening of drinks and dancing, or hit the tables at a casino and take your chances on winning a fortune. Horse racing is also a popular draw in Ft. Lauderdale. Get some laughs at a comedy club or learn to dance with Latin flair.

No matter who you are or what your goals may be, you will find something exciting in Fort Lauderdale. Check event schedules before planning your itinerary, because there's always something new and different happening in this Florida hot spot.

 

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