Explore beyond the palm dotted beaches and Venetian-style waterways that front the ocean and you will discover an equally tempting food scene in Fort Lauderdale. Infused by the influx of cruise liners from the Carribbean, Mexico and further afield, the gastronomy scene is as happening as the nightlife. Here's where to dine:
Lobster rolls and sea views make the perfect brunch at Hallandale Beach's hip and happening waterside food mecca. Al fresco dining with friends is sophisticated and the seafood is ultra fresh, just like the sounds coming from the DJs who play here on weekends. Cheeky cocktails and lobster mac 'n' cheese have clients scrambling for seats.
Yachts sail silently by this celebrated seafood restaurant which has some of the friendliest staff in Fort Lauderdale. It's not just the servers who are welcoming though, the fish tacos, jambalaya and mahi sandwiches will make your stomach sing. Go easy on the spice and don't forget to order a refreshing root soda.
If chic cuisine and sashimi appeal then Kuro should too. This foodie favourite is elegant and serves contemporary Japanese food designed by chefs Alex Becker and Shuji Hiyakawa. Locally sourced ingredients make the wagyu tacos and seabass miso some of the most delectable mouthfuls you will ever enjoy.
Fort Lauderdale Spring Break Hotels situate you in a coastal idyll, overflowing with opportunities to enjoy watersports and beach-based outdoor entertainments. Here are some of the things that you and your friends can get up to outdoors in Fort Lauderdale:
Take an air boat tour to see dolphins and mangroves inhabited by manatees in Everglades National Park. Naturalist guides offer insights into exciting wildlife like alligators, turtles and migratory birds. Relaxing nature walks through the ancient cypress trees reward you with sights of basking alligators and stalking bird species.
There is far more to see and do than just look at the ocean and laze on the beach all day. After an energizing brunch use the beach as a launchpad for the watersports you have always wanted to try. Get out on the gleaming water and race your friends on a jet ski, go parasailing or charter a fishing boat and embark on an adventure. Wakeboaording, kiteboarding and water skiing are all popular coastal activities.
Wander the Riverwalk or pick up a bike and explore the coastline. If you are a cycling fanatic be sure to visit the nearby Brian Piccolo Sports Park and Velodrome. A cycling track, inline skating course and a 9-hole disc golf course join basketball courts and picnic areas to offer the perfect day out. It's all just minutes from Fort Lauderdale Spring Break Hotels.
In general, Fort Lauderdale Spring Break vacation rentals are beamed down upon by unrelenting sunshine and blue skies. There are those rare occasions however when you and your buddies have to cope with rain. Here's what to do:
If the weather isn't windy, just rainy, you may want to embrace the water and dive in yourself. Located on the same reef system as the Keys, Fort Lauderdale is a snorkeling center. Dozens of wrecks off the coast are fertile snorkeling destinations, and there are plenty of package dive trips to take you there. Blooming corals are also a home to bright parrotfish and floating barracuda.
You will wish that it was raining outside just so you can have an excuse to come to Fort Lauderdale's 90,000 square foot indoor entertainment complex. Go Karts reach 45mph and a split-level Ropes Course session can be followed with bowling and ice cream. On weekends, attractions including an indoor ski machine, a roller rink and an indoor drive-in theater are open until midnight.
Coral Cliffs is one of the best indoor climbing gyms in Fort Lauderdale. Facilities cater for all skill levels and nearly a hundred routes encompass fun bouldering, arches and overhangs. Gear is available for rent, so you need only turn up in comfortable attire.
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 91°. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 62° low. September is the wettest month.