In Greater Fort Lauderdale, endless temptations await to satisfy the desire to get outside and rejoin the land of the living. More than 300 miles of shimmering waterways offer a boating paradise while 24 miles of golden beaches offer ample room to bask in the warm sun and fresh sea breeze.
Thrill-seekers can climb aboard a wave runner, paddle board or kayak; embark on a fishing, snorkeling or SCUBA® diving excursion; or try some of the newest water sport sensations, from Jet Skiing underwater on a SEABOB to flying above the water on a flyboard. Those who prefer to get their exercise on land can join the walkers, joggers, bikers and skaters along the palm-lined promenades and beach boardwalks. And people-watchers can find a spot to sit, relax and watch the world go by.
Just as irresistible as the beaches are the offerings along their golden shores, home to some of the most celebrated hotel brands in the world. Inviting sidewalk cafes and open-air bars offer a lively outdoor scene to wine and dine in the sunshine or raise a glass under the stars – all with a breathtaking beach view, of course. Accommodations offer unrivaled hospitality and amenities, from the relaxing ambiance of beachfront resorts to the glamorous revelry of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the world’s first guitar-shaped casino hotel.
Known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” Greater Fort Lauderdale offers unrivaled boating opportunities, whether arriving by boat, chartering a boat or embarking on one of the area’s many tours. Hop aboard the ever-popular Water Taxi or the historic Jungle Queen to see the sights and enjoy the sunshine. And for one of the best tours on land, visit the Bonnet House Museum to see artistic treasures inside and enjoy charming gardens and scenic nature trails outside.
The celebration of the year in this outdoor wonderland is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 27-31, 2021. The world’s largest in-water boat show is four days of decadence spanning 90 acres, with spectacular vessels that will awe even the most discerning of travelers. Learn more at VisitLauderdale.com/Welcome.
Photography by: Visit Lauderdale