Things to Do
Hit the beach: Fort Lauderdale Beach is one of the nicest beaches in the area. Grab your beach towel and snag a spot right by Beach Place, where there’s a ton of action. Or, hang out on South Beach Park if you’re into a quieter scene.
Kayak or Paddle boarding: Rent a kayak or paddle board and go along the inter-coastal. Rent through Riverwalk Activities [need link].
Tortuga Music Festival: If you’re a lover of county music, Tortuga is the perfect festival for you. It's usually held in April, so the weather is always warm and sunny. The event is right on the beach, which is perfect for this time of year.
Boat rentals: Have a group of people you came down with? Renting a boat with a captain for the day is a perfect way to explore the area without having the responsibility of driving. Look online at Boatsetter.com and choose the perfect boat for your needs whether it be fishing, water sports, or a fun-filled boozy afternoon!
Shopping on Las Olas: This area has great little boutiques if you want to get clothes or accessories that aren’t in your local area! There are plenty of restaurants and bars if you need a pit stop during all of your shopping.
Places to Eat
Tap 42: An amazing brunch spot that gives you the entire bottle of champagne! This place is the hottest spot for brunch on Sundays, so make sure you show up at least 15 minutes before they open at 11 to secure your spot.
Shooters on the Water: Right on the inter coastal so boats can pull up and enjoy their terrific brunch menu. Shoots will also give you the bottle of champagne for larger parties or if you just ask when you have a smaller group. Their buffet is also incredible with endless amounts of seafood, prime rib, pancakes and other brunch items for $40.
Lulus: A surfer bar/restaurant that is right in the heart of beach place. Ideal spot if you spent the morning on the beach and want some fuel to keep you going. Try their chicken fingers or fish tacos!
Taco Craft: When you’re in south Florida, eating tacos is a must! Taco Craft offers unique tacos that meet almost anyone’s dietary restrictions. Come here from 3-7 p.m. and get BOGO drinks, or come on Taco Tuesday for $5 margaritas
New York Grilled Cheese: Up in Wilton Manor, this tiny place has gourmet grilled cheese that you’ll never forget! Pair any of their grilled cheeses, which have vegetarian and vegan options, with the Disco Fries and your taste buds will be beyond satisfied!
Coconuts: Another joint right on the intercostal by the beach and has a laid back vibe for a more casual dinner. Their seafood is reasonably priced, and look for their specials of the day for the freshest seafood you’ll find!
Louis Bossi: Huge Italian restaurant in the heart of Las Olas with a great atmosphere. If it's nice out, the patio is beautiful. Also a great option for brunch as well.
YOLO: Upscale vibe with memorable American cuisine. Great spot for a family or couples dinner.
El Camino: Perfect for that Mexican food fix and craft margs before a night out.
Places to Drink
Township: Fun, German-style beer haven with BOGO happy hour Monday-Thursday 4-7 p.m. Don't leave without getting a giant pretzel.
Balcony: New, open-air bar with a New Orleans vibe.
Rock Bar on the Beach: If you spent the day around the beach and are looking for a giant margarita, this is the place for you. These are BOGO during happy hour, too.
Dicey's: Irish bar is great for a late night out to sing to your favorite drunk song and get a little ratchet. Drinks are cheap and throw backs are always being played.
Rhythm and Vine: Casual bar with a great indoor and outdoor atmosphere. Try one of their specialty drinks at the outside bar like the Garden Mule.
Rooftop: The only rooftop bar in Fort Lauderdale with a stunning view of the city and a cool garden atmosphere. Perfect place to start your night off with a quality cocktail or beer.
Funky Buddha: If you like craft beers this is the place for you. A huge brewery with some of south Florida’s most famous beers, like the Floridian and Hop Gun. Get a group of people and play a round of giant Jenga or corn hole!
The Wharf: Fun outdoor space that gets rowdy on the weekends.
Places to Stay
Bahia Mar: A relaxing hotel on the Fort Lauderdale beach. Right next to volleyball courts and games are always running.
Marriott at Beach Place: Nestled in the center of all the action near the beach. Enjoy their nice pool that overlooks the beach.
Airbnb: For any size party that you have, rent an Airbnb right by Las o Las, or right by the beach to keep your pulse on the city. There are many condos and different beach-style options available.
The best way of transportation is Uber or Lyft. Watch out for Uber surge charges during spring break and busy weeks, it can sometimes be double the price of a Lyft!
Tips and Tricks
For a Spring Break destination you can’t go wrong with Fort Lauderdale, especially in March. This time will be a lot busier and rowdy, so if this is the goal of your trip then March is the perfect time.
For a more laidback vacation, go between April and June. It' a time that’ll guarantee calm, warm weather