Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale is the busiest time of the year. The weather is perfect, the beach is beautiful, and the culture is rich. People come from all over the world to visit Fort Lauderdale for spring break. This is your ultimate guide to where to go and what to see when in town to make the best of your trip.
The Himarshee village is about 3 blocks of bars, clubs and restaurants in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is situated at the west end of Las Olas, Blvd and located just north of the New River. The village is strung with popular and trendy locales like The Art Bar, Voodoo Lounge, Project Revolution and America’s Backyard. You can carry your drink from bar to bar, with outdoor vendors also. It really is a great place to go to have a few drinks while seeing a few different concept clubs and meeting new friends and old.
If you are staying true to your ‘tourist’ title and would like to tour Fort Lauderdale, the only way to do it is with the Duck tours. Duck tours are amphibious, so you get a tour of the city and beach areas, as well as a tour of the canals and rivers throughout Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale is called “Venice of the Americas” due to the infinite canal routes and views going through them. I highly recommend this, as it is entertaining, informative, and pretty funny. For more information, visit http://www.fortlauderdaleducktours.com.
Best 24 hour Restaurant
The Floridian on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale is practically a landmark. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days a week, and is pretty inexpensive–perfect for vacationers. The food is good, the service is good, and its close to a lot of boutique shops on Las Olas Blvd…and just a 15 minute walk to the beach. The only downfall is they don’t take credit cards, which could be worse. It is generally typical diner food, but if you are in need of sustenance at 3 in the morning, it is well worth it!
That’s right–a whole place dedicated to the great outdoors. Located in Davie, about 7 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, is one of the coolest Museum/mega store combos in the state. It’s home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to fishing and the conservation of fish and marine life, which is an interesting way to learn about the oceans in a closer-to-home, local sense. When you’re finished with the museum, walk over to The Bass Pro Shop, which is like the Super Wal Mart of all things fishing, hunting, boating, and so much more. See some native alligators on the nature trail and dream big at the boat yard!
Boomers Dania Beach
Boomers is one of the biggest arcades in the country, with two full miniature golf courses, a big wooden roller coaster, go carts, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages, and really so much more. You can entertain yourself for hours there! During the week, they usually have a lot of promotions and special pricing, which is an added bonus. They’re also open until 2 am on the weekends. Need I say anymore? You can find information at http://www.boomersparks.com.
Practically the reason anyone visits Florida–the beach. Fort Lauderdale boasts some of the cleanest and prettiest beaches in the area. There is ample parking and lots of room to sprawl out and soak up the sun. I like that there are a lot of restaurants and bars just across the street from the beach, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Lulu’s Bait Shack, Hooters and so much more.
Hands down, Fort Lauderdale is the best coastal city to visit for spring break. The best trips are the ones planned last minute, so take this opportunity to jump in the car and head on down!