9 Ways to Have the Best Ever Fort Lauderdale Weekend

    By Kara Franker

    Dreaming of sun, sand and seafood? A Fort Lauderdale weekend is calling your name.

    This town has it all: waterfront restaurants and bars, fabulous resorts, lots to do and a gorgeous stretch of golden-sand beach.

    If you're looking for a list of fun things to do to have the best weekend ever, we've got you covered.

    Here's how to spend the best Fort Lauderdale weekend ever.

    1. Hang out at The Ritz-Carlton pool and make an underwater video about it.

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    No one will question your VIP status when you whip out a room key for the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale -- one of the hotels offering the Vacation Like a VIP Package.

    - Courtesy of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

     

    2. Go to the beach and soak up the sunshine. Then send photos to all your friends who are shivering in the cold.

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    Fort Lauderdale Beach

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    3. Detox at the spa at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. You know you need it.

    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa Exterior

    - The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

    4. Pour your own beer at American Social Bar & Restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard.

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    5. Stop everything and admire the ocean views.

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    At Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, the Atlantic Ocean views are enormous. The prices? Not so much.

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    6. Go bar-hopping on the Water Taxi. Bonus: they'll tell you where all the celebrities live in the neighborhood.

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    7. Drink a gigantic chalice of sangria and listen to live music at Rock Bar. The beach boulevard strip is lined with live music venues.

    Around Skipper’s, visitors will find hand-painted murals, concert posters, framed pictures and florescent-lit beer signs. “It looks like flotsam and jetsam,” the owner says.

    Around Skipper’s, visitors will find hand-painted murals, concert posters, framed pictures and florescent-lit beer signs. “It looks like flotsam and jetsam,” the owner says.

    - Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA

    8. Dine at Steak 954 overlooking the ocean on A1A. I mean, really, every time you go out to eat, make sure you get a water view.

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    9. Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and plot a way to move here because you just can't get enough Florida sunshine.

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    If you go...

    To help you plan your trip to Fort Lauderdale, check out Sunny.org.

     

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