7 Reasons to Visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Gay Capital

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Progressive Fort Lauderdale has been proudly celebrating and courting the LGBTQ community for decades, recently incorporating transgender models into its mainstream tourism ads. The diverse and cosmopolitan city benefits from what Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando)…

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9 Ways to Have the Best Ever Visit to Fort Lauderdale

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…

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Grand Resort and Spa: All Inclusive Gay Resort in Ft Lauderdale

By Jodi Mailander Farrell When it comes to romance and luxury, the Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale -- the only gay property on the Travel Channel’s coveted list this year for “Best All-Inclusive Resorts” -- ranks up there with high-end resorts in Mexico, Antigua and Australia. One of the…

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Celebrating Marriage Equality in Fort Lauderdale

By Passport Magazine In celebration of the landmark 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage equality in Florida, Visit Lauderdale hosted a wedding for 100 LGBTQ and straight couples from across the country in an amazing ceremony at the W Fort Lauderdale…

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The W Hotel Fort Lauderdale: Girls Night Out

By Kara Franker Ready to plan your next girls' night out (GNO?) I have the perfect locale for you — the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale. I recruited some of my fave gal pals, rented a limo, and got ready for a night out at the trendy and luxurious W Fort Lauderdale, one of the best hotels in the area. We…

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Fort Lauderdale's Gay Scene: Bars, Beaches & More

By Passport Magazine There's a reason Fort Lauderdale is such a popular gay vacation destination. This "Venice of America" is home to gay bars and clubs, stunning beaches, secluded wildlife sanctuaries, palatial estates and some of the best food that Florida has to offer. Don’t be surprised if…

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Ideas for Your Family Vacation in Fort Lauderdale

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Once an iconic Spring Break city, Fort Lauderdale has left behind its “Where the Boys Are” past to become “Where the Families Are.” Sun-drenched debauchery has been replaced with child-friendly waterside restaurants, resorts that cater to kids, and family-centric…

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Cruising from Fort Lauderdale: 3 Ways to Extend Your Vacation

When planning a trip from one of the top ports in the world, be sure to include vacation time on shore. Port Everglades, which has the largest cruise terminal and docks the largest cruise ships in the world, benefits from its sunny beach-city location and being so close to Fort…

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A Visitor's Guide: What To Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale

By Steve Winston How’s a visitor to know where to begin exploring the multifaceted tropical metropolis of Fort Lauderdale? We’ve compiled a list of what to do in Fort Lauderdale to get you started. RESTAURANTS Lester’s Diner – A true Fort Lauderdale landmark, this ‘50s diner has been serving…

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