With its inviting sunshine, its glamorous yacht-filled coast, and elegant buildings on the water, the city of Fort Lauderdale carries the motto of being “The Venice of America.” While this pristine city is famous for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, you don’t have to be on a fancy boat to make the most of your time there.
If you’re traveling to this city for a short weekend, you’ll have plenty to do and see, and we’ve put together the perfect itinerary that will help you have the best time possible.
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Once you’ve got some rest, make sure to start the day off with a great breakfast at The Floridian right on Las Olas Boulevard, an old school diner that’s one of the city’s most favorite breakfast joints. Savor made-to-order French toast, pancakes, and omelets while watching the rest of the city wake up (or sober up!) early in the morning.
Once you’ve fueled up for the day, walk around Las Olas Beach and Boulevard. With restaurants, 3 museums, 10 international art galleries and plenty of high-end boutiques, you can easily spend a few hours on this stretch.
As evening encroaches, head to Funky Buddha Brewery – a large brewery and beer hall with a wide selection of brews that’ll help you beat the heat and quench your thirst after your near-gator experience.