If you reside anywhere in the Northeast right now, the likelihood of emerging from winter hibernation is as close to zero as the outside temperature. Unless of course said emergence is to jet off to a toasty locale like say, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where in just a few hours you can be sipping a frosty beverage poolside and dipping your toes in the sand. Twenty-three miles of beaches, a thriving arts scene, and luxe shopping make this tropical destination ideal for a quick weekend getaway or a longer stay. The ease of getting there makes it a must-visit.
Should you wish to pry yourself from one of the W’s poolside cabanas and try something a bit off the beaten path, head to nearby Funky Buddha Brewery. This craft-beer mecca is the largest brewery in South Florida. But these aren’t your standard Buds.