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Best Things to Do in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Summer Events and Attractions

From the palm trees and powder-white beaches, to the huge selection of things to do and places to visit, South Florida has everything you need to plan the perfect summer getaway.

Whether it’s whiling away the days in a beach chair or hitting up all the hottest Florida attractions, you’ll want to check out our list of where to go and what to do when you escape to Fort Lauderdale this summer.


Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the best and cleanest beaches in the US. Boasting 7-miles of sun-kissed coastline and a wide, palm-tree dotted promenade, this lovely coastal town is a hub of mild-to-wild activities. Shops, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes line the pedestrian-friendly walkway, and the beach is a haven for volley ball players, families, picnickers, and sun bathers.


For craft beer enthusiasts, one of the best places to visit in Florida is the Funky Buddha Brewery near Fort Lauderdale beach. The award-winning brewery features a tap room and restaurant, making this the perfect place to cool off after a long day at the beach.

The brewery offers tours on weekends and the tap room is open until midnight, including Sundays.

Check out our Sunday Funday Package .


From kayak tours and charter fishing trips, to underwater experiences like snorkeling and diving, Fort Lauderdale welcomes all ages and skill levels to its shores. Hop aboard an intra-coastal water taxi or rent a paddle board and see everything from mangroves to waterfront mansions. If you’re looking to cruise out to sea, head to Port Everglades where you’ll find Florida’s cruise vacation destination.


Las Olas features two and a half miles of dining, shopping, and entertainment attractions. Stroll down the breezeway and peruse a wide array of boutiques, galleries, and jewelry stores. Enjoy lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes or indulge in a little nighttime revelry at one of the bars or clubs – take your pick!

Hotel Near Fort Lauderdale

Florida offers plenty of great things to do for all ages and interests: couples, families, thrill-seekers, golf buddies, and seasonal travelers. With our location near Sawgrass Mills Mall and the highly-rated Jacaranda Golf Club, shoppers can indulge in a little retail therapy while novice and seasoned professionals can tee off in a championship golf course.

To experience the best of Florida, you’ll need more than just one weekend. Save on your extended getaway with our Stay Long, Save More Package .