Discover fascinating experiences to delight all of your five senses, from thrilling sights and sounds to amazing tastes. Here’s a look at how you can escape and indulge.
Sights to See
Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” and has long been a preferred boating destination. But did you know that the area is also home to spectacular scuba diving sites and the vast untouched nature of the Everglades? Multiple area tours – including exclusive, private tours – are available to give you a view of nature like no place else on earth, whether that’s swimming underwater beside an 800-pound “Goliath Grouper” or on an airboat ride spotting exotic species of birds. Even a cruise around the intracoastal is a feast for your eyes, with million-dollar mansions and superyachts at every turn – not to mention magical sunsets and dolphins.
Music to Your Ears
Now more than ever, everyone appreciates a good concert. And in Greater Fort Lauderdale, you can hear everything from big-name bands to intimate jazz ensembles. Check out the exciting lineups at Seminole Hard Rock Live, FLA Live Arena and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and plan your trip around a concert. Your ears will thank you.
From bespoke cocktails at nationally acclaimed rooftop bars to culinary wonders from award-winning chefs, the dining scene in Greater Fort Lauderdale is as cosmopolitan as it gets. Fresh seafood is a staple here, and between October and April you can also indulge in stone crab claws, one of Florida’s most delicious delicacies.
There’s nothing like a scent that sets the mood and many area hotels and resorts have created their own unique scent that greets you, subtly, as soon as you walk in the door. At B Ocean Resort, it’s their signature aroma of thyme, white tea and organic herbs that captures the essence of a fresh ocean breeze. At Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, an energizing citrus and ginger fills the air. And you can even take vacation home with you in the form of a candle or diffuser from the hotel gift shop.
The Power of Touch
You’ll feel it in the sand under your bare feet. The refreshing waves. The warmth of the sun. A kiss from your significant other under the stars. The hands of a masseuse. The hug of happiness from your child. Yes, one of the most sensational things about a getaway is how it brings you back in touch with yourself and the people you love.
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