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The Best of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Spring Break

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Dana Buckmir

Imagine a white, sandy beach spanning for miles. The tide rolls in and out as the palm trees sway in the light breeze. The sun beams down on a cloudless day. It’s paradise and even better, it’s spring break.

Dana Buckmir

For years, Fort Lauderdale has been a popular destination for college students to celebrate their week off from school. It’s always a party on the beach. Get your friends together for a game of beach volleyball or beach edition beer pong. For the more adventurous spirit, join the kite boarders, try stand up paddle boarding, or rent a bike and tour down A1A.

Below is a guide to get you started on your way to having the spring break you won’t be able to stop talking about with your friends back home.

Places to Visit

  • Bahia Cabana is part of the Days Inn Beach Resort. Have lunch, dinner or drinks overlooking the marina on their waterfront patio. Check out the boats in Fort Lauderdale’s largest marina while you listen to live music.
  • Beach Place is one stop you can’t miss along your journey. It is centrally located across from the beach with a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and live entertainment. Inside Beach Place, Lulu’s Bait Shack is home of the midnight Bikini Contest and drinks big enough to serve in a fishbowl. Also, Hooters, Soprano’s Piano Bar and Da Big Kahuna promise to help you get the party started. One of the more popular spots is Fat Tuesday’s serving up dangerously delicious frozen drinks. Their drinks are so refreshing and hardly taste like they have alcohol until four in and you’re dancing on the bar or that guy from hours ago that you wouldn’t talk to suddenly looks attractive. Beer goggles alert, watch out for 190 Octane. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
  • The famous Elbo Room has been serving up drinks and a good time since 1939. It has become a landmark for Fort Lauderdale beach and a must see for anyone visiting. Grab a beer, take in the band, and people watch from the lower or upper level.
  • Primanti Bros is open 24 hours 7 days a week. This Pittsburgh hit is the perfect spot to grab a slice or one of their famous coleslaw and French fry stuffed sandwiches after a long night of partying. Remember to save a couple bucks because it’s cash only.

Methods of transportation (That won't get you a DWI)

  • The water taxi is one of the best ways to navigate through the Intracoastal Waterway and see various places along the way. Its route has over a dozen stops from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Guests receive a narrated tour of Fort Lauderdale along the way. The water taxi comes every 30 minutes and runs from 10 in the morning until midnight.
  • Bike rentals are stationed all over the city at nearly twenty locations. Rent a bike hourly, daily or weekly. Lock up your bike at one of the bike racks or around a palm tree.
  • Hop on and off the Sun Trolley for just a dollar. Just wave when you want the driver to pick you up. The Trolley runs up and down Fort Lauderdale beach.

Hope you have an amazing time and we can’t wait to see you next year!

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