It was just a one-night getaway. We didn’t have time to paddle through the waterways of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park or sail along the coast in search of sandbars and historic mansions.
We did, however, teleport to a South Pacific luau, complete with fire dancers and Tahitian drummers. We watched mermaids swim past weathered portholes, their fins shimmering and we walked along the beach in the balmy darkness, feeling safe, relaxed and happy—promising ourselves that we’d come back soon.
Fort Lauderdale had wowed us in just 24 hours; imagine what it could inspire if we gave it a whole week?
Whether you have a week, a weekend or a night to spend, we’ve rounded up some of the best Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotels, from tucked-away family retreats to sophisticated towers in the heart of the area’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment.