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East Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s origins date back to the 19 th century during the Second Seminole War. Its name references a series of forts built by the United States under the control of Major William Lauderdale. Though the first Lauderdale fort was built during the war, the city did not break ground for development for over fifty years after the conflict ended

Once a spring break getaway for voracious college students, East Fort Lauderdale has since transformed into a bustling resort destination for yacht enthusiasts and nautical

Fort Lauderdale's Diverse Dining Surpasses NYC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:00 PM by Guest Blogger

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By Jennifer Riner, Trulia

You don’t have to travel halfway across the world to try new cuisines and immerse your palette in fresh culture. But, depending on your current residence, you may want to head down to the Sunshine State for extensive eateries, complemented by ambiance and entertainment.

In a recent study, Trulia calculated restaurant quantity, frequency of dining out, restaurant distance and individual cuisine diversity scores across each major metro. Fort Lauderdale ranked eighth in the nation for dining variety, beating out culinary

A Weekend in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:00 AM by Guest Blogger

It doesn’t really matter what time of the year you head to the beach in Fort Lauderdale. I can’t think of any month that I have visited and not found State Road A1A (AKA Ocean Boulevard) to be one of the most entertaining beach strips in Florida.

In the morning its serpentine path is bathed in a sunrise glow as a brisk parade of fitness devotees — some in colorful form-fitting leggings, others in baggy khakis — welcome the morning breeze off the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening it offers up options of party central with

“Stay-Cation” The Stranahan House

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:18 PM by Guest Blogger

Written by Don Valentine

the-stranhan-houseA mandatory stop for every resident of Broward County is the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale. This historic landmark is the home of Frank Stranahan, affectionately known as the father of Fort Lauderdale. It rests on the shore of the verdant New River, in what is now downtown Fort Lauderdale. Stranahan was pivotal to the origin of this great Broward County city.

A visit to the Stranahan House offers a chance to time travel to the early 1900’s and relish in the evolution of Broward County. Back in 1893, at the age of 27,

Written by Evan Snow - "Snows Stops" South Florida Food Blogger

After coming a few times for lunch I'm Happy to say my first Dinner experience at Hardy Park Bistro was a success.

From the moment you walk up and are warmly greeted at the casual (yet sophisticated) dining house, you know you're in for a culinary treat.

With 20 plus years of experience, Chef Philip and his wife opened Hardy Park Bistro 8 months ago in Downtown Ft Lauderdale. They pride themselves on having a small menu that evolves every week to showcase what is in season and

By Mark Chesnut with Global Traveler

Ask most travelers to name the top LGBT travel destinations in the United States, and Fort Lauderdale will likely appear near the top of the list. After all, this Florida vacation paradise spent years carving its role as a favored getaway for LGBT travelers — especially gay men. And the destination is aiming for an even more diverse appeal within this segment, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, which bills itself as the “only CVB in North America with a designated LGBTQ

Whether you are visiting Fort Lauderdale from far off destinations or a local in serious need of a stay-cation, Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant place to visit! With miles of beaches, world-class dining and nightlife as well as the Everglades, the choices for fun are virtually limitless. One of the best ways to truly enjoy Fort Lauderdale is get out on the water. Boat rentals are now easier and better than ever with the rise of boat sharing. Boat sharing allows individual boat owners to seamlessly (and safely) "list" their boats for rent and those

Travel Bloggers Day Out in Hollywood, Florida

Friday, February 12, 2016 2:28 PM by Guest Blogger

By Melody Pittman with Wherever I May Roam

Hollywood is not only the movie capital of the world, but also a dazzling beach town in greater Fort Lauderdale that is coming into its own and making a big name for itself. I was lucky enough to have vacationed in Hollywood, Florida a few years ago and enjoyed a luxury stay at the Diplomat Hotel. I loved the close proximity to the beach and easy ocean access. There were so many things to see and do and now that Hollywood is taking their city to the next level, I was even more impressed.

In October,

By Jenni Ojala with Globe Called Home
Written November 14, 2015

A week ago I already felt like I had landed in the middle of paradise – and then the bell boy led me to my room where the balcony opened to an amazing view of the Atlantic, straight to East. Sunsets are beautiful, but sunrises are even more so, and what could be better than viewing them straight from your bed?

Sunrise at Hollywood Beachilta
My kind of view to start the day! Thanks to Margaritaville Resort for the amazing view – and at this resort, every room comes with a view.
Sunrise in Florida
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