Destination Also Offers Unique Diving and Snorkeling Opportunities, Dining, Diversity

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — As part of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 28, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is highlighting the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s “Plunge into Fort Lauderdale Package.” This offer is perfect for those wishing to relax and enjoy some of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s exciting adventures (including a visit to any two of four Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District venues), shopping and more. Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District cultural venues included in the package are NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Historic Stranahan House Museum, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and History Fort Lauderdale.

Sitting on the quiet shores of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Plunge Beach Resort is a low-key, laid-back retreat for chic bohemians and beach lovers alike. Package rates start at $149 per night, double occupancy, based on a two-night stay. Available now through Oct. 31, 2020. To book the “Plunge Into Fort Lauderdale” package, visit

“We’re celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day by encouraging everyone to plan now to take their well-deserved time off in Greater Fort Lauderdale exploring our arts and culture, eclectic dining scene, stunning beaches and diverse, welcoming community with family and friends,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “There are many opportunities here for local residents in need of a break from their everyday routines as well as visitors coming from across the country.”  

In addition to amazing arts and culture, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a plethora of unique diving and snorkeling experiences for all ages and ability levels. Greater Fort Lauderdale is the only place in the continental USA where you can snorkel and dive on a living coral reef-straight off the beach. That's right, diving without B.O.B. (Benefit of Boat). In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood, the first reef swings in close -- where it's an easy five-minute swim, just a hundred yards from shore. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers 76 artificial reefs on the ocean floor as magnets for fish and reef life and the area is home to the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the Western world.

Find more ideas for how to plan for your Greater Fort Lauderdale vacation at by following @visitlauderdale on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About National Plan for Vacation Day
National Plan for Vacation Day takes place during the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year. More than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off last year. That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days just in 2018, of which 236 million were forfeited completely. What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. But nearly half of American households (46%) don’t do this simple step—and they lose out on their time off and the benefits it brings. Benefits of using all your earned time off include improved job satisfaction, relationships and health, and a large boost to the American economy.

About Greater Fort Lauderdale
Greater Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America,” boasts an average year-round temperature of 77˚F and has 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. Explore 4,000+ eateries, 300+ miles of navigable waterways, eight distinct beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, craft breweries, rooftop bars, outdoor adventure, and world-class shopping – all conveniently located in the center of South Florida. Made of up 31 municipalities, the destination boasts more than 35,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a cosmopolitan vibe. Upon arrival at FLL Airport (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport), it is just 5 minutes to the beach, Port Everglades, the Broward County Convention Center and downtown. For trip planning inspiration, visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at and follow @visitlauderdale.

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