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Known as the "Venice of America" because of its elaborate canal system, sunny Fort Lauderdale boasts a semi-tropical climate, blissful year-round ocean breezes, 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, dazzling scenery and fantastic beaches. A favorite vacation spot for families, the coastal city offers a range of activities at sea, including boating, snorkeling, fishing and a variety of water sports. And there are plenty of diversions on land as well, such as the Beachfront Promenade, a top spot for strolling and biking, and Las Olas Boulevard, the area's hip shopping, dining, arts and culture thoroughfare, running east to west to create the exquisite Riverwalk.
You can see the entire Los Olas area while cruising on a water taxi, including the multi-million dollar homes. Members love it for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the ability to get on and off at multiple stops.
You won't find many traditional dishes on the menu at Eduardo de San Angel, a Mexican-fusion venue. The inventive selections, such as key-lime-brushed Yellowfin tuna, elevate this restaurant to one of the area's best.
You could spend all day at the Museum of Discovery and Science. There are sharks, snakes, river otters, a Storm Center with hurricane-force winds, simulated trips to the Moon and Mars, even a ride on an Everglades airboat and more.
The brunch at Blue Moon Fish Co. is designed more for the late starters; beginning at 11:30 a.m., you can order entrees such as salmon strudel and great crab cakes as well as all-you-can-eat oysters, clams and steamed mussels.
Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's best-known district. There's an array of places to discover, from the finest dining and hip boutiques to the art district and great window shopping to sidewalk cafés and bakeries.
Yolo is an acronym for "you only live once," and that's the perfect spirit for this local hot spot. You need a reservation for dinner, but your concierge can take care of that. You can focus on the chic atmosphere and fabulous food.
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Florida is renowned for her remarkable stretches of beach on both coasts, and the Ft. Lauderdale area is no exception. Throw down a beach towel in the early morning to claim your spot along the silky sands; they tend to get crowded by afternoon.
Indulge in a little retail therapy at some of South Florida's best retail locations. Order lunch or a coffee to go, then stroll the two-mile path at the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District overlooking the water. Or head to Las Olas Boulevard and window shop.
Ft. Lauderdale is a vibrant waterfront metropolis, and it's even more stunning from the sea. Charter a full- or half-day sail aboard a power-cat or sailboat and cruise the coastline, dropping anchor as you like to snorkel and swim just offshore.
Whether you're a nature lover or just seeking solitude on your getaway, the serene, 35-acre parcel at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a sanctuary amid the city. Stroll the manicured gardens, or browse the museum's collection of art and decorative objects.
There are more waterfront diversions in Ft. Lauderdale than just her Atlantic coastline. Grab a stand-up paddleboard and explore her system of intra-coastal waterways. Or, kick back with cocktails on a three-hour excursion aboard the Jungle Queen Riverboat.
As a vacationer's paradise, Fort Lauderdale is temperate, pleasant and always prepared to offer Inspirato members a climate that doesn't shift wildly from day to day. Simply, the weather caters to beachgoers who wish to enjoy the endless, Atlantic-kissed beaches that Florida is known for worldwide. Aside from the occasional squall that visits the Fort Lauderdale oceanfront, your vacation experiences in the tropics will be plentiful.