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Condé Nast Readers Rate Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotels & Resorts as the Best in the Sunshine State

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers' Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158…
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NBVR Expands with Opening of Village Spa & Beauty Bar

This fall is about to get a little more relaxing! Join the team at North Beach Village Resort as they celebrate the grand opening of the new Village Spa & Beauty Bar on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. inside the Royal Palms Resort (717 Breakers Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304).  Guests will enjoy live jazz music starting at 5:30 p.m. as they…
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Pink or Blue. What’s Now & New

Gender reveal parties are one of the most popular trends among today’s expecting parents. More than a trend, it’s about gathering your family and friends together to celebrate a very special moment in a couple’s life together. Tapping into the buzz surrounding these celebrations, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has created a unique Gender Reveal…
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100 Guests Taste the Wave

As part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s CRAVE GFL Restaurant Month, restaurants along Fort Lauderdale Beach’s famed Wave Wall hosted 100 guests for their inaugural Taste the Wave Fort Lauderdale Beach Tasting Tour on Thursday, October 5 from 6:30 – 10:30pm. (more…)
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SoBe Fest Unveils New Crave Fort Lauderdale Events

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival has unveiled its 2018 lineup, and for a third straight year, the five-day event known as “winter break for chefs” and “the Super Bowl for foodies” will kick off in Fort Lauderdale. Broward County will stage a record nine events as part of the expanded and rebranded Crave…
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Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Pays Tribute to South Florida

The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has been forced to push back it's highly anticipated opening in wake of Hurricane Irma. However, the delay hasn't quieted any of the buzz surrounding the 290 all-suite oceanfront resort, which is set to begin welcoming guests October 10 following a soft-opening for VIP guests September 29, according to the…
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SpaTember: September Spa Month

For those seeking serenity, relaxation and revitalization, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an impressive choice of day spas and resort spas ranging from upscale, European-style establishments to sites offering a more holistic approach - and come September, more than a dozen of the area's most blissful resort and day spas invite you enjoy $99 indulgences (a 50%…
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CRAVE GFL September Restaurant Month

Decisions. Decisions. Discover the mouthwatering ingredients that make dining in Greater Fort Lauderdale so tempting, as the team from Hello Sunny shines a heat lamp on the area's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine during Crave GFL Restaurant Month. Indulge in specially-created three-course gourmet dinner menus for $37 and lunch menus priced at $17, at more than 40 locations…
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Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Announces September Opening

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, the latest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts growing hotel portfolio, has announced that it will open its doors this September. As the second Conrad property to open in Florida, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is enhancing their Gold Coast presence with the opening of the 290 all-suite oceanfront resort, situated…
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Bonnet House Announces Their 2017-2018 Season

The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 2017/2018 season is highlighted with a variety of exciting programs, events, workshops and classes. This season is filled with art, music, holiday cheer, watercolor, calligraphy and drawing workshops; birding, orchid care classes as well as our annual Concerts Under the Stars series, Orchid Festival and Cruisin’ Down the River…
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YAA Spreads the XOXO on Fort Lauderdale Beach

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love, Young At Art Museum is hosting a number of events on and around Fort Lauderdale Beach to promote their new national traveling exhibition from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, XOXO: an Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness, makes it's debut June 10 - September 10, 2017.…
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10 Sun Safety Tips For Families

Summer is officially starting soon, and with it, family vacations and trips to the beach. While our thoughts drift to relaxing at the pool, boating on the ocean and spending dusk 'til dawn on the beach, enjoying the warm rays of sunshine without proper protection can cause sun damage, sunburn pain or worse, lead to skin cancer.…
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What To Pack on Your Florida Vacation

From the time I was two years old, Walt Disney World was my family’s holiday destination. Once a year we’d pack our bags and head south to find the magical mouse and his gang of happy mates. For us, a trip to Florida was often a much-needed escape from a New York winter or a fun way…
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5 Must Have Cocktails for Your Beach Vacation

A visit to Fort Lauderdale Beach is never complete without a cocktail in hand. From a crazy girls night out to a romantic wind-down by the beach, sailing down the intracoastal to a chill-out session by the pool, we assure you – there is, and will be, a cocktail for every hour and every occasion. And whether…
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Fort Lauderdale Announces The 2017 Walk of Fame Nominees

Four Fort Lauderdale icons will be inducted into the city's Walk of Fame on Saturday, May 27th, as part of its eighth annual Great American Beach Party celebration. The City of Fort Lauderdale established the Walk of Fame in 2010 at the inaugural Great American Beach Party to pay tribute to the legendary Connie Francis on…
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25 Reasons to Ride the Sun Trolley

You're just a trolley ride away from experiencing all there is to do and discover in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, and when you Wave & Ride the Sun Trolley, it's an adventure in itself.  And with eight routes, including the Free Downtown Riverwalk Water Trolley, every neighborhood route, with exception of the Beach and Las…
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Sun Trolley Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Happy silver anniversary the Sun Trolley! Riding its way into a quarter century of service, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), that operates the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today, Monday, May 8, 2017, and it promises to be a special day full of incredible deals and…
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AvMed Rides Offers Free Bike Rentals In Broward County

Looking to burn some calories and enjoy the South Florida landscape? Broward County’s bike share program, AvMed Rides powered by Broward B-cycle, is offering free 60-minute rides on May 20. “We’re excited to partner with Broward B-cycle to get people outside and experience the beautiful South Florida weather,” said Ana Eberhard, Vice President of Member…
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Vacation Like a VIP on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Whether you are coming from across town or across the country, upgrade your getaway on Fort Lauderdale Beach to VIP status with unique experiences tailored exclusively for you. VACATION LIKE A VIP SIGNATURE PACKAGES INCLUDE: Hotel room upgrade $100 resort credit applied to food & beverage, golf, spa, pool/beach cabana, water activities, kids programs $25…
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Air Show Fever Abounds in the Air & On the Ground

The Ford Lauderdale Air Show soars into town, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, bringing the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the Air Force F-16 Viper and spectacular performances of acrobatics with the GEICO Skytypers and others to the sky and sand. Although the high flying spectacle in the sky event brings…
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Air Show Kicks Off With Concert On The Beach

The Friday Night Sound Waves concert series will help the Ford Lauderdale Air Show fly into Fort Lauderdale Beach this year! On Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Night Sound Waves will host the official Air Show kickoff party with a performance by local rising country music stars, the Shane…
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Too Cool to Pool? Not anymore

As Florida moves into their second season (from hot to hotter!) W Fort Lauderdale, for the first time, invites locals to relax and hangout in style at its vibrant rooftop pool, WET Deck, with a newly available weekday pass. Available Monday through Thursday, the pass grants you exclusive access to the rooftop deck, complimentary valet…
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Panthers & Fort Lauderdale Announce Beach Event

The Florida Panthers and the City of Fort Lauderdale announced today they will host a NHL 100 event on Fort Lauderdale Beach located at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Promenade at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard on Friday, March 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Select parts of the NHL Centennial Fan…
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Artwork Selected for Bonnet House’s “Making New Impressions” A Juried Art Competition and Auction

Fifty pieces have been selected for Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 17th Annual Juried Art Competition and Auction, Making New Impressions. The lavish opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00pm and includes cocktails, gourmet food from A Alexander Catering, music, exotic floral decorations, moonlight and adventurous innovative art. We would like…
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FORT LAUDERDALE MAJOR FEATURES “FULL-FIELD”

With the international Beach Volleyball community returning here next month for a SWATCH Major Series stop at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (February 7-12), the competition will feature south Florida’s first full-field FIVB event since January 1994 when South Beach in Miami hosted a World Tour tournament. Since the 1994 season-opening event where a total of…
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Isn’t It Romantic: Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers Couples a Heavenly Valentine’s Day All Month Long

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Heavenly Spa at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has coordinated a cupid-inspired couples retreat, featuring three customized couples spa treatment packages; the ultimate romantic getaway for two.   OH HONEY! Bee Mine Couple’s Ritual Sweeten up your love with the royal treatment! Heavenly Spa by Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach’s newest and…
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8 Ways to Relax While on Your Florida Vacation

Whether you take the day or just an hour, here are eight inspired ideas for treating yourself to a day or night of relaxation. 1. Salute the Sun Come enjoy the beautiful beach with the Yoga Community who meet on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach each week for a by donation class every Saturday and Sunday featuring…
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MyFTLB Debuts Weekly Rooftop Rendezvous Broadcast

Join MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com for their weekly ‘Rooftop Rendezvous’ Facebook Live broadcast which airs every Wednesday from 12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. on www.facebook.com/myftlb. Featuring a bird’s eye view of people strolling along the beach, or enjoying various watersports in the ocean, the live feed aims to provide viewers a brief 15-minute mid-day/mid-week beach escape. (more…)
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WIN! VIP Experience at the SWATCH Major Series

Not since the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals of 2015 has international beach volleyball action graced Fort Lauderdale Beach, but between 7-12 February 2017, the world’s greatest players will gather again to fight for the first Swatch Beach Volleyball Majors Series title of the season - and we want YOU to be part…
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Hello, Moon

Regardless of the month or time of year, the full moon represents a fresh start. During this lunar phase, one's encouraged to reflect, recharge, and reassess where you are in life. The full moon of January, known as the Wolf Moon, the Hunger Moon, and the Cold Moon, is a particularly advantageous opportunity to reset. This…
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B Hotels & Resorts Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Of B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale

National lifestyle hotel brand, B Hotels & Resorts has announced the re-launch of the all-encompassing renovation of one of South Florida's most iconic beachside properties, B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Along with a fresh, contemporary design and desirable beachfront location, B Ocean Resort offers a unique experience allowing both travelers and staycationers to fully immerse…
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Win Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series VIP Tickets

The world’s greatest players will gather again to fight for the first Swatch Major Series title of the 2017 season - and we want YOU to be part of the action. As proud sponsors of the 2017 FIVB SWATCH Beach Volleyball Majors Series, we invite you to register below for your chance to win a…
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Fulfill Your 2017 Bucket List on Fort Lauderdale Beach

What’s on your 2017 Bucket List? We’ve rounded up our must-dos to start off the new year, including catching up on the latest fashion trends at the 1st Annual Lauderdale Underground Fashion Weekend, stepping up your game at the new VIP Lounge at the SWATCH Beach Volleyball tournament, lacing up your sneakers for the Publix A1A…
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Welcome to MyFTLB

The Fort Lauderdale destination gained another great group of hospitality professionals in the closing weeks of 2016. We know they look forward to meeting you, and from all of us, to all of them, welcome to Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Board of Directors of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is pleased to announce that it has…
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Christmas 2016 on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Christmas Eve Beauty & The Feast Located within the Atlantic Resort & Spa 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Phone: (954) 567-8070 BEAUTY & THE FEAST invites families to come together and share this Italian Christmas Eve tradition with a special “Feast of the Seven Fishes” multi-course seafood menu or delight with their favorite dishes from…
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Counting Down the Days to #FTLMajor

International beach volleyball bursts back on the scene when the Fort Lauderdale Major lands on Fort Lauderdale Beach’s golden sands in February. It sounds a long time. And it seems even further away when you calculate that it’s about 2,000 hours before the drama begins. That’s a mind-boggling 120,000 minutes of waiting. Okay, okay, sorry,…
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Be A Part of the SWATCH Volleyball Majors Team

This February, beach volleyball season returns with a bang as the FIVB World Tour returns to Fort Lauderdale for the Fort Lauderdale Major! The Swatch Major Series’ epic return to this beach volleyball paradise promises to be the biggest, brightest and best tournament the United States has ever seen – and YOU are invited to be a…
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