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Turtle Treks Return to Fort Lauderdale Beach

The natural phenomenon of marine turtle nesting has once again arrived on Greater Fort Lauderdale's 23 miles of moonlit Blue Wave beaches. Each year almost 2,000 turtle nests are deposited along the beach, resulting in as many as 150,000 hatchlings making their way to the ocean. Sea turtle season, which began in March and ends…
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Sneak Peek at Steelpan at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach's new restaurant, Steelpan, a kitchen & bar, is slated to open later this year, bringing a unique, Continental Caribbean cuisine concept inspired by the multicultural island flavors of South Florida. The oceanfront restaurant will feature a one-of-a-kind indoor, outdoor dining experience that is sure to make a splash in Fort Lauderdale.…
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Get the Low down on Lona Cocina’s New Weekly Promotions

One of this season’s hottest new restaurants, Lona Cocina y Tequileria, is launching a not-to-be missed beachfront Bottomless Sunday Brunch and exciting weekday promotions.  Offering a funky, welcoming ambiance, Lona invites guests to relax, enjoy the ocean breeze and savor a menu brimming with bold and authentic flavors created by celebrated  Mexican chef Pablo Salas. All week…
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TRAVEL REVIEW | Gay hotspot Fort Lauderdale? Perhaps.

We hear many appealing things about gay hotspot Miami, and eyebrows start to raise when Fort Lauderdale, Florida wants to step up to contest with a gay scene that competes with all gay capitals around the globe. With fabulous beaches, outstanding weather, fresh seafood, and the recently launched direct route from London Heathrow to Fort…
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Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Celebrates Grand Opening with Spectacular Soiree

Signifying a resurgence of luxury tourism in Fort Lauderdale, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach officially debuted December 14, 2017, with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an inspiring twist on a champagne cheers, celebratory soiree with cocktails and gourmet bites crafted by Executive Chef Jorge Ramos. Guests in attendance included Chintan Dadhich, General Manager;…
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Major Changes Coming To Fort Lauderdale Beach in 2018

Fort Lauderdale beach visitors will soon see dramatic changes as they cross east over the Las Olas Boulevard bridge to the barrier island. Six major projects have been approved and expected to change the beachside parking layout significantly, add two park options for visitors who don't want sand in their toes, and entice swimmers who…
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FORT LAUDERDALE TO KICK OFF 2018 FIVB BEACH MAJOR SERIES

For the second consecutive year, Fort Lauderdale will welcome the season’s first Beach Major Series event of the FIVB season when Olympic and World Champion pairs battle it out on the South Florida sand for a $600,000 prize purse, the highest prize total on the tour. The six-day tournament will last from February 27 –…
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Bahia Mar Relaunches Rooftop Bar

Bahia Mar on Fort Lauderdale Beach is getting a shot of youth. The 42-year-old resort, which is the home of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is in the middle of a $7 million dollar refurbishing. A part of that is the relaunching of the hotel’s Waves Rooftop Pool Bar and Grill with a new…
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SoBeWFF CRAVE GFL Tickets on Sale

Foodie alert! SOBEWFF tickets are now on sale Maybe you were awake just after midnight last night and got on the phone first thing to snap up your tickets to the 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. No? Then today is your chance to do that with tickets that will sell quickly for some…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emirates to launch new daily service from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, 2016. The new service will serve the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States. The airline will operate a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in…
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Ten Reasons Fort Lauderdale Beach Is the Best Beach in Broward

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/arts/ten-reasons-fort-lauderdale-beach-is-the-best-beach-in-broward-8023789 We certainly saved the best for last in our search for the best beach in Broward County. We must say that we've enjoyed our stroll through some of the quieter, less-populated beaches Broward has to offer. It's been a legitimately tough choice deciding on our favorite beach, but in the end, our search for…
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Free meditation class on Monday

Pam Butler wants to help others find inner peace. The Fort Lauderdale resident found healing through meditation after months of suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder from a near death childbirth and the death of her father five days later. Now, the Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor wants to help others at the free "Mindful Monday Sundown Meditation" at Hilton Fort…
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Tortuga Music Fest. Announces 2017 Dates

HUKA Entertainment, leading creator and producer of large scale destination-location music festivals, proudly celebrates the return of Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival for its record-breaking fifth year. This one of a kind biggest 3-day country music beach party will take place Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 -- on the…
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Gzella Collection Drives Boutique Hotel Movement On Fort Lauderdale Beach

Leading a new era in boutique lodging in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Gzella Collection is launching three beachside boutique hotels – Fortuna, Ikona and Mirra, following multi-million dollar renovations that combine modern interior design, smart technology and stylish amenities with historic architecture. Collectively, the properties showcasing individual charm and unique personalities, will introduce South Florida travelers…
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Boutique Adagio condo project in Fort Lauderdale Beach launches

A new boutique condo building is coming to Fort Lauderdale’s North Beach Village. Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach, a 31-unit luxury project on the Intracoastal Waterway, has launched sales and opened its on-site sales gallery. The Venezuelan developer behind Adagio on the Bay is also building this project, sales agent Brogan Farrell told The Real Deal.…
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New Fort Lauderdale Condo 321 Watersedge Gears up for Groundbreaking

Jeffrey and Samuel Sobel’s upcoming 321 at Water’s Edge condo project in Fort Lauderdale Beach is aiming to break ground this fall, with pre-sales at the boutique building already well underway. The developers announced that they’re expecting to break ground sometime this fall after recording strong pre-sales following their launch event earlier this month. About…
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Iconic Hotels Pumping Millions Into Property Upgrades

A handful of iconic and popular Broward County hotels are undergoing multimillion-dollar upgrades this summer to keep their offerings fresh, as newer properties get set to open in the destination in a few years. Among those sprucing up in major ways, as the destination's luxury hotel market heats up, are the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor…
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Bahia Mar Welcomes New GM, Tiffany Davis

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has announced the appointment of Tiffany S. Davis as general manager of the iconic retreat along the Intracoastal Waterway with an expansive marina. Most recently, Davis served as general manager of Hilton Key Largo in the upper Florida Keys. (more…)
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Tripadvisor Ranks Fort Lauderdale Beach #20 Beaches in the US

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches. This year’s awards honor 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. Travelers’ Choice award-winning beaches…
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“Making New Impressions” Juried Art Competition, Sale and Cocktail Party Opens March 3

Sixty-three pieces have been selected for Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser, Making New Impressions. The lavish opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:00pm and includes gourmet food from A Alexander Catering, music from Eddie B Entertainment and floral decorations from Victoria Park Flower Studio.…
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LGBT Cruises Popular from Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale's growing LGBT-friendly reputation is making it a popular departure spot for gay and lesbian cruises. On Sunday, more than 2,000 gay travelers will sail from Port Everglades on RSVP Vacations' seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. It's the third LGBT cruise in recent weeks to sail from Fort Lauderdale,…
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Drift Hotel Sells for $3.3 Million

The Drift Hotel in Fort Lauderdale has been sold for $3.3 million. The new owner — identified only as an Aventura-based hotel operator — intends to operate it as a hotel, real estate firm Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT said Friday. The 23-room, two-building hotel at 3005-3007 Alhambra St. is about a half block from the…
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Thunderbirds to Fly over Fort Lauderdale

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known to all the world as the “Thunderbirds” are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the Unites States Air Force. The Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree…
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The Atlantic Hotel & Spa and Artserve Host Cocktail Reception In Support Of Local Artists

On Tuesday, January 19th, local artists and members of the community gathered for a cocktail reception to celebrate the “Bold and Beautiful” exhibition currently on display inside the lobby of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. As part of The Atlantic Hotel’s ongoing partnership with ArtServe Inc., an organization that features the works of local artists,…
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