Hidden Gems In The New Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has grown up in the past 30 years, here’s some of the best destinations
Fort Lauderdale isn’t just a vapor-wave Spring Break destination anymore, it’s vibrant with world class food, attractions and resorts. Here’s some things that you can put on your list:
STAY & PLAY: A SHORE THING
Planned by the celeb Michael Graves Architecture & Design firm, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is an ocean-view resort, positioned within walking distance of many of the city’s key pleasures. Its 290 all-suite, roomy guest accommodations unfold luxurious amenities, such as Italian marble bathrooms with Shanghai Tang toiletries; handsome, well-stocked kitchenettes with touchscreen stovetops and subzero refrigerators; and tripod-mounted telescopes. Guests are greeted in the hotel’s lobby, on an almost hidden circular driveway, by a subtle signature scent of bergamot-lavender-patchouli-yuzu.
APPLAUD APLENTY: MUSIC, THEATER, DANCE, COMEDY
Kudos to the creative leaders and biz whizzes behind the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Fort Lauderdale, next to the river. This entertainment anchor for the 22-block, landscaped Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District showcases more than 700 annual presentations: dances by ballet companies, concerts by acclaimed musicians, lectures by newsworthy thinkers and laugh-centric shows by comedians.