If you’re one of the many people facing the annual conundrum of what to do this summer, Visit Lauderdale’s new “101 Days of Summer” campaign makes mapping out a vacation easier than ever, with a collection of enticing experiences that showcase Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 31 communities.
From family-friendly vacations to luxurious, romantic getaways, “101 Days of Summer” was created to get your vacation ideas flowing, with a curated list of what to see and do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. And according to Visit Lauderdale’s President & CEO, Stacy Ritter, it’s the perfect way to plan your summer.
“We wanted to provide our visitors and locals with a roadmap to relaxation this summer,” said Ritter. “So, whether it’s sunbathing, boating, fishing, shopping or exploring our decadent foodie paradise, our list has something for everyone.”
- Celebrate our nation’s birthday in Greater Fort Lauderdale this Fourth of July! Enjoy big-name bands, games, arts and crafts, and more at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Fourth of July Spectacular, culminating with fireworks at 8:45pm.
- Scuba dive or snorkel around a living coral reef with an astounding variety of fish and critters at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea or in Hollywood Beach – two of the only beaches in the continental U.S. where you can do so right off the beach – no boat required!
- Treat your kids to the Funky Fish Ocean Camp, named a ‘Top Children’s Program in the World’ by Travel + Leisuremagazine
- Join the ultimate LGBTQ+ celebration of love, acceptance, equality and inclusivity during the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival, June 17th, in Wilton Manors.
- Visit the Miramar Cultural Center for award-winning, international Caribbean and African cultural presentations.
- Find something fabulous at Sawgrass Mills, home to more than 350 stores and over 70 exclusive, luxury outlets.
- Experience the magic of a full moon kayak tour at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
- Climb the 175-step spiral staircase in the historic Hillsborough Lighthouse to see an amazing view from its 138-foot top.
- Saddle up for a horseback ride at the Equestrian Center Park in Parkland or at American Horse Trails in Southwest Ranches.
- Hit the Ale Trail and enjoy specials like buy-one, get-one-free pints with a Visit Lauderdale Ale Trail Passport.
- Try your luck at one of the area’s many casinos.
- Wine and dine under the stars at a rooftop bar, such as Rootfop@1WLO, Sparrow, Sunset Club Rooftop Bar or The Easton.