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Three Top Spots to Visit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Visiting Fort Lauderdale, Florida and have no idea what to do. Well here are my top three spots to visit while in town.

1. Shopping

Put on your sneakers and get ready to walk! Located in Sunrise, Florida, Sawgrass Mills Mall is the largest retail shopping destination in the United State and is only minutes from Fort Lauderdale. With more than 350 stores, there is something for every single member of your family to indulge in. High fashion stores like Burberry and Gucci to T.J. Max and Target can be found in this indoor/outdoor mall. This is an all-day event, so come early and stay through dinner where you can choose from a variety of must-have bites.

2. Sun-Basking Time

I’ve been to many beaches in my life, and I must say, Fort Lauderdale beach is one of the best beaches I’ve been to, so much so that it inspired my two novels.  This beach is what used to be known as “The Strip” and it was the backlot to movies like Spring Break and Something About Mary to name a couple. In recent years the beach has transformed from a teenage-hang-out space to a chic destination. You can dine, shop, swim, bike, roller blade or walk down the strip, all while taking in the best view the city has to offer. Bask in the sun or sit and people-watch at any one of their waterfront restaurants, but either way, it will be an unforgettable experience.

3. Slots and Dancing, Anyone?

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located in Hollywood, FL and is it a short 10 minute ride from anywhere in Fort Laudable.  You can play, stay, rock, dine, relax and party, and you’ll never have to leave the premises.  But, if you’re not staying at their luxury hotel, and you just want to visit, don’t fret, there’s plenty for you to do. If gambling is your thing, they have over 2,000 slots, over 100 table games, and over 40 tables of high stakes poker tables, to name a few. If you want to dance, then dancing you shall do at any one of their music venues nightclub music or bars. Just a different dining experience is what you’re after, well, then this too you shall have. Thanks to the talented culinary team at Hard Rock, they will leave you craving for more of their delicious dishes.

There you have it, three must see destinations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Do you have a favorite spot in the city? Let us know with a comment below.

Till Next Time, Travel Light!

As a side note, in case you didn’t know, I am also the author of two novels: More Than Words Can Say and Falling For You. You can visit the “book” tab for more information or visit Amazon, they are both available on paperback and kindle!

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