You may have finalized your plan to visit South Florida. This place is full of exciting beaches and also quite expensive. You may be wondering if it is possible to enjoy your trip within a small budget. Several old-time beach motels have been currently replaced by fancy high rises. But then, still there are numerous places where it is possible to visit without having to pay a fortune. You can very much enjoy a budget conscious vacation combining urban style with sun drenched sands. However, it will require some advance planning and proper research. You may also book Fort Lauderdale yacht charter to have a gala time.
Right time to visit Fort Lauderdale
South Florida has always been a favourite destination among tourists from all over the country and other continuants. However, to derive the best bargain, the best time for visiting this place will be during the months June to August. Travelling this time will fetch you lots of discounts as it is lean season here. These are hot months and may require you to stay indoors or indulge in other beach-away activities. Since it is also hurricane season, do remember to check the weather reports before travelling.
What to do and see during the trip in Fort Lauderdale?
You can enjoy sunbathing in the beach for free. If you want something other than the beach, then you can avail lots of inexpensive sightseeing options. Renting a car is not mandatory. The canal-filled Fort Lauderdale also known as ‘Venice of America’ offers a water taxi ride. It is a 15 stop route that allows you to shuttle to several local attractions and also tour. This is between 17th Street Causeway and East Oakland Park Boulevard. You may also avail day cruises offered here to Miami Beach or opt for Fort Lauderdale yacht charter. Water taxi ticket can be used to avail discounts at the museum, shops, bars and restaurants thus saving huge!
Other interesting attractions in Fort Lauderdale
If you love gardens and art, then do visit Bonnet House Gardens and Museum. This historic house was constructed in 1920. Presently it is converted into a museum. Purchase tour and explore the lush gardens and the house. Only visiting the gardens will mean having to pay just half the ticket price. You may even visit ‘Downtown ‘Hollywood-Mural Project’. This project is a collection by international and local artists of outdoor murals.
Riverwalk Activities does offer exciting water sports at affordable prices. It includes paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Bikes and tours are also offered on rent. Las Olas Boulevard can be a great place to visit for art and fashion enthusiasts. There are numerous boutiques, local shops and art galleries.
Where to eat in Fort Lauderdale?
Lauderdale does boasts of having lots of restaurants. But most of them are overpriced and tad overwhelming. Budget tourists can visit ‘Parrot Lounge’ frequented by tourists and locals alike. They offer guests with tasty pub grub and cocktails. For authentic Mediterranean food, visit ‘Greek Islands Taverna’. Choose herb-stuffed grape leaves with gyro by its side and enjoy char-boiled lamb chops. For real Trinidad taste, visit ‘Joy’s Rot Delight’ and order roti, rice and curry with choice of meats.