24 Hours In Fort Lauderdale: A Beach Goers Weekend Guide
24 Hours in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Beach: Beach Bum Edition
MorningMorning Yoga Wake up and join a yoga class on the Fort Lauderdale Beach. Every week, members of the city’s yoga community meet on Fort Lauderdale Beach for an hour of “slow HATHA flow” yoga. Here you can practice yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation while listening to the soothing waves. Each class is led by one of South Florida’s best yogis, who emphasize openness and freedom of expression through yoga. Classes are donation-based and open to all levels (even newbies). Don’t forget to bring your own mat and towel and a cash donation of $10 USD.
AfternoonHit the Beach Since Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of picturesque white sand beaches, my trip to Southern Florida wouldn’t have been complete without spending some time at a local beach. Right outside Ocean Manor Beach Resort, I spent most of the afternoon exploring Fort Lauderdale Beach and the nearby Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Fort Lauderdale Beach is a beautiful family-friendly beach studded with luxurious beachfront condominiums, villas, and resorts. The water is warm and inviting. There are also plenty of beachside restaurants and bars to satisfy your appetite. Surprisingly there weren’t that many beachgoers in the Fall. However since Fort Lauderdale Beach was not crowded this was the perfect place to relax, people-watch or spot large pelicans. But if you’re looking for something more adventurous, hop on a jet ski, join a boat cruise or go paragliding. But one of my
Dinner at Casa CalabriaMom and I ended the night with a candlelight dinner at Casa Calabria, an authentic Italian restaurant right on the Ocean Manor Beach Resort. Many locals say it’s the best Italian restaurant in South Florida! Casa Calabria serves delicious regional dishes from Calabria, a region in Southern Italy known for fine deli meats and hard cheese. Since all of the recipes are passed down, the restaurant pays tribute to the owner’s family and heritage. At the restaurant, you’ll even see family photos hanging on the walls. The extensive wine list and exceptional singing from the piano bar created a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Can I add that the piano man was extremely talented! He played a variety of tunes in different languages including songs from Taylor Swift and Andrea Bocelli. Sing along or get up and dance! We could have easily stayed out all night but unfortunately since we had an early flight to catch, we didn’t get a chance to check out more of Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife, nevertheless, I’m more than happy with how our evening turned out.
Sometimes all you need is a quick getaway and that’s exactly what a trip to Fort Lauderdale was for us. Whether you choose to go on a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, relax in the sand, feel one with the universe or treat yourself to one of the best happy hours in town, Fort Lauderdale is an enjoyable beach destination in South Florida that I can’t wait to head back to.
If you got more than 24 hours to kill (lucky you) then here is a complete guide to Fort Lauderdale – Enjoy!