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.”

Feeling adventurous? Visit Lauderdale’s roundup has a wide array of activities to get your adrenaline pumping. Take an airboat ride in the world-famous Everglades National Park in Weston, where you’re likely to spot alligators, amazing wading birds, and other native Florida creatures, or chill out in one of the area’s eight distinctive beach communities. The choice is yours and with 101 ways to explore this diverse destination, your only decision will be what to do first.

To view the “101 Days of Summer list,” click here or go to VisitLauderdale.com/Summer.

Highlights include:

  • 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 + Leisure magazine

  • 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. See all Greater Fort Lauderdale arts and culture offerings here.

  • Find something fabulous at Sawgrass Mills, home to more than 350 stores and over 70 exclusive, luxury outlets. Explore all shopping offerings here.

  • 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. All nightlife offerings can be found here.


About Greater Fort Lauderdale 

With 24 miles of golden sand beaches and 300+ miles of navigable waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America and Yachting Capital of the World. The area boasts an average year-round temperature of 77˚F, has 3,000+ hours of annual sunshine, and is home to 31 unique municipalities, including eight distinct beach communities, each offering something for “everyone under the sun.” Residents hailing from 170 countries, speaking 147 languages call this diverse destination home. And there’s good reason, including the area’s unwavering commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), a five-minute drive will get you to the beach, Port Everglades, the newly expanded Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, and a bustling downtown. Experience 4,000+ eateries, a thriving arts and culture scene, craft breweries, stunning rooftop bars, fishing, diving, and the unmatched beauty of the Florida Everglades. From world-class shopping, to boating, yachts and superyachts all moored at the area’s many marinas, it’s no wonder Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the most desirable places to stay, work and play. The destination has more than 38,000 unique lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and beautifully appointed, boutique properties, all reflecting the area’s cosmopolitan vibe. Find inspiration for your next trip at visitlauderdale.com and follow @VisitLauderdale on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

About Visit Lauderdale 

Visit Lauderdale is the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale and serves as the tourism department for Broward County, Florida. Visit Lauderdale promotes the area’s 31 municipalities to a global audience of leisure and business travelers as the ideal place for Everyone Under the Sun in recognition of the area’s diverse and welcoming vibe, and books conventions into the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Find more information at visitlauderdale.com and follow @VisitLauderdale on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube


Media Contacts: 

Mary Haban

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications

Visit Lauderdale




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