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The Bonnet House's Magic Winter Wonderland Experience

‘Tis the season for all things merry and bright! Come December, Fort Lauderdale is always brimming with holiday cheer....

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9th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot

Planning on a family vacation to sunny South Florida for Thanksgiving? We know just the way to prepare for that big family meal....

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It’s Trick-or-Train Time

Looking for a little family-friendly fun to celebrate Halloween? Do your kids enjoy riding the train? We know just the event to attend this year!...

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Explore The Riverwalk Fall Festival

Autumn is almost here! We celebrate our own way in sunny Florida with food, fun, and sun! Join us this year for the 5th Annual Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 in nearby Esplanade Park from noon to 4 p.m. ...

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Unlock Mysteries at Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

Florida’s most talked about place of interest is its pristine coastline and calm turquoise waters, beckoning visitors from all over the world to take in its dream-like tropical paradise. ...

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Celebrate Independence at the 4th of July Spectacular

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is one of the most unique places to celebrate our favorite American holiday. ...

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Dive the Shipwreck Snorkel Trail

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with what lives beneath the waves? Here’s your chance at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the Diving Capital of Florida....

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Explore Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

South Florida is known for its gorgeous scenery and coastal beauty, though the best of both can only be found at the opulent and grand Bonnet House Museum & Gardens....

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Get Healthy by the Sea

If you’re considering a trip to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and you need just one more reason to take the plunge before you book, read on to learn how a visit to the ocean could actually add years back onto your life....

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Have a Swamp Safari Adventure

Experience the very best in Everglades tourism with Billie Swamp Safari, a brief drive from our hotel. This is the ultimate in family time adventure in South Florida with something for everyone at the safari....

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Friday Night Tunes on the Beach

You finally made it to our gorgeous Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and now you’re not sure what you should do first, how you should organize your itinerary, and what not to miss....

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3 Interesting Facts About Fort Lauderdale

Our city is known for its maritime culture, delectable food, and of course, gorgeous blue waters and white sand beaches. Before you have the time of your life in the “Venice of America,” read on to find out some interesting facts about our fair city that you probably didn’t know....

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Winterfest Boat Parade

For a unique experience this holiday season, take in the cool seaside breezes and holiday festivities at the Winterfest Boat Parade, Saturday, December 15th, 2018. ...

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Quirky Seaside Attractions

Take a dive into Fort Lauderdale’s eclectic blend of sights and experiences simply too Instagram-worthy to go overlooked....

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Get Strolling

Savor the fresh air while walking along Florida's breathtaking coastline. The health benefits of walking in the sand make morning walks appealing and therapeutic. Strength train while enjoying sweeping views of waves crashing along the shore. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has the best beaches in town....

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Spend Time at the Beach

Trade your city views for miles and miles of ocean views. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Spend your vacation on our white sugary sands with the emerald blue-green waves breaking along the shore. Stay at our Plunge Beach Bungalows that are situated directly on the beach for pure relaxation....

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Shell Hunting Along the Shore

Can you imagine anything more relaxing than the waves lapping at your feet while taking a leisurely stroll along the beach? It’s impossible not to be swept away by the salty air and stunning vistas of our Atlantic Ocean shore. Shelling is one of the simplest ways to appreciate the beauty and bring home a little piece of our tropical oasis....

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Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks that Make You Go Awe

It’s America’s Independence Day, and we want to party. Fortunately, Fort Lauderdale has one of the zestiest celebrations in South Florida. Live local bands, adult beach games, active kids zones, and a dazzling display of fireworks are just some of the highlights that draw visitors annually....

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Step Back in Time at the Legendary Mai-Kai

South Florida is a tropical hotspot--from our stunning beaches to our world-class restaurants; travelers visit all year long. However, it’s the historical places like the Mai-Kai restaurant that genuinely surprise and dazzle visitors. Celebrate 1950’s Polynesian culture by catching a flame-throwing, hula-dancing, tiki-god worshipping revue at what is considered to be one of the most authentic tiki venues in the world. ...

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Best Diving Spot in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Whether you are skimming the surface or going deeper, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is the shore diving capital of South Florida. Visitors can experience the natural coral reefs and brightly colored fish by swimming 100 yards offshore--all you need is a set of fins and a mask. Check out our two favorite dives: ...

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Squad Goals: A Day at Yellow Green Market

Located in Hollywood, FL is a market beyond your wildest dreams. Sample all of the Caribbean flavors and local vendors from South Florida as you explore the endless rows of artisanal goods, vegan food vendors, hidden gems and more. Voted on Yelp as one of the top things to do in Hollywood, we always have a great time at the Yellow Green Market....

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Be Inspired: Fun Outdoor Activities to do This March

There comes a moment when all fun things must begin, let us tempt you this March with fantastic outdoor festivals and activities: ...

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Celebrate Valentine’s the Way You’ve Always Wanted

Pamper your beloved with a relaxing beach vacation in sunny Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. If you are contemplating how to celebrate Valentine’s, let us make it easy. Book a luxurious room in our chic oceanfront hotel, that is fun, airy, hip, and the ideal place for quality time alone. ...

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2018: Hint! They Involve the Beach...

It’s the new year! Time to let the new you be one with the world and kick off 2018 in style. Whether you’ve made your list or not, here’s our top three: ...

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Winterfest Boat Parade: How To Celebrate Christmas in the Tropics

I bet you are wondering how Floridians get into the holiday spirit? Come join us for the 46th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and you’ll experience the best of the tropics while enjoying a spectacular display of Christmas lights and festive decorations...

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Historic Florida Homes Worth Visiting

Head to Fort Lauderdale which is located just south of charming Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The weather in November is perfect for outdoor exploration under the shining sun and cool fall breeze. Visit these homes for fun and personal encounters with Floridian history. ...

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Fun-tober Concerts to Get You Moving!

Fall is in full swing and the concerts seem to be piling up! I suppose everyone wants to escape the cold of the north and head to the south for some fun-in-the-sun. Plan your trip around one of this rocking concerts happening nearby. ...

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Patriots Fans: We’ve Got You Covered

Calling all Patriots fans! Heading down to south Florida for Patriots vs Dolphins weekend pump fest? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Plunge Beach Hotel is hosting two can’t miss raging beach parties for Patriots Nation exclusively. Nothing beats the fresh ocean air, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and partying with your fellow fans and friends. ...

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Summertime Activities Are Making Us Hungry

Feeling hungry from all of your summertime adventures? Hot weather equals more fun in the sun, but with all those activities you need to reenergize and rejuvenate. Fortunately, we've got you covered. ...

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Time to Relax: July Is Miami Spa Month

You can hear the ocean beating on the sand, you can feel the summer breeze billowing through your hair, but can you hear the spa treatments calling your name? July is Miami Spa Month and the opportunities are endless. Here’s two of our favorite spas, just 30 minutes south of the Plunge Beach Hotel. ...

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Summertime Concerts Are Heating Up In June

Summer is finally here and we can’t think of a better way to feel the sunshine energy than a concert! Catch these amazing musicians performing this June and let the good times roll. ...

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Culture Lovers Dream: May is Miami Museum Month

The month of May is the optimal time to expand your cultural horizons and experience everything South Florida has to offer. For a limited time, visitors will enjoy two for one admission to over 25 museums and free entry with a membership to any of the participating establishments. If you can only do two, we suggest the neighboring Perez Art Museum Miami and Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. ...

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Learn About Fort Lauderdale's History

Connect with local culture and history with these academic and informative tours of Ft. Lauderdale. Hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, there are daily docent guided tours, at 1, 2, & 3pm. Learn about the original Native American tribes that resided in Broward county before the colonial settlers. ...

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Jungle Island Easter Egg Hunt

Jungle island is South Florida’s favorite landmark attraction. Come join the Mega Egga Hunt, this year from April 14-16, 10:30am to 4pm. ...

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Tennisanity! It's Time to Ace the Miami Open Tennis Tournament

Glitz and glam are Miami’s signature, and sports are no exception. The Miami Open International has been attracting the top sports talents from across the globe for over 30 years. It has grown from a local competition to an economic powerhouse at the same level as the Super Bowl. It’s the largest tennis tournament outside of the four Grand Slam events. Expect to see celebrities, pro sports stars, singers, and actors while you wander the gorgeous Key Biscayne grounds. ...

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Miami's Biggest Electronic Dance Festivals

March is heating up with the country's premiere electronic dance music festivals. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe come to network, dance, and enjoy the week long activities. Now, that’s music to our ears! ...

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Take A Dip In Our Healing Ocean

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a surfer’s paradise and there’s many reasons why surfers have such great health, ocean water heals! When you are swimming in our magnificent Florida waters, we want you to keep these healthy thoughts in mind: ...

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Sea Turtles Love Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is in full swing and here’s how you can help! Starting in March, these ancient mariners return to our shores to lay their eggs. Did you know that almost 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the United States happens in Florida? ...

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Three Way to Unwind at the Beach

I was reading an article on Deepak Chopra yesterday and it made me think about the mind, the body, and it’s connection to relaxation. He said: "Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they're all a projection of you." Isn’t that so true? Life is so much easier when you have a relaxed mind and body. In lieu of Chopra, here are my 3 top tips to help you relax on the beach:...

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All the Feels in February

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and romance is just a caressing breeze away. Everyone likes to celebrate in their own unique way. For me, a perfect day with my beloved would be spent drinking Corona’s on the beach, the sun in our faces, and the smell of salt on our skins. However, some couples may want to connect with nature in a more adventurous way. ...

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Freedive Off the Florida Shores

Lauderdale-by-the-sea is known as the shore diving capital of Florida. This draws spirited divers from near and far to explore the blue green waters right off the beaches of our hotel. There is something intrinsically exciting about having a 19th century sunken English cargo steamer preserved under the water since 1900. The SS Copenhagen is just one of the stunning diving locations. ...

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Get Hypnotized in the New Year

Do you believe in hypnosis? There is only one way to find out! This week Lauderdale-by-the-Sea residents and visitors will have a chance to experience the fun and exciting performance of John Alexander as he hypnotizes members from the audience....

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Taste the Fruits of Life

Sunday mornings are the perfect time to visit the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Farmer’s Market. Welcome in the freshness of the New Year with locally grown organic produce, smoothies, local honeys, handmade pastries, nutrient-packed smoothies and more....

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