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Picks from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Mansions and Mega Yachts

Water Taxi has to be the working embodiment of the adage that it’s about “the journey, not the destination.” They’ll get you to your destination- there are various stops between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood- but meanwhile, you’ll be able to experience the “Venice of America” as it was meant to be traveled– by boat. Additionally the journey does have some taxis offering full bars and live entertainment. 

Cocktails and Fishtails on Fort Lauderdale Beach

The mermaid shows at the Wreck Bar are a fab throwback to 1950s and 1960s Fort Lauderdale, when Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were fixtures in town and tiki culture was all the rage.

Summer Sea Turtle Spectacular

It’s easy to see how beautiful Florida’s coastline is and how bountiful our ecosystems are with wildlife. Get up close and personal this summer on your stay at Plunge, and make some time for a special sea turtle walk you will never forget.

Fly Through Fort Lauderdale

The southeast Florida coastline is a stretch of various beaches and cities, attracting millions a year for the crystal shores and buzzing atmospheres. After spending the week getting up close and personal to Plunge Beach, treat yourself to a breathtaking adrenaline rush and take your explorations into the air with Keen Fly, a seaside helicopter ride that’ll surely make your vacation highlight reel.

From Spring Cleaning to Shopping Spree

Spring cleaning means decluttering at its finest; throwing away old keepsakes and donating bags of clothes. If you did a room-cleanse as you were packing before your Fort Lauderdale vacation, make sure to stop by one of three nearby malls so you can bring home souvenirs and replenish that wardrobe!

Plunge into Spring Break

Heading to South Florida this spring break? A trip to Fort Lauderdale is almost necessary. From the clear, warm, waters to the energetic nightlife, we’ve got your guide to a perfect itinerary.

Flashback to the Renaissance

Calling all pirates, vikings, steampunk time travelers, wenches, Celtics and faeries! From February 5th - March 20th, Quiet Waters Park, just a half an hour away from Plunge, will be transformed into the 16th century for the 30th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival. 

Food & Wine Family Time

A trip to South Florida in the winter is just as satisfying as any other time of year. January temperatures range from high 50’s to low 70’s; the beautiful and inviting air welcomes you to a day outdoors. While on your stay, rally the crew and head to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival from January 10th-16th. There’s fun for all!

Look For The Lauderdale Lights

Whether you choose to take in the holiday lights on foot or cruisin’ on neutral, Ft. Lauderdale is a great place to be for some awesome displays.

Tortuga Music Festival Returns

Florida’s biggest beach party is back! Pack your best beachy festival attire for a three-day weekend of music, sun, and dancing as Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival takes over Ft. Lauderdale Beach.

Discover the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

A historic artist's estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens delivers tropical whimsy in early 20th-century style.

Adventure Awaits in the Everglades

When people think of Florida, they think of our beaches, culture, and theme parks. Did you know that 20% of the state is still the Everglades? It’s time to pack the rental and head about 45 minutes inland for an airboat ride you and the family will never forget.  

A Taste of the Caribbean

Located in Hollywood is a market beyond your wildest dreams. Sample a variety of Caribbean flavors from local South Florida vendors as you explore the endless rows of artisanal goods, vegan food, hidden gems, and more.

Fort Lauderdale's 4th of July Spectacular

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

Stroll Through the Sunday Farmers Market

Sunday mornings are the perfect time to visit the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Farmers Market. Welcome the freshness of a new week in South Florida with locally grown organic produce, smoothies, honey, handmade pastries, nutrient-packed smoothies, and more.

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.

Discover Quirky Seaside Attractions This Spring

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

A Safer Stay on South Florida Sands

Experience a spell-binding stay on Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s golden shores in one of Plunge Beach Resort’s trendy and artistic Bungalows.

Make a Splash This Season in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Whether you are visiting for the holidays or using time off for a sunny staycation, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea offers endless fun as the shore diving capital of South Florida.

Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Haunts

This Halloween season, head south of charming Lauderdale-By-The-Sea to see some of Fort Lauderdale’s spookiest historical sites.

Get Strolling

Savor the fresh ocean air while walking along South Florida's breathtaking coastline. The health benefits of walking in the sand make morning walks appealing and therapeutic. 

Shell Hunting Along the Shore

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

Behind the Charm of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Plunge Beach Resort is located in the heart of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most unique coastal communities: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Away from the hustle and bustle of Las Olas, this quaint and dreamy beach town transports you back to a simpler time on the South Florida shore.

Exciting June Events

Social distancing hasn’t slowed down the unique and engaging happenings at Plunge Beach Resort! Although we can’t gather as we used to at the moment, our Lauderdale-by-the-Sea destination’s creativity continues to thrive with one-of-a-kind virtual events.

A Brief History of Fort Lauderdale

After years of growth, Fort Lauderdale has rapidly become the renowned yachting and tourism destination we know it as today.

Introducing Our Plunge Into the Arts Program

Presented by Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District Partners, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Artist Corporation, our Plunge Into The Arts program provides a showcase for local artists with unique, fun, thought-provoking, and edgy art. It also supports our local arts community and venues like the Bonnet House and History Fort Lauderdale.

Riverwalk Chili Cook-off

One of the very best parts about visiting Fort Lauderdale? Tasting your way through the amazing culinary scene!

Fort Lauderdale's Annual Stone Crab and Seafood Festival

Calling all seafood lovers! Are you a fan of Stone Crab? If so, we have just the event for you. The 9th Annual Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival will take place on Saturday, January 11th in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.