We took a lovely trip to Fort Lauderdale with the Meadows family (my brother’s girlfriend’s family). It was wonderful. I have been to Florida quite a few times but I have never been to Fort Lauderdale. Personally, I think Fort Lauderdale is like Miami without the craziness and glam. The beaches are just as nice but the vibe is a lot more relaxed and it is a very family friendly environment. It is about a 30 minutes - 1 hour drive to Miami, so you can still get a balance of both locations, which is what we did.  

For the first 3 days, my brother and I stayed at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is under the Hilton family. Overall, our stay was wonderful. They renovated the hotel about a year ago and some parts are still under construction. Two things to keep in mind is their cafe/store called ‘The Market’ is ridiculously overpriced and the water pressure of the bathroom shower was not the best. Besides that everything was great and the hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. 

Price: $150 - 250 a night *varies based on the season and we also used Hilton Honors points 

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