A coastal city with a humid subtropical climate, Fort Lauderdale is hot all year round and, in summer, wet too. January is one of the driest months and the sea is still relatively warm. Just 50 kilometres up the coast from Miami, it was once considered its shy little sister. Now, with sophisticated art and food scenes, Fort Lauderdale is changing. Las Olas Boulevard is a strip packed with art galleries, boutiques, cafés and bars. The city’s nearby arts hub, the Flagler Arts & Technology Village district, is deﬁnitely worth a visit.
Fort Lauderdale has risen so much in the gastronomic ranks, that its new moniker is ‘Fork Lauderdale’.
Fort Lauderdale has risen so much in the gastronomic ranks, that its new moniker is ‘Fork Lauderdale’. High on the cuisine scene radar is chef Michael Schulson’s take on Japanese cuisine, Monkitail. But if you’re around Las Olas and fancy typical American fare, check out trendy dive bar, Back Alley Bar & BBQ for pulled pork, mac ‘n’ cheese, and classic ribs.