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10 Budget Friendly things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

Lateshia Mitchell

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Whether you are making a pit stop in Fort Lauderdale or it is your final destination, there are plenty of things to do to keep yourself entertained even while on a tight budget. Here is a list of 10 budget friendly things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

1. Visit Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is probably one of Fort Lauderdale’s best kept secrets. It covers 320 acres of land on Long Key in the Everglades. It is the first botanical garden and tourist attraction in all of South Florida. There you can see over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees. It also houses over 83 native species including alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks, and of course flamingos (oh my!).

2. Go on an Everglades Boat Tour 

The Everglades Boat Tours is located in Sawgrass...

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What to Pack When Visiting South Florida

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Since we are a hotel, we often get asked what one should pack when visiting Fort Lauderdale and Miami. So to help with all your packing needs we have put together a list of things that we think are essential when coming to the bottom of the map.

First on our list of course is a bathing suit, or rather, multiple bathing suits. The beaches are the biggest attractions to South Florida and the bathing suit is a must. For our ladies, you might want to bring a cover up as well like a sarong or a tunic.

Next on the list is the official uniform of South Floridians: shorts and a tank top. The weather is known to get incredibly hot so wearing the least amount of clothes as possible is almost always the best route to take. And if you can, pack clothes that are made from lightweight fabrics like silk, linen, and seersucker.

And we can’t forget sunscreen. Actually, pack multiple tubes of sunscreen. The sun can be very dangerous to your skin so by packing multiple tubes...

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Short Cruises Mean More Business to South Florida

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In an effort to provide more options to travelers, cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity are bringing 3-day cruises and 4-day cruises departing from Port Everglades starting October 2013.

And the prices are amazing! “Prices start as low as $169 per person on some trips. Most others are under $400,” stated Arlene Satchell in her Sun-Sentinel article.

These shorter cruises will mean more tourists to South Florida which will in turn bring more business to the area as well.

"This is good for the local economy because we will be seeing more guests midweek and in the slower summer months,'' port spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy said in the article.

These shorter cruises and cheaper prices are sure to fit your budget and schedule. With #CruiseSeason right...

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