Though we cannot be with you in-person for your 30th trip around the Sun, we wanted to make sure your birthday felt extra special. We’re so excited for you to celebrate your birthday in Fort Lauderdale that we thought we would provide you with a credit to upgrade the vacation however you wish!
We will Venmo you $200 as soon as you read this (let us know when you do!) to spend exclusively on treating yo’self. We’ve supplied some ideas here to give you some ideas, but please please PLEASE use this money to make a great memory.
Go for the expensive bottle of wine at the restaurant, get a massage at the hotel spa, get that dress you saw in the window, upgrade your room on the last night, order tons of room service and stay in your robe all evening, splurge on an excursion… the choice is up to you.
Do with it whatever you’d like, but be sure do something fun and unique! We love you and hope you have the best birthday ever in Fort Lauderdale!
All Our Love,
Jeff & Brittany & Harrison & Matt & Elise & Libby
Your hotel has a well-reviewed spa with a menu of different relaxation treatments. Reservations are required; click here to check it out!
The Galleria mall is a high-end mall with all the trappings of South Beach style. It’s a 7-minute cab from your hotel.
Tarpon River Berewing is highly recommended by Fort Lauderdale locals and is right in the heart of downtown. It is a 14-minute drive from your hotel.
The Spirit of Lauderdale has snorkeling, splashy fun, sunset cruising… if it is on a boat, you can most likely do it with this company. They are a 7-minute drive from your hotel and you can make reservations on their website.
Take in Miami from the view of a private Helicopter! More details can be found here.
On Sunday (1/20), you may want to watch the AFC & NFC Championship game. There are few places in Fort Lauderdale as good to do so as Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, where TVs line every inch of the place. It’s a 9-minute drive from your hotel.
Nestled in the historic Progresso Plaza, Laser Wolf is a craft beer dive bar with a courtyard that only the locals know about. It is widely considered one of the best kept secrets in Fort Lauderdale. It’s an 11-minute drive in-land from your hotel.
This is the Steven Starr restaurant in your hotel. Reviews rave about the views at sunset! Make a reservation here.
Jet Ski FL is consistently one of the top attractions on Trip Advisor in Fort Lauderdale.
Brittany and Jeff can personally attest to the awesomeness of this brewery. It’s big, impressive, and casual, with great beers across the board. Note: the kitchen is limited, so plan to either eat casual snacks and get lunch/dinner later or go there on a full stomach. This is a 16-minute drive from your hotel.
LauderAle is a brewery and taproom where locals go to hang out at picnic tables and drink good beer. The spot is highly recommended by a friend of Matt’s. It is a 16-minute drive from your hotel.
Elbo Room is a historic dive bar located right across the street from the beach. Since the 1960’s, Elbo Room has been the party central of dive bars in Fort Lauderdale. It’s a 5-minute drive or 14-minute walk from your hotel.
In case you’re looking for a break, check out Blondies, a dive bar with tons of old school games right across the street from the beach. It’s a 13-minute walk or 4-minute drive from your hotel.