It’s cold in the city. While the winter may be dwindling down, getting away to warmer weather would be the perfect respite to thaw that icy New York resolve. Miami is beautiful, particularly in the winter months, but the bustling city can get a little hectic. Fort Lauderdale though, a short drive away, offers a serene scene full of palm trees, sandy beaches, and the relaxing atmosphere travelers can make the most of. The city is full of amazing restaurants, crystal clear water, and amazing hotels like the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The hotel stands apart from all other on the coastline. Stark white, the building features a unique hybrid of art deco and maritime design traits. The hotel also elevates shared amenities like the pool, bar, and restaurant high above the town below, giving guests an even better view of the swelling waves and swaying trees below.
The resort features two dining locations, each perfect to fit any kind of eater. Terra Mare is a more traditional restaurant, with a seated dining room and menu that features international cuisine, but focuses primarily on locally sourced ingredients from Southern Florida. Cornucopia Gourmet Market is the resorts sprawling, open marketplace, where pastries, flatbreads, juices, and more are prepared fresh daily in this open air bazaar. Atlas Cocktail Lounge also offers up libations throughout the day and night for those looking to take the edge off during their vacation. Night owls needn’t fear either, as the in-suite dining options are some of the best available with fresh cuisine prepared by the culinary team or recipes suggested to cook on one’s own.
A short ways outside of Fort Lauderdale is the bustling metropolis of Miami, where travelers can take in the culture, music, fashion, and culinary delights of the city. From shops like The Webster offering high-end fashion staples, to nightlife and bars to keep the party going all night long, the city is perfectly positioned to feel close enough to the action, yet far enough to decompress.
While other getaways may feel like a bit of a haul, and getting away can feel harder and harder after factoring in travel time, this beach resort is the perfect weekend pass to take a deep breath at.