This winter, escape the cold snow and enjoy a sunny vacation in South Florida! Fort Lauderdale has been named one of the best winter holiday destinations time and time again. The warm climate (with lows in the high 50s and highs in the low 80s) is a huge draw. Compared to the Northern United States, Fort Lauderdale is a tropical paradise—even in the winter! You’ll discover one of the best winter holiday destinations when you plan a getaway to ever-sunny Fort Lauderdale. We’ve compiled just a few of the reasons why you need to experience it this year. For all of the best winter event, restaurant, and adventure recommendations, check out our free Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide!
Why Fort Lauderdale Is One of the Best Winter Holiday Destinations
While a large portion of the country is covered in a blanket of snow between December and April, Fort Lauderdale is bathed in warm sun! This is why our South Florida oasis is one of the best winter holiday destinations. Say goodbye to shoveling snow—instead, say hello to sand, sun, and surf!
If you’re planning a holiday trip to Fort Lauderdale this year, you’re in luck! You’ll be able to trade your chilly white Christmas for sugar-white sand and lighted palm trees! There are several fun winter events to attend—you’re sure to find a new favorite. Here are just a few of our favorite winter events in Fort Lauderdale:
Pride Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale boasts one of the biggest (and best!) Pride festivals in the Southeast. The festival usually takes place in February and includes plenty of entertainment, exhibits, and food. The best part? Our stunning beaches serve as the backdrop! Join in on the festivities and learn all about Fort Lauderdale Pride. This is one of our favorite events!
The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Visitors from around the world venture to Fort Lauderdale for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Watch a caravan of vessels float all the way from the New River in Fort Lauderdale up the intercoastal waterway to Pompano Beach! Enjoy the warmth of South Florida combined with the fun and excitement of holiday traditions, lights, and excellent food.
The Las Olas Art Fair
Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Art Fair is one of the premier art festivals in South Florida. During the event, you’ll see a variety of media on display along the streets of iconic Las Olas Boulevard. It’s held each January and March.
Are you ready to escape the biting cold and see why Fort Lauderdale is one of the best winter holiday destinations? Head down to “The Venice of America” for a winter retreat you won’t soon forget! Each of our luxurious vacation rentals features top-of-the-line amenities that will make you feel as comfortable as possible in your home away from home. If you want to get a little more out of your vacation, consider our concierge services. We offer everything from private chefs and family photography to massage services and acupuncture! All of our exquisite properties are situated in residential neighborhoods close to all of Fort Lauderdale’s best attractions and activities. What are you waiting for? A winter getaway in paradise is calling!