Your Guide to the Most Relaxing Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Nothing says “relaxation” quite like a seaside getaway. Fort Lauderdale is your temper-weathered escape from cold winters and sweltering summers. There’s an abundance of relaxing things to do in Fort Lauderdale all year long! Dine with views of the Atlantic Ocean, relax by the beach, explore the outdoors, appreciate the performing arts, or simply relax in a world-class rental home with Fort Lauderdale Stays. Browse five of the best ways to relax during your getaway to South Florida! 

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Top 5 Relaxing Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale 

1. Enjoy Waterfront Dining 

Enjoy dinner with a view all year long at waterfront restaurants in Fort Lauderdale! From no-frills neighborhood haunts to fine dining establishments, there’s something for every palate. For a family-friendly lunch spot, we recommend Coconuts. This laid-back waterfront restaurant serves seafood and brunch on the Intracoastal Waterway. For something a bit more buttoned-up, make a date night reservation at Blue Moon Fish Company—one of the most romantic restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

2. Visit Fort Lauderdale Beach Park 

No trip to South Florida would be complete without a trip to the beach! Fort Lauderdale Beach Park has everything you need for a relaxing day on the beach, and it’s near many of our rental homes. It’s easy to spend an entire day stress-free when you take advantage of all of the amenities this public beach has to offer. The stunning shoreline is just the beginning! Fort Lauderdale Beach Park also offers a picnic area equipped with grills, sand volleyball court, full-size basketball court, and more. 

3. Explore Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 

Those seeking adventure will love a trip to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park! Due to our area’s subtropical climate lends itself to a unique variety of things to do outdoors. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and more. Browse a full list of Hugh Birch State Park experiences to select which activity is right for you! 

4. Catch a Show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 

Fort Lauderdale is full of relaxing things to do outdoors. If you’d rather stay cozy inside, consider a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts! This venue located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale hosts a variety of exciting shows. Get tickets for that Broadway production you’ve been dying to see, or opt to laugh the night away during a comedy show. No matter what entertainment you enjoy, there’s something on the schedule of events to suit your interests! 

5. Relax in a Rental With Fort Lauderdale Stays 

Pool view of the Floridian House.

Stay near all of the most relaxing things to do in Fort Lauderdale when you book a home with us. Better yet, book direct with Fort Lauderdale Stays to get full access to our concierge services. We partner with preferred vendors to give our guests the option of additional housekeeping, private massage services, acupuncture, and so much more. These concierge services are one way to achieve ultimate relaxation during your stay in one of our rental homes. 

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