Fort Lauderdale has been an acclaimed travel destination since the 1930s, when the coastal city broke onto the spring break scene — images of bright skies and sandy beaches enticed travelers to head south for some fun in the warm Florida sun. The same rings true today. In fact, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s slogan is “hello sunny.”
But what happens when the sun gets to be too much, or you’ve had enough fun on the beach, or liquid sunshine (aka rain) falls from the sky? You’ll still find plenty of opportunities to keep your vacation spirits bright.
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For Adventure Seekers
Take a dive: Neither rain nor heat stops the undersea world from shining in Fort Lauderdale (though lightning will cause cancellations, so check before you go). Ocean temperatures range from 72 to 80 degrees year-round, and with myriad coral reefs — both natural and artificial — and shipwrecks just off the coast, scuba diving opportunities in Fort Lauderdale are as bountiful as the marine life. From novices looking for an easy dive at 45 feet to experienced divers seeking something more technical at 200-plus feet, you’ll find it here.