Great Escape Inn

Spend the Holidays in the Fort Lauderdale Sun


  • November 18, 2020
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Fort Lauderdale Sun
For millions of Americans 2020 hasn’t been kind, stress levels are still at all-time high levels, with people constantly pivoting to find out what’s in store next. Disappointments came in all forms of canceled plans, vacations, layoffs, social distancing, social calendars wiped clean, and more. The good news is there’s still time this year to make great memories and if you and your family are in need of a vacation, studies actually show getting away can have a myriad of positive benefits when it comes to your health! Taking time away from the job can have physical and psychological health benefits. People who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. 

If you’re thinking about getting away to soak up some much-needed sunshine, visiting Lauderdale by the Sea during the holidays is a great time. With the beaches, live music, restaurants, and attractions making the most of out the rest of 2020 will be easy. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and hat because you can expect average high temperatures in the upper 70s throughout December and January. Looking for fun things to do? Here is a list of five-holiday activities you can do during the holidays in Fort Lauderdale.

Here are five activities for your holiday beach getaway:


The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the “Greatest Show on H2O” and the traditional kickoff to the South Florida Holiday Season. Bringing together our community and visitors from around the world, this one-of-a-kind parade of beautifully decorated boats of all sizes is a can’t miss extravaganza. With over a million viewers along the 12-mile parade route and an economic impact to Broward County of over $50 million, the parade where the floats really float is a Fort Lauderdale institution. Join us Saturday, December 12, 2020, for Winterfest’s Holiday Television Special on WSVN 7 at 7 pm.

Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale offers evening holiday events, self-guided tours of holiday decorations, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $25 for adults, $10 for 11-17, free for 10 & younger, information online December 16, 17 & 18.

Holiday Fantasy Of Lights At Tradewinds Park November 20, 2020 through January 2, 2021 - Open Nightly 6 -10 PM at Tradewinds Park. The drive-thru is a nightly experience where you can enjoy three miles of giant illuminated lights and displays. This is a “stay in your car” event. Online ticket purchases will be available.

Discover new and fun places to go by following Food Trucks around town. Not only are the restaurants on wheels, but they are also a great way to spice up any occasion – especially outdoor events in South Florida!

Enjoy a day at the beach!

It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Greater Fort Lauderdale. To add in some holiday cheer, build a sand snowman or create a sand angel in one of Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches. Don’t forget to check out some local breweries for some pub food and suds after the sun!

Because of the fluid situation of COVID-19, it’s best to check online before booking events or excursions because they are subject to change. We are the perfect destination! The Great Escape Inn is just steps from the beach in beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The peaceful town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, about 15 miles north of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and offers pristine beaches with warm tropical breezes, a fully functioning pier with fishing pole rentals and bait, and a vacation atmosphere all year around. It also boasts a variety of cafes, fine restaurants, lively bars with nightly live bands and music, in addition to grocery stores, drug stores and banks. Visit us online today and ask about our promotion...book a standard room, get a FREE upgraded room if available or if you book 3 nights, get the 4th night free until Dec 15. We are using the latest technology, the electrostatic disinfection device, to sanitize the rooms and public areas for your safety. Great Escape Inn, the perfect destination!