Great Escape Inn

Top Travel Tips to Make Your Vacation Memorable


  • August 10, 2020
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“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” ~ Oscar Wilde

Picture this; you’re finally ready to travel to a warm and sunny destination. All your bags are packed, and the time has finally arrived, but much to your dismay, when you step off the plane you realize it’s cloudy, much colder than you anticipated and rainy. When you look at the weather for the duration of your vacation, you’re pleased to find out it’s supposed to be more favorable, but you realize you’re ill-prepared for not only the weather but what activities to do. Being prepared for an amazing experience happens before you even reach your destination. Here are some tips for planning the perfect vacation in Fort Lauderdale.  

On the days the sun takes a break
On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Fort Lauderdale, that’s a lot of opportunities to catch some rays, But don’t worry, if you were dreaming about a day by the pool, chances are the sun will shine at some point almost every day of the year. While it takes a break, here are some of the best things to do on a cloudy day in Fort Lauderdale:
• Everglades Holiday Park
• Museum of Discovery and Science
• Butterfly World
• Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
• NSU Art Museum
• Young at Art Museum
• Sky Zone Trampoline Park

When to go to Fort Lauderdale
According to Travel + Leisure, Fort Lauderdale travel tends to peak in the winter, thanks in large part to the many flights arriving filled with people fleeing the cold Northeast. But unlike some beach towns, this city never shuts down. You can visit Fort Lauderdale at the peak of summer, take advantage of off-season rates, and find all the bars and restaurants are open.

Variety of activities
Fort Lauderdale is a great top destination for families, couples, or even a solo trip because of the variety of things to do. If you want the perfect mix of beach time, museums, and shopping, and dining, Fort Lauderdale has it all! Before you explore, fuel up at Amy’s French Bakery and Bistro in Pompano Beach. It’s a great place for breakfast and lunch and you’ll receive a 10% discount off your order if you mention Great Escape Inn when checking out!

Here are some top choices for activities:
• Water taxi
• Fort Lauderdale beach
• Broward Center for the Performing Arts
• Tradewinds Park & Stables
• Funky Fish Ocean Camp
• EZ Ride Surf School

The accommodations
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. To get started planning your next vacation, visit us online today, make your reservation by calling 954-772-2772 or visit us on Facebook!