Great Escape Inn

Come Experience what Fort Lauderdale has to Offer


  • September 17, 2020
  • /   Great Escape Inn
  • /   Fort Lauderdale,hotel
Fort Lauderdale Palm Trees

Life is better in flip flops, as someone once said and if you’re thinking about vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, you better pack them along because this beautiful city has an average of a whopping 246 sunny days! Besides the miles of pristine beaches, Fort Lauderdale has so much to offer, including attractions, dining, shopping, and so much more.

Looking for a beautiful place to stay that’s close to everything? You’re in luck. Great Escape Inn is a short drive to all Fort Lauderdale attractions and world-class shopping at the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, The Galleria-Fort Lauderdale and the Las Olas District Riverwalk, with convenient access to A1A, US-1 and I-95. It is also centrally located near South Florida’s casinos and Port Everglades for access to the world's top cruise ships. Here’s a breakdown to all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer from Trip Advisor so you can plan your dream vacation.

Arrrrrrr you ready for some serious fun? Take an interactive pirate cruise that offers a family-friendly sail on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway. The crew shares tips on how to talk and dress like a pirate, find the hidden treasure, and fend off rival pirate attacks. Face painting, temporary tattoos, and onboard water cannons add to the fun, and kids receive a bag of loot and a pirate certificate to take home.

BYO Bathing suits and jump on the most fun boat experience in Ft. Lauderdale. We tour the yachts and mansions while cruising downtown Fort Lauderdale and then stop at the sandbar for a swim. Our Captain and Crew are guaranteed to show you an awesome time with good vibes and great music. We provide floats and water toys for the sandbar and guests are welcome to bring any food and drinks they like. Destinations are subject to change due to Covid restrictions; masks are currently required.

Really exploring the Everglades means leaving the roads behind, and a maneuverable, fast-moving airboat is ideally suited for taking on Florida's marshy landscape. This airboat tour and alligator show takes you deep into alligator country safely, with a local captain to help spot native plants and wildlife as you go. Plus, a short tour has an easy-to-find meeting spot, making it especially convenient for travelers crunched for time.

Highlights
  • This airboat tour is among one of the longest in the Everglades
  • A guide points out alligators in their natural habitat
  • Airboat tour combines nature and thrills for the adventure-seeking traveler
  • See a gator show following the airboat tour
  • Take home a professional photo of your group

Fort Lauderdale Beach

What travelers are saying
“Very nice clean beach...on a rainy day it was fantastic ...water is nice and sand is clean...really like the beach here.”
“Ft Lauderdale Beach is clean, has a great beach with pretty water, awesome variety of restaurants and shops with a much less touristy feel that South Beach has now.”

Blue Moon Fish Company is the culinary dream of chef-owners Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham; a fusion of Louisiana flavors and Florida's freshest catch...
Known as Fort Lauderdale's "freshest seafood by the waterway", Blue Moon Fish Company has welcomed locals, seasonal residents and vacationers for over 20 years. Recipient of numerous awards for culinary excellence, as well as being named "Best Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale" by Zagat and OpenTable, Blue Moon Fish Company delivers excellence in each aspect of the culinary experience.

At Aruba Beach Cafe, good food, drinks, friends, and laughter are always the catch of the day. Whether you arrive from a stroll on the beach or from the valet, you will immediately feel the island influence. Nestled in the swaying palms of the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Aruba Beach Cafe is a reminder of the Caribbean.

Through the years Nick’s Italian Restaurant became a Fort Lauderdale landmark and a known favorite to lovers of authentic Italian cuisine and late evening fun! From our Veal Picatta to Manicotti and our daily homemade bread and hand tossed pizza, Nick’s Italian Restaurant is the place for whatever you’re celebrating. Dominic, his family and friendly staff have a sincere desire to make your visit with us special. Nick’s Italian Restaurant for live entertainment, dancing and Authentic Italian Cuisine!

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