Happy Thursday you guys. It’s almost the weekend!
This past week I just returned from a three day weekend for spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s about 30 minutes from Miami. This was the first time I’ve been there, so I really had no idea where to go besides the beach, but my friend and I found some good places to hangout at. Mind you I also had no idea that this was a big spring break destination for, so there was a lot of college students walking around. But I was just happy I could go to the beach and get away from the cold in New Jersey for a few days.
We landed in Florida around 10 am with a few ours to kill before we checked into our motel. We stayed the Bali Hai motel on North federal highway. A cute and quite place owned by an older couple If you ever travel down there, I highly recommend, its very affordable. It’s right across the street from a trader joes, and few other fancy restaurants. the place is a 10 minute drive to the beach, so it’s in a perfect location. The restaurant we went to was called Sage. It’s a French style café, with amazing food and huge wine selection. You can either sit outside or inside if you like. I Highly recommend the salmon/crab burger. Afterwards we hit the beach. Sunday was packed with so many people, but the water was warm, beautiful, and crystal clear. Later that night we hit up Las Olas Blvd where all the restaurants and bars are located. The first spot we went to was Kava Sutra bar. Kava is a special root that is strained into a liquid and when you drink it, it’s suppose to give you a mellow effect similar to drinking alcohol with the hungover feeling. I like the after effect of the drink but personally the drink itself is not for me. It’s basically drinking dirt water, but they have other flavors to mix with it. Afterward we headed back to the beach area and went to a bar called sangrias, where he had live music and margarita server I glasses bigger than your head.
Beach, food, booze and repeat.
Our second day there was another relaxing beach day. We got lunch at Casablanca, the building was the first home built on fort Lauderdale beach in 1927. Very nice atmosphere, they serve a blend of American and Mediterranean food. Later that night we hit the strip again and went to Lulu’s bait shack. They have amazing wings and really good drinks. The drinks come in different cups and you get to keep them as a souvenir. They’re very popular for their colorful fish bowl drinks. another note is that the beaches are safe at night. I was surprised to see a lot of people walking the beach at night. I live near Atlantic city, and if you’re walking on the beach at night you’re just asking for trouble haha. But overall it was a good night out. (If you’ve read my previous posts, I’m wearing my Midori bikini and using my Sand cloud towel).
Our last day was cut short because we had an evening flight. My friend an I decide to go into the city further down Las Olas Blvd and get brunch then visit the art museum. we stopped at another French restaurant called La Bonne Crepe. I think its pretty self explanatory in what they specialize, I had a gruyere cheese, ham and apple compote crepe. I’m pretty sure there’s over 100 different crepes that they make. definitely check them out if you’re in that area. Our final stop was the NSU art museum. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside. however, if you’re into art or need a place to go to in fort Lauderdale, I highly suggest stopping by. If you’re a student admission if $5 and regular admission is $12.
So that its for todays post. I was so sad to leave, I wish I could have stayed longer but I had to come back to the frozen tundra in the Northeast. Thanks for reading, let me know what you think or recommend any other places to go in Florida. You can also follow me on the social media accounts listed below