City Guide: Ft. Lauderdale

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Ft. Laudy Daudy! This city is another favorite of mine. I remember the first time I came here. I went when I was in high school with a group of friends and we wandered around Las Olas looking for things to do. Like most 17-year olds, we thought we were so cool hahaa.

The city is filled with culture, art, and yummy places to eat. If you go to any of these places leave me a comment below! Or if you have a favorite spot in Ft. Lauderdale, I wanna hear from you! Enjoy babes!

Museum of Discovery & Science – This museum is a great spot to spend a rainy afternoon or a scorching hot day. It only has two floors but there were so many things to do and see. MODS  had a lot of sea life to see like sea turtles, otters, fishes, baby alligators, a huge purple lobster that will leave you in awe. They also had a large play area for the little ones and really cool interactive exhibits. One of the exhibits was about hurricanes and they had this big machine that you stand in & experience hurricane force winds. But my favorite by far was the Everglades ride which takes you through a simulated airboat ride. I’m not kidding guys, it almost felt like a Disney ride.

BONUS: If you visit the museum now until October 15, you get a 2-for-1 deal. Alex and I paid $16 total because of the deal. Just make sure to pull up the deal on your phone by clicking here.

Bonnet House – I came across this house a few weeks ago but waited to go this past weekend because they had discounted ticket prices (your girl is balling on a tight budget + I love a good deal). The fact that this house was built in 1920 is amazing. It literally feels like you’re stepping back in time with all the history and art collections. The courtyard/garden had this beautiful fountain in the middle and the whole house had accents of blue and yellow (the whole place just screamed Spanish vibes). I loved it. We paid $20 total and that included a guided tour which lasted about an hour and then we got to walk around the estate. P.S. this is also part of the 2-for-1 deal. Woot Woot!

Mai-Kai Restaurant – This is my ABSOLUTE spot! Mai-Kai Restaurant is a Polynesian dinner & show. The restaurant has different rooms reflecting different regions of Polynesian and there’s also an outside garden where you can walk around and take super cute pictures. I still remember the first time I came, Alex wanted to surprise me and I was sooo shooked when I walked into the restaurant. The food and show are both amazing. The menu has so many options to chose from and the drink menu is extensive too. The show doesn’t stay behind with the great music, island dancers, and fire dancers. I HIGHLY like HIGHLY recommend coming here especially if you’re trying to impress a loved one, a boyfriend, girlfriend, anybody for any occasion. I just love the atmosphere, the vibe, everything that makes the Mai-Kai. It always feels like a little escape from reality when I visit.

Drive-In Movies at The Swap Shop – I don’t know about you guys but I love going to the movies but there are times when I want to go to a different theater or just have a different experience overall. That’s when I go to the drive-in at the Swap Shop. They have a large lot with different screens (ginormous screens) and you can park anywhere you want. I can’t remember how much tickets cost but I know they’re cheaper than a regular movie ticket. There’s also a concession stand available but I always bring snacks along (the best part is you don’t have to hide it lol). And my favorite time to go is during the Fall/Winter because it’s a little cooler outside so we put the windows down. But nothing screams out summer like a drive-in movie theater.

Some other favorite spots are:

Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar (Get there early for Taco Tuesdays)

Bao Bar + Asian Kitchen

Lulu’s Bait Shack (Fishbowls for the win)

Jungle Queen Riverboat (came here for Valentine once, great trip + there’s always a Groupon for it)

Coming Up!

July 6th – July 15th You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

July 8th – Full Moon Kayak Tour

July 9th – Cars, Art, and Caffeine at FATVillage Arts District

July 22nd – I love the 90s Bar Crawl

July 8th-9th (every weekend) Brunch Buffet at Shooters Waterfront

July 22nd – Rock the Dock at Shooters Waterfront