Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

  • boomle

    Posts: 3

    Feb 01, 2018 6:12 AM GMT
    Hey Guys!

    My BF and I are going on a cruise with Royal Caribbean leaving from Port Everglades September 2 2018.

    We are already flying to Ft. Lauderdale airport a week before, so we are currently trying to figure out what to do for the week.

    Do you guys have any suggestions? We would both like to go shopping, dinning, partying and just have a good time. Should we only stay in Ft. Lauderdale or also go to Miami?

    Any advice about hotels to stay at, things to do etc. is appreciated! icon_smile.gif
  • Plooje

    Posts: 2308

    Feb 02, 2018 12:27 AM GMT
    I've been to Ft Lauderdale. It's mostly filled with old gay white guys. Miami is a much more interesting place to be.
  • Seminoleboy27

    Posts: 22

    Feb 02, 2018 7:18 AM GMT
    Ft. Lauderdale is my hometown. I can confirm Plooje's point from above. Ft. Lauderdale has a gay neighborhood called Wilton Manners. There it good nightlife there but it is mostly older crowds and bears. On Friday nights, at the Manor, which is the most popular club in that neighborhood, there is a younger crowd and free entry before 11 with a FL ID. Other than that, all the night life is at the beach or downtown by the riverwalk. If you want a really packed and party gay atmosphere, go to Miami. If you like shopping, I suggest Sawgrass Mall which is about 15-20 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale depending where you stay. It is one of the largest malls in the United States. I don't know what you like to eat but you can't go wrong with some spanish food from an authentic restaurant in the area. For touristy things, I suggest a boat tour of Ft. Lauderdale. You go through Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, port Everglades and the beach and learn about the city and all the famous people that live there. Some of the tours have dinner and a show included. If you're adventurous, try a tour of the Everglades. There is also a park that is near Hollywood beach that you can canoe by Mangrove trees but it is fresh water. If you need anything else, feel free to message me privately. Would love to share more advice.