Source: Southern Living | Published: September 16, 2022 | Reporter: Tara Massouleh McCay

06 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

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Located on the outskirts of bustling Fort Lauderdale, the coastal city’s quainter, quieter little sister Lauderdale-by-the-Sea offers a budget- and family-friendly alternative. Book a room in a charming boutique hotel or inn, walk to local shops, and enjoy the 2.5-mile beach that’s famous for its living coral reef located just 100 yards from shore. Want to feel truly transported? Head to Aruba Beach Cafe, where you can dine on Caribbean Conch Chowder and Coconut Fried Shrimp while sucking down a fruity frozen cocktail.

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