Source: Yahoo! Finance | Author: Dan Ketchum | Date Published: July 23, 2019 


When you travel to the Sunshine State for your family vacation, a few things are certain: There will be mosquitoes, you’ll need tons of sunscreen and you will have no shortage of activities.

In fact, when you’re planning a Florida vacation, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the state’s wealth of tourist attractions, from Orlando to the Keys. If you’re not careful, you might find your budget a little overwhelmed, too.

Here are some exciting things to do in Florida and tips to experience all the sights and sounds on a budget.

How To Save On a Fort Lauderdale Vacation

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly escape, a romantic getaway or a fun girls’ or guys’ trip, you can find plenty to do in Fort Lauderdale. The area has 23 miles of beaches, a thriving art scene, a plethora of restaurants and bars, a lively nightlife, casinos and more. To save on your trip, pick affordable hotels and dining options, and make the most of the free activities available.

Fort Lauderdale: Where To Stay

The Nobleton Hotel was rated the No. 3 hotel in Fort Lauderdale by Trip Advisor, with a perfect five out of five review from guests.

“You could not find a better place to stay,” wrote one reviewer. “It is immaculately clean and fresh. It is about one block from the beach with direct access.”

Best of all, it won’t cost a fortune to stay there, with rates starting at $89 a night.

Fort Lauderdale: Where To Eat

Most of the menu at local staple the Floridian Restaurant on Las Olas clocks in at under $13. Despite the value price, Chef John’s diner-style menu comes recommended by Rachael Ray herself.

Fort Lauderdale: What To Do

There are plenty of things to do in the area that won’t cost you a dime, such as strolling along the 2 1/2-mile Broadwalk, snorkeling among the reefs in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, catching the sunrise at Deerfield Beach and taking free trolley rides along Las Olas Boulevard.

If you plan your trip right, you can also catch free live musical performances, like the weekly Friday Night Sound Waves Concert, and check out free festivals and events, such as the Wreck Bar’s weekly Live Mermaid Show.

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