Enjoy South Florida's pure tropical sunshine, remarkable blue skies and warm Caribbean waters.
South Florida’s 322 days of pure tropical sunshine, remarkable blue skies and warm Caribbean waters are what we’re known for the world over! We’re proud of that natural heritage but there’s so much more to North Beach Village and Greater Ft. Lauderdale for families and adventurers to marvel at and do! Here’s a quick guide to bookmark with some useful tips, insights and links for an optimal vacation:
BEACH DAY – The Reef Hotel is about a 4-minute walk away from pristine beaches and inviting turquoise waters! Prepare a little before you go and check this page out for some helpful planning tips to ensure your family is safe and happy!
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
DINING – Visit this page for general tips and ideas regarding the many diverse culinary tastes and allures our tropical state has to offer. With almost more restaurants than residents – Greater Ft. Lauderdale offers something unique and delicious for everyone – for casual eaters or for connoisseurs alike.
GARDEN PARADISE – Explore the other side of paradise and visit the primordial Everglades! Take a thrilling airboat ride and experience South Florida’s one-of-a-kind wilderness expanse where magnificent wildlife like alligators are abundant. Special attractions along the way make it a memorable family adventure.
SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA – Your quick guide to nearby shopping! Click here for a preview of Greater Ft. Lauderdale’s best malls, boutiques, shopping districts, flea markets… Need groceries for a beach picnic? Find out where to go by clicking here!
FISHING – Rent a boat or schedule some time with an experienced Captain to take your entire family out on the ocean! They’ll help guide you to the best hotspots for whichever fish you’d prefer or is in season. Check out our quick reference guide for seasonal fish right here!
SNORKELING – Whether you’re looking to SCUBA dive, snorkel or view our vibrant undersea world through the window of a glass-bottom boat – read about some of the basics and find out where to go.
PERFORMING ARTS – Within minutes of The Reef Hotel , experience world-class concerts, live performances, comedians, plays and orchestras. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment beckons, “Comes for the sun, stay for the stars.”
MUSEUMS – There’s always something to do indoors in Greater Fort Lauderdale that’s intriguing and entertaining.
STATE PARKS – Visit this page and get a good idea about parks, wilderness and recreational areas that you’ll want to explore near The Reef Hotel.
WATER TAXIS – Floridians love boats and cruising the Venetian-like canals to dinner or to a gallery opening. It’s one of the finer pleasures of living in Fort Lauderdale. The lights, drawbridges and towers along the way are hypnotizing! Embark on your own short cruise by hailing a Water Taxi at least once on your tropical vacation.
LAS OLAS BOULEVARD – Fort Lauderdale’s illustrious tree-lined street offers fine galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and lifestyles. Click here and find out more about nearby Las Olas and everything our quaint ‘main street’ has to offer!