I rarely find myself in the position of asking for help about Florida destinations, but I know precious little about Fort Lauderdale other than the airport and a couple of beach stops.
I'm meeting my father there next weekend for a concert at the BankAtlantic Center. Can you suggest a good hotel that would put us somewhat close to the water AND culture? I'm a beach rat, but my dad most definitely is not, although he loves a good boat cruise.
The DoubleTree Galleria sounds good, but neither one of us have much interest in being near shopping.