This is the place to come when the winter sets in around the USA and elsewhere. Arrive at Fort Lauderdale International Airport and the sun and sand are a 15-20 minute ride away. Uber and Taxi from the airport are easy to find, with Uber being less expensive and leaving from a designated Uber pickup point. The Uber ride to the beach is about $20.
The beach itself is wide with fine powdery sand, and some palm trees for shade near the sea wall. There are plenty of brand name hotels like Sonesta, the W, and Westin as well as independent hotels across from the beach. There are plenty of places to dine right across the street from the sand. Sun, Sand and Surf (S3) is very good, with small plates and a cool vibe. Looking for burgers, pizza, and family food, there is plenty of that as well.
You can walk up to a bar/restaurant to hear live music at places like the Elbo Room at almost any hour of the day. Rent a jet ski, moped, or motorcycle. Go canoeing at Birch State Park across the street from the beach.
All in all, working at Dean Myerow Associates near the beach, playing in my free time on the sand makes me a local that recommends getting out of the cold and come play on the beach.More