Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Shoppers, take note: more than 400 stores make up Florida’s biggest designer outlet mall. Bargain hunters will love browsing the racks of standout brands such as Theory, Coach, David Yurman, and Kate Spade. Nordstrom Rack and Off Fifth cater to budget-minded department store loyalists.
Built in 1901, the Stranahan House is the historic crown jewel of Fort Lauderdale’s arts district. Back then it was the home of businessman Frank Stranahan and his schoolteacher wife, Ivy. Today, it has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and houses noteworthy period furniture.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Wild Brazilian squirrel monkeys are often spotted swinging in the trees that grow on this 35-acre property. Once the studio of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, the 1920’s Caribbean-style plantation—also on the National Register of Historic Places—houses the pair’s inspired murals.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.