Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful place to visit. Not only do you have the beach but you have Las Olas which has lots of restaurants and shops to walk in. Very easy to get to by taxi. Also Downtown Fort Lauderdale near the Riverwalk has a great nightlife Thursdays through Sundays. It can be very hard to find a place to park near the beach on the weekends but other than that I have no complaints and you won't either as long as it doesn't rain!!