Located within an easy drive of Miami’s glitz and glamour, Fort Lauderdale is more like Miami’s laid-back older sister — perfectly comfortable in her own skin. Known for its gorgeous beaches, cultural offerings (including a healthy dose of classic kitsch) and world-class shopping, Fort Lauderdale seems as if it might come with a hefty price tag. However, there are plenty of free things to do in Fort Lauderdale if you know where to look.
The idea that summertime means easy living is certainly true in Miami. While there are plenty of things to do in Miami to occupy your time–shopping, going to shows, hitting the clubs—it can also make a dent in your wallet. However, for as many things that cost in Miami, there are enough opportunities to enjoy yourself for an entire weekend for free.
Perhaps no city in America epitomizes glitz, glamour and over-the-top showmanship like Miami, Florida. While the weather is ideal for beachgoers and outdoor-lovers throughout the year, summer is when the city’s event calendar truly heats up. Here are just four of our favorite can’t-miss summer festivals this year in Miami.
Glitz, glamour and unabashed flash are the hallmarks of South Florida culture. But even Miami locals know how to get down in the dirt at a proper, no-nonsense watering hole. Here are just four of our favorite dive bars in the city.