At Durée & Company, a Fort Lauderdale-based PR agency, we live where you vacation! With its pristine beaches, exceptional cuisine and unique attractions, there is no shortage of things to do in South Florida, a popular tourist destination. Whether you are visiting the area and looking for hot spots, or a local planning the perfect staycation, check out the list including nine of our favorite things to do around town:
Ready for some high-flying fun? Rain or shine, iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation, is the perfect place to take a break from Florida heat. At iFLY, people of all ages and abilities can experience human flight ― without having to jump out of an airplane. Guests can take the experience of skydiving to new heights with iFLY’s virtual reality application. Fliers are able to see themselves jumping from a plane through a hyper-realistic, free-falling experience in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations like Hawaii, Switzerland and Dubai. Learn more about how to book your iFLY flight package here: https://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/.
Looking for some News Orleans-style cuisine in a South Florida atmosphere? The Balcony, an upscale two-story restaurant, recently opened on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant blends New Orleans’ flavors with tapas-style small plates, craft cocktails and live music. It also has an open-air rooftop and balcony overlooking Las Olas.
Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD
Catch an upcoming blockbuster at Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD in Davie. Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD has changed the movie-going game with its newly remodeled electric Luxury Lounger reclining seats and a brand-new lobby bar! Stop by the bar for beer, wine or wine-based frozen cocktails, and then make your way to the concessions for the new Cheetos® popcorn, Pizza Hut® pizza, cookie trays and more. Guests can experience a state-of-the-art viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems in the two Cinemark XD auditoriums, featuring ButtKicker® seats, or exclusive D-BOX seats that move the body and spark the imagination through motion.
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
Presenting over 1,000 events each year, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District attracts over 1 million visitors annually. Partners of The District include Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. This summer, guests at Hilton hotels or resorts can add even more fun to their stay by enjoying exclusive experiences and discounts at The District. Available through Sept. 30, 2018, the special offers are featured for seven unique activities at The District. In addition, Florida residents who book a Fort Lauderdale Hilton property can save up to 12 percent this summer! For more information, visit www.riverwalkae.com/specials/.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami brings the best contemporary art to Florida, featuring both emerging and famous artists. MOCA is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The museum presents eight to 10 exhibitions each year, and a variety of events including monthly jazz concerts and educational programming.
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill
Calling all sports fans! Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill has a total of five restaurants located throughout South Florida and Southwest Florida and is the local haven to fans of all sports. The unparalleled atmosphere makes this sports bar and grill different from any other. TVs covering every wall, rival fans cheering their teams on under one roof, and the overall excitement make for the perfect environment for friends, families and sports fans of all ages! See the menu here: https://www.bokampers.com/fort-lauderdale/menu/
As temperatures begin to rise, South Florida families will now be able to cool off in an exciting, adventurous destination with the addition of Gecko ParX. A fun-filled, new 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center, Gecko ParX recently opened its doors in Weston. A trampoline and action park, the center is designed so children, teenagers and adults can all enjoy exciting activities all in one location. It includes a main trampoline court with interlocking trampolines, state-of-the-art arcade games, basketball slam dunk courts, a Soft Play® playground for young children, trampoline dodgeball courts, speed rock climbing wall, ropes course and much more.
HydraFacial at Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery
Treat yourself to a HydraFacial at Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton! The HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create and instantly gratifying glow. This treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin, utilizing super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial treatment can be tailored to safely and effectively address unique needs. In as little as 30 minutes, there is visible skin refinement and an even, glowing skin tone and the skin feels smooth and hydrated. There’s no downtime and the results are instantaneous. Call 561-499-9339 to book your appointment today!
Movie Bistro, located on the Premier level of Cinemark Palace 20 and XD in Boca Raton, offers the ultimate day out for the entire family! Movie Bistro, a premier dining destination, offers guests delicious options for pre-or post-movie dining. This full-service restaurant features an array of appetizers, entrées and desserts and has an open-bar format with specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Located adjacent to the six Premier level theatres that feature loveseats on the balcony level, Movie Bistro also offers classic concessions to enjoy during your movie. Find movie times here: https://www.cinemark.com/florida/cinemark-palace-20-and-xd.
While in South Florida, come visit one or all of our favorite spots. There is something for everyone, no matter what age you are or what you are in the mood for.
About Durée & Company
Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurants, public relations for law firms, public relations for charities, public relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.