Staying in Fort Lauderdale
I stayed in Fort Lauderdale for a few days as we were catching a cruise from Miami to head to the Bahamas. There isn’t that much to do in Fort Lauderdale just your usual shopping, food and beach. There are plenty of shopping malls in the area and down every street there are tons of boutiques and food outlets. We came across a chocolate shop called Kilwins which actually has branches all over America. We ended up buying some fudge and chocolate covered marshmallows. The Kilwins store reminds me of the chocolate store in down town Disney as they also sell chocolate covered food. The prices were also quite reasonable compared to chocolate stores in London. They sold most things you would expect to find in a chocolate store as well as the odd soft toys.
Before heading back to do more shopping we headed to the beach. The beach was quite empty so it was nice to walk along. We visited The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and also the Harbour Shops which were quite expensive. After a few days in Fort Lauderdale we only had a 24 minute drive down to the Miami port to catch the Cruise ship. We also took a ride on the Water Taxi where you can pick it up a certain departure points. You also get a tour and guide of the area as well as seeing all the large mansions on the water front. I would love to spend more time in Fort Lauderdale and visit some of the museums.
Kilwins Ft. Lauderdale 809 East Las Olas Blvd Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301