Sun holiday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Travel Blog

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Us with the girls from Mallow in some random Irish pub in Ft. Lauderdale
I had been to Orlando, FL the previous year with Jill to visit Disneyworld, so we decided that while we wanted to return to Florida, we would prefer to just go for a sun weekend this time. We decided to go for Ft. Lauderdale instead of Miami because we wanted more relaxation than crazy nightlife! Our friends Catriona and Barry came on the trip with us.

We stayed in the Holiday Inn, right on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. The hotel was a bit outside of the main town, and there are some strange sex shops and tatoo parlours around it. That didn't make much difference to us as we were here for the beach and the heat! It didn't leave us down and we spent the day burning ourselves silly on the beach!

When we first went into downtown Ft.
Coyote Ugly
Lauderdale, we found the place to be upmarket, quiet and that the people were a good deal older than us! We then walked a little further into town and wow did we see a change! The place is insane! The place was jam packed with people, many of whom didn't look over 18, never mind 21! There was a strip of bars and clubs which were full to the brim, and a lot of people out on the streets! It was truly a great buzz. There were showboaters aplenty on the road, driving their cars with oversized rims, blaring music out at full volume. I've never seen a place that on one side of town is so quiet and reserved, while the other side is manic! It's like the parents go to the Riverside for a quiet dinner and drink, while the kids go out and get drunk on the strip!

We had a drink in a few of the bars before settling into Coyote Ugly, which was hilarious to say the least. There was a great atmosphere in there and it was a bit more spacious than other bars. It was just like the bar in the movie of the same name. We also stopped into an Irish pub, where we met some people from Mallow in Co. Cork, who were working in Fort Lauderdale themselves. Lucky $#"@&%s!

I must admit I would recommend Fort Lauderdale to anyone, except perhaps to families with young children (take them to Disney World in Orlando instead!). You can soak up the sun, and then enjoy the night as you please, whether it be in a relaxing atmosphere on the Riverfront, or in the mayhem of the strip!
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Us with the girls from Mallow in s…
Us with the girls from Mallow in …
Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly
Jill and Me
Jill and Me
Barry, Corona Girl and Me in Coyot…
Barry, Corona Girl and Me in Coyo…
Me and Jill cool down Burned Barry
Me and Jill cool down Burned Barry
Cat and Jill
Cat and Jill
Cat, Me and Jill in Coyote Ugly
Cat, Me and Jill in Coyote Ugly
Burned faces
Burned faces
Cat and Jill dancing in the Art cl…
Cat and Jill dancing in the Art c…
Check out that stance!
Check out that stance!
Barry is crap at batball, Im a wo…
Barry is crap at batball, I'm a w…
Cat and Barry
Cat and Barry
Me and Cat
Me and Cat
Too much sun, Barry?
Too much sun, Barry?
Me (in my smoking days!)
Me (in my smoking days!)
Cat and Jill dancing in Art Club
Cat and Jill dancing in Art Club
Barry on the beach
Barry on the beach
Barry and Me
Barry and Me
Barry stealing my trademarked salu…
Barry stealing my trademarked sal…
So thats what women do on their h…
So that's what women do on their …
Jill on the beach
Jill on the beach
I think they call it dancing...
I think they call it dancing...
I wasnt as drunk as I look!
I wasn't as drunk as I look!
Scary!
Scary!
Me and Jill at the Riverfront
Me and Jill at the Riverfront
Dancing in the Art club
Dancing in the Art club
Weird...
Weird...
What the hell are we looking at???
What the hell are we looking at???