In this article by Laura Begley Bloom, the writer reached out to 14 of the most plugged-in travel experts and influencers to find out the top places that are on their radars for 2019. Find out why our favorite city, Fort Lauderdale, made the list.
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chosen By: Sarah Funk is a travel show host and blogger (https://www.youtube.com/sarahfunkyh) . She is frequently seen on Travel + Leisure and has been to over 40 countries.
Why: Greater Fort Lauderdale is having a modern-day renaissance.The beach town has transformed into a luxurious getaway for the hip and young. Its sandy shores are crowd-free, with swaying palm trees and miles of peaceful beaches like Pompano and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Sophisticated hotels such as the Conrad dot the beaches and new luxury hotels are on the way, including the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, slated to open in 2020. Millennials can also find a place they will love at the W Hotel or Plunge Hotel.
Fort Lauderdale’s culinary scene is a masterpiece, with upscale eateries serving dishes from around the world and new high-end restaurants continuing to emerge. Have a meal at Valentino Cucina Italiana, Louie Bossi’s or Monkitail and your taste buds will thank you. In addition, the city is riding a wave as a craft-beer destination with 15 nano- and micro-breweries and 32 craft brew pubs easily accessed with the newly created Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail.
In June 2018, the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center opened in Wilton Manors, a gay-centric district with the destination’s largest concentration of gay residents and businesses. The destination is also gearing up to host the first-ever Pride of the Americas, a festival celebrating the LGBT+ community that includes a human-rights conference focused on Central and South America.
Everyone will find something they adore here, from exceptional shopping at Sawgrass Mills to world-class art at Art Fort Lauderdale to a wide selection of museums and outdoor activities. You’ll even find under-the-sea-poker tournaments. Fort Lauderdale is a spot that should be added to everyone’s bucket list.
To find out what other cities made the list, check out the article
Where To Go Next: 14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019 written by Laura Begley Bloom. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/#3b4397763b6a)
Original Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2018/12/06/where-to-go-next-12-best-places-to-travel-in-the-us-in-2019/#56e2e12c1fb4