7 Activities to Help You Relax in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has plenty of amazing beaches, restaurants, and golf courses – and this list is going to take you through the specific places you can visit and things that you can do to help take a load off. Just because we’re always in the sun doesn’t mean we don’t get stressed out too! Add these activities to your Fort Lauderdale bucket list, and make your weekends a little bit more relaxing.

7. Visit Red Pearl Yoga

Located just off of Sunrise on NE 20th Avenue, Red Pearl Yoga has been teaching classes for over 14 years in South Florida. No matter what type of class you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Red Pearl Yoga offers Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Yin, Restorative, Kids Yoga, Pre-Natal and a free weekly class for military and their families. If you want to relax, sweating it out in a yoga studio is a great way to do it.

6. Grub Out at Tom Jenkins’ BBQ

O.o the ribs! The ribs!

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Don’t think BBQ is a great way to relax? Talk to me after you’ve ingested half a pound of brisket. It’ll be the quickest you’ve ever fallen into a nap, guaranteed. Located on US-1 at 12th Street, Tom Jenkins’ is open Tuesday – Saturday, but if you’re going on Saturday be prepared to wait. It’s that good. Try the ribs, brisket, chicken or catfish, it’s all fantastic.

5. Hit Some Balls at Aqua Golf Driving Range

Yes, yes, yes, I know it’s not technically in Fort Lauderdale, but sometimes you have to make a little drive before you can relax. Located just south of Hollywood in Pembroke Park, the range has a history of over 50 years and continues to serve the area today. Hit some balls as far as you can and watch them splash – simple, yet relaxing.

4. Get Salty at Salt This Way

If you have allergies, respritory issues, or skin problems, you know that it can be hard to relax. If you’re looking for a solution to your problems, give a salt room a try, like Salt This Way in Wilton Manors. Salt This Way is a Salt or “Halo” Therapy business that provides a spa-like treatment to aid with all respiratory and skin problems, and it’s an experience like no other. They’re open Tuesday to Sunday, be sure to stop by and check it out for yourself.

3. Have a Drink at Kavasutra

“Bula!” i.e. “Cheers!” #Kava #HealthFreaks @stephyshines

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This is probably the fastest way to get into relaxation mode. This chill hangout with a tropical vibe specializes in kava and offers free drinks for first-timers. Their staff is super friendly, so if you’ve never been for Kava before, don’t be intimidated. It’s an experience that will definitely relax you.

2. Try the Vino at Vinos on Las Olas

Enjoy light fare, craft beer, and of course, lots of wine at Vinos on Las Olas. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day or catch up with friends after work. If you can’t relax over a glass of wine, I’ve never met your kind before.

1. Relax at the Beach

When you live in Fort Lauderdale, you’ve got to take advantage of its first class beaches. Head east and grab a spot anywhere along the coast – it’s good for relaxing all year round.



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