Finding Fort Lauderdale things to do isn’t the problem. So what is the problem? Finding time for them all. Whether it’s water sports like snorkeling and paddleboarding off a Fort Lauderdale beach or grabbing a water taxi to one of the many fine shoreside steak houses, the city is nothing short of a tropical paradise of sunny weather and ocean spray. Hotels in Fort Lauderdale range from economical, palm-shaded motels located mere blocks from the beach to opulent resorts overspilling with jaw-dropping vistas and luxurious amenities (anyone have a hankering for a massage at the spa?).