Florida is a hugely popular destination whatever the purpose of your visit and places like Fort Lauderdale offer a great opportunity to mix business with pleasure.

Here is a look at some of the good reasons why you might want to consider booking a trip to the area and what it offers to meet your different needs.

Fit for purpose

If you are looking for a convention center that offers everything you need in terms of size and facilities Fort Lauderdale is able to provide the solution.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Convention Center covers an impressive 600,000 square-feet that not only offers state-of-the-art technology but also provides the option to use the venue for smaller meetings and events or put on a major conference that fills the exhibition hall.

Regarded by many as the country’s leading waterfront conference facility the convention center is only a few minutes drive from the airport and within close proximity of hotels like Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.

If you are planning a meeting or conference in Florida, Fort Lauderdale should be on your shortlist because of its good transportation network and business facilities available.

Great for leisure

Finding a good business location is just part of the equation and if you can also find a place that offers you the chance to relax and be entertained away from the meetings and conference schedule it seals the deal.

Fort Lauderdale is famed for its Blue Wave beaches and the weather in the area rarely disappoints visitors.

Away from the chance to catch some of the sun’s rays or enjoy some time on or in the water, there are plenty of attractions to hold your interest. Being able to offer delegates the chance to enjoy their time away from a hectic business schedule means that attendance rates are often high in this part of the world.

Add on a bit of family time

One idea would be to bring the family for a vacation and catch up with them at the end of your day or when the conference is over so that you can make the most of your trip.

One trip you won’t want to miss out on when you come to Fort Lauderdale is the chance to take an airboat Everglades tour. The chance to see some of the spectacular wildlife like Alligators and Turtles while you glide along the water is something that will be a talking point long after the trip is over.

Another popular attraction that is on dry land this time is the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.

This is a unique venue that takes you back in time as you walk around the house and gardens that are very much unchanged from their original creation in the early 20th century and is a real cultural highlight of your time in this part of Florida.

Whether you are coming to Fort Lauderdale for work or on vacation, maybe both, you will find that this is a place on the map that can give you everything you are looking for.