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Greater Fort Lauderdale Offers Get-Aways,

Gifts and Even an Engagement for Every Price Point


GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – January 12, 2009 – Couples looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway filled with romance, idyllic settings and an affordable price tag should follow their hearts to Greater Fort Lauderdale.  Known as the “Venice of America” for its 300 miles of inland waterways – complete with gondola rides – Greater Fort Lauderdale’s casually sophisticated atmosphere is complimented by beautiful beaches, romantic waterfront restaurants and charming accommodations that let couples relax and rekindle the fire any day of the year.


For couples looking to get away for a week, a weekend or just an afternoon or evening, Greater Fort Lauderdale is offering Valentine’s specials that help make romantic planning simple:


·         Romance by The Sea at The Grand Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay men's resort hotel:

The Romance by The Sea package includes two nights in choice of junior suite, one bedroom suite, or one bedroom penthouse, champagne or wine upon arrival, gourmet chocolates, two souvenir Grand Resort robes, choice of a couples’ massage or couples’ facial in spa, and a romantic dinner for two at guests’ choice of a select favorite restaurants (alcoholic beverages and gratuities not included) including Hi-Life Café or Galanga Thai Kitchen and Sushi Bar or Piccolo Restaurant. Starting at $694 for the package.   


  • Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway at The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale:

Indulge your inner foodie with this sumptuous romantic getaway package, which includes overnight accommodations, a special chef created menu for an intimate dinner for two, and breakfast the next morning. Starting at $214 per night, the package is based on double occupancy.


  • Escape to Romance at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa:

The Escape to Romance package includes daily breakfast in bed, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne upon arrival, valet parking and a late checkout of 2:00 p.m.  Starting at $459 per night, the package is based on double occupancy, of course!


  • Suiteheart Package at The Ocean Sky Resort:

The Suiteheart package features a king size oceanfront one bedroom suite, complete with a bottle of Korbel Champagne, fruit and cheese platter, and a room service voucher redeemable for two American breakfasts. Rates starting at $325 a night.


For couples looking to shop for the perfect gift or find the most romantic spot to play or eat, Greater Fort Lauderdale has an abundance of choices:


·         Can’t afford a trip to Venice, Italy?  How about a trip through the canals of the “Venice of America.”  Gondola tours are a true show of romance for you and your special someone for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.  To make a reservation for your romantic trip visit


·         Chocolates? Lingerie? Flowers? Trying to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift?  Check out the shopping at Sawgrass Mills. The mall features over 350 designer outlets, specialty shops and restaurants, making it the world's largest discount and entertainment center. Don't miss The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass, the high-end luxury fashion district, including Coach, David Yurman, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Kate Spade and Judith Ripka.


·         Show your sweetheart you know how to treat them right by dining at Casablanca Café – voted the number one romantic restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.  Imagine the ambience of the ocean breezes in a picturesque historical home, while listing to the classical piano playing in the background. For more details or to make a reservation visit


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