The recent snow made me wish for warm weather so in a spur of the moment decision we booked tickets to fly to Fort Lauderdale 1/20-1/23. We've been to Florida a few times, but haven't been to Fort Lauderdale yet and would love some advice on where to stay, what to do, rainy day activities, etc.
We are an active couple, no kids and will be renting a car. Would prefer to stay at a basic hotel close to the beach. Max nightly budget $150, but would prefer less than $100 if possible.
Also, I love to surf and would like to take a surfing lesson and/or rent a board for a while. Any recommendations? Do I need a wetsuit this time of year?