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First time ever in South Fl.

Laval, Canada
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First time ever in South Fl.

I'll be in South Florida for 4 days with my 17yr old daughter prior to cruising. Not sure where to stay; Ft.Lauderdale, miami or Sunny Isle Beach. Would like to drive around, im with a 17yr old so obviously need to do some shopping ;o), maybe go down to the everglades, nice beach and oh yeah shopppp.

thanks for any and all insights.

cheers from montreal.

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1. Re: First time ever in South Fl.

In Ft. Lauderdale you will find Sawgrass Mills outlet mall (huge place go online to look at store locations and map out your day). Also Aventura Mall which is a very nice 2-story mall. Lincoln Mall on South Beach is another great place. Great beaches in all areas. I would post some of your questions on the South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale forums.

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2. Re: First time ever in South Fl.

I would say Ft. Lauderdale or downtown Miami. I wouldn't go to South Beach with a teenage girl and Sunny Isles is a little dry for a teenager. If you got a place at Ft. Lauderdale at the beach that would be good. Galleria Mall isn't far from the beach. Sawgrass Mills is a huge outlet mall but its far from Ft. Lauderdale and the discounts you might get can be minimal.

Laval, Canada
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3. Re: First time ever in South Fl.

thanks, finally booked our "pre-cruise" stay @ "the aqua" in ft.lauderdale (great reviews on trip advisor) we'll be there 3 days. we'll be sailing on 01-12. i was planning on renting a car and leaving ft.lauderdale 01-11 am and driving down to miami to at least get a tatste of the south beach area. any recommendations as to must or must not see-do?

thanks so much.

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