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A Spring Breaker's Guide to Fort Lauderdale

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale! How was the flight in from [insert boringly shaped state here]?

We hope the humidity didn't catch you off-guard. It's a very wet heat down here in South Florida. Also, it's one of the hit-and-run capitals of America. But we don't need to talk about that right now.

Back to you! You're here for one reason and one reason only: to party. And, child, you've come to the right city. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to let loose and slap back a few Bud Light Platinums. Some locals even affectionately refer to our city as "Fort Liquordale." We affectionately refer to these locals as "douchebags."

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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
Contact: Ryan Pfeffer