Hotel: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, sheratonftlauderdalebeach.com Warmth Factor: You can feel the tropical sunshine in Fort Lauderdale in March, where daytime temps average 81 degrees. Nightlife: Sheraton's Wreck Bar, with its famous Friday night mermaid show; Vibe Las Olas nightclub, vibelasolas; Laser Wolf beer bar, laserwolf.com; American Social craft brew bar, americansocialbar.com Activities: The beach in front of the Sheraton and the W Hotel are prime time for the beautiful 20-something set; Sunrise Paddleboards' Venice of America Tour through the canals, sunrisepaddleboards.com; catch a water taxi to cruise you into town -- they offer all-day passes. Dining: Royal Pig Pub, royalpigpub.com; S3 at the Hilton, s3restaurant.com; YOLO restaurant, yolorestaurant.com Deal Details: Flying Southwest Air from BWI on Tuesday or Wednesday can save you oodles; fares from $104. Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort from $212. For a classy budget option check out the Bahia Mar hotel. Rates from $189. bahiamarhotel.com. Be aware that while Fort Lauderdale has many budget hotels within good proximity of the beach, and most are overrun with the college spring break crowd in March.
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