It can be easy to plan a vacation, but what to do during that vacation is another story.

That’s why SFGN journalist Christiana Lilly wrote a new book titled “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” to give tourists an insider’s look at what to do when they visit the city.

As a seasoned journalist who has lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for more than a decade, Lilly leads readers through the city’s historic landmarks, dining gems, quirky shops, and culture scene that makes the city so special, according to a press release. She offers many suggestions on what to do such as ordering a Dom Pérignon breakfast at The Floridian, kayaking through the mangroves, indulging in contemporary art at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and more.

What started out as a boggy riverfront outpost became a world-class city in South Florida that attracts many families, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists alike. Whether you’re a resident or just visiting for the weekend, “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” will help guide you in planning your next vacation in the city.

There are places for the LGBT community to enjoy as well, including the bar Lips, Stonewall Pride and Pride Fort Lauderdale, World AIDS Museum, and Stonewall Museum.


Book Information

Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5. 160 pages $18. Available Sept. 15, 2022.

Ordering Information

Phone 314-833-6600. Fax 866-999-6916. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christiana Lilly is an award-winning journalist whose work ranges from lifestyle and community reporting to hard-hitting investigative pieces. She has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter, Florida Press Club, and Florida Magazine Association. She lives in Pompano Beach with her husband and their pup. Keep up with more happenings in Fort Lauderdale by following @100thingsftl on Instagram — there’s always something new happening here!