They call Florida the sunshine state for a reason. There is plenty of sun to be enjoyed in this state and plenty of things to do to enjoy spending time in the sun. If you are planning an outing for the weekend, Florida is one of the best destinations in the United States for many travelers. Fort Lauderdale is an excellent destination with many great activities from the Flamingo Gardens to Butterfly World there are new worlds to explore here. Of course many people are content to spend their entire outings on or near many of the pristine beaches Fort Lauderdale offers. Of course there is great golf and even better dining to be enjoyed here as well so take your pick.