View the Ford Lauderdale Air Show in Exclusive, Luxury Locations for the Best Seats in Town
The Ford Lauderdale Air Show will be soaring back into town on May 6 and 7 to put on a high-flying event. This year’s spectacle will feature a bit of northern flair, with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds headlining alongside the U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the Air Force F-16 Viper and many more.
For spectators interested in escaping the heavy crowds on Fort Lauderdale Beach, several luxury locations are offering exclusive VIP viewing areas to watch the show in style.
Located directly on the beach, the W will offer two levels of luxury air show viewing on May 6. The first level gives guests access to the living room terrace, located on the fourth floor. Level two access includes entry into a more private bungalow terrace, also located on the fourth floor, and a premium bar. Discounted Veuve Clicquot bottles and a Stephen Starr curated food station will be offered for all access levels, featuring flank steak blackened salmon, shrimp and much more. A DJ will be spinning live music and complimentary valet parking will be available to guests.
May 6, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., The W Fort Lauderdale, $99-$199
The Wings Over Pelican Grand Aviation Celebration and Viewing Party will provide guests with a one-of-a-kind vantage point and exclusive air show experience. Guests will enjoy the show from the OCEAN2000 verandah, Atlantic Terrace or, for VIP guests, the rooftop aerial view. An aviation-themed menu and cocktails will also be available to accompany the sights. A DJ will be spinning live music following the air show for those interested in happy hour drink specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
May 6-7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pelican Grand Beach Resort, $60-$130
The fifth floor Ocean Terrace will provide spectators with one of the best views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and the air show, without the hassle of a large crowd. Tickets for this viewing area include live music from Woody and the Longboards, three drink coupons and a barbecue style buffet, with menu items ranging from barbecue chicken and fish kebabs, to Caprese salad and dessert offerings, like key lime tarts and apple pie. Valet parking will also be available to guests. Tickets are available for purchase here.
March 6-7, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Atlantic Hotel and Spa, $25-$99
The Ford Lauderdale Air Show will provide its own premium viewing for guests interested in a memorable, hassle-free beach experience. Tickets include crowd-free viewing from the aerial 50-yard line and professional narration broadcasting of the show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as beer and wine options.
May 6-7, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Beach, $13-$40
Another option provided by the Ford Lauderdale Air Show, this exclusive beach experience is the ultimate way to watch the planes fly high, with shaded viewing at the aerial 50-yard line and concert quality narration of the spectacle. A catered lunch will be served, featuring traditional barbecue dishes like hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork, salads and more. Draft beers, soft drinks and water will be served all day. VIP guests will receive event programs and access to the exclusive meet and greet with pilots and jumpers performing in the show. Free parking will be available at Birch State Park.
May 6-7, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Beach, $187.50-$250
Photos courtesy of W Fort Lauderdale, Pelican Grand Beach Resort and The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Photos via Facebook/Fort Lauderdale Air Show