About Ft Lauderdale
Located on coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Ft Lauderdale is a beach haven in southwest Florida. Known for its perfect weather, Ft Lauderdale has an average year-round temperature of 77°F and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. There is never a bad time to visit this beachgoers mecca!
Things to do in Ft Lauderdale
One simply cannot go to Ft Lauderdale without taking boat tour or water taxi ride along the extensive canal network that runs throughout the city. Not only will it give you a little taste of Italy, but it is also sometimes the only way to get from point A to point B! Interlaced with these waterways is tourist-favorite Las Olas Boulevard, the main thoroughfare for shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs. Nearby is Ft Lauderdale Beach, which is often hailed for its cleanliness, spaciousness, and water sports, such as skim boarding, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. For a rich cultural experience, visit the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, which displays a plethora of different art forms year-round, ranging from dance to opera to local art shows. Downtown, you will find shopping malls and the Museum of Discovery and Science as well as hammock-laden Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Brush up on your history at the International Swimming Hall of Fame or the Bonnet House in the morning and catch a movie later at the Ft Lauderdale Swap and Shop, the world’s largest drive-in theater. There are over 60 golf courses in the city and surrounding metro area, and about an hour and a half drive away are Florida’s famous Everglades. Smaller and less crowded than many of its Florida beach city counterparts, Ft. Lauderdale offers all the fun and excitement of a beach city while still maintaining a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a magical botanical garden, which is also one of the most beautiful places to get married in Florida
. If you love to play golf, get some ideas for a golf vacation in Florida
and consider Fort Lauderdale as a place to stay.
Ft Lauderdale Accommodations
Traveling to the city will be hassle-free with a flight into the Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the one of the fastest growing airports in the US. The light rail system connects directly to the airport and other major cities, while the bus system will help you navigate the city once you arrive. Ft Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, the third busiest cruise port in the America, so extending your vacation in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days before or after your cruise is simple and convenient. Often called the “Venice of America,” Ft Lauderdale boasts a large network of inland canals and waterways that make finding a rental with a view an easy on Tripping.com. Nearby Hollywood was named one of our top 23 Florida destinations for snowbirds
, making it an ideal place for you to get away for the winter.
Day trips from Fort Lauderdale
Forty minutes south of Fort Lauderdale is the vibrant city of Miami
, where you can explore local culture and taste incredibly delicious food. Forty minutes north, you'll reach Delray Beach
, where you can easily walk around. This is a great beach destination for families with children, and has a great arts scene. West Palm Beach
is a great destination for families who don't know what they want to do -- you'll find everything from a zoo to a gorgeous beach to shopping malls.