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Fort Lauderdale
Travel Guide

Fort Lauderdale featuring general coastal views, tropical scenes and a bay or harbor

A sunny coastal city in Florida with its charming network of canals make this the Venice of America and a popular Spring Break destination.

Fort Lauderdale dishes up pristine beaches, an eclectic mix of art and culture, and a dazzling array of dining options in the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast. Tucked between the Latino-influenced Miami in the south and the luxurious Boca Raton in the north, Fort Lauderdale's 37-kilometre stretch of centrally located white sand beaches beckons visitors looking for a relaxed, sunny holiday. Adding to the city's charm is the 480 kilometres of inland canals and waterways, luxury high-rise architecture and rich century-old history.

With tropical summers and temperate winters, Fort Lauderdale is a popular holiday destination all year round. Spend some time on one of the beaches that Fort Lauderdale is renowned for. Sunbathe at the secluded Dania Beach, unwind in a swanky restaurant at Fort Lauderdale Beach, or explore Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, an adorable ocean-side village. Head up north where a strip of beaches and seaside communities lie, including the ever popular Jupiter Beach and Palm Beach.

While the stretches of golden sand attract beach lovers and offer a myriad of outdoor activities, from rollerblading to surfing, head to the busy Las Olas Boulevard where you’ll find some of the area’s best restaurants, cafés, bars and boutiques. Not far away are Riverwalk’s scenic pink-paved walkways which wind among luxury yachts and cruise boats to the acclaimed Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Shoppers will delight in Fort Lauderdale's plate of offerings. From the up-market, air-conditioned Galleria Mall to the expansive Festival Flea Market Mall where bargains abound, the options are plentiful. Bargain hunters should also head to the Swap Shop, which sells discounted merchandise and hosts drive-in movies after dark.

Besides the typical beach scene, there are some great museums and beautiful gardens waiting to be explored. Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science for hours of family fun with hands-on exhibits, animals, and an IMAX theatre.

Visit the Flamingo Gardens, one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida and the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary within, which houses the largest collection of Florida's native wildlife in the state. Families will also delight in Butterfly World, which whisks visitors into a tropical rainforest paradise with more than 50 species of butterfly flitting about.

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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale
3.5 out of 5
5100 N State Rd 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is P2,826 per night from 8 Jul to 8 Jul
Situated in Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Lauderdale Stadium, Veterans Park, and Fort Lauderdale Swan Shop. Sunrise Country Club ...
2.5/5 (2,663 reviews)
"It had less poorly and outdated rooms. i liked the water being hot."

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale
The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock
The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock
4.5 out of 5
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL
The price is P22,047 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Situated in Hollywood, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seminole Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood. Young Israel of Hollywood ...
4/5Very Good! (547 reviews)
"Good variety of places/food to choose from. Didn’t feel like we had to leave the property to find good food/drinks. Nice location. I’d going to sleep with absolute quiet/silence is your thing then this may not be the hotel for you. Our room was near something that played music late but once I was ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock
Royal Beach Palace
Royal Beach Palace
3.5 out of 5
3711 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is P4,742 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. ...
3.5/5Good! (1,899 reviews)
"The beach was walking distance and it had a bargrill next to the pool. Very nice place for the price. Food was also good."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Royal Beach Palace
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SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
3 out of 5
151 Sw 18th Ct, Dania Beach, FL
The price is P5,992 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Located in the heart of Dania Beach, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from K1 Speed and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from The Casino at Dania Beach. Dania Pointe and Young ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,720 reviews)
"Muy limpio el hotel, todos muy amables, a pesar de la situación de la emergencia el desayuno muy bueno."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
La Costa Beach Club by Capital Vacations
La Costa Beach Club by Capital Vacations
3.5 out of 5
1504 North Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL
Nestled on the beach, this Pompano Beach aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pompano Municipal Pier, Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, and Pompano Beach Aquatics ...
4.2/5Excellent! (926 reviews)
Excellent stay.
"Everything was wonderful including the location, except the ocean. Certain conditions left the water very dirty with sea weed. This part of the coast may capture more than usual, but this was an even more unusual and smelly, dirty amount. If your main vacation is swimming in the ocean, you might ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

La Costa Beach Club by Capital Vacations
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Weston
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Weston
2.5 out of 5
1545 Three Village Road, Weston, FL
The price is P7,711 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in Weston, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Weston Town Center and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Cleveland Clinic Florida. Markham Park is 2.8 mi (4.6 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (544 reviews)
"Very good location. Quiet place"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Weston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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