Fort Lauderdale

Travel Guide
Fort Lauderdale showing a bay or harbour, a beach and a sunset
With beaches, shopping, cultural attractions, the Everglades…and more beaches, this southeastern Florida city is a great vacation spot any time of year.

Fort Lauderdale’s beaches attract vacationing families, honeymooners and just about anyone looking for white sands, blue skies and warm water. Travel here to appreciate why the community has developed into a popular destination over the last 100 years.

Greater Fort Lauderdale has more than 23 miles (37 kilometers) of beaches. From Deerfield Beach in the north to Hallandale Beach in the south, select your favorite stretch of sand to view an Atlantic sunrise, build sandcastles, observe nesting sea turtles, snorkel or dive, enjoy watersports, deep-sea fish or simply relax on the soft sand.

Take a gondola ride on the canals of the city or watch huge yachts navigating the Intracoastal Waterway. Shopping along Las Olas Boulevard will give you a chance to pamper yourself or buy souvenirs for friends back home. Visit the Stranahan House to see how Frank and Ivy Stranahan lived in the early 1900s when they helped launch the development of Fort Lauderdale.

Stroll along the red bricks of the Riverwalk to enjoy water views and public art installations along the shaded walkway or participate in the day’s activities, including Segway tours, Pilates classes, kayak rentals, photography training or an ecoboat rental. Enjoy the gourmet delights at food kiosks along the Tarpon River.

Stop at the NSU Art Museum for contemporary works as well as Latin American art. See shows from Broadway to symphony to popular stars at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Let kids explore the Museum of Discovery and Science, where they can learn about reptiles, fossils, space and much more in a fun environment.

To appreciate the outdoors, walk the trails of the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, sandwiched between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Drive about 30 minutes west to the Everglades Wildlife Management Area for natural beauty.

Fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or drive from Miami in about 1 hour. Enjoy Florida’s warm sunshine and sparkling sands throughout the year.

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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise - Sawgrass Mills
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise - Sawgrass Mills
4 out of 5
13400 West Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise, FL, 33323
The price is CA $205 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sunrise. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,803 reviews)
Hurricane-ation
"We evacuated from Hurricane Ian and we’re pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Easy check-in (had an issue with one of our keys and was fixed immediately) and easy check out. Conveniently located next to mall and several restaurants."

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2022

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is CA $328 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,202 reviews)
"The hotel is beautiful, staff and service were wonderful reall enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2022

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
4.5 out of 5
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL, 33314
The price is CA $323 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,507 reviews)
"The staff seemed rude and inpatient. The overall experience of the Seminole Hard Rock did not add up to the costs and expenditures made during my stay."

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2022

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.
HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
3 out of 5
90 SW 18th Avenue, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Dania Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,386 reviews)
"I enjoyed the free hot breakfast and the free parking. I would have appreciated inclusion of bed turn down service at this price point."

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2022

Sonder The Circ
Sonder The Circ
4 out of 5
1790 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,044 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2022

Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33019
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
3.3/5 (1,309 reviews)
"Good location right on the beach. Unit could use some TLC (missing closet door, burnt items and furniture) Security guard to elevators rude to guests."

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2022

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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