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Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale showing a bay or harbour, a beach and a sunset

Florida’s city of canals and sunshine is the “Venice of America” and the perfect place to enjoy beach chic.

Fort Lauderdale is at the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, known for sunshine, golden beaches and watersports. With Latino-influence Miami to the south and posh Boca Raton to the north, Fort Lauderdale is a laid-back and central location along a 23-mile (37-kilometer) strip of beautiful beaches. The 300 miles (480 kilometers) of inland canals and waterways, towering luxury high-rise architecture and 100-year-old history all add to the city's immense appeal.

With tropical summers and relatively mild winters, Fort Lauderdale offers year-round activities. Remember to enjoy what Fort Lauderdale is famous for, its beaches. Relax at the uncrowded Dania Beach, dine in style at Fort Lauderdale Beach, or head to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, a cute village by the ocean. Further north you will find a string of beaches and seaside communities, including Jupiter Beach and Palm Beach.

The palm-fringed beaches attract sun seekers and are a hub for outdoor fun, from rollerblading to surfing. Las Olas Boulevard has many of the area’s best restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques. Close by, Riverwalk’s pink-paved sidewalk takes you past luxury yachts and cruise boats to the prestigious Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Shopping in Fort Lauderdale ranges from the upscale, air-conditioned comfort of the Galleria Mall to the eclectic Festival Flea Market Mall. Explore the Swap Shop, another emporium for bargain hunting, which hosts drive-in movies after dark.

Fort Lauderdale is also home to a handful of top museums and gardens. The Museum of Discovery and Science is great for families, with plenty of hands-on exhibits, animals and an IMAX theater.

Don’t miss the Flamingo Gardens, one of the longest established botanical gardens in South Florida. It features the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, which has the most comprehensive collection of Florida's native wildlife in the state. Another family favorite is Butterfly World where you can walk among more than 80 species of butterflies in superb tropical rainforest gardens.

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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 CA $62 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
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 (2,824 reviews)
"Good locations"

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale
B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $259 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and ...
3.6/5Good! (3,589 reviews)
"I like all, it was good"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

B Ocean Resort
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
4 out of 5
6650 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $140 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Palm-Aire Country Club, Fort Lauderdale Stadium, and Isle Casino and Racing. Fort ...
4.1/5Very Good! (942 reviews)
"Very good staff"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
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.
Sheridan Suites Apartments Hotel
Sheridan Suites Apartments Hotel
3 out of 5
1501 SW 2nd Avenue, Dania Beach, FL
The price is CA $131 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Hollywood Boulevard Historic Business District and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Hollywood ...
3.7/5Good! (184 reviews)
"very satisfied with the room and the common spaces. What I did not like was that they charge for parking and do not do room cleaning while you stay. a week has passed since my departure and my security deposit has not been refunded."

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

Sheridan Suites Apartments Hotel
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 CA $135 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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! (1,756 reviews)
"Accessible for Senior Parents. Well lit. No problems driving in and out."

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
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 CA $175 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
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! (557 reviews)
"I would recommend this hotel anyday to anyone. Very clean rooms, property is on the up keep and is well kept. There are numerious this you can borrow from the front desk for your kitchen in the room. I borrowed a blender and was able to make my smoothies to my hearts content. There is a Walgreens ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 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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