Fort Lauderdale

United States of America

Deerfield Beach featuring tropical scenes, a beach and landscape views

4/5Top Destination

Fort Lauderdale is calling! Discover its beaches, bars, marina, and more.

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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Beaches, Excursions and Bars

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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Bars, Excursions, Dancing

4/5 (1,595 Ratings)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are just a few highlights of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Make a stop by Riverwalk or Broward Center for the Performing Arts while you're exploring the area.

East Fort Lauderdale
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East Fort Lauderdale

4.5/5 (2,384 Ratings)

If you're spending some time in East Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Fort Lauderdale Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Central Beach
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Central Beach

If you're spending some time in Central Beach, Las Olas Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park are top sights worth seeing.

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Bars, Dancing, Rivers

The ample dining options and beautiful river views are top of the list for many visitors to Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. A stop by Riverwalk or Historic Stranahan House Museum might round out your trip.

Lighthouse Point
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Lighthouse Point

Beaches

Unwind in this quaint oceanfront town where the historic Hillsboro Lighthouse and the Atlantic provide a picturesque backdrop.

Downtown Hollywood
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Downtown Hollywood

4/5 (135 Ratings)

While visiting Downtown Hollywood, you might make a stop by sights like Hollywood Beach Golf Resort and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

Top Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
$104/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
3.8/5Good! (2,360 reviews)

"Location - awesome. Check-in was easy and flexible. We arrived at 8:30 am, and to our surprise, we were able to check-in right away. We even were able to get a late check-out. Really appreciated that. The staff was so friendly. Service in all areas was superb. The beach pool and bar area were very ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

B Ocean Resort
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Red Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport
2 out of 5
2460 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL
$55/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
3.1/5 (8,773 reviews)

"Excellent service. Nice people. Close to the airport"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Red Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport
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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1900 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL
$78/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
3.7/5Good! (6,324 reviews)

"Breakfast Close proximity to shopping Close to fast food restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites

Popular things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood Beach
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Hollywood Beach

4.5/5 (4,755 Ratings)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Hollywood Beach, a popular beach in Hollywood. Discover the entertainment choices and casinos in this walkable area.

Deerfield Beach Pier
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Deerfield Beach Pier

4.5/5 (601 Ratings)

This peaceful location to fish, swim and sunbathe also caters to those who like to dine in a buzzing restaurant precinct.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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Broward Center for the Performing Arts

4/5 (226 Ratings)

Get tickets for a show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a beloved theater in Davie. Stroll along the area's marina, or simply savor its lively bars.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

4/5 (220 Ratings)

See a slice of pristine Florida on an island where you can swim in the ocean on one side, fish on the other and canoe down the middle.

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

4/5 (110 Ratings)

Stroll through the grounds and historic house at this beachfront estate.

Fort Lauderdale Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach

4.5/5 (3,922 Ratings)

With seven miles of flawless beach, a team of dedicated lifeguards and luxury retailers and restaurants, this is the perfect Florida vacation destination.

Top activities in Fort Lauderdale

All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner/Show at Tropical Isle with Cruise
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All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner/Show at Tropical Isle with Cruise

$51

Join us for an entertaining and relaxing fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale's historic New River. See Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.

Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show
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Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show

$47

Since 1956, we have captivated people with our warmth and magical aura. The Mai-Kai authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof, tropical gardens, waterfalls and museum quality artifacts.

Everglades Airboat Adventure and Animal Sanctuary Admission
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Everglades Airboat Adventure and Animal Sanctuary Admission

$25

Get up close with many Everglade natives, including alligators, panthers, and migratory birds. Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride and wander through exhibits on reptiles and other wildlife as you take in all that this natural wonder has to offer.

Reviews of Fort Lauderdale

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2333
4 - Good
2514
3 - Okay
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2 - Disappointing
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5/5 - Excellent

B.L

Aug 17, 2019

The bartender at 3030 JEN was amazing and extremely accommodating.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 17, 2019

Fort Lauderdale is a nice area for a family getaway. There are many things to see and do. I like Fort Lauderdale but sometimes it is a bit too busy for me and some of the stores in those busy areas are not kept up to standard.

2/5 - Disappointing

Lisa

Aug 17, 2019

The entrance and lobby was beautiful. Gave a great impression. Unfortunately the rest of the hotel was not as beautiful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 17, 2019

Always love to come back to Plenty to do Good dining places Has some nice shopping Beach is great Close to NSU

4/5 - Good

BigD

Aug 16, 2019

Looks a bit worn but appears to be looking to rebuild to its glory days. Always was a great way pace to vacation. Look forward to the next time we visit.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 16, 2019

Unfortunately it rained every afternoon that I was there. Not much to do.

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