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Fort Lauderdale

Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Known for Beaches, Excursions and Nightlife

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

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

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.

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

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Discover a scenic strip of parkland, shops and historic buildings in the center of the city.

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

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After picking up guests on this small group tour, it is a short ride to the Everglades. Upon entering the Everglades area, our expert guide will introduce us to this unique Florida paradise.

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On your Segway tour you can see some of the biggest mansions and yachts in the world. Glide past the The Venice of America, over the 17th Street Causeway Bridge, and learn some great history about Fort Lauderdale.

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Take advantage of Fort Lauderdale's close proximity to the beautiful Florida Keys and hop on a comfortable bus to Key West. After convenient pickup from your hotel, head south to spend 6 hours of free time in Key West and see the renowned spots like the iconic Southernmost Point Buoy.

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Fort Lauderdale is great, but don't miss an opportunity to explore the vibrant beautiful of Miami. This awesome day tour lets you admire Miami's skyline from both a bus and a boat. Enjoy expert guidance and narration from a professional local guide.

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Get up-close views of a variety of marine wildlife at the Miami Seaquarium. Explore this dynamic 38-acre (15-ha) park and engage in multiple animal encounters, exhibits, and entertaining animal shows. Witness the beauty of the relationship among humans, marine life, and the environment.

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Get ready for an exciting and family-friendly trip to the famous Everglades and Bayside Marketplace in Miami. Watch for alligators during your airboat ride in the wetlands, listen to commentary from your expert guide, and have free time to explore the shops and restaurants of Bayside Marketplace.

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