Where to stay & things to do in
Fort Lauderdale Holidays 2023 & 2024
Often referred to as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale’s winding inland waterways and canals flow through the city lined with boutiques and a variety of different restaurants before eventually making its way back to the stunning beaches and reuniting with the beauty that is the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful beaches, captivating culture and historical heritage, and with easy links to Hollywood and Miami, Fort Lauderdale really is the perfect getaway.
Whether you’re visiting for a few days, a couple of weeks or on an extended stay, there's always something to do in Fort Lauderdale. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you'll find Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. With its historic art museum and gallery and 5 ecosystems of tropical tranquillity, Bonnet House is the perfect day out for the entire family.
With a healthy selection of experiences, beaches and eateries, you won't be disappointed when you visit Fort Lauderdale. Take a trip to Floridas subtropical wilderness, the Everglades. Protected by one of the largest national parks in the United States, the Everglades are home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the country. You may even spot one of the many alligators going about their daily business.
Getting Around Fort Lauderdale
Exploring Fort Lauderdale has never been easier. Despite being a city of canals and waterways, there are plenty of ways to see its beauty by renting a car, hopping in a taxi or Uber or climbing aboard one of the many operating buses. The community shuttle bus, formally known as the famous Sun Trolley, is a great and fun way to get around, giving easy access to the world-class Las Olas Boulevard, the golden sand beaches and the many different restaurants throughout the city. Commuting by boat is one of the most popular ways to get around Fort Lauderdale and is the best way to maximise your stay. With water taxis available, it's never been easier to explore and embrace the culture and beauty of this spectacular location. Why not hire a bicycle? As well as the health benefits, cycling is one of the easiest ways to see the city at your own pace and leisure. Whatever way you choose to travel, you’re sure to see the best of what Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Eating out is one of everyone's favourite things to do when on holiday. From chowing down on some of your favourite meals to trying something completely different, food excites us, so we're pleased to say Fort Lauderdale will not disappoint. Park the car, dismount your bike or dock your boat and enjoy some of the most delicious food in Florida. Renowned for its classic seafood dishes, from fish tacos to scallop risotto, you'll be spoilt for choice when eating out in the city. If fish doesn't take your fancy, no problem. With dozens of different cuisines to choose from, including Mexican, Greek and Italian, there's something to appeal to any appetite, big or small.
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- Flight Info
9h flight time from UKOrlando International Airport (MCO) & Tampa International Airport (TPA)There are direct flights from the UK with Virgin, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta. Aer Lingus, TUI