Fort Lauderdale

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A sunny coastal city in Florida with its charming network of canals make this the Venice of America and a popular Spring Break destination.

Fort Lauderdale dishes up pristine beaches, an eclectic mix of art and culture, and a dazzling array of dining options in the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast. Tucked between the Latino-influenced Miami in the south and the luxurious Boca Raton in the north, Fort Lauderdale's 37-kilometre stretch of centrally located white sand beaches beckons visitors looking for a relaxed, sunny holiday. Adding to the city's charm is the 480 kilometres of inland canals and waterways, luxury high-rise architecture and rich century-old history.

With tropical summers and temperate winters, Fort Lauderdale is a popular holiday destination all year round. Spend some time on one of the beaches that Fort Lauderdale is renowned for. Sunbathe at the secluded Dania Beach, unwind in a swanky restaurant at Fort Lauderdale Beach, or explore Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, an adorable ocean-side village. Head up north where a strip of beaches and seaside communities lie, including the ever popular Jupiter Beach and Palm Beach.

While the stretches of golden sand attract beach lovers and offer a myriad of outdoor activities, from rollerblading to surfing, head to the busy Las Olas Boulevard where you’ll find some of the area’s best restaurants, cafés, bars and boutiques. Not far away are Riverwalk’s scenic pink-paved walkways which wind among luxury yachts and cruise boats to the acclaimed Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Shoppers will delight in Fort Lauderdale's plate of offerings. From the up-market, air-conditioned Galleria Mall to the expansive Festival Flea Market Mall where bargains abound, the options are plentiful. Bargain hunters should also head to the Swap Shop, which sells discounted merchandise and hosts drive-in movies after dark.

Besides the typical beach scene, there are some great museums and beautiful gardens waiting to be explored. Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science for hours of family fun with hands-on exhibits, animals, and an IMAX theatre.

Visit the Flamingo Gardens, one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida and the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary within, which houses the largest collection of Florida's native wildlife in the state. Families will also delight in Butterfly World, which whisks visitors into a tropical rainforest paradise with more than 50 species of butterfly flitting about.

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 Rs3,318 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Situated in Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Lockhart Stadium, Swap Shop and Veterans Park. Sunrise Country Club and Woodmont Country ...
2.4/5 (3,217 reviews)
"Very nice I really like it"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Plaza Hotel 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,799 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated in Sunrise, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of VF Outlet and Sawgrass Mills. BB&T Center is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,220 reviews)
"I constantly come for a quick stay when coming down to visit"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise - Sawgrass Mills
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is Rs13,423 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this East Fort Lauderdale hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lauderdale By The Sea Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Anglins Fishing Pier and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,392 reviews)
"Great location, right on the beach, exactly what we needed. Well updated lobby and elevators , but needs some more attention for up keeping inside the rooms."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
3 out of 5
2061 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is Rs7,875 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from K1 Speed and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dania Pointe and The Casino at Dania Beach. Young Israel ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,034 reviews)
"Many of breakfast dishes were cold when they should have been hot! In general, thought the hotel staff was very helpful. No regular restaurants near the hotel. The hotel on weekends used to take and pickup guests to an area with several restaurants, but apparently was no longer offering that ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
The price is Rs24,287 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Hollywood South Central Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Gulfstream Park Racing ...
3.3/5 (1,196 reviews)
"I was at 40 floor Ocean view, spectacular the view and the apartment. Pool was amazing. I will come back soon."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Hyde Resort & Residences
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
The price is Rs9,381 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Port Everglades, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Museum of Discovery and Science. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,142 reviews)
"Property located close to cruise port and airport. Front desk staff very friendly and accommodating. Loved the room arrangement - the built-in separator between living and sleeping area made us feel as though we were in a separate bedroom. Will definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
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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