Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Fort Lauderdale showing tropical scenes, a bay or harbor 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.

With beaches, shopping, cultural attractions, the Everglades…and more beaches, this southeastern Florida city is a great vacation spot any time of year.

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.

Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is NT$5,635 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,158 reviews)
"A very pleasant stay from start to finish."

Reviewed on 2022/6/24

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
4.5 out of 5
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL, 33314
The price is NT$8,291 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,537 reviews)
"It was amazing and unique"

Reviewed on 2022/6/24

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308
The price is NT$5,635 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,191 reviews)
"Awesome location OCEAN VIEWS NEEDS REMODELING OVER ALL GREAT EXPERIENCE"

Reviewed on 2022/6/23

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
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.
Richard's Motel
Richard's Motel
3 out of 5
1219 S Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL, 33020
The price is NT$2,057 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Hollywood Beach and Aventura Mall are located nearby. ...
3.7/5 Good! (87 reviews)
"When it rained the roof leaked but everything else was pretty decent. Especially for the price. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on 2022/6/2

Richard's Motel
Sonder The Circ
Sonder The Circ
4 out of 5
1790 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020
The price is NT$3,979 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (886 reviews)
"Walking distance to shops, eating, pool was really nice with lots of seating"

Reviewed on 2022/6/22

Sonder The Circ
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is NT$8,084 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
3.3/5 (1,248 reviews)
"Nice hotel, the only draw back is elevators! If you are not willing to wait for 20 - 30 minutes or walk 25 - 30 floors up or down - do not stay there!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/12

Hyde Resort & Residences
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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