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.

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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 NT$1,081 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Situated in Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Lakes Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of DRV PNK Stadium and Easterlin Park. Veterans Park and Swap ...
2.5/5 (3,052 reviews)
"Nice jewelry display in lobby."

Reviewed on 2021/9/21

Plaza Hotel 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
The price is NT$4,940 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Hollywood South Central Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hollywood Beach, and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Gulfstream ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,064 reviews)
"Great location to Hard rock football stadium."

Reviewed on 2021/9/24

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
The price is NT$6,710 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Port Everglades, Hollywood Beach, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,575 reviews)
"Like everything"

Reviewed on 2021/9/23

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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Sonder | Society Las Olas
Sonder | Society Las Olas
3.5 out of 5
300 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$2,942 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this condo building is steps from Fort Lauderdale History Center, Las Olas Boulevard, and Riverwalk. NSU Art Museum Fort ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Great amenities in the building. Nice/clean space. Easy to access. Will be back!"

Reviewed on 2021/9/23

Sonder | Society Las Olas
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
The price is NT$6,624 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Hollywood South Central Beach, this luxury aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Hallandale Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino. ...
3.4/5 (1,180 reviews)
"Amazing"

Reviewed on 2021/8/3

Hyde Resort & Residences
Sonesta ES Suites Fort Lauderdale Plantation
Sonesta ES Suites Fort Lauderdale Plantation
3 out of 5
410 N Pine Island Rd, Plantation, FL
The price is NT$3,575 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Plantation, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Westfield Broward Mall, Frank Veltri Tennis Center, and Jacaranda Golf Club. Plantation Preserve ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,160 reviews)
"Property was clean and spacious! Service within the property was excellent Will stay again should i find myself in the ates!"

Reviewed on 2021/9/15

Sonesta ES Suites Fort Lauderdale Plantation
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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