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Fort LauderdaleUnited States of America

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.

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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Top hotels in Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is AU$154 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park and ...

3.7/5Good! (3,510 reviews)

"Great view. Clean pool. Pricy food and drinks though. Great valet help. Clean beach. Attendants on site."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

B Ocean Resort
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
4 out of 5
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is AU$302 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,089 reviews)

"I loved the location, the view, the staff, and the on site restaurant was fabulous!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
4 out of 5
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$233 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this romantic resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Las Olas Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,085 reviews)

"Property is located in an area that has restaurants and shops. No need to rent a car unless you have other plans due to the fact that there are no free parking available around hotel."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
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.

Holiday Rentals in Fort Lauderdale

SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
SpringHill Suites Marriott Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
3 out of 5
151 Sw 18th Ct, Dania Beach, FL
The price is AU$116 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in the heart of Dania Beach, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from K1 Speed and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from The Casino at Dania Beach. Dania Pointe and Young ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,595 reviews)

"The propery is very quiet, clean, and in a great location. There is a limited parking and theft is very possible because of the dark unattended areas of the parking lot. Limited towels, 1 roll of toilet paper per room and the room cleaning service is weekly. There is a communicaton break down between ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

SpringHill Suites Marriott 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 AU$408 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Nestled on the beach, this Hollywood Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino is ...

3.4/5Good! (1,018 reviews)

"Our stay at the Hyde was very nice. We feel that the communication could have been much better. There was no welcome book or any type of communication telling as about amenities, operating hours or near by eateries."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2020

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 AU$152 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

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. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,920 reviews)

"Very nice location comfortable stay was right in miles for my business meeting."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 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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Reviews of Fort Lauderdale

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4/5 - Good

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12 Nov. 2019

We had 1 nt between a cruise and a flight.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

31 May 2019

Enjoyed what I came for.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Apr. 2019

Didn’t get to see anything, arrived late, left early

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Mar. 2019

Didnt havd enough tine to see a lot.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb. 2019

Lovely, sunny place to stay. The beach area is just beautiful.

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