Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale Holidays

Countless ways to play in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale occupies 23 miles of prime Florida coastline, offering several spectacular oceanfront towns, world-class beaches an the glamourous hub of Fort Lauderdale city. The port attracts visitors for a couple of nights pre or post cruise, but if you stuck around a little longer then you will see what a great destination this is. 

The city has an upmarket approach with stylish beachfront cocktail bars and restaurants. Down on the oceanfront you can find many beach dining including restaurants that over look the waterways and marina. Coupled with laid back beach clubs and Tiki bars you will find its a perfect day to be lazing on the beach. 

For the best shopping in Greater Fort Lauderdale head to Sawgrass Mills. This outlets and retail shopping area is a destination in its self. It has more than 350 stores making it the largest in America; but you can also take a walk from the beach in Fort Lauderdale along Las Olas Boulevard to find boutiques and art galleries. You won't be far from great shopping.

Taking a water taxi along the waterways is always recommended in order to the city's most opulent mansions and mega yachts. With more than 45,000 yachts registered in Fort Lauderdale, its no wonder the city has earned the moniker "The Venice of America".

Twin your stay with a trip to the Florida Keys, or head to Miami for more beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. The Palm Beaches is also a short drive away for a day trip or a few nights stay.  

Destination Highlights
  • Walk, cycle or segway around the city to take in the great city and get your bearings.
  • Glide across the everglades on an airboat to see wildlife
  • Explore the museums and galleries of Fort Lauderdale
  • Discover underwater treasures when you snorkel from the shore along Lauderdale-by-the-sea
  • Visit Deerfield beach for open-air dining and beach volleyball. Perfect area for the family.
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 8 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

Mel

Destination Specialist

"For some of the best shopping in Florida be sure to visit Sawgrass MIlls. Just make sure you give yourself enough time, the mall is simply massive so if you only have a short time to shop I would recommend planning your visit beforehand"

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