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Holidays To Fort Lauderdale

Surrounded by rivers, lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale has long been a holiday favourite among beach-goers and boaters.

The city encompasses 37 km of pristine beaches and 110 km of natural coral reef, so it’s the perfect place to soak up some sun. Once a popular American Spring Break destination, this coastal city has (mostly) traded its wild partying ways for more laid-back vibes. Fort Lauderdale holidays are exciting, exotic and yes, even epic. Grab your sunnies and let's go!

Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

It's only natural to want to set sail on a nautical adventure. Grab your flippers and make like a mermaid to see what's under the sea with snorkelling and scuba excursions along Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's three-tiered reef system. When you come back to the surface, brave the Florida swamp on an Everglades airboat tour or take a short cruise around the local canals. Back on land, Fort Lauderdale holiday packages in downtown will be near cultural attractions like the Museum of Discovery and Science, Stranahan House and the Florida Grand Opera.

Get out of town with one of Wotif’s Fort Lauderdale car hire deals and explore the rest of South Florida. If you wanna be cool as Ice—Vanilla Ice, that is—cruise 43 km south along A1A Beachfront Avenue to Miami's legendary South Beach. Or take your Florida adventure in the other direction and head north to experience all the thrills of the “Theme Park Capital of the World” with one of our Orlando holiday packages.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Forgot to pack your flip-flops and swimmies for your Fort Lauderdale holiday? You couldn't escape to a better town—this is the place to stock up on souvenirs or your favourite American brands. From flea markets to fashion malls, you can pick up necessities—and plenty of nonessentials. The hotspot for haute couture and high-end designer boutiques is the stylish Las Olas Boulevard. For unique and rare finds, check out the popular flea market in Pompano or the Dania Historic Antique Shopping District.

Whether you need to fuel up for a day of shopping or snorkelling, you're spoilt for dining options. Casual dining is the norm and you'll find plenty of grub that’s as all-American as apple pie. But it's not all burgers and fries in Fort Lauderdale—or should we say "Fork" Lauderdale? Indulge your inner foodie with tropical flavours of authentic Cuban or Floribbean (Florida-Caribbean fusion) cuisine.

How about following your sumptuous supper with some entertainment? Head to the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District for live music and theatre, then return to Las Olas Boulevard for quiet cocktails in posh lounges. Once you've gotten a second wind, relive your own spring break days in the youthful Riverfront district, where the party rages to the beats of popular dance and electronica music. Of course, holidays in Fort Lauderdale aren't complete without a late-night walk on the beach.

What's Next?

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Guide to Exploring Fort Lauderdale

Top Fort Lauderdale Hotels

B Ocean Resort

B Ocean Resort

1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

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

    from NZ$135

    Red Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport

    Red Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport

    2460 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Secret Woods Nature Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum ...

      from NZ$87

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport

      2620 N 26th Ave, Hollywood, FL
        2.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hollywood North Beach Park. K1 Speed and Hollywood ...

        from NZ$168

        Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale

        Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale

        5100 N State Rd 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Lakes Mall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Veterans Park. Fern Forest ...

          from NZ$76

          Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

          Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

          1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            This family-friendly Hollywood resort is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Seminole Casino Hollywood and Young Israel of Hollywood Beach Synagogue. ...

            from NZ$269

            Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

            Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

            999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this romantic resort is steps away from Canine Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Bonnet House Museum ...

              from NZ$225

              Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port

              Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port

              129 Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL
                2.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in Dania Beach, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from The Casino at Dania Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sheridan Square Shopping Center and K1 Speed. ...

                from NZ$173

                Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

                Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

                1111 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Hollywood, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 2 mi (3 km) of Hollywood Beach Theater, Hollywood North Beach Park and Anne Kolb Nature ...

                  from NZ$365

                  Royal Beach Palace

                  Royal Beach Palace

                  3711 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                    Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. ...

                    from NZ$119

                    Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport

                    Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport

                    455 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in Poinciana Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Harbor Shops and Port Everglades. Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center and ...

                      from NZ$170

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