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Why fly to Fort Lauderdale?
It is the stuff of Spring Break dreaming, but Fort Lauderdale has grown up. Florida's city of canals lures in yachts and cruise ships from around the world . It has become a dining hotspot and the nightlife has more of a chic vibe.
Fort Lauderdale is a beach city and it should be with its miles and miles of gold beachfront. There are numerous beaches and they all have a story and personality of their own. For family fun head to Deerfield Beach. Here you an partake in sandbuilding or go fishing off the pier and there a number of cafes located there if you don't feel like packing a picnic.
Go snorkeling at Lauderdale-by-the-sea. Here, the coral reef is close enough that you can swim right out to it. Hollywood Beach is great if you feel like being active. You will see locals jogging or biking the boardwalk. The beach options are numerous and there are so many things to do that you could easily spend your holiday on the beaches of the city doing something different everyday.
If you are hankering to get off the beach and onto one of the yachts, book yourself a charter cruise and sale the high waters or if you want to enjoy the waters and mix in a little adventure take a tour of the Everglades.
However, if you want to head inland there are also a ton of things to do there. One of the most happening areas in the city is pretty and quaint Las Olas Boulevard. Here you will find luxurious shopping, decadent bakeries and chic international dining. Dining choices range anywhere from sushi to barbeque and for libations there are several pubs and wine bars. You will also find numerous art galleries dotted throughout as well as two major museums. The area also holds numerous activities throughout the year like art fairs and a skating rink during the winter.
This beautiful beach city is ultra chic but also ultra relaxed and once you soak yourself in that Fort Lauderdale vibe you will understand exactly what that feels like.
Fort Lauderdale Weather
Temperatures in Fort Lauderdale range from warm to hot. The summer numbers are in the mid 30s and this is also when heavy rains really give the city a good washing. Rainfall occurs throughout the year climaxing in June through to September.
When to fly to Fort Lauderdale
The city is a popular destination for winter travel as tourists from cooler US states and from cooler countries land in the city to warm up. This means flight ticket prices are particularly high during winter months, and even starting as early as late fall.
Tourist numbers begin to fall as the hot summer months approach, which means there are flight ticket deals to be had. The hot weather is perfect for a beach vacation and you will have no trouble finding a place to lay out your beach towel.
Getting into Fort Lauderdale
Your gateway into Fort Lauderdale will have you landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Once you land and grab your luggage, head outside of the terminal and you will be able to spot an airport shuttle stand, you can take the shuttle into the city center at a cost of $9. Alternatively, head over to the taxi stand and you can take a taxi into Fort Lauderdale center for close to $20.
Getting around Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale widely built city which means car use is fairly high. Public buses are available to get you around the city center and water taxis to get you across the water. You can also flag down the city's meterred taxis. If you are planning on traveling around the larger city you may want to rent a car to make the experience a little easier.
- Visit historic Bonnet House for a taste of life in Fort Lauderdale at the turn of the 20th century. The old house has been preserved with original interiors including artwork created by the residents. The grounds are also a lovely place to walk and take in the lush green.
- Go cable water skiing at Ski Rixen, which is located at Deerfield Beach. Strap on those skis and be pulled across the water via a cable for a totally unique experience.
- If you've got a barbie fan in the family than they are in for a treat. Fort Lauderdale is home to two life-sized barbie houses. For kids that love dollhouses, this will be an absolute dream come true. The barbie houses are fully decked out barbie-style, complete with shiny pink elevators. You can check out barbie's closet or get glitterized yourself.
- Book a bass fishing guided tour. The tours can last anywhere from 2 hours or the full day - it's up to you, but you will definitely snag something with the help of your experienced guides.
- Yachts enter the area via quaint Hillsboro Inlet and this is where you can find a statue dedicated to an important individual. The Barefoot Mailman is an ode to a late 19th century mail man who would walk from Palm Beach through the region to Miami in his bare feet.
- Head to Sawgrass Recreation Park to get close with some of Florida's favorite creatures including of course alligators. You can take an airboat tour for a wide look at Florida's Everglades.
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