Fort Lauderdale is a popular beach holiday destination in the US state of Florida. Known as the 'Venice of America' due to its canal system, the city has a distinct character and geography. Its many marinas and idyllic setting have made it a popular mooring spot for yacht owners and many cruise ships bound for the Caribbean begin their journey here. Fort Lauderdale holidays will typically be spent lounging on the beaches, sailing, and sipping cocktails in one of the classy waterfront bars. Inland are the Everglades Wetlands where there is also plenty of family fun to be had wildlife spotting on airboat rides.
Peak season is December to April when the beaches are most crowded and many of Fort Lauderdale's annual events take place. Cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale are most common between September and October.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is located three miles south of downtown. There are no direct flights from the UK and a layover in another US city is necessary. Flight time is 12 hours upwards. The taxi journey from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to downtown costs around $12. The Tri Rail train runs through both airports and travels to a number of local destinations.
Miami Airport is also nearby, just 32 miles southwest of the city, and there are direct flights from the UK. Why not use our search tool to compare flight prices to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other nearby destinations?
Fort Lauderdale Beach and Promenade is the best spot for people watching. Stroll along the perfectly manicured pathways where the beautiful people skate, cycle and do lunch. The seven-mile stretch of white sand beach is very clean with safe swimming and surfing.
The Museum of Discovery and Science is a great way to stimulate your brain after days of lounging on the beach. It's a fantastic family day out with hands-on exhibitions and a 3D IMAX cinema.
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is a quirky stop-off for anyone with a love of vintage vehicles. See collections from the early 20th century as well as classic 1940s rides.
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