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A Visitors’ Guide to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is located in the state of Florida on the east coast of the United States. Benefiting from a tropical climate with temperatures never dropping below 14 degrees centigrade in the winter and in excess of 30 degrees in the summer, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

Getting to Fort Lauderdale
With great access from State Highways 75 and 95, Fort Lauderdale is easy to get to by car from the rest of Florida and beyond. Tourists are also bought to the area by air thanks to the conveniently located Fort Lauderdale International Airport which is serviced by a range of domestic and international airlines. As Fort Lauderdale lies on the Pacific coast, it is also easy to reach by sea too.

Top Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
One of the highlights of a trip to Fort Lauderdale is the 23 miles of beautiful coastline boasting a number of beaches. With golden sands, they provide great enjoyment for children to play on whilst the numerous deckchair and umbrella rentals make it perfect for relaxing too. The sea is crystal clear which is ideal for a variety of water activities such as swimming and sailing too. Lined with a wide promenade and numerous shops and restaurants, Fort Lauderdale’s coast line is great for a stroll during the day or in the evening.

The Beautiful Beaches of fort Lauderdale.

The Beautiful Beaches of fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale is also home to the world’s largest drive-in movie theatre with a massive thirteen screens to choose from as well as boasting the aptly named Funderdome which is a 9,000 square feet indoor amusement park.

For those who love being outdoors, there is a range of fishing charters to choose from as well as boat tours to allow you to enjoy the calm waters. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is located near the beach at Fort Lauderdale and offers nature walks along with ample picnicking areas. Other attractions include the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Antique Car Museum and Sawgrass Recreation Park.

Hugh Taylor Birch Park

Hugh Taylor Birch Park

Accommodation in Fort Lauderdale
As a popular tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale offers a range of accommodation options with something to suit every budget. For those looking for luxury, the Pillars Hotel offers stunning rooms and excellent service whilst the Lago Mar Resort boasts a picturesque beach location and two swimming pools. For those travelling with children, family-friendly accommodation can be found at the Aqua Hotel and the Premiere Hotel. If your budget is limited, try the Sundeck Motel or the By Eddy Motel. Offer accommodation options include camping, private apartments and bed and breakfast establishments.

Eating in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines from all over the world can be found in Fort Lauderdale including a number offering local seafood such as Sea: The Restaurant and Coconut’s Waterside Grill. Traditional American food can be found at Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Season’s 52 and Truluck’s Restaurant whilst Mediterranean food can be found at Off the Hookah and Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica. There are also a wide range of deli’s, bakeries and cafes to enjoy too.

With so much to see and do, Fort Lauderdale is perfect for a long family vacation or a break with friends and loved ones. Consider using http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/USA/ to boom your flights when visiting Fort Lauderdale and Florida/USA in general.

 

Image Credits: Jason Pier in DC and Christopher Gosselin

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