Why visit Fort Lauderdale you ask? Well one reason could be the 24 miles of luscious white sandy beaches or the bustling beachfront promenades and the beachfront shopping and dining. Maybe it's the comfortable year-round climates or attractive outdoor activities that draw scuba divers, snorkelers, stand-up paddleboarders, jet skiers, as well as families. There are countless reasons as to why Fort Lauderdale should be your next getaway destination. We have named a few of the "not to be missed" activities.
More about Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, known for its beautiful beaches, water sport activities and boating canals. The Hollywood Beach Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It's lined with amazing upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Fort Lauderdale is well-known for its beaches, arts, culture, and events. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard to Gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront, this is said to be the "Venice of America."
Fort Lauderdale is HUGE and there are so many neighborhoods to explore. Each of the 31 cities and towns are unique, offering its own brand of diversity, vibrant culture and sense of community. From the breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Ocean to the expansive Florida Everglades, these cities, each in their own way, make Broward County the best place to live, work and play. Click on each one to learn what fun things there are to do locally.
Take off your shoes, load up on sunscreen and feel the warm soft sand beneath your toes with the warmth of the Florida sun beating down on your face. This is what you can expect when you spend a day at one of the best beaches in South Florida. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself, here is a link to a 24/7 LIVE Fort Lauderdale Beach Cam!
There is no one single beach to go to in Fort Lauderdale and it can be overwhelming on where to start searching for the best beach to visit.
Here is a helpful guide of all the beaches that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Guide
The Intercoastal Waterway
The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3,000-mile inland water channel that runs along the Eastern United States and into the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, and canals. The Waterway aligns perfectly with the coastal city of Fort Lauderdale! The canals of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County offer fun water activities, including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, cruises and boat tours. Choosing the right boat tour is not easy as there are so many.
Check out this guide to the many offerings available for boating & tours on the Waterway.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Fort Lauderdale: March 1 to October 31. The Florida coast is the second most popular nesting area in the world for Loggerhead Turtles. Nearly 90% of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs right here in Florida. These creatures will return to their home beaches to lay eggs (around 100 golf ball sized eggs). Greater Fort Lauderdale's coastal residents and beach visitors donate their time to turtles during the nesting season by keeping beaches clean, being aware of nesting sites and reducing artificial lighting near beaches that can distract and confuse mothers and hatchlings.
Learn more about this ancient creatures and what make Sea Turtle Nesting such a" must see" experience. Sea Turtles Nesting Season
Sightseeing on the A1A
There are many ways of exploring the breathtaking coastlines, the peaceful canals and the serene Intercoastal waterways. Rent a bike for the day, purchase Water Taxi tickets, Pedicab tours, charter a yacht, join a sunset cruise, rent a paddleboard or go for a good old fashioned stroll. There is so much to see and do for the whole family along the A1A.
These are some of the most popular choices: A1A Rentals
The Night Scene
After the sun goes down, Fort Lauderdale comes alive! The party doesn't stop just because the sun goes down! Greater Fort Lauderdale's nightlife offers entertainment that includes dancing, gaming, bars, restaurants, and live music to keep your pulse pounding from sunset to sunrise. Dive into the nightlife that makes the city famous. Primarily there are four Hotspot Hubs in Ft. Lauderdale for the Club and Party Scene: The Beach, Las Olas Blvd, River Front and The New Hard Rock Seminole Hotel Complex. Throughout the year there are annual events with breathtaking fireworks, NYE parties, St Paddy's day bar hopping and more!
Where to Stay?
Featured Home: Las Olas Luxury. 3 Bed/ 3 Bath with Heated Pool & Waterfront & Dock
Whatever your scene, Fort Lauderdale has it all! Looking for a vacation rental in Fort Lauderdale? We have some gorgeous luxury rentals on the Intercoastal, minutes to Hollywood Beach and the exciting Las Olas Blvd.
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