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Holidays in Fort Lauderdale

Blue skies, golden sands, swaying palms and turquoise waters. Feel the welcoming vibe in Fort Lauderdale, where the sun never stops shining and the average temperature is a balmy 25’C year-round. Enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, explore 300 miles of inland waterways, kayak by moonlight, or shop till you drop at North America’s largest designer outlet mall... it’s all here for the taking.

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16-28 °C

With an average temperature of 25°C year-round it’s always a perfect time to enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Fort Lauderdale.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), is located about 8km from central Fort Lauderdale.

B Ocean Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

7 Nights, Room Only
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Sparkling South Florida, USA is the fabulous setting for the 4-star B Ocean Resort Hotel which treats you to a golden beachfront position and easy ...

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£ 1212

Diplomat Resort & Spa

Hollywood Beach, Hollywood Beach

7 Nights, Room Only
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Take in spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway from Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, a Curio Collection by Hilton. Id...

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£ 1359

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Hollywood Beach, Hollywood Beach

7 Nights, Room Only
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One of South Florida's ultimate entertainment destinations, this upscale getaway caters to couples, active travelers, spa-lovers and gaming-enthusi...

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£ 1408

BEST WESTERN Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

7 Nights, Room Only
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Visit this Ft. Lauderdale, Florida hotel conveniently located near the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, the Broward County Convention Center and Port Evergl...

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£ 1059

Hampton Inn Ft LauderdaleDowntownCity Center

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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Dynamically located in the exciting downtown district of Ft. Lauderdale Florida this Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale City Center hotel combines value an...

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£ 1093

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

7 Nights, Room Only
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The 4-star Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel is situated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A., convenient for the airport, convention centre and Po...

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£ 1094

Situated in the U.S state of Florida, Fort Lauderdale has been nicknamed the ‘Venice of America’ thanks to its 300 miles of navigable waterways. Safe, family-friendly and sunny, this city is the perfect place to try something new. Whether you're catching a Broadway show, cruising down the New River, skim boarding, or exploring the exotic wildlife at Flamingo Gardens, you're never short of things to do in Fort Lauderdale. Bring comfortable shoes so you can explore and take advantage of the glorious sunshine.

Outdoorsy types won’t be short of things to do in Fort Lauderdale. From deep sea fishing and sailing, to surfing and paddle boarding, there is a variety of interesting ways to take advantage of Florida’s year-round sunshine. If you’d prefer to keep your feet on the ground, choose from over 40 golf courses to perfect your swing, or hop aboard one of the Jungle Queen Riverboat tours and enjoy a relaxing cruise down the New River. For animal lovers, Flamingo Gardens offers the largest collection of Florida’s native wildlife, including bobcats, eagles, otters and of course, flamingos.

From discount stores to designer boutiques, there are plenty of places to shop in Fort Lauderdale. Hop on a water taxi and spend the day browsing the fashion and accessories at Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's premier shopping destination. With 65 stores, three museums and over 30 al fresco dining options on site, you’re guaranteed to find something that takes your interest here. For designer outlets, head to Sawgrass Mills mall and arrange for your bags to be sent directly to the airport with the Bags to Go programme.

Treat the kids to a day out at the Funderdome indoor playground, where children of all ages can tackle a range of fun assault courses, including a laser tag maze, climbing wall and 30-foot high obstacle course. For the rest of the family, the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment district offers theatre shows, creative workshops, guided tours and fine dining. Arrive early, wear your comfiest shoes and and spend a day or two exploring everything this spectacular destination has to offer.

FORT LAUDERDALE IS BEST FOR...

Nature Enthusiasts: Explore the raw, natural beauty of the Everglades.

Night owls: Enjoy international cuisine before dancing the night away at a Fort Lauderdale Nightclub.

Beach lovers: Enjoy 23 miles of beautiful beaches, six of the eight beaches have blue wave certification making them some of the cleanest, safest beaches in the US.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Fort Lauderdale is English

Currency: The currency used in Fort Lauderdale is the US Dollar ($)

Local time: For Lauderdale is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), is located about 8km from central Fort Lauderdale

Flight time from UK:  8 hours 30 minutes

Tourist Information: Further Fort Lauderdale tourist information can be found at here

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fort Lauderdale


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 16-28 (°C)

With an average temperature of 25 (°C) throughout the year, there’s never a bad time to visit Fort Lauderdale. Come in the hot summer season for the best beach weather, or book your holiday for winter for more comfortable temperatures in the high-teens. Spring and autumn are beautiful times of the year to visit if you're planning on exploring the natural landscape.


GETTING AROUND

By car: Renting a car is  the most convenient way to explore Fort Lauderdale at your own leisure. There are a number of hire companies in the area that can offer you a competitive rate.

By bus: The Broward County public bus system operates along 40 different routes. Check online for bus schedules.

By water taxi: Cruise Fort Lauderdale’s famous waterways by water taxi. Purchase the all day ticket and you're free to hop on and off as many times as you please.

By Rickshaw: Soak up the sun and sights on a guided pedicab tour. Arrange for a pick up anywhere in central Fort Lauderdale, or flag one down in the street.


EVENTS

Art Fair: Held along the Las Olas boulevard each January, this weekend-long art fair features work from both national and international exhibitors. If fine art isn’t for you, come and enjoy the food, music and lively atmosphere anyway.

JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch: If you’re in town on the first Sunday of the month, grab a picnic basket and head down to the New River for an afternoon of live jazz music along Fort Lauderdale's historic Riverwalk.

Tortuga "Rock the Ocean" Music Festival: Every April this three-day, multi-stage country and rock festival is held directly on Fort Lauderdale beach. This unforgettable beach weekend experience has become a signature event in Fort Lauderdale.


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