Fort Lauderdale holidays

Fort Lauderdale holidays

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Blue skies, golden sands, swaying palms and turquoise waters. Feel the welcoming vibe in Greater 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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Situated in the U.S state of Florida, Greater 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 Garden, you're never short of things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Bring comfortable shoes so you can explore and take advantage of glorious sunshine.

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16-28 ℃

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

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Approximately 9 hours

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

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

Foodies: Sample world class fine dining at one of the area’s 4,000 eateries or embark on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail to try some of the country’s finest craft beers.

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 for Fort Lauderdale

Language: The language spoken in Greater Fort Lauderdale is English.

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

Local time: Fort Lauderdale is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The transfer time to Fort Lauderdale is 40 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Fort Lauderdale is 9 hours.

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

Visa and health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Greater Fort Lauderdale.

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Getting around Fort Lauderdale

By car: Renting a car is  the most convenient way to explore Greater Fort Lauderdalee 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 Greater 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 Greater Fort Lauderdale, or flag one down in the street.

Brightline Train: Brightline is a new train line in Florida connecting Fort Lauderdale to Miami in 30 minutes as well as Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach in just 30 minutes. The train has been designed for comfort with giant windows for great views and powerful, free Wi-Fi and power outlets.

Events in Fort Lauderdale

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.

Fort Lauderdale weather

Temperature: 16-28 (°C)

With an average temperature of 25 (°C) throughout the year, there’s never a bad time to visit Greater Fort Lauderdale. Come in the hot summer season for the best beach weather, or book your holiday in 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.

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