Fort Lauderdale offers tourists a wide range of attractions, luxury accommodations, as well as lots of activities to keep you occupied almost every day.
Downtown/Las Olas Blvd Las Olas Blvd in downtown Fort Lauderdale hosts many hotels and high rise condominiums. The place also boasts a wide selection of art galleries, restaurants, and new boutiques. The east-west downtown has entertainment districts while the west downtown is catered to a younger crowd. There are lots of restaurants and funky nightclubs between the Broward Center and the railway lines. Flamingo Gardens The flamingo garden is a sanctuary showcasing the natural beauty of Everglades in Florida. Flamingo Gardens features exotic animals and rare plants. You can also take a tour to the citrus grove, tour to Wray Home, or visit the free-flight aviary. Hit the Beach Beaches in Fort Lauderdale offer beautiful white sand, crystal-clear water and a great weather all year-round. Beaches of Fort Lauderdale are a little tamer compared to South Beach, yet these still offer much fun for the entire family. Everglades National Park Everglades National Park is not the usual park. It is composed mainly of sub-tropical jungles, swamps, and saw-grass prairies. The exotic park is home to endangered and rare species including the Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, and American Crocodile. The large portion of Everglades is primitive and explored by researchers and adventurists only.
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is located 2 miles from the heart of the city. Some major airlines the serve the airport include Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, Delta Airlines, and Continental Connection. Located 25 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Miami International Airport is an alternative path to reach Fort Lauderdale. The airport is home to American Airlines Latin American hub. There are flights to Europe as well as direct fights the West Coast of the U.S. Palm Beach International Airport is another alternative, but the airport generally serves the Palm Beach area. If you arrive here, you can reach Fort Lauderdale by riding the Tri-Rail. For general aviation, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is an option. The airport is among the largest aviation airports in the U.S. Located near downtown, the airport has flights bound to cities of Pompano to the North, Oakland Park to the South, and Tamarac to the West. Many private jets arrive here. The airport is the base of several air-charter companies with jets, piston air-craft, and turbo props. Also, there is air ambulance standing by.
The best times to visit Fort Lauderdale are the months or November through April. The weather in Fort Lauderdale allows you to enjoy the outdoor activities and popular attractions in the city almost the entire half of the year. The warm climate in the city makes is a perfect winter getaway for college students, elderly, and the whole family. In addition, hotels offer great deals. If possible, avoid visiting Fort Lauderdale during summer and early fall as the city is susceptible to hurricanes and storms. If you travel to Fort Lauderdale during these seasons, see to it to wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat, umbrella, and pack light clothing.