Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale
Stretch out on the golden sands of one of America’s top beach destinations when you take Copa Airlines flights to Fort Lauderdale. This Florida Gold Coast city is one sparkling waterfront playground, from the seagrass to the sawgrass. Swim in the rolling Atlantic or kayak the primeval wilderness of the Everglades. Cruise the Venetian-style canals and see why the city is called the “Venice of America.” Join the throngs of sunseekers strolling the beachside promenade. If you’re looking for cultural things to do in Fort Lauderdale, that’s easy to find as well. You can take a tour of a historic plantation home or join festival-goers at a Riverwalk music event. For after-hours activities, the nightlife in Fort Lauderdale does not disappoint; find your way to Las Olas Boulevard, where cafes and bars fill up as the sun goes down.
Sun-and-surf attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has some of the finest beaches in the country, wide strands of tawny sand where you can swim and sunbathe beneath waving palms. But boaters and sailors can also cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, the liquid canal that snakes through some of the city’s toniest neighborhoods.
Global restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
The city’s cosmopolitan food scene means you can get just about any kind of food you desire in Fort Lauderdale, from Japanese to Mexican to down-home American barbecue. Great areas to wine and dine are Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, downtown Hollywood and along the miles of waterways, where you can take in incredible views.
Discover the convenience and the value of shopping in everything from boutiques to department stores in Greater Fort Lauderdale. There are special shopping tours for groups and local shuttle buses from the beach. And, most hotels provide easy access to major shopping centers for car-less travelers. You can even shop at The Galleria by Water Taxi. Sawgrass Mills, the world's largest discount and entertainment mall, the Swap Shop, South's largest flea market, and Festival Flea Market, a quarter-mile long shopper's paradise, are just a few of the venues to begin your retail therapy. Translated "the waves" in Spanish, Las Olas Blvd. is known as Greater Fort Lauderdale's "style mile," lined with independently owned boutiques, a restaurant row with acclaimed chefs, and lively lounges and cafés with sidewalk seating. Las Olas also a major stop along Greater Fort Lauderdale's Water Taxi system.
Fort Lauderdale Travel Tips
- Don’t limit your city transport to taxis or trolleys; you can get around Fort Lauderdale by taking a water-taxi ride on the city’s 150-mile web of waterways—one of the top things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
- Consider a November visit; That’s when the weather in Fort Lauderdale is ideal, dry air ushering in low humidity, temperate days, and comfortably cool nights.
- Sample the wide range of restaurants in Fort Lauderdale during the official Dine Fort Lauderdale Bay Restaurant Month, when some 25 participating eateries offer prix-fixe-menu deals.
- One of the biggest events in Fort Lauderdale is the world’s largest boat show, held annually in late October.
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