Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale which includes a sandy beach, a bay or harbour and a sunset

With beaches, shopping, cultural attractions, the Everglades…and more beaches, this southeastern Florida city is a great vacation spot any time of year.

A major yachting centre on the South East Atlantic Coast, the city is home to over 42,000 resident yachts with all the high end facilities and entertainment you’d expect of such an exclusive place just 23 miles from Miami.

Named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale came to the nation’s attention during the first half of the 20th Century when it became popular with college students celebrating Spring Break. As these events became more boisterous, the city passed laws to curb their rowdiness, leading to the city slowly becoming more known as a yachting destination than a party town.

Despite the change in atmosphere, Fort Lauderdale is still a city dedicated to recreation and enjoyment – with over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs entertaining the city’s many guests.

Culture is an important to people in Fort Lauderdale. Indeed, the city has created an entire district dedicated to the arts and entertainment. Known as the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, the area runs all the way east to west along the Las Olas Boulevard from the beach itself to the centre of downtown.

Home to around 13 cultural attractions, the district includes the Florida Grand Opera, the Museum of Art and the Museum of Discovery & Science before concluding at the Broward Centre for Performing Arts in central Fort Lauderdale. The district even has its own five storey high Autonation IMAX Cinema.

Given the exclusive nature of the city, excellent shopping facilities can be found all over. From malls to designer boutiques, Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone. Of course, the city’s most famous shopping experience is not a mall or high end store at all – but the largest daily flea market in the world! Based in Lauderhill, the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop is an enormous market selling everything you can imagine - and many things you never could.

Now, this is a city that thrives on entertainment, so it should come as no surprise that when the sun goes down the flea market becomes America’s largest drive-in-movie theatre with 13 screens showing everything from the latest movies to the classics. Now that’s entertainment!

Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
4 out of 5
1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316
The price is £162 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly resort in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a marina, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,524 reviews)
"The location minus the construction."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33019
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £245 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,180 reviews)
"Staff was nice. The bathrooms was clean but the shower leaked water all over the bathroom. The fridge in the room didn’t work. The balcony looked like it hasn’t been clean for months."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308
The price is £169 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,214 reviews)
"Prior to booking a room at this hotel, I read plenty of negative reviews but I still booked a room. I am totally satisfied with my choice. The hotel is a 4 star hotel but the staff and the location makes up for it. The pool was lit all day Saturday and the beach was beautiful Saturday under the full ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonder The Circ
Sonder The Circ
4 out of 5
1790 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020
The price is £100 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (849 reviews)
"Nice rooms. Comfortable bed and pillows!"

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

Sonder The Circ
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is £341 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their ...
3.3/5 (1,238 reviews)
"Great location, great views of the ocean,. Amazing pool for the kids. Staff was a little on the so-so side at the pool area for food and beverage. Check-in was very easy and accommodating."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Hyde Resort & Residences
HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
3 out of 5
90 SW 18th Avenue, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
The price is £128 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Dania Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,267 reviews)
"I Like that everything you would like to do on vacation is right at your fingertips. From shopping moviesBowling.... ETC."

Reviewed on 24 May 2022

HYATT house Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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