Fort Lauderdale is in the south east of the American state of Florida. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of America’ because of its 300 miles of canals and waterways, it is a popular destination for water sports and fishing trips.
Numerous water-based activities are available throughout the resort with kayaking the canals, gondola rides and taking in the sights whilst aboard a water taxi being favourites on a Fort Lauderdale holiday.
What are the beaches like in Fort Lauderdale?
With 23 miles of white sand, lined with palm trees and backed by restaurants and hotels the beaches in Fort Lauderdale are ideal for everyone. Most beaches offer water sports including kayaking, jet skiing and surfing with volleyball a possible option for those wanting to stay dry.
Hollywood Beach, south east of downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a popular spot and can be busy during key holidays and weekends but its mix of sun, sea and shopping make it an excellent choice! The promenade is lined with enough shops and restaurants to keep the whole family entertained during the day and into the evening.
Culture & history
A Fort Lauderdale holiday offers a diverse range of museums and art galleries including the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum. The Museum of Art has a range of exhibits including Cuban art and Picasso ceramics. The Museum of Discovery and Science contains over 200 interactive exhibits. You could end your visit there by experiencing a 3D IMAX film.
Eating out in
Las Olas Boulevard is the main entertainment area on your holiday to Fort Lauderdale with many dining options. There are more than 4,000 restaurants for you to try across the resort with every cuisine imaginable covered.
Seafood is plentiful and of a high quality and Mexican, French and Asian flavours are popular. Be sure to try the Florida specialty key lime pie, made with local key limes.