Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida, sits comfortably near the southern tip of the state. Sometimes called the "Venice of America," the city gets its nickname from the many canals that crisscross the area. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area have been inhabited for more than a thousand years by Native Americans, however the city wasn't widely known or visited until the 20th century. Now, the Fort Lauderdale area, where the temperature rarely dips below 70 degrees, has become a popular year round tourist hotspot.
Whether you're trying to escape the winter cold, have a spring break getaway or go on a summer vacation, Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone. Start your vacation by soaking in the natural beauty of the area. Catch some sun on the beachfront or take an airboat tour through the Sawgrass Recreation Park. After you take in the great outdoors, take a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard. Walk past the old homes of celebrities like Lucille Ball and Sonny and Cher. From there, visit the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens to see the 35-acre waterfront home surrounded by beautiful water lily-filled ponds and gardens.
Check out the many canals by taking a trip on the famous water taxis. If you're visiting in the spring, catch a Yankees or Orioles spring training game. While looking for a souvenir, stop by the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop, a drive-in theater and one of the largest flea markets in the world. Regardless of why you came to Fort Lauderdale, you will find plenty of reasons to stay. If you crave a wilderness experience over the urban variety, be sure to check out our resorts near Lake Okeechobee - just over an hour away. Continue below to start searching for a Fort Lauderdale resort, or visit our Space-A destinations page to view other featured deals.
- Intercoastal Waterway
- Sawgrass Recreation Park
- Las Olas Boulevard
- Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
- Museum of Discovery and Science
- Everglades Holiday Park