Beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has changed in recent years from a rowdy college party town to an upscale vacation destination. There's still plenty of opportunity to have fun though! Combine relaxing on the beach with superb eating and drinking options, then add a little museum culture, and you have the recipe for a perfect vacation in the sun. The city is quite compact, and hotels in Downtown Fort Lauderdale are all within walking distance of the beach and other attractions.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Boulevard is the heartbeat of the city and runs from Downtown along the waterfront to the beach. The street is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants catering to all tastes. Kids will love the Museum of Discovery and Science, which has animal exhibits, airplane simulators, and an IMAX 3D theater. Art lovers should check out the NSU Art Museum to see a great collection of modern pieces, including some Picasso sculptures. Your hotel near Downtown Fort Lauderdale will give you easy access to all this and more.
Fort Lauderdale Beach is the main attraction in the city, and you'll be drawn there sooner or later. The white sand beach stretches seven miles along the Atlantic coast and is the ideal spot for sunbathing and swimming. The Promenade, which runs alongside the beach, is a haven for sporty types to run, skate, or cycle. No trip to the "Venice of America" would be complete without a boat trip on the city's canals. Most Downtown Fort Lauderdale hotels will be able to organize a cruise for you, or you can take the water taxi or even rent a boat and do it yourself!
Explore Fort Lauderdale
South Florida sees over 300 days of sunshine per year, so there's never a bad time to go. You can book Fort Lauderdale vacation packages on Travelocity and get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app. You can also catch a flight to Miami, the closest major city, and spend a day or two there before hitting the beach at Fort Lauderdale.