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.
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!
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.
If you're looking for something to do in Fort Lauderdale, you should check out some worthwhile attractions, including Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Historic Stranahan House Museum.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Historic Stranahan House Museum are a couple of Fort Lauderdale's notable attractions, which are situated in and around Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
If visiting Broward Center for the Performing Arts is right at the top of your sightseeing schedule, why not book somewhere to stay nearby? There are a wide range of accommodations to choose from, such as the Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area, FL, the Royal Corporate Stays Apt - Las Olas, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown, the Fort Lauderdale Apartments by NUOVO and The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Got some extra time up your sleeve while you're in Downtown Fort Lauderdale? First Presbyterian Church is well worth adding to your vacation itinerary.The Royal Corporate Stays Apt - Las Olas, the Cocobelle Resort and the Fortuna Hotel are some comfortable lodging options just a stone's throw from this popular attraction. If these options aren't quite your style, we also suggest the Villas Las Olas Hotel'Apart or the Beautiful GALLERYone Condo 1-1 5th floor.Holiday Park is another fascinating sight to see while you're in the area. Be sure to check it out before heading off on your next adventure.Hoping to stay near this traveler favorite? There are plenty of places to stay in the surrounding area. Your choices include the Las Olas Guesthouse at 15th Avenue, the 1039 Victoria Park Road Townhouse Unit #3 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Townhouse, the Gallery One Private Condos, the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach and the La Casa A North Beach Village Resort Hotel.
Among the broad selection of Downtown Fort Lauderdale hotels are a few low-cost choices, such as the Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port and the Crown Inn.
It's about time you spoiled yourself. The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel and the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina are a couple of high-quality accommodation options that'll make your Downtown Fort Lauderdale getaway memorable.
If you're after some alternatives, the Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area, FL and the Riverside Hotel are also well liked by wise wanderers.