With year-round sunshine and a reputation for being so laid back it's horizontal, Fort Lauderdale on South Florida's east coast offers an interesting mix of pristine beaches, lively nightlife, and waterfront entertainment. The sugary sands stretch for miles offering great swimming, kite surfing, and people-watching opportunities. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, hotels near Fort Lauderdale airport can help you make the most of your stay.
How better to view the city than from the water? Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice of America" due to its large network of canals. You can rent yachts, paddle boats, and kayaks from any number of beach-side locations and navigate the canals that earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname.
The Boardwalk, lined with first class shops, cafes, and hotels, is a great place to stroll, cycle, or roller blade and take in the beautiful scenery. For restaurants, boutique fashion, art shops, and antique stores, head to Las Olas Boulevard, just six miles north of the hotels by Fort Lauderdale airport. History buffs will love Stranahan House just off Las Olas on the New River. The oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan House stands as a living monument to Floridian life in the early 1900s.
Have a spare afternoon? No visit to Florida would be complete without a tour of the Everglades. Sure, you might have spotted the iconic marshes on your flight to Miami, but nothing beats an authentic airboat tour. Day and nighttime tours are available from Sawgrass Recreation Park—for an up close and personal view of the 'gators, take a special tour deep into the sawgrass and cattails. Choose one of the hotels close to Fort Lauderdale airport and you can relax knowing that you're never far from the action.
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