Fort Lauderdale may be famous for Spring Break madness and its thumping, beach-side nightlife, but there's more to this seafront city than meets the eye. Just north of Fort Lauderdale Beach is the laid back enclave North Fort Lauderdale. An exploding foodie scene, vibrant nightlife, and a wide selection of hotels in North Fort Lauderdale have put this area on the map, and it is now the anchor draw for visitors looking for great value accommodation away from the tourist crowds.
Fort Lauderdale Goes Upscale
You may be tempted to spend your holiday lounging on the sugar-white beach, but don't forget that Fort Lauderdale has a cultural heritage, too. Car buffs should check out the antique car museum on SW 1st Avenue, chock-full of impeccable vintage autos and exhibits detailing America's premier engineering history. The Museum of Art displays rare Picasso ceramics among its 6,000-strong collection of art; for local art, check out the many independent galleries.
Traveling with kids? The easygoing resort of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea lies just east of the hotels near North Fort Lauderdale. Known as the 'Beach Diving Capital of South Florida', this is a great place to explore the natural coral reef that's within swimming distance of the shore. On SW 2nd Street by Fort Lauderdale Beach, The Museum of Discovery and Science contains plenty of child-friendly exhibits covering everything from dinosaurs to the science of black holes— there's even an IMAX 3D theater on site for movie buffs. Off the beaten path, the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood is surrounded by mangrove-filled wetlands, offering young explorers the chance to spot rare wildlife from the observation deck, kayaks, or canoes. Book a vacation to Fort Lauderdale to experience all this and more!
Explore North Fort Lauderdale
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