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A holiday to Fort Lauderdale is popular with families and guests embarking on cruise voyages to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
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Fort Lauderdale is located on the south east coast of Florida, between Miami and Palm Beach. Holidays in Fort Lauderdale centre on its culture, arts and events, together with over 3000 hours of sunshine each year, pleasant year-round ocean breezes and the world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. Also known as the “Venice of America” as the city is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the New River and a multitude of pretty inland waterways. The Riverwalk alongside the New River links shops, restaurants, boutiques, museums and stunning scenery, taking in the Historic District, Art & Science District and Esplanade Park along the way. Las Olas Boulevard is a mecca for shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Check out Fort Lauderdale beach with its wide brick walkways, lush landscaping and the “wave wall” with neon lighting – where better to spend a day soaking up the sunshine. Hollywood Beach and the Downtown areas are the places to head for arts and entertainment. Port Everglades, located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, is one the busiest cruise ports in the world. With so much to see and experience in and around Fort Lauderdale, it’s easy to see why holidays in Fort Lauderdale are a popular choice on an America itinerary or for a pre or post cruise break.

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Fort Lauderdale has a semi tropical climate with pleasant ocean breezes. The area enjoys an average year-round temperature of 24°C and over 3,000 hours of sunny weather each year. The wet season begins in May and goes through to September, with July and August being the hottest months of the year, when temperatures rise above 32°C / 90°F. Rain and thunderstorms are possible during late summer, but these do not last long.
Things to see & do

Youll be spoilt for choice of things to do on a holiday in Fort Lauderdale. The beachfront promenade is perfect for jogging, biking and strolling. Enjoy a ride on a Sun Trolley, the best way to get around the city in airconditioned comfort. Get close to nature at Butterfly World. Watch thoroughbred horse racing at Gulfstream Park. Learn about the land, history and culture of the Seminole Indians on a Billie Swamp Safari. Gardeners will adore the Flamingo Gardens and Wrap Botanical Collection. Explore the Everglades National Park, one of the most unusual public parks in America. The Buehler Planetarium & Observatory is a must for science lovers.Take to the seas on a kayak or explore underwater on a snorkelling or diving trip. Jungle Queen Riverboat Tours and Glass Bottom Boat Tours are a good way to pass a couple of hours. For culture theres Museum of Art, the Museum of Discovery and Science and Old Fort Lauderdale Village to explore.

There are an abundance of clubs, bars and live music venues to enjoy throughout Fort Lauderdale. The Riverwalk and the two streets that run through it Las Olas Boulevard and Himmarshee Street are hotspots to explore. Whether you want to grab a quiet cocktail with mellow music or a beachfront beer as the sun goes down, you find just the place in Fort Lauderdale. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) features musical entertainment, theatre and other special events to enjoy.

Food & drink

Fort Lauderdale has a vast array of dining out options from cafs and quaint bistros to steak houses and seafood restaurants. You can eat your way around the world with French, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Southwestern, Argentine and Mediterranean dishes on the menu. Seafood and steakhouse restaurants are also popular. Local beers, wines and cocktails will quench your thirst.

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