Fort Lauderdale is one of the most-visited cities in Florida. Dubbed as the “Venice of America”, Fort Lauderdale is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and has an expansive canal system. The weather in Fort Lauderdale ranges from hot, humid summers to warm, dry winters. Most rainfalls occur during summertime.
We hope the weather will be fine when you are staying at Fort Lauderdale hotels.
The Seminole Indians were the first settlers in Fort Lauderdale who got in the city during the 18th century. Major William Lauderdale built the New River Fort in the city during the Second Seminole War. Frank Stranahan arrived in Fort Lauderdale in 1893 building the city's first bank, post office, trading post and town hall.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Make sure to book a hotel before October to get cheap rates and enjoy the many festivals held in that month including Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Hollywood Beach Oktoberfest. Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beautiful beaches and the most-visited is the strip which stretches between Sunrise Blvd to Las Olas Blvd. Another popular place in Fort Lauderdale is the downtown area where you can find many restaurants, upscale boutiques, entertainment venues and museums such as the Museum of Art, Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum, and Museum of Discovery and Science. There is also a well-known area fit for gays and lesbians and that is Wilton Manors.
You can see these landmarks by booking Fort Lauderdale hotel deals. The nearest popular destinations nearby Fort Lauderdale are Miami, Orlando and Naples, if you want to see what's going on around the district.
Driving a car is highly recommended for those who want to explore more of the city. To get cheaper rates, rent a car outside the airport. Another popular mode of transportation is the bicycle which is used by most locals. Find cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale nearby public transportation.