Getting to know Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has nicely transformed from a college go to destination to a year round family vacation spot. The average temperature is about 77 degrees with ocean breezes & tropical nights. For serious shoppers Fort Lauderdale delivers with name brand & upscale stores. Some hotels will even offer shuttle service to local malls. The port everglades see close to 4 million people sailing on 11 different cruise lines. 23 miles of Pacific beaches is home to many resorts & hotels with a “canine beach” for your pooch. Looking for a less crowded beach head a little south to Dania Beach. Seafood diner on the fishing pier is a favorite with panoramic views.
Getting to Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is located only 3 miles from the cruise port and beach. Staying at one of the hotels close to port is perfect for a short commute. Many of these hotels will offer added perks or shuttle transportation for cruisers.
Things to see
- Lauderdale by the sea (snorkel & diving)
- Scuba (warm temp all year 72-80 degrees) Greater Fort Lauderdale has a large collection of wrecks to explore.
- Museum of Discovery & Science
- Butterfly World
- Flamingo Gardens
- Everglades Holiday Park
- Anne Kolb Nature Center