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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