Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale of today is a destination that will keep the well-traveled with a discriminating taste satisfied. The year-round mild temperatures make the sandy beaches an ideal relaxing spot during the daytime. At night, however, the long boulevard turns into a vibrant party mile with clubs, bars and pubs as far as the eye can see. With some of the best restaurants, shops and boutique hotels in the state, this city is a hip explorer's paradise.

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International Swimming Hall of Fame

This aquatic center is a site for many international competitions. It has a 50-meter pool and contains photos and medals from historically important swimming events worldwide. Moreover, you can catch some vintage swimming movies there. A must see for all swimming, synchronized swimming, diving and water polo enthusiasts.

One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

This modern art museum has many permanent collections including works by American artist William Glackens, artists of the northern European CoBrA movement and contemporary works from more than 90 Cuban artists in exile around the world. Make time for the Picasso ceramics and the Indigo Room.

1 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Bimini Boatyard Bar and Grill

This California cuisine with an island kick is a Fort Lauderdale's culinary gem. No one can say no to the Bimini bread appetizer, oatmeal and molasses yeast roll with honey inside. The St. Kitts Lump crab cake and Diane salad are other huge hits! The ambiance and waterfront view forge an easy island vibe.

1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale
Café Vico

Don’t let the strip mall exterior fool you! When you enter Café Vico, you are invited to a beautiful Tuscan experience that is voted most romantic restaurant year in and out. The menu is changed daily. The home-made pastas are a must for every meal with add-ons such as crab meat with lobster cream sauce.

1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
Antique Row

Interior designers have been shopping in this row for over 25 years. The delightful shopping area features stores selling antiques ranging from the 17th to 20th centuries. For those who want to make a day and evening of this antiquing experience, stay at the Biba hotel, a boutique hotel on the strip. Art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops make this a must see attraction.

South Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale
Design Center of the Americas

This 775,000 square foot interior design center is where all the celebrities go to decorate their Miami homes. All styles are represented here from classic to modern to everything in between. If you are lucky, you can even catch a sample sale.

1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Best Time to Visit

Fort Lauderdale comes alive during winter, from December to mid-spring, when temperatures are at their warmest and snowbirds flock south to escape cold winters. Weather can be unpredictable during the summer and fall months (June-November), which are also when the risk of hurricanes is at its highest.