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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 daytime. At night, however, the long boulevards 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 explorers 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

Hollywood International Airport

Hollywood International Airport is the main airport for the Fort Lauderdale area. There are four main terminals, serving a number of airlines, including domestic carriers Continental, American, JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, Northwest, AirTran, Spirit, and US Airways, as well as international carriers like Air Canada, Air Jamaica, and Finnair. Just a few miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, the airport offers easy access to major roadways including I-95, I-75, I-595, U.S. 1 and Florida’s Turnpike to destinations in South and Central Florida. The airport is also in a prime location for those taking cruises, just two miles from Port Everglades, from where most cruise ships leave. There is a commuter train (Tri-Rail) that connects the airport to Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. BCT bus route 1 runs through Broward County. There are 12 rental car companies offering over 5,400 cars in one accessible location. As of recently, Uber cars also have access to the pick up areas of the airport.

Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale

Public Transport

There is a number of bus and rail services available in the area of Fort Lauderdale. For selected destinations you can also get on a shuttle. Palm Tran +1 561 841 4200 Palm Beach County’s public bus transportation offers regular services throughout Palm Beach County. Tri-Rail +1 800 874 7245 This rail service provides transportation between West Palm Beach and Miami, with stops at many locations between. The Palm Beach International Airport is accessible by Tri-Rail from the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station located at 203 South Tamarind Avenue. A Palm Tran shuttle carries passengers to/from the Tri-Rail station to PBIA. Amtrak +1 800 872 7245 Long- and short-distance rail service throughout the United States. Supershuttle +1 800 258 3826 Exclusive share-ride door-to-door transportation to and from Palm Beach International Airport. 24-hour service. No reservations needed for arriving passengers.