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Fabulous hotels in Fort Lauderdale

A city on the water - Fort Lauderdale is famous for its Venetian-style waterways and sweeping Promenade-lined beachfront. Full of culture, you will find a more sophisticated crowd than in nearby Miami and an elegant bar scene – so indulge in a delicious cocktail along the waterfront.

Our hotels in Fort Lauderdale will cater to every want and need – from five-star opulence to cheap and cheerful. Check into the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, which sits next to the famous Pier 66 Marina, and dine in the revolving penthouse restaurant – overlooking the impressive yachts below. Visit the stylish and sophisticated rooftop bar at the W Fort Lauderdale – the ideal place for watching the glorious Floridian sunset. Those visiting Gulfstream Park, Florida’s thoroughbred racing track, will want to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach for its great views of the beach.

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Yachts moor in the marina, chic boutiques line the palm-fringed streets and beautiful beaches compete for your attention.

Beaches
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Beaches

Fort Lauderdale is situated on the east coast of Florida, just north of Miami, and the shoreline stretches as far as the eye can see. The beaches around Fort Lauderdale are Blue Wave certified, with golden sand and turquoise sea which laps the coastline for miles. Pompano Beach is often secluded and pristine. Or try the more populous Fort Lauderdale Beach, with its entertaining bars, cafés, and fantastic promenade – where people skate in the early morning sun. Don’t miss out on a trip to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, which lies between the beach and the Intracoastal waterway and houses plenty of beautiful wildlife.

Waterfront, canals and waterways
Waterfront, canals and waterways.

Waterfront, canals and waterways

Known as the Venice of America, the canals and waterways of Fort Lauderdale house many yachts and pleasure boats. Take a trip down these pleasant canals to see stunning mansions and mega-yachts, and lose yourself in the labyrinthine channels. Alternatively, water taxis travel along the Intracoastal waterway, which stretches from Miami to Palm Beach, through Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. For a great view of the surrounding waterways, stay at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six overlooking the famous marina, before heading out to dine along the seafront.

Shopping
Shopping.

Shopping

Fort Lauderdale has a fine array of shopping options. From stylish boutiques to huge malls you will find something ideal for your retail needs. Take a trip along Las Olas Boulevard, where chic independent stores peddle high fashion garments and designer goods. If you are looking for a bargain, journey to Sawgrass Mills on the edge of the Everglades, for the world’s largest discount mall. Featuring big name brands at slashed prices, it is treasure trove. Or venture a bit further afield and you can find the impressive Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach to pick up a trinket or two.

Nightlife and cuisine
Nightlife and cuisine.

Nightlife and cuisine

A different scene to Miami, Fort Lauderdale offers a sophisticated night out. Head down to Las Olas Boulevard to try out the world-class bistros and trendy steakhouses that have popped up in recent years. And, like any Floridian city, you can find mouth-watering seafood restaurants and barbecue shacks. Don’t miss out on the local crab houses, where wooden mallets are better utensils than knives and forks. Don't miss F.A.T. Village urban arts district with a monthly ArtWalk.

Culture and sightseeing
Culture and sightseeing.

Culture and sightseeing

It isn’t just beaches and yachts in Fort Lauderdale, there is a strong cultural heritage there too. Visit Bonnet House Museum & Gardens for a glimpse into the affluent lifestyles of plantation owners at the start of the 20th century. The amazing Flamingo Gardens or Butterfly World are a beautifully colourful way to spend the afternoon, perfect for kids. Venture to the NSU Art Museum to see its dazzling collection of over 6000 permanent pieces. Or head over to the Museum of Discovery and Science to see wonders of the scientific world. Embark on a trip around the waterways on the Jungle Queen Riverboat, who have been touring this area since 1935.

See the Everglades
See the Everglades.

See the Everglades

The Everglades is one of the most diverse natural wonders in the world, covering 1.5-million acres of Mangrove swamps and marshland. It is home to alligators, turtles, snakes and hundreds of different bird species, making it a perfect trip for the naturalist. Take a thrilling tour on an airboat, hovering above the water as you search for the elusive alligators just below the surface. And keep your eyes peeled for the Florida Panther, an endangered species of cougar that calls the cypress swamps home.

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