It used to be that most people who were planning a trip to Florida would spend the majority of their time in Miami. But Fort Lauderdale is quickly becoming the place to be, so here are a few tips to help make sure your trip to Fort Lauderdale is a success:
Hire a car
While there are many great reasons to visit Fort Lauderdale, the public transport is unfortunately not one of those reasons. Without a car, you’ll be relying on buses and ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber which can quickly become expensive if you’re hoping to explore the area. That’s why it’s a good idea to rent a vehicle in FortLauderdale. If you choose the right hire company, you can pick this up as soon as you arrive in the airport- meaning you can begin exploring the area as soon as you arrive, and you don’t need to wait for any airport shuttles or buses.
Hit the beach
While many people assume the best beaches are in Miami, you’ll actually find fewer crowds and nicer beaches in Fort Lauderdale. This area is packed with a number of different beaches, and you’ll be spoiled for choice. Be sure to plan some beach time.
If you like snorkeling, you’re in luck. You can easily slap on some fins and a mask and go snorkeling in the many reefs right off the coastline. Expect to see sea turtles, tropical fish, lobsters, and if you’re lucky, even a dolphin or two.
Take a road trip
This area is perfect for road trips, especially if you choose vehicle rental in FortLauderdale. You can easily take a trip to South Beach, head down to Keywest for great seafood and some of the best sunsets around. Not to mention, it’s relatively quick to get up to Orlando if you’d like to ride the rollercoasters until you scream (don’t forget to check out Harry Potter World).
Take the water taxi
There’s a reason Fort Lauderdale is known as the ‘Venice of America.’ Take the water taxi, and you’ll be able to go wherever you’d like to go in the area, with five stops in Hollywood and 12 in Fort Lauderdale. Take your camera, because you’ll be going past plenty of huge yachts and ritzy mansions. Grab a day pass and you’ll be able to ride as often as you please.