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Famous for its beaches, arts and cultural events, Fort Lauderdale is and idyllic sun destination with plenty to do for friends, families and solo travellers. From lounging on the beach to shopping along Las Olas Boulevard, visiting the historical districts and hiking in the Everglades, there’s so much to be enjoyed during a Fort Lauderdale holiday. Discover Fort Lauderdale holidays from Dublin or breaks and packages from Ireland with Budget Travel USA.
Fort Lauderdale is brimming with fantastic things to see and do during your stay. Spend a day splashing the cash along the boulevard with over 65 shops to choose from as well as 10 international galleries and a number of amazing restaurants, a lovely way to spend your day.
Unwind and top up your tan along Fort Lauderdale Beach, sugary sands and crystal clear waters are ideal for tanning and swimming or water sports such as paddle-boarding and surfing. The palm tree lined promenade is great to grab a bite to eat or a souvenir for a loved one! Younger visitors will love this beach during spring break when college kids turn the beach into one giant party that keeps going into sunset.
Experience something new and take an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. Here you can see a huge variety of birds and fish, and even get up close and personal with an alligator! You can also go on an airboat tour during the night to see nocturnal animals in their natural state. A different way to spend your day!
Fort Lauderdale has no shortage of amazing places to eat with locally caught fish and fresh vegetables adding to the menus of most restaurants. Enjoy dunner with a view at 15th Street Fisheries which is located right on the water, diners can enjoy fresh seafood while they watch the yachts go by. Kuro is a modern Japanese restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which focuses on locally sourced ingredients as well as specialty items flown in from Japan, with a fantastic sushi bar and cocktail lounge, this is a sophisticated way to spend an evening.
Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to party as thousands of Spring Breakers come here each year to live it up in their many nightclubs and bars. Dance the night away at America’s Backyard, South Florida’s largest outdoor party, a 15,000 sq.ft interactive outdoor nightclub in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, every weekend this club is filled with locals and tourists dancing to high energy DJ sets. If you’re looking for a fun filled night of live music, head down to Original Fat Cats which has live bands on weekly with a huge selection of beers on tap as well as a great atmosphere and relaxed, laid back crowd. It’s the perfect way to unwind during the weekend.
Fort Lauderdale has a wide variety of hotels in a number of great locations which can cater to every guest’s tastes and budget. A Fort Lauderdale favourite is The Aqua Hotel, a retro property, rooms are spacious and modern with rooms which face the ocean and the pool, staff are warm and accommodating and it’s in an excellent location only a few moments from the beach and near a great selection of restaurants and bars. With a great location only a 5 minute walk away from the beach, The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale continues to impress guests. Personal service and gorgeous views of the water are features of the stylish hotel. Whatever you’re looking for, we are sure to find the perfect hotel for you. Another great hotel with spectacular views is the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel. It has everything from 5 top restaurants, 3 swimming pools and a view of the beach.