While many people used to automatically book a trip to Miami when thinking about relaxing in Florida, this is beginning to change. That’s because Fort Lauderdale also has plenty to offer, with a relaxed, chilled vibe that many people appreciate.
Here are some of the top things to do when you’re planning your trip to Fort Lauderdale:
Think about how you’ll get around
There are plenty of frequent flights into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It’s a good idea to begin looking at flights as soon as you have an idea about your dates, so you can grab the best possible deal. If you have the time on your hands, choosing a stopover can sometimes help you save hundreds of dollars.
Be sure to check out airports close by- such as Miami and Palm Beach. Don’t forget to rent a car in Fort Lauderdale so you can easily get around without needing to use public transport or Uber.
Fort Lauderdale is also a fun place to explore by water- so look at getting a water taxi pass if you know you’ll be doing this often.
Plan for relaxation
It’s pretty sad to visit Fort Lauderdale and not get to spend some time on the beach. If you’re planning a trip, do yourself a favor and plan for at least a day or two of wandering the area or lying on the beach with a good book.
This is an excellent place to go snorkeling and diving, so consider taking the time to explore some of the amazing beaches in the area.
Sure, there’s something to be said for playing it by ear, but if you want to see certain attractions, it’s a good idea to book ahead. This is especially true if you’re planning to combine your Fort Lauderdale vacation with a trip to Orlando- be sure to buy your theme park tickets in advance. The same is true for hiring a car- it’s a good idea to look into car rental in Fort Lauderdale before you arrive. That way, you can simply pick up your car when you fly in.
It may sound obvious, but there are so many great indoor attractions in Fort Lauderdale that it can be easy to forget to enjoy the outdoors. Head to the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where you’ll find more than 200 different species of birds. And of course, you can’t miss Las Olas Boulevard, which is a great place to wander, enjoy the nightlife, and browse the shops and boutiques.