Destination guide

The beachside setting of Fort Lauderdale is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Fort Lauderdale. This city's bars, boating and restaurants draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Historic Stranahan House Museum and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Fort Lauderdale

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deerfield Beach Pier (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Funderdome (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Water Taxi (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Ride Rocketman South Florida (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Boomers (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • K1 Speed (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Fort Lauderdale

Travellers speak highly of Fort Lauderdale for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fort Lauderdale is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Las Olas Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Sebastian Street Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Fort Lauderdale

Fly into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive), which is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Fort Lauderdale Station, Fort Lauderdale Station and Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station are the main stations in the area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Fort Lauderdale?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Las Olas Isles: 542 holiday homes
  • Las Olas, Seven Isles: 269 holiday homes
  • Barrier Island: 486 holiday homes
  • Victoria Park: 392 holiday homes
  • Poinsettia Heights: 203 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fort Lauderdale?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Fort Lauderdale. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum: 5,441 holiday rentals
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 5,479 holiday rentals
  • Las Olas Beach: 4,590 holiday rentals
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 5,440 holiday rentals
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center: 3,884 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Lauderdale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fort Lauderdale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,660 Houses in Fort Lauderdale. Our other popular types of Fort Lauderdale holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,680 holiday houses
  • Villas: 158 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 81 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fort Lauderdale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,288 holiday homes with pool available in Fort Lauderdale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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