Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in the ‘Subtropical’ South East Florida, specialises in warm, sunny days with an average temperature of 25’C year round and 3,000 hours of sunshine annually.
Relax and enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches and 300 miles of navigable inland waterways – giving Greater Fort Lauderdale the nickname the Venice of America. Visitors can also try something new on their next holiday – paddle boarding along the Intracoastal, kayaking by moonlight and exploration of the exotic Everglades. Choose to dine in one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s thousands of restaurants or shop till you drop at Sawgrass Mills, North America’s largest designer outlet mall.
Hit the ale trail Find Greater Fort Lauderdale’s thriving beer culture with 15 local nano-and micro-breweries and 32 craft brew pubs. The Ale Trail features 500+ different beers, from a Hefeweizen made with Florida-grown mangos, to malty imports from across the globe. Experience breweries, beer gardens and brewpubs offering guided tours, an open-air cigar patio and horchata-inspired brew on tap.
Multiple communities come together to celebrate local creativity with food, drink and live music. Street performances, interactive exhibitions and more. FATVillage, last Saturday of the month (except December), 6-11pm; Downtown Hollywood Artwalk, third Saturday monthly, 5-10pm with a walking tour of the mural project, a collection of curated outdoor murals by local, national and international recognized artists.
Browse art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Walk through the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, curated outdoor contemporary art murals by national & international recognized artists.
Hit The Beach
Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts 23 miles of Blue Wave Beaches – some of the cleanest, safest and most beautiful beaches in the US – from Deerfield Beach in the north to Hollywood in the south.
Fort Lauderdale lays claim to more than 4,000 restaurants ranging from intimate cafes to al fresco waterfront dining spots to quaint bistros, ethnic eateries and world-renowned steakhouses.
Get On The Water
See the Venice of America aboard a sightseeing cruise. Greater Fort Lauderdale is also a haven for yachting, with thousands of yachts of every size moored in the Marina
Explore the exotic Everglades, the river of grass, home to the unconquered Seminole Indian tribe. Take an airboat tour and see the alligators in their native habitat.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a hub for world renowned performers, many of which perform at The BBT Centre and Hard Rock Live.