Find Fort Lauderdale accommodation in the Sunshine State
Nicknamed “the Venice of America”, Fort Lauderdale is a popular city on the south-eastern coast of Florida, known for its endless beaches, tropical climate and lively atmosphere. Located 28 miles north of Miami in the “sunshine state”, Fort Lauderdale lives up to the name with over 3000 hours of sunshine a year – meaning that after you find your ideal Fort Lauderdale holiday apartment, you will never be at a loss of something to do
Fort Lauderdale holiday rentals in the centre of the city
Also known as a major yachting centre, Fort Lauderdale's beaches run 7 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. “Las Olas Boulevard” – the bustling central hub of entertainment for the city- offers fashion, art, restaurants and bars amongst the intra-coastal waterways. The area also plays host to music festivals, concerts, food shows and a vibrant night life.
Although there are plenty of things to do, the city itself is easy to explore by foot and it is therefore recommended to find Fort Lauderdale apartments and holiday homes in the centre of the city or near the beach so you can make the most of your stay. The Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District is also worth a visit; hosting theatres, historic homes, museums and the chance to participate in heritage tours. For a “true American experience”, visit the large Fort Lauderdale “swap shop” for an indoor and outdoor flee market, as well as one of the largest drive in movie-theatres in the country with 13 screens. For sports fans, perhaps find Fort Lauderdale holiday apartments near the Lockhart Stadium – the home of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers – which still regularly hosts games. In addition, The International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum - located just one block behind Las Olas - provides information on the sport, exhibitions and artwork depicting famous moments in swimming history. Although a coastal city, the area also offers the Birch State Park offering nature trails, canoeing, fishing, hiking and picnicking. Furthermore, just outside Fort Lauderdale is the Everglades Park where you can experience an air boat ride amongst the marshes and get up close to American alligators. If you visit during the festive period, be sure not to miss the Winterfest Christmas boat parade.