Popular with tourists and lined with beaches and boating canals, Fort Lauderdale has a truly pleasant year-round temperature of 75.5 °F on average.
Restaurants, marinas, shopping malls and over 60 golf courses are just a few of the things that make this city in the Miami Metropolitan area a huge draw for visitors.
Some of Fort Lauderdale’s key attractions include the tropical Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the shopping district East Las Olas Boulevard, and the all-ages Museum of Discovery and Science.
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For public transportation from the Fort Lauderdale Airport, go to the transportation area outside the baggage claim on the lower level. There, arriving visitors will find a comparison list of fares for the GO Airport Shuttle.The free Sun Trolley takes visitors to the Welcome Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, where they can buy admission passes to museums & historic sites, store & restuarant discounts and all-day free trolley pass. The trolley runs every hour on the hour and stops at: lower level of T1 (west end); between T2 & T3; & between T3 & T4.The Broward County BCT bus will connect to the Tri-Rail commuter system linking Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.
EAST LOS OLAS BOULEVARD
Shopping boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars and more dot this popular thoroughfare in the Central Business District. Enjoy a walk by canals, as well as the courtyards and breezeways.
HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE PARK
This Florida State Park on East Sunrise Boulevard is a spectacular outdoor space for the whole family. Beaches and beautiful green spaces await!
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
Check out fun, interactive and family-friendly exhibits at this impressive museum, one of Florida's largest. The sensory-overloading IMAX theater here is another reason to visit.
Our colorful, winged friends are in resplendent display at this, the biggest butterfly park in the world.
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS
A historic home with lush greenery that has the distinction of being on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
ART FORT LAUDERDALE
Destination art fair held in January, where attendees are transported via water taxi and yacht, stopping at waterfront mansions to view emerging artists' work.
4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
Family entertainment doesn't get much better than this beach-set extravaganza with water slides, bounce houses, apple pie eating contests, and fireworks at the end of the day.
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE
This major, illuminated boat procession is a kick-off to the holiday season, and a proud Fort Lauderdale tradition held in early December.
TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Country music's top performers highlight this 3-day music fest. Get yourself a cowboy hat and sand-resistant boots! Ocean conservation and research is a focus of this event, so good causes go along with the good times.