Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Travel Guide

  • Photo: Ivan Cholakov/Shutterstock
  • Photo: LouLouPhotos / Shutterstock
  • Photo: FloridaStock/Shutterstock
  • Photo: Fotoluminate LLC/Shutterstock
  • Photo: Jorg Hackemann / Shutterstock

Plan Your Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Vacation

Collegians of the 1960s returning to Fort Lauderdale would be hard-pressed to recognize the onetime "Sun and Suds Spring Break Capital of the Universe." Back then, Fort Lauderdale's beachfront was lined with T-shirt shops, and downtown consisted of a lone office tower and dilapidated buildings waiting to be razed. Not anymore!

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Blue waves Sparkling Lauderdale beaches spanning Broward County's entire coast were Florida's first to capture Blue Wave Beach status from the Clean Beaches Council.
  2. Inland waterways More than 300 miles of inland waterways, including downtown Fort Lauderdale's historic New River, create what's known as the Venice of America.
  3. Everglades access Just minutes from luxury hotels and golf courses, the rugged Everglades tantalize with alligators, colorful birds, and other wildlife.
  4. Vegas-style gaming Since slots and blackjack tables hit Hollywood's glittering Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2008, smaller competitors have followed this lucrative trend on every square inch of Indian Territory.
  5. Cruise gateway Port Everglades—home port for Allure and Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise vessels—hosts ships from major cruise lines.

When To Go

When to Go

Peak season runs Thanksgiving through April, when concert, art, and entertainment seasons go full-throttle. Expect heat and humidity and some rain...

Read More

Travel Tips

Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Travel Tips

See All

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Florida 2015

View Details
Travel Deals