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Your Fort Lauderdale vacation

Somewhere between Miami glamour and South Beach relaxation lies the perfectly balanced, totally vibrant Fort Lauderdale. Once a teenage party destination, Fort Lauderdale still sings with golden beaches and ocean breezes, but the scene is decidedly cooler and swankier.

Play at notoriously clean beaches or spy mega-yachts and world-class cruise ships. Explore the vast Intercoastal or take on countless cultural or eco adventures. Shop Las Olas boutiques and dine in style or hit happening local bars for happy hour.

Whatever your pleasure, let the Orbitz travel team inspire your Fort Lauderdale vacation with the top 10 things to do, best times to hit the beach and lesser-known gems.

  • Known for hot (and hotter) weather, Fort Lauderdale brings on warm beach vacations with gusto. For ideal beach weather and the most popular time to visit Fort Lauderdale, plan your trip between November and April when highs range from the 70s to the low 80s, with nighttime lows in the 60s.

    For the best hotel deals and fewer crowds, come to Fort Lauderdale late May through October. But here's the catch: this "rainy season" typically brings brief afternoon showers, followed by increased humidity which can make the heat downright intense. On the flip side, the town is much more accessible, open and affordable.

  • Cruiser's Express water taxi

    Before or after a Port Everglades cruise, travel famed waterways to five top stops, including the beach and Las Olas.

  • Historic Walking Tour

    By full moon or daylight, spend one hour touring the historic district with the Fort Lauderdale Historic Society.

  • Happy Hour

    Celebrate a Fort Lauderdale tradition from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with reduced drinks and food at Southport Raw Bar, Tarpon Bend and more.

  • Sea Turtle Walk

    Join the Museum of Discovery and Science to explore Loggerhead sea turtle nesting grounds, select nights June to July.

  • Young at Art Children's Art Museum

    Find interactive exhibits and top studio classes in a rare art-only museum for kids.

Fort Lauderdale Hotels

From $103

1 B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
3.6 / 5 24 reviews

1140 Seabreeze Blvd. Map

Summer Savings Weekend Sale- 15% Off

For the ultimate oceanfront experience in South Florida, look no further than B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Located directly on the pristine white sand beach, B Ocean Resort is where you'll want to B for the ultimate beach vacation. With 487 bright and airy guest... More

From $61

2 Universal Palms Hotel

3 stars
3.1 / 5 186 reviews

4900 Powerline Road Map

Save 15% on 2 Nights or More

The Universal Palms Hotel surrounds you with all the tropical essentials you would expect from a South Florida establishment, from its jungle-wrapped swimming pool to its rocky waterfalls. Inside, the Venetian Restaurant showcases the hearty passions of Italy in its... More

From $128

3 Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

4 stars
3.8 / 5 160 reviews

999 N Ft Lauderdale Bch B Map

Save 25% on your stay

The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale is a newly renovated hotel offering breathtaking views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. This AAA Four Diamond approved hotel offers 240 guest rooms including 23 suites all featuring panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and... More

From $221

4 The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

5 stars
4.4 / 5 30 reviews

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Map

Rate includes breakfast

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Fort Lauderdale glows as golden as the coastline at this beachfront Florida hotel. The wood-paneled rooms, gloss-floored lobby areas, and curving windows are styled like the cruise ships of old, and guests can dine like first-class passengers in Via... More

From $189

5 Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 122 reviews

505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd Map

Includes two breakfast buffet certificates

From arranging waterski lessons to renting a bicycle, the resort's customer service is top-drawer, so be sure to speak to the friendly staff if you need any help. Disabled visitors can find hearing-accessible rooms on request, equipped with visual alarms for the doorbell... More

From $198

6 The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 78 reviews

601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Map

Each room and suite at the Atlantic Hotel and Spa in Florida features a full kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge, so guests can stock up on their favorite snacks and juices for in-room meals, or call room service to have delicious foods prepared and delivered.... More

From $142

7 Pelican Grand Beach Resort A Noble House Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 118 reviews

2000 North Ocean Blvd Map

Save 20% On Your Stay

One of Fort Lauderdale's most striking waterfront resorts, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, A Noble House Resort delivers 106 oceanfront suites, all with private balconies, for those seeking accommodations with indulgent sea-gazing. With its palm-lined patios and outdoor... More

From $87

8 Royal Beach Palace

3 stars
3.8 / 5 51 reviews

3711 North Ocean Blvd Map

This 84 room hotel offers well-appointed rooms within walking distance of the beaches and Ocean. Relax in our large pool or sip a refreshing cocktail while you soak up the beautiful Florida sun! There are also many fine restaurants and bars for your dining pleasure and... More

From $87

9 BEST WESTERN Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port

3 stars
3.7 / 5 182 reviews

1221 W State Road 84 Map

Save 10% on your stay

Visit this Ft. Lauderdale, Florida hotel conveniently located near the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, the Broward County Convention Center and Port Everglades. Offering free round-trip transportation to and from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. The friendly hotel staff can also help... More

From $110

10 Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

4 stars
3.7 / 5 111 reviews

2301 Southeast 17th Street Causeway Map

Incl Daily coffee house breakfast, Self-parking

Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort Spa and Marina towers over its crown jewel: a 127-slip marina and Aquatic Center, where guests can dock their yachts, rent water sports equipment or take a leisurely ride along the Intracoastal Waterway. Inside, visitors lap in the luxury of... More

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  • Fort Lauderdale beaches

    Swim or sun at eco-friendly, clean beaches such as Deerfield, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Promenade and Pompano.

  • Port Everglades

    Board a cruise or stand in awe of towering ocean liners at one of the world's best seaports.

  • Riverwalk Park

    Find arts and entertainment among museums, a craft market, cafes and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Stranahan House

    Enter one of Florida's oldest homes, built in 1901 in vernacular style and furnished with 1900-era antiques.

  • Las Olas Boulevard

    Shop this sophisticated mile downtown where high-fashion meets art and al fresco cafes.

  • Intercoastal Waterway and New River

    Discover the "Venice of America" by water taxi, Jungle Queen river cruise or gondola.

  • Florida Everglades

    Head 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale to Sawgrass Recreation Park for an airboat tour of this magnificent swampland.

  • Butterfly World

    Wander a netted aviary with hundreds of butterflies, learn about butterfly lifecycles and visit nearby Tradewinds Park attractions.

  • High Taylor Birch State Recreation Area

    Bike, hike or canoe mangroves, lagoons and a last-standing, significant maritime hammock.

  • Wannado City

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