Beginning of main content

37,738 Travelers rated Fort Lauderdale highly for Beaches and Bars

Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Book a package and join the 188 others who’ve received 100% off their flights this year!
Book a package and join the 188 others who’ve received 100% off their flights this year!
Book a package and join the 188 others who’ve received 100% off their flights this year!

Earn Orbucks instantly on every package with Orbitz Rewards!

Save more by booking your flight + hotel together!

Earn up to 10% back with the Orbitz Rewards Visa Card.

Featured Fort Lauderdale Flight + Hotel packages

2 to 5 night packages to Fort Lauderdale

Family-friendly hotels in Fort Lauderdale

See all 2,023 Properties in Fort Lauderdale

Romantic hotels in Fort Lauderdale

See all 2,023 Properties in Fort Lauderdale
Map

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

See all 195 things to do in Fort Lauderdale

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.

Best time to take a vacation to Fort Lauderdale

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.

Insider tips for Fort Lauderdale travel

Historic Walking Tour

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

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.

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.

Young at Art Children's Art Museum

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

Sea Turtle Walk

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

Fort Lauderdale Vacation Package Deals

Kick back, unwind and let the knowledgeable team at Orbitz help you tailor a truly amazing Fort Lauderdale trip. If you'd like to package your flight and hotel options to save time and money, you're on the right track!

Think about all that you can do with savings of up to $536*. All you have to do is choose your desired hotels, airfares, rental cars and experiences to save cash!

With an extensive database of no less than 500,000 hotels globally and 500 partner airlines, you'll have a wealth of choices and flexibility.

Our package deals will help you put together that escape you've been fantasizing about. With limitless available options to combine all your travel needs, the only thing left to do is pack your bags!

Join Orbitz Rewards

We've designed an easy system that'll reward you faster than anyone else. All you need to do is start booking with us and you'll pick up instant Orbucks!

For special perks and added extras at Orbitz Rewards VIP Hotels, simply become a gold or platinum member. How? Book four nights for gold status and 12 nights for platinum status. And remember — you can take advantage of your Orbitz Rewards points the next time you book.

Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide

Where is Fort Lauderdale?

Can't wait to tick Fort Lauderdale off your world map?

You'll find it approximately 390 miles southeast of Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida, and about 16 miles south of Boca Raton.

There are around about 170,000 friendly locals that live in this part of Southeast Florida.

Places to Visit in Fort Lauderdale

You wouldn't want to travel to Fort Lauderdale without swinging by exceptional attractions like Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Are you after a few other options? Have a look at Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. If time is on your side, tour them all!

Take in the fresh air as you stroll down Las Olas Riverfront. Want some more options? Galleria boasts an impressive range of shopping outlets and eateries. But wait, that's not all! Whether you're young or old, you'll be sure to enjoy the hands-on scientific displays at Museum of Discovery and Science.

Car Rentals in Fort Lauderdale

Your escape starts with car rentals in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’re eager to jump off the well-trodden tourist path or just want the convenience of having your own set of wheels, Orbitz can help you find the keys to your ride.

Grab your keys right in the terminal at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport and eliminate the hassle of taking expensive airport transfers to your accommodation. It's pretty much impossible to walk past without seeing EZ Rent-A-Car and Thrifty Car Rental. Other choices are Payless and Enterprise.

It's heartening to know that you can rent a vehicle not far from the city center. At 2301 Southeast 17th Street, Avis will get you behind the wheel in no time. Enterprise is another convenient outlet that you could use. It is situated at 1311 East Sunrise Blvd, just 2 miles from the city.

Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale – Hotel Accommodation

With at least 171 hotels in Fort Lauderdale, finding your perfect place to stay won't be too hard. We will make the decision simple, so you'll be able to get started on your unforgettable adventure!

After a room that's fit for a movie star? Our top luxurious accommodations include The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd) and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday Dr). If you're planning to travel on a tight budget, we recommend the Elysium Resort - Gay Men's Resort and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South.

Nearest Airports to Fort Lauderdale

Is there anything better than boarding a plane, binging on TV and knowing that the beginning of your adventure is just hours away? Once you hit the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL), the closest airport to Fort Lauderdale, you'll be just 4 miles from the center of town.

Popular Places to Visit Near Fort Lauderdale

Boca Raton is only 16 miles from Fort Lauderdale. Visit this place for easy access to some excellent tourist attractions like Mizner Park and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Palm Beach is one more destination to keep in mind. It's located only 40 miles away. If you'd like to come here, close by attractions such as CityPlace and the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum should certainly be on your list.

No Cancellation Fees

Has life thrown you a few curveballs recently? Do you need to cancel or alter your booking? No worries — we don't expect you to pay a fee.^ Bear in mind that your chosen hotel and airline might charge you one though, so don't hang around.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

^The travel product supplier may, however, charge cancellation fees which you will be required to pay. Terms and conditions apply.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from January through December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.