Dallas travelers can take a vacation to Fort Lauderdale to relax on the beach, shop in upscale restaurants and cruise the waterways in a water taxi. You'll find deals on flights from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale, discounts on hotel accommodations, information about the local area and more using the Orbitz.com website.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. It's the busiest airport in Texas and the eighth busiest airport in the world. Six airlines offer flights from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale, including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines.
If you need to park your car at the airport while you travel, you have three parking options. Terminal parking is available outside the entrance to all five terminals and costs $19 per day. You can also use one of the express lots for $10 to $12 per day or one of the remote lots for $8 per day. The airport has shuttles that transport passengers from the express and remote parking lots to the terminals. If you don't want to drive to the airport, you can take the bus (DART), the Trinity Railway Express or a taxicab. Cab fare from downtown Dallas to the airport costs approximately $40.
If you need to kill some time before your flight, you can grab something to eat. The airport features over 120 restaurants, including Bennigan's Grill & Tavern, Fuddruckers, T.G.I. Friday's and Chili's Too. If you'd rather get a quick snack, visit Grove Natural Snacks, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Ben & Jerry's or Smoothie King.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale has overcome the party city reputation it earned from hosting some of the biggest spring break parties each year. The city has transformed into a place filled with upscale boutiques and restaurants, family-oriented attractions and beautiful beaches. Whether you're taking a family vacation or just need some time to unwind with your friends, Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone.
Exploring Fort Lauderdale
Flights from Dallas arrive at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is 3 miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale. You can get from the airport into Fort Lauderdale by bus, taxi or rental car. The bus stop for bus route 1 is located outside the rental car center. You have to stop at the taxi podium, located near baggage claim, to arrange taxi service. Cab fare into Fort Lauderdale costs between $40 and $45. If you want to rent a car, you can find great deals on the Orbitz.com website. When your flight arrives, you'll pick up your car at the airport's car rental center.
With 250 days of sunshine and an average daily temperature of 66 degrees Fahrenheit all year long, it's easy to see why people vacation in Fort Lauderdale. The rainy season lasts from May to October. During this time, it's common to have an afternoon or evening thunderstorm. The city gets an average of 64 inches of rain per year-most of which falls during the rainy season.
The city offers more than beautiful beaches. Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed the Venice of America because of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can spend the entire afternoon touring the city via water taxi. Some of the city's best shops and restaurants are located on Las Olas Boulevard. The street is home to 30 al fresco dining options, 65 shops, 10 major international art galleries and two museums. Other area attractions include the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, the Stranahan House and Funderdome.
Plan a Fort Lauderdale Vacation
The Orbitz.com website makes planning a trip from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale simple. In addition to booking your flight, you can use the website to reserve a hotel room and rental car, purchase tickets to area attractions and plan your itinerary.