Cruise & Play
Come a little earlier, stay a little longer. Daily departures from the every day make Greater Fort Lauderdale a port of call all its own. Even if you have just a few hours to spare, you'll find that's all you need to squeeze in a little sunny on your cruise vacation from Port Everglades. Special Offers Just for Cruisers
Port Everglades is not in the Florida Everglades
It's a common mixup for first-timers, but the difference is cruise ship vs. airboat. Port Everglades, located just two miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and less than one mile from Fort Lauderdale and Dania beaches, is cruising with a sense of EASE. The exotic Florida Everglades, are approximately 23 miles to the west, and are a must-see before or after your cruise. Take an exhilarating airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park, Billie Swamp Safari or Everglades Holiday Park to name a few.
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Discover the spirit and history of the Seminole Tribe, Florida's "unconquered" people, and learn about their culture, and way of life in an authentic Seminole Village.
"Must-have" shopping excursions start at high-end stores along famous Las Olas Boulevard and The Galleria, and meander to designer outlets at Sawgrass Mills. Bargain hunters will love Festival Flea Market and the Swap Shop.
Sorting out the local restaurant scene is easy with the Fork Lauderdale Dining App. Explore Greater Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene, including romantic waterfront spots, trendy steakhouses, Sunday brunches, sports bars, wine bars and more.
into the wild
Say hello to your wild side and visit sea turtles on the beach, butterflies in an aviary, or an eight-foot gator in the Everglades. Throw in a kayaking excursion through a mangrove forest or paddleboard down the New River.
get fit and feel fit
Bike or walk along A1A. Hike the Everglades. Enjoy a workout or healthy fare at a four-star spa. Greater Fort Lauderdale is a panacea for healthy living - and anyone hoping to stay fit while enjoying a vacation getaway.
exhale and enjoy
For those seeking serenity, relaxation and revitalization, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an impressive choice of day spas and resort spas ranging from upscale, European-style establishments to sites offering a more holistic approach.
When some people get here, they're off to the races, literally. Beyond world-class thoroughbreds to get your heart pumping, there's always Blackjack, Texas Hold 'em, Vegas-style slots and Jai-Alai -- the world's fastest game. Ante-up for excitement.