What are the transportation logistics for tourists and business travelers, visiting Fort Lauderdale? In Broward County, not every hotel, resort or motel provides courtesy shuttle bus service from the airport. However, from renting a bicycle, waving down a trolley to embarking on a boat, Fort Lauderdale journeys plenty of convenient transportation options.

For those visitors, planning to travel beyond the Fort Lauderdale beach and convention center in Broward County, a dozen car rental companies reside in the parking lot at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). With most of the major car rental companies located at the building next to Terminal 1 at FLL, arrivals and departures could not be any easier.

Bicyclists experience a hospitable environment in Fort Lauderdale. Bike lanes stretch from the north to the south on A1A and other designated roadways. Dubbed the "Broward B-cycle," rental program, Broward County sponsors a flexible rental program with more than 25 different stations, located at popular sites in Fort Lauderdale. The eco-friendly program also entitles bike renters to discounts from specially appointed sponsors (i.e. eateries and merchants).

'Wave and ride' is how Fort Lauderdale's Sun Trolley eases transportation to those major points of interest, such as the beach, Las Olas, the Broward County Convention Center and other popular attractions. With passes available by the day or for a single trip, the Sun Trolley picks up riders anywhere along its seven connection 'links'. Tourists find the affordable transportation available each day of the week. Please visit Sun Trolley for the current "wave and ride" schedule.

And for the Fort Lauderdale visitor, who prefers a personal driver, choices range from any of the local limousine services to taxi companies. Along Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway, water taxis shuttle diners and merrymakers to critically acclaimed restaurants and bars. Passengers have the opportunity to secure an extra savings at any of the 50+plus eateries, affiliated with the water taxi company, too. Here are the rates and schedules for the water taxi service in Fort Lauderdale.

If the travel needs call for public transportation, Broward County Transit (BCT) covers extensive territory, from the FLL airport to most neighborhoods and major thoroughfares. The BCT bus service runs seven days a week, including holidays.

• Please visit: http://www.broward.org/BCT/Pages/default.aspx
for more transportation information.

So, whether it's touring by rental car or boarding a water taxi, Fort Lauderdale accommodates almost every transportation preference, possible.

By Holly Bentz,
Guest Blogger/Online Content Producer