make your trip sunsational

When you plan a visit to Greater Fort Lauderdale, it can be hard to pick and choose. So for starters, we made a list of the things that visitors love. Look through our activities and start planning a trip you won't be able to stop talking about.

First Timers:
10 ways to play

Frequent Visitors (Been here, done that): 
Off the Beaten Path

Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, welcomes millions of visitors each year to its sun-kissed shores. As our summer value season winds down, we realize the recent reports in the news regarding Zika in Miami-Dade County may have brought about confusion and concerns relating to travel to Florida. Click here for what you need to know about mosquito-borne illnesses and travel to Broward County.

some basics to get you started

Local telephone area code: 954

Taxes: 6% sales tax on purchases and 5% tax on hotel rooms in Broward County. (The lowest tax burden in the US according to the Global Business Travel Association.)

Weather: With more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, flip flops and shorts are a common sight in the hotels and beaches. 

Power Converters/Adapters: If you're visiting from outside North America, you may need power converters or an electrical adapter for any electronics or appliances you want to bring. The US uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). Outlets accept the standard North American plug with two flat parallel pins.

Emergencies: For police or medical assistance call 911 (toll-free).