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. For the latest news on COVID-19 related rules, guidelines and policies visit our COVID-19 Advisory page or check our Travel Resources information.
Taxes: 7% sales tax on purchases and 6% 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 3,000 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).
Planning to Fly?
Are you REAL ID ready? Starting October 1, 2021, all Americans 18 ears of age and older will need a REAL ID to pass airport security to board a flight in the United States. A REAL ID, generally marked with a star in the upper right corner, is different than a traditional driver’s license and can be obtained at your state’s DMV. If you do not have a REAL ID, there are other forms of identification accepted, such as a U.S. passport or passport card, enhanced driver’s license or U.S. military ID. Learn more at tsa.gov/real-id.
Free Visitors Guide & Map
The annual user-friendly map includes a detailed list of attractions, art, theater, music, entertainment, sports and special events.