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.

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First Timers:
10 ways to play

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

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). 

zika update

Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, welcomes millions of visitors each year to its sun-kissed shores. The health and well-being of our visitors is of the utmost importance.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to closely monitor developments regarding the Zika virus as the summer season approaches. According to data published by Florida Department of Health, there are still no locally-acquired cases and no areas of active transmission of Zika virus in Broward County.

Despite seeing reduced impact from Zika compared to the wider South Florida community, the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB continues to work with the Broward County Department of Public Works / Mosquito Control Section to ensure effective mitigation efforts are in place to limit the environment for mosquito breeding and reduce the impact of Zika virus. For more information on efforts underway in Broward County regarding Zika, click here.