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What Makes Fort Lauderdale Beach Different? 

Fort Lauderdale Beach is a beachside oasis unlike any other, situated on three miles of golden sand and sparkling turquoise waters. Conveniently located 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, you can soak up the sun or fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves in no time at all. Driving in for a day or longer? Park the car and enjoy this walkable neighborhood just waiting to be discovered.

Best of all, whether you're seeking water sport, dining adventures, family-friendly activities, or a relaxing place to chill, summer travelers have the benefit of experiencing it all for less with the annual promotion, LauderDeals.

Your Home Away From Home

Fort Lauderdale Beach has more than four dozen places to stay and call your home away from home, ranging from luxury resorts and intimate boutique hotels to mid-century retro and pet-friendly accommodations.

Those searching for beachside elegance and full-service amenities steps from the shoreline have some of the most celebrated brands in the world to call home base. A few of the many choices include the all-suite Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, the AAA Five Diamond The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, and soon-to-open Four Seasons Hotel, renowned for personalized service and intuitive care. If the ultra-chic is your style, elevate your escape at the award-winning W Fort Lauderdale. Here you will find the highly acclaimed Stephen Starr restaurants Steak 954 and El Vez, and two rooftop WET Decks to stimulate your senses.

Traveling with the family? Planning a relaxing girls’ getaway or adventurous weekend for two? Sun-and fun-seekers traveling to Fort Lauderdale Beach have a variety of options to fit their vacation style.

Boaters and water sports enthusiasts won't have to travel far when staying at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach. Home to the world-famous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, you can drop anchor at one of their 250 slips and catch a sunset cruise or fishing tour right outside their doors. Situated just south of the central hub, B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale has a legendary past to make new memories. Families can while away the day on their private beach or take in the famous Wreck Bar Mermaid show together. Vacationers looking to renew and refresh will find The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, home to Heavenly Spa by Westin and Lona Cocina & Tequileria. This oceanfront oasis is designed to enhance your well-being and delight your senses. 

Salmon and vegetables in a bowl

Taste the Wave

Fort Lauderdale's coastal community may be best known for its sun, surf, and sand. Still, it's what lies on the opposite side of the landmark Wave Wall that competes for every foodie's attention. From alfresco brunch to surfside happy hour, quaint cafes, and chef-driven haunts, the eclectic selection of dining options blend local and global flavors deliciously with a casual vacation vibe.

Of course, no visit to Fort Lauderdale Beach is complete without making time to enjoy seafood by the seashore or spending time at a local landmark bar. Charting your dining and nightlife adventures here are as far-reaching as the ocean view.

Looking for a complete five-sensory experience? You'll find more than a dozen restaurants and local watering holes also feature an eclectic range of live music, seven nights a week. And if a barstool and beer are more your scene, just follow the Ale Trail and go where the locals go to unwind over a game of pool or to catch a game on TV. Should your stay extend over the weekend, make a point to visit the weekly Las Olas Oceanside Park’s Friday and Saturday Markets for locally made delicacies and organic produce.

A selection of 7 craft cocktails on a counter with the ocean in the background

Your Oceanfront Playground Awaits

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a gorgeous stretch of golden sand and brilliant turquoise blue water. Fort Lauderdale Beach offers an ample supply of both in its backyard. Here you can discover a passion for parasailing, attend yoga on the beach, or make lasting family memories at Friday Night Sound Waves free beachside concert. Plus, with a full calendar of events and activities at the new Las Olas Oceanside Park and around town, you never have to go far to be at the heart of it all. 

Two Water Taxis on the Intracoastal Waterways of Fort Lauderdale

As part of the "Yachting Capital of the World," Fort Lauderdale Beach offers unrivaled opportunities to experience the “Venice of America” too. Hop on the Water Taxi to explore 300 miles of inland waterways, and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while traveling along "Millionaires Row." For those looking to hit the high seas with children in tow, the entertaining Bluefoot Pirate Adventure and Jungle Queen cruises rank high on the list of family-friendly must-dos.

Adventurous spirits can climb aboard a wave runner, parasail over the shoreline, and take in the deep sea on fishing or SCUBA® diving excursions. Kayakers and paddleboarders can embark on a unique experience during the monthly full moon tours hosted at Park & Ocean

Prefer to explore the area on land? Walk, jog, bike, or skate along the palm-lined oceanfront promenade, or head one block west and go back in time while strolling the deco-inspired North Beach Village neighborhood. And for one of the best tours on land, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is home to artistic treasures, charming gardens, and scenic nature trails.

Fitness fans can mix up their routine and gain a beneficial boost of Vitamin D by working a workout into your vacation. From beach yoga to rooftop CrossFit training, check out the new LO/OP FIT programs at Las Olas Oceanside Park for a dozen free and low-cost options to sweat it out.

Greater Together. Safe + Clean

Safe+Clean Pledge (Small)Fort Lauderdale's beach businesses are committed to creating a Safe + Clean destination and working together for the well-being of our community and visitors. In partnership with Visit Lauderdale, over 100 businesses along Fort Lauderdale Beach join more than 1,000 county-wide in a unified message that health and safety standards, and protections against the spread of COVID-19, are a top priority.

 

Fort Lauderdale Beach. Discover. Stay. Dine. Play