Other areas to stay in Fort Lauderdale
Lauderdale by the Sea
Beaches, families, old Florida charm
Located to the east of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea is a mesmerizing town on a barrier island. This beautiful location is another must stay spot in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A huge part of this beach is dedicated to scuba diving and snorkeling activities. This three-tiered reef has several romantic resorts, hotels, and restaurants for the entertainment of the people staying in town.
There are several water sport facilities for visitor including Jet Ski, boating, fishing, boat tours, and much more. The top attraction in Lauderdale by the Sea is Scuba Diving. There is something for everyone in this town from historic tours to water activities and amazing food experience. The Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail is an excellent activity in Lauderdale by the Sea. The people registered in the trail can see a variety of wildlife of Florida including colorful fish, sharks, turtles, lobsters, and over 300 species of fish.
Lauderdale by the Sea also offers several other entertainment facilities including the popular Jungle Island where people can see almost any animal found in jungles around the world. This beautiful and exciting place is best for families and children. There are several varieties of plants in the Jungle Island and interested people can also book a part of this land for events.
Kayaking is another fun activity that people can indulge in. While kayaking, you can see jungle species like iguanas and much more. Watching the surrounding jungles while kayaking is an amazing experience in itself. There is a lot that this place offers including Para-sailing for adventurous souls. You can also rent an electric water bike on the beach which is an extremely fun and exciting activity for the people staying in this town.
The beach is covered with cafes, restaurants, clubs, and food stalls that offer local and international cuisine. Moreover, this town has world-class hotels that offer high-end luxury to the people staying in Lauderdale by the Sea.
Hotels in Lauderdale by the Sea
17th Street Causeway
Enjoying a stay in one of the beautiful hotels in 17th street Causeway is so easy! There are 14 well-appointed hotels to choose from plus a selection of other types of accommodation and they are within a ten mile drive (16km) of Fort Lauderdale International Airport. If you are planning a cruise from Fort Lauderdale, the port is within easy reach too. There is an attractive beach front area with a number of restaurants and beach related shops and the Pier 66 Marina gives the opportunity to enjoy some sailing. Tempting though it is to stretch out in the sunshine by the hotel pool, there are a number of places of interest to visit.
The bascule drawbridge (Clay E.Shaw Memorial Bridge) is definitely one! The bridge opens on the hour and half hour and is interesting to watch. There is the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) which is a saltwater Olympic size pool and another fun option is the public pool situated right on the beach. The hotels have plenty of evening entertainment, but if you enjoy a lively night scene, Las Olas Boulevard is the place to go and is located just a few kilometres away.
Hotels in 17th Street Causeway
Shopping, dining, nightlife
Las Olas means ‘the waves’ in Spanish and this is the premier South Florida destination with excellent hotels. Las Olas is conveniently close to the gorgeous Fort Lauderdale beaches, the international airport (3 ml/5 km) and Port Everglades. Las Olas is an excellent place to stay for all the family and this is a thought shared by many celebs! At the eastern end of Las Olas Boulevard there are numerous canals. Many of the stunning waterfront properties are owned by celebs and there are boat trips available that reveal who lives where! Las Olas Boulevard is the focus of the neighbourhood and has a vibrant collection of shops, art galleries and night clubs.
If you are staying in Las Olas everywhere is within easy walking distance, but it is fun to catch one of water taxis or to hire a bicycle. There are boat trips to enjoy, good restaurants, the art house movie theatre and the art museum. If you want to relax and be pampered, Las Olas has Spas, salons and beauty centres for both men and women.
Hotels in Las Olas