Fort Lauderdale Holidays

Beautiful beaches, coastal canals, and outdoor adventure

Fort Lauderdale Holidays
Expect to find
Beautiful Beaches

Beautiful balmy beaches with exciting water sports

Cultural Attractions

A range of fun cultural attractions for the whole family

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities, with something for everyone

Vibrant Nightlife

A vibrant nightlife, with bars, restaurants, and beach clubs

Relax on the soft sands

Relax on the soft sands and enjoy the clear waters at Fort Lauderdale beaches, perfect for swimming and water sports. Then head back to the promenade in search of fine food, refreshing drinks and entertainment.
Explore the unique canals on a water taxi or gondola, then get ready to shop ‘til you drop amid the amazing stores and boutiques.

More of a history buff or culture vulture? Fort Lauderdale holidays offer a great selection of museums, arts venues, and historic districts for you to soak up. Add to this a great range of family attractions and easy access to the iconic Everglades and you have a Florida holiday packed with magic memories, no matter what your preferences.

Tailor Make your Fort Lauderdale Holidays

From golden beaches to boating canals, visit Fort Lauderdale, the “Venice of America”.

Been before, or in search of something special? From Fort Lauderdale beach celebrations to boat parades or art, culture, and entertainment events, there’s always something new and exciting to see or do.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

  1. Fort Lauderdale Beaches 

Enjoy 24 miles of beautiful golden beaches that run along the stunning coast on either side of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The pristine coastline is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports, with everything from coral reefs to historic lighthouses waiting to be discovered. Take a relaxing stroll or cycle down the promenade, stop by a buzzing bar, or unwind at a beachfront café, all within easy reach of Fort Lauderdale itself. 

  1. Bonnet House, Museum, and Gardens 

Explore the historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, a stunning and distinctive early 20th-century estate with a unique blend of art, architecture, history, and ecology. The estate features a striking main house filled with artwork, lush gardens, and a serene lily pond. Guided tours are available to take you through the history and artistic provenance of the property.

  1. Everglades Airboat Tour

Experience the unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity of the Florida Everglades with an airboat tour. Just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale, these fascinating tours take you through the atmospheric marshes and waterways of the Everglades, offering a chance to spot native wildlife like alligators, birds, and more.

Fort Lauderdale
  1. Museum of Discovery and Science

Perfect for families and science enthusiasts, the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale offers the perfect blend of interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Science demos and shows really bring the wow factor for adults and children alike. Explore the world of science, technology, and nature through engaging displays, an IMAX theatre, and interactive exhibits that will delight visitors of all ages.

  1. Las Olas Boulevard

Explore the vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, a bustling, characterful area of Fort Lauderdale with an enticing mix of shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes. It’s a great place to shop for unique finds, enjoy fine dining at world-class restaurants, or simply soak in the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. Las Olas Boulevard also hosts events and festivals throughout the year, so you’re almost guaranteed to find something to write home about.

FAQs on Fort Lauderdale

  • What’s the best time of year to go to Fort Lauderdale?

    If the beach is your thing, then May to early August is your time. You’ll get the best of Fort Lauderdale weather and avoid hurricane season which starts mid-August. There are lots of things to do in Fort Lauderdale during the festive season around Thanksgiving and Christmas if you like to immerse yourself in the local scene.

  • What’s the best way to get around Fort Lauderdale?

    Fort Lauderdale is a city with options. There’s good public transport and taxis, but you might want to try something a little different. Hire a bike, grab a water taxi, or cruise gently along on a gondola.

  • How long should I spend in Fort Lauderdale?

    Most visitors spend five days on holiday in Fort Lauderdale, which is enough time to do justice to all the highlights and delights the city has to offer. If you’re a beach bunny, you might want to extend that to ten days, so you get a few days of uninterrupted ocean-side bliss in the mix.

Staff Tips

  • Adrienne Keogh

    At American Holidays our slogan is ‘Possibilities Unlimited’ and they truly are!
    American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make down to the finest detail. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Karen Sheals Hoy
    Active tours are suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours embrace the nature of the explorer and usually include a range of adventurous activities, such as walking and hiking, as well as city sightseeing. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There will often be a wide variety of options available depending on your interests, budget and ability.
    Karen Sheals HoyManager
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner
  • Sarah McCormick

    In America the cities come alive at night! There is always something to see or do so make sure you check out what’s on while you are there and experience the most amazing live shows, fabulous eateries and unique bars and nightclubs.

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Why not explore at your own pace? Our self-drive itineraries are designed to give you the security of knowing that your daily accommodation is secured, with the flexibility of travelling at your leisure. Do you prefer hiking and sightseeing along the way? Or is the allure of the open road more your style? The choice is yours! Whatever you choose we will help you plan your ideal itinerary.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner

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