Locals call Fort Lauderdale the "Venice of America." It is no wonder with 23 miles of beach, blue-green waters and world-class shopping and dining on Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale is located on the southeast coast of Florida, about 23 miles north of Miami. Showcasing a vibrant nightlife scene and catering to a younger spring break crowd during parts of the year, Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone.
Things To Do
When looking for a vacation home consider factors such as proximity to the convenient water taxis, shops, restaurants and of course the beach! Our favorite Fort Lauderdale vacation homes are near areas such as Las Olas Beach, an area that doesn't get as crowded as other South Florida beaches. Speaking of Las Olas, if shopping or art is your passion; visit architecturally interesting Las Olas Boulevard for al fresco restaurants, galleries, and museums.
A great way to get around Fort Lauderdale is the always fun open air “golf cart” taxis. Use them to get from point A to point B or just for a fun ride around to see the sites. By the end of our last trip, we were best buds with our driver Pauly who made sure we were his priority for the weekend. Of course, there is always Uber available in the area too.
A must do activity is the Fort Lauderdale pedal pub, operated by Cycle Party. Grab some friends and spend a few hours pedaling, singing and stopping off at local bars and restaurants along the way. By boat is one of the best ways to see “millionaire’s row” with some of the most expensive houses in the country; any boat will do, but we recommend a relaxing gondola ride through the canals.
Other great activities:
• Stranahan House
• Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
• Segway Tours
Must try restaurants/nightlife:
• The Foxy Brown (must go for brunch!)
• American Social
• Market 17
When to Visit
Of course, the peak season for Fort Lauderdale is November through April when the snowbirds and spring breakers flock to the white sand beaches to enjoy the almost perfect temperatures. The summer months can be quite humid, and you should expect some afternoon showers. It should also be noted that peak months for hurricanes are August and September.
Fort Lauderdale Weather
With 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and a year round average temp of 77 degrees, no matter what time of year you visit you are likely to have great weather.
Where to Stay
Browse from our hundreds of available vacation rental properties for your next trip to Fort Lauderdale. No matter if you are looking for beach front, river front, or high rise condo downtown, we can help you find the right choice.
406 vacation rentals
This apartment is on the 10th floor of the Ocean Manor Resort Hotel which is on the beach. The apartment has an expansive view of the city and inter-coastal...
Sleeps 4$108avg. nightly rate
Efficiency Apartment With private balcony (. seats 6) In Resort Hotel complex which is DIRECTLY on private beach, all amenities included. Large HEATED pool....
Sleeps 5$98avg. nightly rate
The Cracker Shack was totally gutted and now is an open plan with a queen bed built into an alcove like a ships bunk, a walk in closet with washer and dryer,...
Sleeps 2$117avg. nightly rate
Located on the beach with a slight ocean view. This is a large studio, non-smoking, with 1 bathroom. This condo has a large white tile floor and a kitchene...
Sleeps 2$118avg. nightly rate
beautiful updated unit with direct ocean view on the beach front hotel/condo.with kitchen My rate is FLAT Rent rate --including all taxes, unlimited calls ...
Sleeps 2$135avg. nightly rate
Beautiful studio apartment in Ocean Manor, Fort Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Located in the historic Ocean Manor you will find this remodelled studio apar...
Sleeps 6$82avg. nightly rate
Studio apartment with full sized bed, 2 closets, private bathroom with shower. Kitchen furnished with stove, microwave, fridge, place setting for 4. Table ...
Sleeps 2$60avg. nightly rate
This spacious studio condo is in the absolute best location in Fort Lauderdale. The condo is set back just one block from famed Fort Lauderdale Beach while ...
Sleeps 4$181avg. nightly rate
PRIVATE ENTRANCE - PRIVATE PATIO - FREE PARKING- 9 min / 4.9 miles from beach - 5 min / 2.8 miles from FLL airport - 15 min / 7 miles from Las Olas , Dow...
Sleeps 2$49avg. nightly rate
Cozy private apartment recently renovated, with modern decor and kitchen. Aquamar is a place where you can spend a peaceful time with your family or friends ...
Sleeps 4$135avg. nightly rate