Cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is a city renowned for its golden-sand beaches, culture and major events. Located just a few miles from Port Everglades on Florida's Atlantic coast, the city enjoys a booming tourist industry. There are cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale, but they're usually in high demand. Just a few miles north of Miami, this beautiful part of southern Floridal is busy all year round.
Fort Lauderdale is a city steeped in history. This principal city within the Miami metropolitan area is named after the many forts that were built during and after the Second Seminole War. Major William Lauderdale was commanding the soldiers that built the city's first fort during the hostilities. However, the development of Fort Lauderdale didn't really get going until 50 years after the war ended.
The promenade in Fort Lauderdale is always a hive of activity. Lined with bars, shops, cafes and restaurants, the city's beachfront area is definitely the place to be. Take a leisurely stroll along the brick path to soak up the atmosphere - let the white wave wall guide you. Just a short walk away from the promenade are the city's best hotels.
There's a lot to do and see in this incredible part of Florida. If you're keen to learn about the city's history, take a guided tour. One of the most popular is the amphibious tour of Las Olas Boulevard. This 90-minute tour also takes in many of the area's historic districts, Fort Lauderdale's biggest mansions and the superyachts that line Millionaire's Row.
Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
Tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting attractions and landmarks in Fort Lauderdale - here are three of the most popular.
Fort Lauderdale has a stunning beachfront promenade, and it's packed with exciting things to do and see. Walk along the iconic brick promenade and make a stop at The Gallery at Beach Place. You'll find a myriad of shops and cafes, as well as live entertainment. Or hop on the Sun Trolley and take a trip to the Downtown area.
A full day of activities awaits you at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. This is where you'll find a range of art galleries, music concerts and dining options. Among the most popular attractions here are the Florida Grand Opera, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Fort Lauderdale History Center.
There's a great opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Fort Lauderdale at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Learn about the area's long association with art and nature here. And there's a wonderful love story associated with the house that will give you chills.
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Events in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, so it's a great place to enjoy outdoor events.
Pride Fort Lauderdale is a huge event that attracts thousands of visitors every year - usually in late winter or early spring. Enjoy a wide range of exhibits, entertainment and street food options. And dance 'til you drop with the Atlantic Ocean as a spectacular backdrop. This is Florida's biggest LGBT event of the year.
Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the most spectacular 4th of July events in America. The event takes place on the iconic Las Olas Boulevard, and it features a mix of live music, family activities and great food. The day culminates in a spectacular firework display by the beach.
The Tortuga Music Festival is a celebration of all music genres. Taking place in early April every year, this prestigious event attracts some of the biggest names in pop, rock and country music to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. All three days of this event are usually sold out, so get your tickets early.
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Practical Information about Fort Lauderdale
Florida is America's number one tourist destination, so it's always ready for visitors. The average annual temperature is around 75F, and Fort Lauderdale enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. During the summer, however, heavy rain showers and storms are common. And it's not unusual for humidity levels to reach 100%. The city is on Eastern Standard Time, which is the same as New York and Toronto. Most people working in Fort Lauderdale's service industry speak English, but more than half have Spanish as their first language.
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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale
As the 'Venice of America', Fort Lauderdale’s identity is firmly founded on the water. The many districts and neighbourhoods of Fort Lauderdale are distinct from one another and each offers a different flavour of the life in the city. From the upscale neighbourhoods of Los Olas, Central Beach and the Isles, to the vibrant Downtown area and the quieter suburbs to the north of the city, there are plenty of perfect places to stay in this Floridian city.
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Departure Airports from Canada to Fort Lauderdale
From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale
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