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Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale’s canals and charm have earned it the nickname “The Venice of America.” The beaches offer 23 miles of golden sand, lively with the spirited antics of happy vacationers. Sail the blue-green waters on a chartered catamaran, or dive beneath the surface to meet-and-greet the local sea life. Shopping and dining al fresco on Las Olas Boulevard is one of Fort Lauderdale’s greatest pleasures, thanks to adorable shops and prime people-watching.

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Intracoastal Waterway
Intracoastal Waterway
Navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname, "Venice of America."
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Owner description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home, whose artistic and innovative owners, famed artist... more Owner description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home, whose artistic and innovative owners, famed artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn, made equally beautiful inside. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Museums; Gardens; Art Museums
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Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are... more Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road. less
Attraction type: Museums
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Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Musical and theater productions, including touring Broadway shows, take the stage here.
Attraction type: Theaters
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Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
Beaches! That's why you came to Fort Lauderdale and its 23 miles of beachfront are some of the best in Florida, whether you're here for the sun, ocean or people watching.
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Canyon Southwest Cafe
Canyon Southwest Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
Ranked #2 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Da Campo Osteria
Da Campo Osteria
Ranked #3 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
Ranked #4 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Chima Brazilian
Chima Brazilian
Ranked #5 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price: $29 - $49
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Premiere Hotel
Premiere Hotel
$69 - $219
Ranked #3 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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The Victoria Park Hotel
2.0 of 5
The Victoria Park Hotel
$77 - $175
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Grand Palm Plaza
2.0 of 5
Grand Palm Plaza
$86 - $189
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

By Eddy Motel
By Eddy Motel
$91 - $101
Ranked #2 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale Manhattan Tower
Fort Lauderdale Manhattan Tower
$128 - $204
Ranked #4 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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The Aqua Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Aqua Hotel
$130 - $268
Ranked #6 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale
4.0 of 5
The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale
$213 - $387
Ranked #5 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Il Lugano Hotel
4.0 of 5
Il Lugano Hotel
$129 - $356
Ranked #7 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
4.0 of 5
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
$182 - $434
Ranked #9 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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