Expert Travel Advice to Fort Lauderdale

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    That's a pretty long trip. Driving the Overseas Highways to Key West from the Miami/Lauderdale area can take as long as 4-5 hours. So you might want to stick closer to the Miami area and explore somewhere like Key Biscayne or Key Largo at the top end of the Keys. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a fun spot for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing, for example.
  • Carol81 answered:
    CruiseCritic.com reports that Fort Lauderdale welcomes over three million visitors each year, and Broward County certainly has the restaurants to cater to the crowds! Head up to Las Olas Boulevard for upscale shopping and dining, including at Fort Lauderdale's popular Johnny V ("Floribbean" fare) or the surf-and-turf at Mangos. Lots more going on up here if you have a half-day or so to enjoy the Fort Lauderdale scene. Las Olas is about three miles from the terminal, or approximately $16 in a cab. A little closer, 15th St. Fisheries is on the Intracoastal Waterway and serves seafood fare in a nice oceanside setting. The Port Everglades website includes lots more info about where to eat and things to do during your time in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area: http://www.porteverglades.net
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Of course, the beaches in this part of the world speak for themselves. It might be a little loud and tacky, but there's no doubting the fun for kids at the Boomers! amusement park in nearby Boca Raton. The park has a soft play area for tots, lots of games, and more raucous things like go-karts. Places like the Coconut Cove waterpark in Palm Beach are another option, or head over to Wakodahatchee Wetlands in suburban Delray for a walk and some alligator-spotting.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    We stayed at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale which was accross the bridge from the port where the cruise ships sailed. I think they also give special rates to cruisers.

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