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Best Time to Vacation

Although summer is considered the off-season, you will find visitors flocking to Fort Lauderdale all year long. The numerous attractions of the city, beaches, and outlying areas provide fun and amusement year-round. Winter (November-March) is an ideal time to visit the area, especially if you're coming from chillier climates. During this time the city receives a reasonable amount of vacationers from the northern US and Canada. Because of it's sub-tropic climate, Fort Lauderdale weather is great all year long, and it you can always enjoy the beaches or any of your other outdoor activities. Take a cruise from Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades Cruise Port

Experience great 2,3,4 or 7 day caribbean cruises. For your convenience we have Fort Lauderdale airport shuttle service available at competitive rates.
Port of Miami and Miami Airport are only 18 miles apart. Fort Lauderdale Airport is only 10 Miles from Broward convention center  and Cruise Port Everglades. Miami Beach Convention Center is only 35 miles from Fort Lauderdale Airport. Find all the pre and post Fort Lauderdale hotels near the cruise ports or airports. Convenient airport shuttles and cruise port shuttles are available at reasonable rate. Don’t forget to enjoy the tours of Miami and Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys, and 2 night Bahamas cruises at competitive rates.

Getting Around Town

Fort Lauderdale Shuttle

Your best bet is to drive in Fort Lauderdale. Situated off Interstate 95, there are a number of different exits you can take into the city. Ft. Lauderdale is a fairly easy place in which to drive. East-west I-595 runs from westernmost Broward County and links I-75 with I-95 and U.S. 1 (the Coast Highway).

The city also has an excellent commuter bus system. If you are staying near the beach, renting a bicycle may be more your speed. City buses feature bicycle racks, so you can actually canvas the entire area, without a vehicle.

Of course, if you just want to relax, spend time on the water, and take in some of the best waterway views in the world, hail a Water Taxi, which provides service along the Intracoastal Waterway. These taxi boats stop at more than 30 restaurants, hotels, shops, and nightclubs; the fare is $7 one-way, $12 round-trip, and $15 for an all-day pass.

When it comes to the big yellow taxi, keep in mind this isn't New York or Chicago. You may be able to catch one at a major hotel, otherwise call ahead.

The Fort Lauderdale / Miami / Palm Beach Tri Rail is also a good travel option. It features clean,quiet rides and convenient stops near all the major area attractions, including, museums, airports, malls, and other locations.

Day Trips

Enjoy a day in Hollywood. And don't forget to stroll along the scenic Broadwalk or walk through the aviary at Flamingo Gardens, in Davie, before relaxing in your own peaceful hotel or resort accomodations. South Beach, Bay Side, Art Deco District of Miami--these are only a 45-minute drive. Head over to Coral Gables to take in the eye-popping display of 1920s. Also keep in mind that, time permitting, you can continue your drive south all the way to Key West (about 4 hours) and indulge in some margaritas, snorkeling, parasailing and an even more relaxed "island atmosphere".