Welcome to Greater

Fort Lauderdale

EVERYONE UNDER THE SUN

Welcome to Greater Fort Lauderdale

EVERYONE UNDER THE SUN

Looking for a well-deserved getaway? A beach playground unlike any other awaits in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Relax and soak up the sunshine on 24 miles of golden beaches. Enjoy boating and water sports in the world’s yachting capital. Indulge in exceptional shopping and a thriving dining and nightlife scene. Get a fascinating look at nature in the world-famous Everglades. And get ready for some serious pampering at celebrated hotels and resorts. The escape you’ve been dreaming of is here in Florida’s most welcoming destination.

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Beaches & Beyond

It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Greater Fort Lauderdale. To help you decide where to go along the 8 beaches and 31 communities, here’s a breezy list of the best beaches around. So put on that swimsuit, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to reconnect with nature. Don’t worry, we’ve also included a few of our favorite restaurants that are steps away from the sand for when you’re craving a cool beverage and tasty snack.

DEERFIELD BEACH

Located just south of Boca Raton, in the northern part of Broward County, Deerfield Beach is known for its casual and fun beach vibe. Catch all the action at the International Fishing Pier where you can see local fishermen in all their glory and rent a rod to get in on the fun yourself. If you head under the pier for a walk along the beach, don’t forget your phone for a cool Insta-worthy shot—this is a prime spot for sunrise pics.

POMPANO BEACH

As you continue your journey south, you’ll come across Pompano Beach, a wonderland for diving enthusiasts. It’s home to 18 shipwrecks, each as interesting and mysterious as the next. Pompano Beach is also known for its sport fishing, so chartering a boat to head out into the open waters is another fun option.

DEERFIELD BEACH

Located just south of Boca Raton, in the northern part of Broward County, Deerfield Beach is known for its casual and fun beach vibe. Catch all the action at the International Fishing Pier where you can see local fishermen in all their glory and rent a rod to get in on the fun yourself. If you head under the pier for a walk along the beach, don’t forget your phone for a cool Insta-worthy shot—this is a prime spot for sunrise pics.

POMPANO BEACH

As you continue your journey south, you’ll come across Pompano Beach, a wonderland for diving enthusiasts. It’s home to 18 shipwrecks, each as interesting and mysterious as the next. Pompano Beach is also known for its sport fishing, so chartering a boat to head out into the open waters is another fun option.

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA

Located on a barrier island that’s seven feet above sea level, the seaside town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea features beach views that stretch for miles. Below the water, you’ll find a cool shipwreck snorkel trail where you can dive to see the SS Copenhagen, a British cargo steamer that struck a reef and sank in 1900.

HOLLYWOOD

While California’s Hollywood has the Walk of Fame, our local Hollywood beach is known for a different walkable path—its 2.5-mile oceanfront broadwalk. It’s also home to several chic hotels, like The Diplomat Beach Resort and its four on-site restaurants, and Jimmy Buffet’s laid-back Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA

Located on a barrier island that’s seven feet above sea level, the seaside town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea features beach views that stretch for miles. Below the water, you’ll find a cool shipwreck snorkel trail where you can dive to see the SS Copenhagen, a British cargo steamer that struck a reef and sank in 1900.

HOLLYWOOD

While California’s Hollywood has the Walk of Fame, our local Hollywood beach is known for a different walkable path—its 2.5-mile oceanfront broadwalk. It’s also home to several chic hotels, like The Diplomat Beach Resort and its four on-site restaurants, and Jimmy Buffet’s laid-back Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

Welcoming Everyone Under the Sun

Things To Do

The reasons to visit Greater Fort Lauderdale are as abundant as the sun and palm trees. There are 300+ sunshine-y days a year in this South Florida destination, which gives visitors and locals plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, boating, diverse neighborhoods, events, attractions, and unique only-here specialness that helps define Greater Fort Lauderdale.

MUSEUMS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Prepare to be dazzled by Broadway shows, philharmonic orchestras and performances in opera, theater and ballet at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Other large venues such as the FLA Live Arena and Hard Rock Live welcome world-renowned performers in music, comedy and more. Outdoor bandshells, amphitheaters, festivals and other special events offer the opportunity to enjoy the arts in gorgeous outdoor settings.

MUSEUMS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Prepare to be dazzled by Broadway shows, philharmonic orchestras and performances in opera, theater and ballet at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Other large venues such as the FLA Live Arena and Hard Rock Live welcome world-renowned performers in music, comedy and more. Outdoor bandshells, amphitheaters, festivals and other special events offer the opportunity to enjoy the arts in gorgeous outdoor settings.

PARKS & NATURE

A breathtaking journey through nature awaits. Dozens of parks, preserves and nature centers offer pristine settings to marvel at tropical beauty and wildlife, where you can hike, bike, kayak and more. Area eco-tours, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving also provide amazing nature encounters. And don’t miss the world-famous Everglades, Flamingo Gardens and Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in the world.

PARKS & NATURE

A breathtaking journey through nature awaits. Dozens of parks, preserves and nature centers offer pristine settings to marvel at tropical beauty and wildlife, where you can hike, bike, kayak and more. Area eco-tours, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving also provide amazing nature encounters. And don’t miss the world-famous Everglades, Flamingo Gardens and Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in the world.

SPAS & WELLNESS

Whatever vision of tranquility you have when you close your eyes and breathe deeply, Greater Fort Lauderdale has a spa, health, or wellness center that can help you achieve it. Carve out time for yourself and allow relaxation specialists to show you how to leave recharged and renewed.

SPAS & WELLNESS

Whatever vision of tranquility you have when you close your eyes and breathe deeply, Greater Fort Lauderdale has a spa, health, or wellness center that can help you achieve it. Carve out time for yourself and allow relaxation specialists to show you how to leave recharged and renewed.

KID-FRIENDLY

Kids of all ages will enjoy the Museum of Discovery & Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Young At Art Museum is a great choice for the younger child. Bring the whole family to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for inspiring arts. For the animal-lover and budding environmentalist, don’t miss a visit to the Everglades, Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Scooter, canoe, jet ski and other watersports are sure to thrill the family.

KID-FRIENDLY

Kids of all ages will enjoy the Museum of Discovery & Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Young At Art Museum is a great choice for the younger child. Bring the whole family to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for inspiring arts. For the animal-lover and budding environmentalist, don’t miss a visit to the Everglades, Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Scooter, canoe, jet ski and other watersports are sure to thrill the family.

A Water Wonderland

Whether playing on 24 miles of golden beaches or exploring 300 miles of scenic waterways, life on the water is as good as it gets in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

THE YACHT LIFE

Known as the “Venice of America” and the “Yachting Capital of the World,” Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an unrivaled destination for boating, whether you bring your own boat, rent a boat or embark on one of the area’s many tours. Your shimmering playground awaits, from reeling in the big fish offshore to raising a glass at waterside restaurants and bars.

FUN WITH WATERSPORTS

Tours, lessons, rentals and charters are available for fishing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, parasailing, jet skiing, surfing and other water sports. A spectacular underwater world awaits for scuba divers and snorkelers with the Western world’s largest collection of warm-water wrecks. You can also explore coral reefs just 100 yards off the beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood.

THE YACHT LIFE

Known as the “Venice of America” and the “Yachting Capital of the World,” Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an unrivaled destination for boating, whether you bring your own boat, rent a boat or embark on one of the area’s many tours. Your shimmering playground awaits, from reeling in the big fish offshore to raising a glass at waterside restaurants and bars.

FUN WITH WATERSPORTS

Tours, lessons, rentals and charters are available for fishing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, parasailing, jet skiing, surfing and other water sports. A spectacular underwater world awaits for scuba divers and snorkelers with the Western world’s largest collection of warm-water wrecks. You can also explore coral reefs just 100 yards off the beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood.

TAKING IN THE SIGHTS

The Water Taxi is a popular way to see the sights along the downtown Fort Lauderdale waterfront. You’ll cruise by mansions and superyachts while listening to the captain’s interesting commentary on the different sights. Hop on and off the 11 different stops to explore the shops and restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard and other downtown attractions.

STUNNING SUNSETS

A sunset cruise aboard a sailboat is always a magical way to start your evening. Sip champagne as you glide across the shimmering water and take in all the sights on one of the area’s many charters. Gondola rides are another unforgettable experience with options including a sushi dinner cruise. If you’re traveling with children, the historic Jungle Queen Riverboat is a must and includes a stop on an island to enjoy barbecue and a fun variety show.

TAKING IN THE SIGHTS

The Water Taxi is a popular way to see the sights along the downtown Fort Lauderdale waterfront. You’ll cruise by mansions and superyachts while listening to the captain’s interesting commentary on the different sights. Hop on and off the 11 different stops to explore the shops and restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard and other downtown attractions.

STUNNING SUNSETS

A sunset cruise aboard a sailboat is always a magical way to start your evening. Sip champagne as you glide across the shimmering water and take in all the sights on one of the area’s many charters. Gondola rides are another unforgettable experience with options including a sushi dinner cruise. If you’re traveling with children, the historic Jungle Queen Riverboat is a must and includes a stop on an island to enjoy barbecue and a fun variety show.

Cruise There, Stay Here

Enjoy a few extra days in Greater Fort Lauderdale before or after your cruise and receive our exclusive amenities at our favorite hotels.

Fresh off a major renovation, The Diplomat Beach Resort pairs views of the Atlantic Ocean. Bring the whole family or make it a couple’s escape with plenty of pool time and dining options.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale infuses the Gold Coast with casual glamour and a touch of luxury. Enjoy seaside bliss in a relaxed setting with views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway.

W Fort Lauderdale is at the epicenter of world-class shopping, dining and attractions. A lively atmosphere and exclusive amenities make this a stay to remember.

Live the suite life at The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, where spacious accommodations, breathtaking views and stylish kitchens create a memorable experience.