Las Olas Boulevard is the most interesting downtown area for tourists. To explore downtown and the beaches, hop the Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays between 10 am and midnight. Just wave at a passing trolley, which will stop to let you board. If you're traveling with kids, stop by the Funderdome indoor playground or the Museum of Discovery and Science—admission to the science center is free if you hold an annual pass to any of 300 science centers across the country. Admission is also free to the 18,000 square-foot Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, a paradise within paradise for car buffs.
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Getting Around Fort Lauderdale
The best way to get around Fort Lauderdale is the inexpensive (free to $0.50) Sun Trolley. There are no pre-determined stops along the Sun Trolley Route. Instead, flag the driver to indicate you would like a pickup and notify for a drop off. The Sun Trolley picks up at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday, Saturday and Sunday every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Lauderdale is also very car friendly. Numerous garages are available and generally cost less than $10. Public bikes are available throughout Fort Lauderdale (http://broward.bcycle.com/) with a $5 single ride (up to 30 minute) pass and a 7-day membership starting at $25.
Nearby Airports
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport-FLL
  • Miami International Airport-MIA
  • Palm Beach International Airport-PBI
Airport Taxis
  • $12-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
  • $81-Miami International Airport $132.25-Palm Beach International Airport
Things to Do and See Near Downtown