The main action in Fort Lauderdale is around the east beaches and the south-central downtown area. Many of the beaches on the far north end of Ft. Lauderdale have homes with private beach access, but there are still many public beaches and parks that are quieter than the spring break chaos of the New River area. Also in the northern corner is the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show, featuring fire eaters, Polynesian dancing and acrobatics with dinner.
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 ( 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 Lauderdale Beach