The village of Lauderdale by the Sea is a low-key beach town northeast of Fort Lauderdale, ideal for families staying away from the city's spring break scene. For locals-approved dining, try Country Ham & Eggs for breakfast or Pa' DeGennaro's Restaurant & Deli for lunch or dinner. Head to the coast just before sunset, and you have a great chance of spotting dolphins frolicking in the waves.
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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 Lauderdale by the Sea