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Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a beach experience for everyone
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a beach destination unlike any other, offering activities to appeal to any kind of traveler, from luxurious and relaxing to the unusual and exhilarating.
Greater Fort Lauderdale lets visitors mix and match a variety of experiences to create the ideal itinerary. From spreading out on 23 miles of golden beaches to exploring the untamed wilds of the Everglades, there are many ways to plan a perfect trip.
Sun and Sand
Florida is best known for its beaches, and Greater Fort Lauderdale offers 23 miles of wide-open shoreline to enjoy. Each beach has its own personality and beauty, and they all offer different activities, from fishing to scuba diving to paddleboarding.
Dania Beach is great for fishing, Fort Lauderdale Beach is home to lively eateries and stylish resorts, and quieter Hillsboro Beach has a historic lighthouse and plays host to nesting sea turtles between the spring and fall.
The protected wetlands of the Everglades make up nearly two-thirds of Greater Fort Lauderdale, so a retreat into nature is always close by. Take an airboat ride or a day safari into its wild beauty- and keep your eyes peeled for gators and herons.
On the Water
Greater Fort Lauderdale offers plenty of ways to get out onto the water. Paddleboarding is a popular activity, or book a one-of-a-kind excursion paddling a kayak on a moonlit tour through Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, held one evening a month.
For a different view of Fort Lauderdale, book a boat tour or jet ski and enjoy cruising 300 miles of scenic waterways in the Yachting Capital of the World. The canals wind past mansions and mega-yachts on Millionaire’s Row and connect to rivers throughout the area.
Back on dry land, spend some time kicking back and relaxing with luxury spa treatments at beachfront resorts. More than 900 businesses have taken Visit Lauderdale’s Safe + Clean pledge, so you can feel safe while you unwind.
Wine and Dine
From craft breweries to the catch of the day, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s restaurant scene is thriving. The area features a variety of restaurants that draw inspiration from around the globe, and many feature beautiful ocean views.
Greater Fort Lauderdale truly sets itself apart with its countless opportunities for adventure. What makes this beach different? Everyone under the sun.
This story was paid and controlled by Visit Lauderdale. It has been produced to reflect Lonely Planet’s high-quality storytelling, but it may not reflect our editorial views.
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