Released JULY 23, 2014 - © Travelzoo
Fort Lauderdale is best known for its beaches, bars and nightclubs. Tourists flock to Fort Lauderdale Beach (or "The Strip") to enjoy the downtown area that features boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and new hotels.
Due to its expansive and elaborate canal system that extends over 300 kilometres, many have coined Fort Lauderdale the "Venice of America". Fort Lauderdale is also a very popular destination for fishing and yachting. Other nearby attractions include Florida Everglades Holiday Park for tours of Florida's wetlands or Boomers! Rollercoaster Park for some thrilling rides.
If there's a shopper in your midst, stop by Sawgrass Mills, one of the world's largest shopping malls. If you would rather take in the game, sports fans can take in a Florida Marlins or Miami Dolphins game at nearby Dolphins Stadium, located just 30 kilometres southwest of Fort Lauderdale.
With its subtropical climate, Fort Lauderdale is a perfect place to visit year-round. The city sees most of its rain in the summer from May to September, with mainly dry winters and occasional cold fronts.
There are frequent direct flights on various airlines to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from Canadian cities, with additional flights added in the winter. Fort Lauderdale travel deals are announced frequently so check Travelzoo often for cheap flights and hotels.