Interested in visiting Greater Fort Lauderdale, but not sure where to start? Visit Lauderdale is here to help you plan your trip and navigate the “Yachting Capital of the World.”
With an average year-round temperature of 76°F / 25°C and 3,000 hours of sunshine, this tropical paradise is the ideal destination for all four seasons. 24 miles of Atlantic coastline beach line the shores of Greater Fort Lauderdale in eight beachside cities, each with its own distinct personality and charm. From north to south the beach communities are: Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.
For those coming here via FLL Airport or Port Everglades, we’ve provided additional information to help you get a lay of the land.
For a quick overview on what to expect from the area, we’ve got fun facts to give you the rundown on everything from spring break history to itinerary inspiration. And, to get your bearings on neighborhoods, landmarks, and destinations, explore the interactive map and our neighborhoods page to learn all about Greater Fort Lauderdale and our 31 communities before you arrive.
Once you’ve decided where you’ll stay and play, you’ll want to learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s booming transportation options, from water taxis to trains. Discover all the best ways to fly, sail, drive or ride everywhere you want to go.
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Local telephone area code: 954
Taxes: 7% sales tax on purchases and 6% tax on hotel rooms in Broward County. (The lowest tax burden in the US according to the Global Business Travel Association.)
Weather: With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, flip flops and shorts are a common sight in the hotels and beaches.
Power Converters/Adapters: If you're visiting from outside North America, you may need power converters or an electrical adapter for any electronics or appliances you want to bring. The US uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). Outlets accept the standard North American plug with two flat parallel pins.
Emergencies: For police or medical assistance call 911 (toll-free).
Planning to Fly?
Are you REAL ID ready? Starting October 1, 2021, all Americans 18 ears of age and older will need a REAL ID to pass airport security to board a flight in the United States. A REAL ID, generally marked with a star in the upper right corner, is different than a traditional driver’s license and can be obtained at your state’s DMV. If you do not have a REAL ID, there are other forms of identification accepted, such as a U.S. passport or passport card, enhanced driver’s license or U.S. military ID. Learn more at tsa.gov/real-id.