Greater Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide

Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches are open and ready to welcome you. Your safety is our number one priority, therefore guidelines and procedures are in place to ensure social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. For culture-rich experiences and beautiful views, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place for distance learning and remote working. For more information on guidelines for visitors, what's open and more visit our COVID-19 Advisory page.

Hotels, restaurants, attractions and businesses are taking the Visit Lauderdale Safe + Clean Pledge. See the list of local businesses that have taken the pledge and learn more about how it is helping local businesses ensure your safety. 

You're invited to explore our eight distinct beaches covering 24 beautiful miles of Atlantic coastline, 300+ miles of navigable waterways, our thriving arts and culture scene, culinary delights, craft breweries, rooftop bars, outdoor adventures and world-class shopping

You can also explore ways to enjoy a virtual vacation with us, and tell us about local heroes you have encountered or heard about who are going above and beyond to serve the community. We invite you to stay connected with us and find ways to support our community from home until you're ready to visit us again. See below and check back often for updates. 

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COVID-19 Latest Information

Updates on hotels, vacation rentals, transportation, dining, rescheduled events, local services and more. 

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Safe + Clean

Safe + Clean Pledge

Hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants and businesses throughout Broward County are taking the Safe + Clean Pledge. The pledge provides a unified message that health and safety standards, and protections against the spread of COVID-19, are a top priority. 

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Our Hotels are Open

Hotels (with a few exceptions) have reopened to all visitors. Vacation rentals are open. 

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Restaurants Offerings Dining, Delivery & Takeout 

Restaurants and bars are now permitted to open for indoor service and for outdoor seating with social distancing and safe and clean protocols in place. Most restaurants also continue to offer delivery and takeout service. Remember, if you are able to do so during this time, please tip service staff generously.


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Virtual Vacation Experiences

Most local attractions and businesses have reopened but also continue to make it easier for you to find things to do while at home. Explore our list of virtual tours of museums, concerts, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations and more. Watch for must-do experiences you can include on your next visit!



Room With A View

Until you're able to visit us in person, we'll continue to come to you with real-time views of Greater Fort Lauderdale's beaches, from the white wave wall along the Fort Lauderdale beachfront promenade to Hollywood's Broadwalk, Deerfield Beach's pier cam and more. 



Filmed in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Many popular movies and TV shows have been filmed here, so cue up Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, OnDemand, or other streaming services for some of these hits showing the amazing locations found throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale. 


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Stay Connected

Get social and engage with us on our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @VisitLauderdale.



Tourism Industry Information & Materials

Travel and tourism are essential to our lives and businesses. Our valued local tourism industry partners can find important communication updates, new marketing initiatives and links to support resources here. 

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Junior Ambassador Program

Learn about Greater Fort Lauderdale in the eyes of an elementary student. Find free lessons here for kids, aimed at grades 3-5 and 6-8, to explore and learn traditional school subjects like math, science, history, language and geography with Broward County themes. The kids will know so much they'll be the perfect tour guides for your next vacation or day trip.

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