Things will start to look just a little bit brighter when you arrive in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Located just 15 minutes north of the airport, Fort Lauderdale offers you 23 miles of pristine sun-kissed beaches just waiting to be explored. Enjoy volleyball and water skiing, fish off the pier, or just relax in the sun. When you get hungry, you can always dine al fresco at one of many open-air eateries on the beach.
If you're looking for a charming beach-village vibe, you're also going to want to check out Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. This half-mile wide hamlet is one of the only places in Florida with a natural coral reef system that visitors can swim out to and explore. Leave the car parked and visit this amazing little village, because on Friday nights the town's only road is blocked off for a street festival with live music!
You may be coming to Fort Lauderdale for the golden sands of its beautiful beaches, but there's still plenty to do when the sun goes down. For fans of high-stakes casinos, you've hit the jackpot by traveling to Fort Lauderdale, which has 24-hour gaming. From table game favorites like blackjack, poker, and baccarat, to high-energy action like thoroughbred racetracks and jai alai courts, there's always something to do in Fort Lauderdale! If gaming isn't for you, consider taking advantage of Fort Lauderdale's food and drink scene—there's something for everyone.