When to fly to Fort Lauderdale
Runs mid-December to mid-May and July and August when schools are out and families take vacations in Fort Lauderdale.
October to mid-December is the shoulder season when cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale and accommodations are easier to find.
Takes in much of the Hurricane Season. The months of mid-May to September are, if you want to take a chance on the weather - and save on flights and hotels, the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale .
The Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is built around thousands of canals and inland waterways. Getting around is an experience like no other in America, cheap water taxis whizz you downtown from the beach to shopping and dining opportunities on Las Olas Boulevard.
About 45 minutes north of Miami and four hours south of Orlando, in the middle of South Florida's Gold Coast, Fort Lauderdale used to be Spring Break Central. College students landed on cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale and partied for a week nonstop. In recent years, with older, cheaper, motels demolished and hotels such as the St Regis and Hilton springing up, Fort Lauderdale has grown up. Now couples and families visit for the beaches, cultural, historical and, of course, social events.
There's plenty to see. Along with the Blue Wave beaches are the Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Arts, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Stranahan House all within walking distance, along the New River.