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- Victoria Park
Tired of the craziness in the world! Why not leaving all behind and staying in the sunshine state and enjoy the pool, Jacuzzi and beautiful historical Victoria park neighborhood. Perfect for families, friends for short term or long term stays. Great place to stay and work remote. Attached guest house is rented separately but available for larger groups if interested. Disclaimer: Absolutely NO parties of any sort allowed, NO extra guests to stay overnight.
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- Fort Lauderdale
No cleaning fees! I offer a safe, clean, and independent space very close to all that Fort Laud has to offer for an extremely affordable price. Residential but busy area. Walking distance to pharmacy, gas station, and open mall plaza. Unit offers accommodations for all your travel needs as shown on the unit's pictures. If you value your privacy and want an area just for you, my place is for you...I am very accessible and I will try my best to accommodate you within reason. I love hosting!
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Your guide to Fort Lauderdale
All About Fort Lauderdale
A glittering city studded with palm trees and lagoons, Fort Lauderdale stretches out beside the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern edge of Florida. It’s a city of waterways, with imposing waterside mansions and high-rises boasting commanding views of the coast. Glitzy marinas are home to the yachts of the rich and famous, as well as more modest craft in this, the yachting capital of the world. Port Everglades is the world’s third-largest cruise port, making Fort Lauderdale a gateway to the Caribbean and beyond.
Running alongside the beach, tree-lined Las Olas Boulevard is an eclectic mix of modern architecture, shopping, and dining. Visitors come here to sip coffee at pavement cafes and do some people-watching before taking a refreshing dip. Fort Lauderdale also has a fine selection of art galleries, museums, and entertainment venues, particularly around the downtown arts district. The NSU Art Museum has more than 6,000 artworks, and the Museum of Discovery and Science is packed with interactive displays.
How do I get around Fort Lauderdale?
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is only a 10-minute taxi ride from central Fort Lauderdale. Alternatively, you could catch the airport link route of the Sun Trolley. Six other trolley routes run along the beach road, Las Olas, and downtown, while Broward County Transport provides an extensive web of bus routes. Fort Lauderdale has a good network of bike lanes — the beach road is a particularly nice ride — and it’s easy to hire a bike or use the public bike share system. You could also catch a water taxi, which follows the Intracoastal Waterway, and enjoy a ride past some of the most luxurious villas in Fort Lauderdale.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Fort Lauderdale?
Florida is famous for its sunshine, and Fort Lauderdale is no exception, with more than 3,000 hours of sunlight per year on average. The city is a popular winter destination, with the optimum time to visit for clear skies, sunshine, and lower humidity being from November through to early May. August can be uncomfortably hot and humid, with the highest temperatures and rainfall to be expected from May through October.
The biggest event of the year here is the largest on-water boat show in the world at Pier 66, but Fort Lauderdale is also known for its buzzing beach parties, including the vibrant Brazilian Festival at Pompano Beach in October and the Tortuga Music Festival in April. October is also a good time to book Fort Lauderdale holiday rentals if you’re interested in the Las Olas Art Fair, an opportunity to meet artists from all over and see their latest work.
What are the top things to do in Fort Lauderdale?
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
This lush 180-acre park is sandwiched between the coast and the Coral Ridge neighbourhood. You can picnic beneath the giant banyan trees, walk the nature trails, or go canoeing in the lagoons and canals. Stop by the Terramar Visitor Center to find out more about the park’s vital ecosystems. Also tucked away in the park is the pretty Bonnet House, given as a wedding gift by the park’s namesake to his daughter in 1919.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
This sandy, picturesque beach in downtown Fort Lauderdale has clear, calm waters perfect for swimming, with a boat ramp for non-motorized craft. Beach volleyball courts and grills are available, and there is a playground for little ones. When you’re ready to refuel, there are restaurants and bars just steps away. There is paid parking right beside the beach, but it can be difficult to find a spot, so you’ll want to arrive early or consider parking elsewhere.
Historic Stranahan House Museum
Stranahan House is Fort Lauderdale’s oldest surviving building and is intimately connected to the city’s beginnings. It was built in 1901, when this was little more than a trading post, and lovingly restored as a museum in the 1980s. The luxurious gardens and deep verandas of the waterfront residence offer welcome shade from the Florida sun, and experienced tour guides have a wealth of stories to tell about the founding family.