If you are looking for some fun in the sun, then an awesome road trip to Fort Lauderdale in the sunny state of Florida is hands-down the best way to experience it. Filled with endless beaches, hidden springs, tons of food, and lots of attractions, it is one of the best road-tripping destinations in the United States.
Before you rev up your engine to embark on an epic road trip to Fort Lauderdale, here is everything you need to know.
When to go there?
The best time to take a Fort Lauderdale road trip is between December and April. The warm climate during this whole half of the year makes it the perfect time and helps you stay away from the bitter winter temperatures. However, since it is the high season, you can expect some crowds.
Summer and fall are susceptible to rain and hurricanes. So, it is best to pack light if you are traveling during that time. Make sure you have light clothing, a hat, an umbrella, and plenty of sunscreens.
How to get there?
The easiest way to reach Fort Lauderdale is by taking a flight to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. It is the nearest airport to the destination. You can also drive down from Miami or Orlando to extend your road trip further. There are also many trains and buses available from Miami to Fort Lauderdale.
Where to rent a car?
Car is the best way for getting around Fort Lauderdale. If you don’t have a car to explore the city and its surroundings, then there are many major vendors like Fox Rent a Car from Fort Lauderdale International airport or one of the other regional airports.
Which routes are recommended?
From waterfront mations to casinos, cruises, and garden, all the best things are waiting for you in the epic road trip through the Great Fort Lauderdale. Travel through the scenic coastal A1A. It takes you though many of the popular beaches of the state and some iconic spots worth visiting.
If you wanted to movie a little faster you can take U.S. 1 and I-95 which runs parallel to A1A.
What things to do?
Visit Fort Lauderdale Beach
The first to place to visit on your road trip is the Fort Lauderdale beach. It is beautiful Florida beach without any crazy party scenes. You can enjoy a calmer and less chaotic version of the Miami beach here.
Explore Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Located between the intracostal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, this state park is a popular spot for all types of travellers. If you are looking to get your adrenaline pumping, then you can also try biking along the 2-mile long paved park drive.
Go shopping at Sawgrass Mills
Known among the locals as ‘Sawgrass’, this shopping spot is the largest outlet mall in the United States. You will find a plenty of retail sections ranging from budget friendly ones to exclusive luxury brands.
Visit Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens is a botanical garden that is located in an unassuming street in Davie. Stretching over an area of more than 60 acres, this stunning tropical oasis is filled with native wildlife, and more than 3000 plant species.
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