Fort Lauderdale Beach
A signature white-wave wall and brick-paved path border the clean, expansive Fort Lauderdale city beach. It is dotted with palm trees and offers generally mellow surf to play in. If you are wanting to be in the thick of the action, the Las Olas portion of the beach is where you’ll find many of the popular shops, restaurants, and bars. For a more mellow beach experience, head to the North side of the beach.
The main beach is a short 8-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. While there are ample ride-share options, a rental car is ideal if you plan to extensively explore this area. From the United States, non-stop flights leave from New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, and Detroit. Canadians can get direct flights from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Calgary. Direct flights from Europe fly out of London, Barcelona, and Stockholm.