Recognized for decades as a fabulous place to visit in the winter, the Florida coast between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale now attracts visitors year-round. If you are looking for Fort Lauderdale hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional value. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Fort Lauderdale hotels.
With a nickname like “The Venice of America,” it is hard to imagine not wanting to visit Fort Lauderdale. Here you will find amazing beaches, lush golf courses and a tropical setting that keep visitors coming back again and again. Fort Lauderdale offers so much in the way of recreation, entertainment and relaxation, it is hard deciding what to do first.
With miles of oceanfront property, this part of Florida delivers plenty of fun, ocean-related activities. Fort Lauderdale has eight different beaches from which to choose. Each beach has its own style and its own appeal. A good time is virtually assured, whether you visit Daina Beach, the self-described “hidden gem,” or head straight for Fort Lauderdale Beach with its fabulous nearby shopping areas.
Boating and water sports are virtually synonymous with Fort Lauderdale. Snorkeling and scuba are favorite local activities. After all, who wouldn’t love to investigate a few of the 50 wrecks and artificial reefs along its coast? Other adventure-seekers spend their time wind surfing and jet skiing. Rent your equipment and have a day you will always remember.
For a great outdoor experience beyond sand and surf, visit Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This beautiful setting is perfect for a quiet afternoon of relaxation. Located between the Atlantic and the Intercoastal Waterway, this park offers a freshwater lagoon for a quiet canoe ride, two short hiking trails where you can view local plants and wildlife and even paved roads for bikes and skaters.
Like no other place on Earth, the Everglades are a vast collections of varying ecosystems, which change throughout the season, in the southern tip of Florida. Visitors traverse the terrain, mostly estuaries and wetlands, by boat, kayak, or airboat. From Fort Lauderdale, you are about a two-hour drive from the town of Everglades and many of the region’s sights and activities. Two locations within Everglades National Park, the Shark Valley Visitor Center and the Ernest Coe Visitor Center, are even closer; each is just over one hour from Fort Lauderdale.
To experience the cultural center of the Fort Lauderdale area, head to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. With over 1,000 events each year, there is bound to be entertainment to suit anyone’s taste. Start with dinner at one of the marvelous restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard, then take in a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or any of the local theater companies. For museum lovers, the area features the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Center and many others.
Thanks to its year-round great weather, Fort Lauderdale hosts many enjoyable public and municipal golf courses. Exciting courses, like the two at Colony West Country Club, offer travelers and locals a great day of golf for a reasonable price. For a full list of golfing options in the Fort Lauderdale area, check out Golflink.com. Whether you are looking for a serious challenge, or just want to enjoy a few rounds in a gorgeous environment, Fort Lauderdale is sure to deliver a satisfying day on the green.
Visitors who are searching for nightly, weekly or monthly hotel rates will find a comfortable and convenient studio suite at any of Extended Stay Hotels’ Fort Lauderdale area locations.