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Popular amenities for Fort Lauderdale vacation rentals

Stay near Fort Lauderdale's top sights

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens314 locals recommend
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale653 locals recommend
Royal Caribbean4 locals recommend
W Fort Lauderdale290 locals recommend
Broward Center for the Performing Arts292 locals recommend
Xtreme Action Park164 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Fort Lauderdale

  • Total rentals

    6.6K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    4.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    3.9K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.4K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.4K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    259K reviews

Your guide to Fort Lauderdale


Glitzy Miami and posh Palm Beach may buzz with celebrity sightings, but visitors more interested in relaxing in Southern Florida’s legendary sunshine gravitate to Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. There’s still a certain level of luxury to be found here — the waterfront mansions and mansion-sized yachts are proof of that — Fort Lauderdale is more laidback than its big-name neighbors.

The city’s 165 miles of waterways have earned it the nickname the “Venice of America,” and you’ll likely stay or dine along the water. Be sure to stroll the Riverwalk, located in a popular arts and culture district, and hop on the Water Taxi, which brings you from the beach to the trendy shops and restaurants of the Las Olas neighborhood.

While you could spend all your time sprawled out on the soft-sand beach, there are also historic homes, excellent museums, nature centers, and state parks within easy reach. And when the sun goes down, lively stretches of beach bars, dance clubs, and salty dives light up the night.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s busy season is between December and April, but a year-round average temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit means it’s always a good time to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals. There are essentially two seasons in this subtropical destination. The wet season lasts from April through October and brings humid weather and temperatures in the high 80s, as well as occasional heavy rain showers and a chance of hurricanes. Mild winds and ocean breezes cool things off, but even the nights are hot, so you’ll want to pack light, loose clothing. In the dry season, expect daytime temperatures in the mid-70s; in December and January, you may even want a light jacket and a sweater, because low temperatures can dip to 60 degrees.

Top things to do in Fort Lauderdale

The beaches

Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts 23 miles of beautiful, wide, golden-sand beaches. In Fort Lauderdale proper, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park features a playground, volleyball and basketball courts, and picnic areas. Head north along the shore and you’ll reach popular Las Olas Beach and its bustling promenade lined with beach bars and souvenir shops. Continue along the promenade (or the shore) and you’ll hit calmer Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Boat tours

One of the best ways to experience Fort Lauderdale is on the water, whether it’s a canal tour through quiet residential waterways and past the mansions and private yachts of Millionaire’s Row, or a cruise up the New River where the city abruptly gives way to nature. You may even encounter the occasional manatee.

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is just over an hour’s drive southwest of Fort Lauderdale. Take a classic airboat tour through parts of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States in search of wading birds and alligators.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Fort Lauderdale?

    Fort Lauderdale enjoys subtropical weather with warm temperatures year-round. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures around 90°F (32°C). While winters are mild and dry, with temperatures around 60-75°F (15-24°C). The city experiences rain primarily from May through October.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale?

    Fort Lauderdale has plenty of activities to enjoy such as strolling along the Riverwalk, exploring the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, or snorkeling at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. You could also try paddleboarding in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Fort Lauderdale?

    The most popular time to visit Fort Lauderdale is between December and April, as the weather is mild and comfortable. Notable events during this period include the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, and the Tortuga Music Festival in spring.

  • What are the best places to stay in Fort Lauderdale?

    Las Olas Boulevard is a popular area known for its restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. The Central Beach area is another favorite, with its proximity to the beach and the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Wilton Manors is also frequently suggested for its vibrant nightlife and dining scene.

  • What are the best places to visit in Fort Lauderdale?

    Some popular places to visit include the Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Boulevard, and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. The Intracoastal Waterway is another favorite, where you can take boat tours to admire the city's waterfront homes and yachts.

  • What are some hiking trails in Fort Lauderdale?

    Explore the diverse ecosystems at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park with trails winding through coastal dunes and freshwater lagoons. Another popular trail is the Anne Kolb Nature Center, known for its mangrove wetlands, where you can also enjoy bird watching.

  • What are some family activities to do in Fort Lauderdale?

    Families can enjoy a fun day at the Museum of Discovery and Science, explore the wildlife at Flamingo Gardens, or experience interactive exhibits at the Young at Art Museum. A trip to Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in the world, is also often recommended.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Fort Lauderdale?

    Explore the natural beauty of the Everglades National Park, just 60 miles (97 km) from Fort Lauderdale, or enjoy a scenic drive to Palm Beach, 50 miles (80 km) north. You could also head south to Miami, just 30 miles (48 km) away, to wander through the vibrant neighborhoods, or discover the peaceful beauty of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, approximately 40 miles (64 km) from Fort Lauderdale.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Fort Lauderdale's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Fort Lauderdale's top attractions. We offer over 15,490 vacation rentals near Galleria Mall, over 18,240 vacation rentals near The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, over 21,730 vacation rentals near Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and over 21,730 vacation rentals near Museum of Discovery and Science, and so much more! Experience the best of Fort Lauderdale right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Fort Lauderdale?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Fort Lauderdale. From over 2,170 apartment rentals, over 180 villa rentals, over 550 condo rentals to over 2,680 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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