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North of Miami is the city Fort Lauderdale, where it's popular for its everglades and wildlife tours. Fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale ranges from leisurely boat rides on the river to exhilarating jet skiing adventures, and everything else in between. There's plenty to do even for land lubbers and foodies. Flying with Swoop to this southern Florida city with your family or with your friends? You'll discover something to fulfill your travel appetite.
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The first thing to do when preparing for your trip to Ft. Lauderdale on Swoop is to check whether your hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. There are also public transportation options through Broward County Transit or the Tri-Rail commuter train that connects Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. You can also catch the free Sun Trolley that provides service to the Welcome Centre in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. There are also options to rent a car, hail a taxi or use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft. For all options and details, visit the Broward County website here.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to explore Ft. Lauderdale, consider hopping on a water taxi! Ft. Lauderdale is considered the ‘Venice of America’ due to its abundance of canals, so there’s lots to see from the water. The water taxis arrive every 15 minutes or so, and they also offer full day hop-on-hop-off passes so you can explore all day long! If you ever get tired of lounging on the beach, there are many other free things to do in town, such as a picnic in Colee Hammock Park, take a walk at Secret Woods Nature Centre or get the perfect Instagram photo at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project.
While Ft. Lauderdale is known for beautiful, clean beaches and its network of canals, it also has a bustling art scene that you can enjoy year-round! If you find yourself there at the end of January, you can enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week, which highlights the cultural scene and promotes local artists in Arts, Architecture, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theater. Art Fort Lauderdale is also happening around the same time, which is an art fair on the water that gives you the opportunity to go inside waterfront mansions and check out pop up art galleries.