About Fort Lauderdale

Let's have a look around into background of Fort Lauderdale

County: Broward County
State: Florida
Country: United States
Latitude: 26.1219444
Longitude: -80.1436111
Time zone: Eastern Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Fort Lauderdale

Climate: Tropical Rainforest Climate
Best Time to Visit: December to April


Fort Lauderdale (frequently abbreviated as Ft. Lauderdale) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles (45 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521.

Distance from Fort Lauderdale center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL / KFLL). This airport has international and domestic flights. Another major airport is Miami International Airport (MIA / KMIA), which has international and domestic flights from Miami, Florida. Palm Beach International Airport (PBI / KPBI) has international and domestic flights from West Palm Beach, Florida.
Driving Distance: 5 miles / 8 km
Driving Time: 11 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport:  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport 
Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
Road: Bus: Broward County Transit (BCT).

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Sunrise,
  • Wilton Manors,
  • Oakland Park

Emergency Contact Numbers in Fort Lauderdale city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: 1800 872 7245
Airport: +1 954-359-1200(Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport)
Hospital: +1 954-771-8000 (Holy Cross Hospital)


Riverwalk Fall Festival
Wynwood Beer Festival
Tequila Bay Country Music Festival

Tourist Attractions

Bonnet House
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Museum of Discovery and Science

Theatre & Concerts

The Classic Gateway Theatre
Florida Children's Theatre
Thunderbird Drive-in Theatres 

Visit Top Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Wild Sea
Canyon Southwest Cafe
Casa D'Angelo

Top Shopping Centers in Fort Lauderdale

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Coral Ridge Mall
Harbor Shops

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Museum Of Art (Fort Lauderdale)
Antique Car Museum Inc
Stranahan House 

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Hoagies – Laspada's Hoagies
Gelato – Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato
Falafel – Mini Pita

Sports Club

Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Soccer
Nova Southeastern Sharks – Volley Ball
Fort Lauderdale Braves – Baseball

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 6.00
Taxi: $ 3.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): $     2,806.67
Cheap meal: $ 15.00
Gasoline: $ 0.61 / litre
3 course meal: $ 50.00