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Visiting Fort Lauderdale

Once famed for its spring-break debauchery, Fort Lauderdale now caters to more sophisticated beachcombers seeking the lure of eastern Florida’s Gold Coast, which stretches 60 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will find things to do in Fort Lauderdale that cater to every taste, though high-rises and cruise-ship crowds are prevalent. Beaches, boating, scuba diving, and shopping are all popular, and nature lovers should check out Butterfly World, which houses 150 species of butterflies. Another popular option is heading further along the coast to explore the fascinating Everglades.

There are hotels in Fort Lauderdale for every type of visitor, too, from budget to luxury to everything in between; one popular choice for Plantation living is The Pillars at New River Sound. As for restaurants in Fort... Read More
Once famed for its spring-break debauchery, Fort Lauderdale now caters to more sophisticated beachcombers seeking the lure of eastern Florida’s Gold Coast, which stretches 60 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will find things to do in Fort Lauderdale that cater to every taste, though high-rises and cruise-ship crowds are prevalent. Beaches, boating, scuba diving, and shopping are all popular, and nature lovers should check out Butterfly World, which houses 150 species of butterflies. Another popular option is heading further along the coast to explore the fascinating Everglades.

There are hotels in Fort Lauderdale for every type of visitor, too, from budget to luxury to everything in between; one popular choice for Plantation living is The Pillars at New River Sound. As for restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, the lovely Mai-Kai and any seafood joint are IgoUgo favorites.

From sea to city scenery, IgoUgo travelers’ photos of Fort Lauderdale provide a peak at why this Florida hub is dubbed the “Venice of America.” Between the photos and the flattering nickname, you’ll be browsing flights in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips Fort Lauderdale

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Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale

Written by two cruisers on 22 Jul, 2012

Our cruise of the Caribbean was the middle 8 days of a 28 day vacation. We drove into Fort Lauderdale and needed to find a place to leave our car where it would be safe. The parking stalls at Port Everglades would have cost a…Read More


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Suggestions and tips.

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2012

Anyone who has been writing for IGO for a while knows that at one time there was an actual overview that included an overall look at what you did on the trip as well suggestions and ways to get around. Since my overview took up…Read More


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The Monsters of Rock Inaugural Voyage.

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2012

What started out as a major rock concert decade ago would give us the fist voyage of the Monsters of Rock cruise. And Nick and I got to be a part of it. In 1980 the first Monsters of Rock cruise was organized at Castle…Read More


Cruise overview pt. 2

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2012

The Zebra Lounge is much nicer and brighter. It has the Zebra theme going (hence the name Zebra Lounge of course). This is where most of the acoustic acts performed. There are booths in a horseshoe sharp around the stage and then seating at the…Read More


Cruise overview pt. 1

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2012

MSC Cruises and the MSC Poesia. Nick and I cruised on the MSC Poesia. We did a chartered cruise instead of a regular cruise. The cruise was booked exclusively for the Monsters of Rock cruise. The cruise featured several dozen 80’s metal bands in concert.…Read More


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Road trip overview.

Written by vampirefan on 05 Apr, 2012

Nick and I set off for a road trip that would take us over 1500 miles, driving through 4 states (NC, SC, GA,FL), visiting 10 cities ..2 states (FL. And SC)..and 1 country (Nassau, Bahamas) in 10 days! This was our first major trip since…Read More


Sho-Na-Bish...

Written by abababbey on 26 Aug, 2004

We took our first SWAMP trip! To the Everglades Swamp here in Florida. It is a habitat for all kinds of wonderful wildlife like, Florida cougars, alligators, panthers, razorback hogs, deer and many, many species of reptiles, fish and insects. We began our trip driving halfway…Read More


Up, Up and away!

Written by abababbey on 26 Aug, 2004

Today I'd like to take you along on a day trip approximately 200 miles north of my home in Fort Lauderdale to Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a trip to explore our past, present and future in space travel. When you arrive at…Read More


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All Day Water Bus

Written by Mary Dickinson on 22 Dec, 2003

We were staying at The Sunterra Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach and not too far from Stop 3 on the All Day Water Bus. Stop 1 is at Shooters on Oakland Boulevard and the last stop, Stop 20, is at The Broward Performing Arts Center.…Read More


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Watching the Sunrise

Written by Mary Dickinson on 04 May, 2003

From our 15th floor balcony a spectacular view of the sun rising over the ocean greeted us every morning. Color variations occur as it climbed up from the sea. Clouds interfered and hid part of the sun, causing it to split into various…Read More


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