Laidback Fort Lauderdale has wonderful beaches and shopping – plus it’s close to the Everglades. Editor of Cruise International, Liz Jarvis, offers top tips for your pre- or post-cruise stay in Fort Lauderdale
Things to do
Take an airboat ride in the Everglades; visit the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation; shop for bargains at Sawgrass Mills; walk along the Hollywood oceanfront boardwalk (not that Hollywood); take a gondola tour of Las Olas; hang out on the beach.
Where to eat
Try YOLO (You Only Live Once) for contemporary American cuisine; Pelican Landing, a seafood restaurant with a casual ambience and good food; and Sage French Café and Wine Bar.
Where to stay
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale (hilton.com) is perfectly located for nearby attractions and Port Everglades.
Port: Port Everglades
How far from airport? 45 mins
Cruise lines that go from there: Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, MSC, Holland America, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn
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