By Rose Overbey
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Beaches, sunshine and smiles abound year-round in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than just a spring break destination, Fort Lauderdale offers vacationers a chance to relax and enjoy life in South Florida. The city offers ample attractions, from golfing, boating, site-seeing or swimming, you are sure to enjoy your time in Fort Lauderdale.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book a trip to Fort Lauderdale. Florida. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is minutes from downtown. Miami International Airport (MIA) and Palm Beach Airport (PBI) are close by as well. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selection of hotels in Fort Lauderdale for assistance with finding accommodations. Our number one selection in the city is the Holiday Inn. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your hotel through EscapeWizard.com.

EscapeWizard.com suggests starting your trip with an excursion to one of the many local beaches. Fort Lauderdale boasts seven miles of sand and blue water.  Splash in the water, or enjoy time sitting on the sand watching the waves stumble onto the shore.

Next, EscapeWizard.com recommends exploring some of the canals in the city. Fort Lauderdale has been nicknamed the "Venice of America" because of the impressive collection of canals that run throughout the city for residents and visitors to store boats. If you're a boater, rent a boat for the day to explore the waterways. Since Fort Lauderdale is a major site for manufacturing and maintaining yachts, you're likely to see some impressive boats as you explore! 

If you're looking for culture, Fort Lauderdale offers many exhibits. EscapeWizard.com recommends checking out the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. This historical home offers visitors a look at the art and collects of the Birch/Bartlett families. The museum sits on 35 acres along the coast, but its climate invites fish, monkeys and other wildlife to reside on the property. The house hosts many art exhibits each year, and has impressive permanent collections. The house itself was revived when Evelyn and Frederic Barlett married and began to decorate it in the 1930's. When Evelyn gave the house to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in the 1980's she ensured visitors would have a chance to enjoy the house she called home for many years.

EscapeWizard.com also recommends visiting the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. It's the most visited art museum in Florida and boasts a wide collection of works. Another museum worth exploring is the Museum of Discovery and Science. It's the home to the state's largest IMAX theatre, so make sure to see what is playing while you're visiting so you can check out the impressive screen! There are also many exhibits throughout the museum worth taking a look at.

Fort Lauderdale is also a great place to learn some military history about the United States of America. The present day Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport stands on the location where Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale once stood decades ago. It was at this location that the U.S. Navy trained many of their sailors during World War II. The base was decommissioned shortly after the war, but the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is a great place to learn about the historic base and its importance during this pivotal time in our nation’s history. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends stopping by this museum to honor the brave sailors of World War II. Vacationers are encouraged to find more information by following this link (http://www.nasflmuseum.com/index.html).

If you want to spend all your time outside soaking up the sun, there are plenty of opportunities to do so! Take a swing at one of the many golf courses -- or enjoy an afternoon walking around Fort Lauderdale's downtown and browsing the shops or enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants. Check with your hotel concierge for opportunities to snorkel, parasail or Jet Ski!

In Fort Lauderdale's warm climate you’re sure to have a great time. EscapeWizard.com recommends a trip to Fort Lauderdale. Just click the link above and book your next trip to South Florida with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
By Rose Overbey
Holiday Inn Express
1500 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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If you're looking for a comfortable, wonderfully located place to stay during your visit to Fort Lauderdale, look no further than the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale N - Exec Airport. The Holiday Inn Express is primarily located in the travel hub of the region, minutes from the airport, and right on I-95. This prime spot means all of Fort Lauderdale's attractions are within easy reach of the Holiday Inn Express.

Business and pleasure travelers will enjoy the many amenities the Holiday Inn Express offers. Form ample meeting space, to a well equipped business center, the working traveler will be able to stay up to date, even while on the road. The family-friendly Holiday Inn Express lets kids eat free during their stay.

The hotel offers an on-site fitness center to guests looking to work out while visiting. If you prefer relaxing, grab a lounge chair by the outdoor pool and soak up the Florida sunshine.

Another perk of the Holiday Inn Express is the complimentary savory breakfast! At the Express Start Breakfast Bar, grab a yogurt, cinnamon bun, fresh fruit and more to start your day! Wi-Fi access is also free throughout the hotel, so you can work -- or play -- anywhere. If your pet is under 25 pounds, feel free to bring them along!

Like any Holiday Inn Express you'll enjoy the daily housekeeping services and comfortable rooms. Equipped with a plush bed, 32-inch flat screen TV and personal desk the room you stay in will welcome you back after a busy day of work, or play.

Easily accessible from the hotel is the Dolphins Stadium, the popular Pompano Park & Casino and tony Las Olas Boulevard. Staying at the Holiday Inn Express is a wonderful choice for someone looking for an affordable and comfortable place to stay while in Fort Lauderdale. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale N - Exec Airport. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
By Sarah Hay
B Ocean Hotel
1140 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Just steps away from the warm waters of the Atlantic, the B Ocean Hotel (formally the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel) puts you right where you want to be when visiting this tropical playground. Formerly the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel, the B Ocean Hotel has recently completed a multi-million renovation to the entire property, and is near some of the best cultural, entertainment and retail venues, such as the Galleria Mall, the Las Olas Riverfront and the Museum of Art. There are several corporate offices and medical centers nearby, including Blockbuster, Broward General Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital.

The 486 nonsmoking rooms at B Ocean Hotel help guests to relax through the wide variety of amenities, including flat panel televisions, tea and coffeemakers, two-line telephones, high speed Internet access (for a fee), hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and of course, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. If you’re traveling with little ones, cribs are available, upon request. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 12 p.m.

The hotel offers two pools for guests to completely relax, including an infinity-edge pool. There is also a fitness center, gift shop, concierge and valet service, to help you unwind, as well as nearby golf courses, snorkeling lessons, and plenty of water sports, complete with beach access. There’s a beach bar and grille, a cafe, bar and Mexican restaurant on site, and if you’re looking to host a special event here, the hotel offers 7,500 square feet of meeting space, with accommodations for up to 300 people. So, the next time you come to Fort Lauderdale to play, make sure you stay at the one hotel that can put you where you want to be for all the fun: the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Let the experts at EscapeWizard.com help find the best rate here, by clicking here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
By Jaclyn Bealer
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to experience the white sandy beaches at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Lauderdale. Surrounded by 44 acres spanning the Intracoastal Waterway, you can hop on a water taxi to visit the array of shops, restaurants, and nightlife found only on Las Olas Boulevard. However you plan on getting to Fort Lauderdale, rest assured that transportation is made easy thanks to the hotel’s convenient location near the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminal. When you check-in at 4 p.m., you’ll be greeted with a warm chocolate chip cookie.

This contemporary resort offers guests the comforts of home with the luxurious touches only found in a DoubleTree. All guest rooms and suites have been renovated with new furniture and amenities sure to make your stay that much more refreshing. Kick up your feet and watch cable channels on the 40-inch LCD flat-screen TV or keep up with your friends and family with the hotel’s complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. When selecting your accommodation, you can choose a room or suite with views of the marina, courtyard, or Atlantic Ocean.

When you’re not enjoying your majestic view, this hotel offers everything a guest would ever want or need. Rent a bicycle to explore the area, work out in the fitness room, take a lap in the pool, or practice your serve at the tennis court. Discover the ocean when you take up sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and of course, swimming! If you’d rather experience the area via land, sightseeing tours are also available. After day of adventure, dine at any of the hotel’s three restaurants ranging from a poolside bar and grill to a cocktail lounge to a market deli.

EscapeWizard.com knows that when you stay at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel you’ll leave with memories that will last lifetime. Let us help you plan your next getaway. Just click the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your room today.
Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
By Keleigh M. Quinn
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Hit the beach in style when you stay at the W Fort Lauderdale. This hotel has 315 feet of gorgeous private beach and provides access to all of the exciting attractions and outdoor activities in the area. You can spend the day on the beach, relaxing and swimming, plan a fishing trip, go snorkeling or diving, or rent jet skis. After the sun sets, you can head to Las Olas Boulevard for wonderful shopping, tempting eateries and exciting clubs and bars. Have an adventure on the Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise, visit the Everglades on a pontoon boat, or place a bet at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Golf courses are nearby, as is the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

You can enjoy a fabulous vacation without ever leaving the hotel. If sand and salt water aren’t for you, plunge into the two infinity pools on the property. These unique pools offer views of the ocean, a Plexiglas staircase, and cabanas, filled with bottled water, fruit and a television. If it gets too cool, head to one of the hot tubs or sit by the fire pit to warm up. A bar and snack bar provide more reason to stay poolside. The hotel also has a large fitness center and the BlissĀ® Spa, offering massages, facial, waxing and nail services, all while enjoying the brownie buffet.

The rooms and suites come in many different sizes and have beautiful views of the city or ocean. You will also find a flat screen television, an iPod docking station and a DVD player. Magazines and newspapers are also provided. Wireless internet access is available for an additional cost, and all rooms have a work area for your convenience.

If you’re not in the mood for room service, try out STEAK 954, a wonderful, modern steak house with a tropical decor and delicious cocktail menu. You can party the night away at Whiskey Blue, or enjoy a quiet night in the Living Room.

The beach awaits, and EscapeWizard.com can get you there faster when you click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).