Car Rental at Fort Lauderdale Airport
The palm tree-lined coastal oasis of Fort Lauderdale offers everything from raucous beachside bars to sophisticated waterfront restaurants. People come for the seaside and stay for the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Close to the Everglades, there are many day trip opportunities with rental cars from Fort Lauderdale Airport, including trips to Miami, the Florida Keys, and Biscayne Bay.
Main attractions in Fort Lauderdale
The beach and its proximity to the city is understandably Fort Lauderdale’s main attraction. You'll find a plenitude of swimming, snorkeling and sailing opportunities directly from the beach and port areas. If you're chasing relaxation, it’s worth taking a rental car from Fort Lauderdale Airport to calm spots like Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The further north you head, the quieter the beaches tend to become. Another key attraction here is the water taxi experience which navigates Fort Lauderdale's canal-like waterways, bringing a little slice of Venice to America. There are also many picturesque historical buildings-come-museums to visit in Fort Lauderdale, including Bonnet House and Stranahan House.
No trip to this region is complete without an alligator experience in the Everglades, a national park which consists of swamp, river, lake, and wetland all in one. It takes roughly 20 minutes to reach the edge of the parkland when you rent a car from Fort Lauderdale Airport. This vast protected region covers some 1.5 million acres and includes a number of stellar attractions, including exciting boat tours, the Miccosukee Indian Village, Shark Valley, the Wilderness Way, and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Fort Lauderdale is the perfect base for short sailing excursions. You can park your cheap rental car from Fort Lauderdale Airport at the marina and book a sailing trip down the coast, all the way to Biscayne Bay. You can even find a number of unmissable day trips out to paradisiacal Bimini by ferry, taking roughly two hours by boat each way.
What to eat and drink in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has a vibrant food scene with a large concentration of family-owned Italian-American restaurants. It has also developed a burgeoning farm-to-table sustainable ethos over the last few years. In particular, there are plenty of fantastic fish and seafood restaurants like Kelly’s Landing and Even Keel offering freshly caught dishes, and Japanese-inspired eateries like Etaru and Phat Boy Sushi. Adventurous diners may even want to try alligator meat. You can find this all over town, including at the charming Lulu's Bait Shack, a beachside sports bar, and Rustic Inn, just moments from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
Kids activities in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination for family-friendly fun. Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science downtown is a great indoor option, with plentiful aquariums and baby alligators to fawn over. You’ll also find a wealth of seaborne activities for all the family, including surfing, paddling, and snorkeling for little ones. There are also plenty of attractions accessible with a cheap car rental from Fort Lauderdale Airport too, including Butterfly World, Flamingo Gardens and, of course, the Everglades.
How do you book a rental car in Fort Lauderdale?
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Can you take day trips from Fort Lauderdale?
Fort Lauderdale is ideally located for day trips both to the Everglades and across the Florida coast. You can take your car hire from Fort Lauderdale Airport south to Miami or north to West Palm Beach.
What insurance should you book?
HAPPYCAR rentals come with mandatory coverage for collision, theft and third-party liability. It is unlikely you’ll need to take out a more comprehensive package unless you’re traveling in difficult terrain.
What is the cancellation policy?
All Fort Lauderdale Airport car rentals can be canceled free of charge up to 48 hours before you pick up your vehicle. You can cancel your rental by contacting HAPPYCAR’s customer support team by e-mail.
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