Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades — the Genesis port for cruises going to the Caribbean, Bahamas and beyond. Fort Lauderdale as a whole has also experienced a great rise in popularity in recent years. In fact, it is fast becoming one of the “most popular tourist destinations” in the world.
More than 40 cruise ships and 4 million visitors on those cruises pass through the port annually. Port Everglades is an extremely popular U.S. cruise port. It is located approximately 5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and features a variety of fantastic hotels, tantalizing restaurants, luxurious shops and breath-taking beaches.
If you have a couple hours or days to spare while waiting for your ship to sail, you will certainly enjoy Fort Lauderdale all that it has to offer. Just a few things you can do include:
- If you’re feeling adventurous, head out a little bit to the Everglades where you can see alligators and other wildlife.
- Take a river cruise on one of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal waterways.
- Head to Las Olas Boulevard and enjoy world class shopping and restaurants.
- Enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Beach.
- Don’t forget the amazing nightlife!
If you have a few days, make sure to check into the Sun Tower Hotel for a great night’s rest. While you’re here you can enjoy our private beach, pool, or our amazing restaurant located right in our beautiful hotel, Sandbar Grille.
If you’re taking a cruise that originates in Fort Lauderdale, it is worth staying a bit in Fort Lauderdale. There is so much to see, do, eat and experience that leaves you dazzled and rejuvenated at the same time. Fort Lauderdale has a lot to offer, and you should stop by if you get the opportunity to do so. Reinvigorate yourself!