Pre or Post Port Fort Lauderdale Cruise Fun Can Be Yours

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:

  1. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out a little bit to the Everglades where you can see alligators and other wildlife.
  2. Take a river cruise on one of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal waterways.
  3. Head to Las Olas Boulevard and enjoy world class shopping and restaurants.
  4. Enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Beach.
  5. 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!