Destination guide

Travel to lively Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy the live music and other features of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Renowned for its bars, beaches and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Historic Stranahan House Museum. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Downtown Fort Lauderdale a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Deerfield Beach Pier (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Water Taxi (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Funderdome (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Ride Rocketman South Florida (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Boomers (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • K1 Speed (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Riverwalk (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Patrick J. Meli Park and Community Center (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Las Olas Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Colohatchee Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Fly into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive), which is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,271 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 939 Houses to 818 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Hollywood Beach: 4,813 vacation rentals
  • Mid Beach: 1,119 vacation rentals
  • Central Fort Lauderdale: 526 vacation rentals
  • Lauderdale Beach: 1,082 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 1,995 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 6,779 vacation rentals
  • Broward County Library: 6,782 vacation rentals
  • Stranahan House: 6,783 vacation rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale History Center: 6,784 vacation rentals
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: 6,789 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 939 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 818 rentals available
  • Villas: 79 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 58 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,526 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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