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Book a flight to Fort Lauderdale with Qatar Airways and you’ll be introduced to a city that has as much for lovers of the Great Outdoors as it does for confirmed urbanites. The first things you’ll undoubtedly notice are the pristine, white-sanded, palm-fringed beaches, lapped by sapphire seas.
However, the city itself has plenty to offer those with an interest in the arts and history. The Riverwalk is famous for its art exhibitions and music performances, while there are plenty of museums, such as the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, where history buffs can get their fix. Flights to Fort Lauderdale can be booked through most international airports, bringing you a step closer to one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities.
Stranahan House is a must for those looking to research a bit of Fort Lauderdale’s heritage. The House dates back to the early 1900s and is brimming with antiques from a bygone era. Equally captivating is Bonnet House, with 35 acres of grounds to explore and the chance to have your walk accompanied by one of the many monkeys that have made it their home.
If you’re travelling to Fort Lauderdale with children then be sure to set aside some time to visit the Palm Beach Zoo, where you can get up close to a variety of animals including sloths, anteaters and black bears. Alternatively, a trip to Rapids Water Park will give you a chance to cool down and enjoy the thrills and spills provided by Fort Lauderdale’s biggest water-park.
The Museum of Discovery and Science is a fantastic adventure for all the family, educating and entertaining at the same time. Much more than a museum, it boasts the chance to walk through a hurricane in the Storm Center, take a simulated trip to Mars and the biggest IMAX cinema in Southern Florida.
The area surrounding the city is a haven for wildlife and no trip to Fort Lauderdale would be complete without exploring them. Here you can ride in an airboat across the Everglades and observe alligators, leopards, bobcats and a variety of other animals in spectacular surroundings.
Perhaps the best way to get to know a culture is to explore its arts scene. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of the ten most-visited theatres in the world and plays host to dazzling Broadway musicals, operas, plays, ballets and music concerts. The Center itself is a captivating building, with beautiful gardens and a waterfront position.
However, if you prefer something with less spectacle, but which is no less impressive, wind your way to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale where you’ll be able to view some stunning works of art in a distinctive, modernist building.
Your trip to Fort Lauderdale will be practically overflowing with fabulous dining opportunities. Dining is something of a pastime amongst the locals and you’ll find restaurants serving up sumptuous cuisine from almost every corner of the world including Asia, Europe and Central and Southern America.
While there’s plenty to choose from, be sure to look up restaurants and diners serving simple American cuisine such as the intensely savoury meatloaf, burgers the size of dinner plates and the ubiquitous apple pie. Cherry pie is another popular dish, often served with ice-cream.
If you’ve decided to travel to Fort Lauderdale with shopping in mind, then you may want to pack a spare bag. The shopping here is eclectic, with places like Greater Fort Lauderdale offering everything from sleek boutiques to huge department stores.
However, if you want a really taste of the city, then seek out the Festival Flea Market, which is South Florida’s biggest and best. However, if you want to add something to your wardrobe, head on down to Las Olas Boulevard, locally known as ‘the style mile.’
When you book a flight to Fort Lauderdale with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL) or Chicago (O Hare International), and connect to Fort Lauderdale with our partner airlines.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale land at Leonardo da Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Fort Lauderdale please check the visa and passport requirements.
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