Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport is in Florida, 5 km from the city, and, thanks to the short distance from Miami city, just 33 km, it is used also by the passengers headed to this locality.
This airport performs the functions of hub for three American low-cost airlines, Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and JetBlue Airways and operates flights with many national airlines, such as Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines, and international ones, such as El Al, KLM, Turkish Airlines and British Airways, guaranteeing a very efficient service thanks to its four runways.
The huge number of tourists who visit the city and its surroundings, also thanks to the favourable climate conditions, guarantee a high passenger traffic, so that it is the third busiest one in the country, the 23rd in the United States and the 50th in the world, besides being the airport with the highest increase in the latest years.
Many facilities are available at the airport, such as shops, restaurants, bars and parking areas, besides ATMs and a business centre in each terminal. Its strategical location will allow you to reach the city centre in short time, after having picked your rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure.
Fort Lauderdale: points of interest
Once landed at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, getting to the city centre is really easy and quick, both for the short distance from the airport and for the possibility to pick a rental car up.
The discovering tour of the many points of interest in Fort Lauderdale certainly starts from its beach, Lauderdale Beach, which offers the possibility to practice aquatic sports, such as swimming, diving and surfing, almost all year round.
Among the attractions of this city, also known as the “Venice of Florida” for the huge number of canals crossing it, there is the majestic and beautiful Presbyterian church of Coral Ridge, much visited by tourists, with a modern architecture that attracts people, whatever religion they practice.
Considered the high number of canals, an activity you could experience is the Intracoastal Waterway tour, thanks to the great offer of guided tours or to the “water taxi”. During the tour, you can admire also the big bridges connecting the two sides of the canal.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Fort Lauderdale Airport, another point of interest in this town of Florida is the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where you can admire the local flora and fauna and enjoy a walk both on foot or on a rental bike. The Flamingo Gardens are, instead, the green lung in the city and extend for more than 24 hectares; they are very well-kept and host many animals such as bobcats, alligators and flamingos and there is also a lush flora.
An unforgettable excursion is also the Billie Swamp Safari: an adventure that offers the possibility to enjoy a day immersed into the nature, admiring closely wild animals such as water buffalos, bison, ostriches and alligators.
Fort Lauderdale: art and culture
Thanks to the car rental service at Fort Lauderdale Airport, you can discover also the places of art and culture, such as the Science and Discovery Museum, the Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum and the Art Museum.
In the Science and Discovery Museum, very interesting also for children, you can find many areas with information about space and aquatic animals, equipped with an interactive area and simulators.
At the entrance of the museum there is also an enormous mechanic clock, whereas inside there is a screening room where you can watch 3D movies. The Museum of Contemporary Art is in the centre of Fort Lauderdale, in close proximity to the University, and is characterised by colourful external walls that distinguish it. Within it, you can admire many artistic objects and make a stop at its café, where you can taste sandwiches and delicious desserts.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Fort Lauderdale Airport, you can also visit the other cultural attractions in the city, among which the Stranahan House, historic museum with a well-preserved structure, the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, where many perfectly preserved model cars are exhibited, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, which hosts, among the many others, also works by Dali, Picasso, Seurat and Van Gogh, and the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum.