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Hotels in Fort Lauderdale near Port Everglades

Port Everglades Introduction

Dubbed Florida’s “powerhouse port”, Port Everglades is the third busiest cruise port in the world, accommodating 3.4 million passengers a year. Located on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula, the port is the gateway for both international trade and cruise vacations. Opened in 1928, Port Everglades has welcomed a record 15 cruise ships on a single day. It is book-ended by Fort Lauderdale Beach to the north and Hollywood Beach to the south. The port is on the southeastern edge of the vibrant city of Fort Lauderdale, which is a popular tourist destination.

Hotels near Port Everglades

With busy cruise terminals at Port Everglades, plus the adjacent Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, hotels in the area are popular. Many passengers stay at a local hotel prior to boarding their cruise, so prices reflect this, and can be high. Away from the port, along Fort Lauderdale Beach, there are many modern hotels with features such as ocean-view pools, spas, and destination restaurants. Winters are popular in Florida on account of the warm, pleasant weather, and Spring Break is very busy. The best time for a deal is from May to November, including the summer months, when it can be very hot and often wet.

Where to stay near Port Everglades

Fort Lauderdale Beach provides classic Florida vacations, with beautiful beaches, sun worshippers, trendy bars, and bustling restaurants. Hotels prices can be high though, especially in upscale hotels that offer infinity pools and spas. South of the port is the charming Hollywood Beach, with its long, golden promenade. The beachside boulevard throngs with joggers and cyclists, as well as holidaymakers strolling under the shady palm trees. Better hotel deals can be found away from the beachfront. Away from the sand and the waves, Riverwalk is a pedestrian walkway northwest of the New River and is lined with theaters, museums, restaurants, bars, and its own opera house.

Things to see near Port Everglades

Although the beaches and the Atlantic are the biggest attraction for visitors, there is plenty more to do. You could indulge in retail therapy and take in some culture along Las Olas Boulevard. The shops here are high-end, designer outlets, and there's also an array of restaurants, galleries, and museums. The Everglades wetlands is also popular - Sawgrass Recreation Park is a 23.3-mile drive west from the port. Here you can grab an airboat tour and see the spectacular birds and alligators. You might also visit the historic plantation home, Bonnet House. The city of Miami is just 30 miles south.

How to get to Port Everglades

Many holidaymakers fly into the area to embark on a cruise, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is conveniently close, only 2.8 miles from the port. But if you are staying in Fort Lauderdale for a day or two, transport options to the port include taxis or buses. As the city is small and compact, and road travel can be tricky due to the network of canals, another option is to hire a bike and enjoy the sunshine. The best way to get around the city is by water taxi, though these are not available inside the port itself.

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