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Fort Lauderdale Vacations and Beyond

Fun Fort Lauderdale vacations are just the beginning. When you stay at Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Hotel Airport / Cruise, all of South Florida is close at hand. You?ll find endless entertainment exploring our neighbors, from the laidback charm of West Palm Beach all the way down to fiery flavor of Miami.

If you want to expand your Ft. Lauderdale vacations, or you have some free time before cruising out of Port Everglades, pay a visit to our friends and neighbors in Hollywood, the Palm Beaches, Miami and beyond.

Hollywood, FL

Hollywood, FL (10 Miles)

Our nearest neighbor, Hollywood is all about living the coastal lifestyle. Head to beautiful Hollywood Beach for miles of golden sands, vivid blue water and killer surf breaks. When you get enough sun and surf, visit The Bal Harbour Shops for a sophisticated shopping experience in a trendy outdoor mall. For a little more excitement, try your luck at the gaming tables at Gulfstream Park or Hard Rock Casino.

Directions from the Hotel: Drive south on US-1 / State A1A S about 10 miles.

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Pompano Beach FL

Pompano Beach, FL (10 Miles)
Experience the newly revitalized beachfront in Pompano Beach, our nearest neighbor to the north. In Pompano you’ll find a wide array of attractions: casino gaming nearby, water sports, unusual shops, the great outdoors. In other words, all the things that make South Florida vacations so special. Pompano Beach is located just a few miles away from our Fort Lauderdale hotel.

Directions from the Hotel: Drive west to I-95 N. Turn north on I-95 N and continue until exit 36 for Atlantic Blvd. Turn right on Atlantic Blvd to arrive in Pompano Beach

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Miami FL

South Beach

Port of Miami

Coconut Grove

Miami, FL (27 Miles)
Don’t miss your chance to visit vibrant and vivacious Miami, Florida. This sprawling cosmopolitan city is known for its over-the-top personality, vast array of entertainment and its deep cultural heritage. For a slice of authentic Miami, head to Calle Ocho in Little Havana, home to the largest Cuban population in the United States. Or, if the lap of luxury is calling your name, visit famous South Beach and Miami Beach. Below are more detailed descriptions of things to do and see in Miami.

  • South Beach
    One of the hottest places on earth, South Beach has it all from beautiful sands, beautiful waters, and beautiful people. Visit the world class Lincoln Road Mall, relax on the beach, or dine at one of the many restaurants located on the beach. South Beach has everything and is a perfect day trip from Fort Lauderdale.

  • Port of Miami
    Known as the Cargo Gateway of the Americas, the Port of Miami is a vital economic engine for North America. Serving approximately 20 shipping lines that call on more than 100 countries and 250 ports across the world makes this a fantastic site to see while driving to South Beach.

  • Coconut Grove
  • Situated between Biscayne Bay and Highway U.S. 1, Coconut Grove has come to be known as the village-within-a-city. Offering a unique and cultural experience to visitors of South Florida, there is everything to do from gallery walks, sailing trips, and other endless activities.

Directions from the Hotel: Drive west to I-95 S. Turn south on I-95 S and follow it into Miami, about 27 miles

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL (45 Miles)
One visit to West Palm Beach’s eclectic waterfront downtown, and you’ll be in love. Head north to West Palm Beach for a relaxed afternoon spent admiring the sights, encountering fascinating history and visiting world-class attractions. For families, the Palm Beach Zoo is a national favorite. Or, enjoy a little upscale shopping along world-famous Worth Avenue. In West Palm Beach, the day is yours.

Directions from the Hotel: Drive west to I-95 N. Turn north on I-95 N and continue until exit 70 toward downtown. West Palm Beach is located about a mile down the road.

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Key Largo

Big Pine Key

Key West FL

Key West Attractions

Beautiful Ocean Water off Keys

Key West Tour


The Florida Keys (90 Miles - 173 Miles)
The Keys are a unique stretch of islands that span out over 100 miles. Starting South of Miami, FL with Key Largo, the islands are conveniently placed to make these tropical destinations an easy day trip from Fort Lauderdale.

  • Key Largo
    Also known as “The Dive Capital of the World”, Key Largo is about 85 miles South of Fort Lauderdale, FL and is the first island making up the Florida Keys. Key Largo is located between the Everglades National Park and North America’s only living coral barrier reef making it famous for fishing, charters and a premier destination for kayakers, birders and other eco-tourists.
  • Islamorada
    Also known as “The Sports Capital of the World”, Islamorada is comprised of six islands including Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key. According to locals it might be the only place on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish in the morning, and then venture into the backcountry in pursuit of bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish in just inches of water.
  • Marathon
    Known as “The Heart of the Florida Keys”, Marathon is conveniently situated in the middle of the Keys island chain. According to locals, the island is known for maintaining simple traditions that have made Marathon so special and have allowed it to be celebrated through the community’s annual family friendly seafood festivals.
  • Big Pine Keys & Lower Keys
    The Lower Keys are for those who want to lay low in the Florida Keys. Mostly made up of small resorts, down-home restaurants, and single-family homes, Big Pine Key is the place to be and escape everyday life.
  • Key West
    Key West is he southernmost city in the continental US located only 90 miles from Cuba. The city’s rich history leaves you with many things to do while visiting this awesome destination. From touring old mansions and museums, living up the night life on Duval street, or dining at some of the best restaurants offered in the Key’s, you will be sure to have a day full of excitement and adventures.