The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is a luxurious mall located on East Sunrise Boulevard. Book a room at one of the hotels near Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and easily add this two-level shopping complex to your Florida vacation plans. The architecture stands out and invites you in. Grab a bite at Blue Martini and then start hitting the shops. With options like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nine West, and Williams Sonoma, you have plenty of choices for home goods, fashions, and foods.

Things to Do

For those of you staying at hotels near Galleria at Fort Lauderdale knowing a little about the area allows for you to better plan your trip. One of the most interesting things to do is explore the canals/waterways via a water taxi. It is truly a unique experience. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is another interesting place. Here, you can walk around and explore the 35 acres and see some of the most beautiful gardens, including ponds with bonnet water lilies and a variety of tropical gardens. Other attractions include Cruz Segway Day Tours, EZride Surf School, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

Getting Around

For anybody staying at the hotels near Galleria at Fort Lauderdale the best way to get around town is by car, especially if you plan to stay in the area for more than just a day. Having your own car allows you the freedom of driving and exploring whenever you see fit, you don’t have to worry about following schedules. If you fly into any of the nearby airports, there are rental car agencies available at each one. You can reserve a car before your trip or you can take your chances and rent one when you land.

While car might be the best way to get around, it is not the only way you can get around the city of Fort Lauderdale. One of the most interesting modes of transportation is water taxis. These taxis travel the 185 miles of canals, often referred to as the Intercoastal Waterway. These canals run from the ocean all the way to the Everglades and are a rather interesting way to see the city. Bus service is also very easy to come by.

More Information

One of the best things about driving around Fort Lauderdale is how hard it is to get lost, as most of the city roads follow a north-south grid style. When driving around town it is important to remember that avenues run north to south and streets run east to west.

Most people fly into Fort Lauderdale via the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is only 15 minutes away from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, but it is not the only airport you can use. The Miami International Airport may seem like its a million miles away with how entirely different the two cities are, but in reality it is only 30 miles away. Ask hotels near Galleria in Fort Lauderdale if they have a shuttle that can make it easy to get around.