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Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide

Fort Lauderdale Arrival

By Air
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is on the quickly expanding airports in the Nation. It has just finished a major renovation of the parking garage which nowadays holds most of the major car rental agencies. That does picking up and dropping off your car rental very fast and facile as well as acquiring rid of that noisy, smelly, traffic, slower down by car rental company buses.

By Car
This is the transportation's most famous method in Fort Lauderdale area. Luckily, several areas of Broward County possess ample parking, with the exclusion of the beach area along A1A. If you're remaining on the beach, call ahead to insure you will possess a place to park your car.

Permit lots of additional time when heading to or from the beach. Beach traffic on A1A on weekends can be impossible to drive, with traffic frequently at a standstill. You can also be considerably retarded by the numerous drawbridges crossing the Intracoastal Waterway.

I-95 is the regions principal north-south expressway, linking South Florida to the rest of the United States's East Coast. The Florida Turnpike is another principal north-south expressway, linking South Florida with Orlando. From Fort Lauderdale, Miami is around a 30 minutes drive south on either expressway, though not expressways, Federal Hwy (US1) and State Route A1A, are more scenic north-south routes. The principal east-west routes (from north to south) are Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise Blvd, Broward Blvd, Davie Blvd, State Route 84, and I-575.

Rental cars of Florida rates are among the minimum in the country, so many people select to fly in and rent a car, preferably than driving.

By Bus
Even though Broward County Mass Transit runs the entire county, acquiring from Point A to Point B can be a very disorienting and discouraging experience. If you do decide to use the bus system, the best way is calling ahead and plans your route(s).

By Train
Tri-Rail provides a north-south route parallel to I-95, beginning in Palm Beach County proceeding south through Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) in the Miami-Dade County.

Amtrak Provides service to cities up the Atlantic Coast of the U.S, Amtrak possess two stops in the Fort Lauderdale Area, one in Fort Lauderdale situated on Broward Boulevard and I-95, and another one in the suburb of Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard and I-95, the train then proceeds onto Miami going south or Boca Raton going north.

By Taxi
Traveling by Taxi in Fort Lauderdale is very costly, due to the spread out layout of the city. If you do decide to use a taxi, call to arrange a pickup - hailing a cab in Fort Lauderdale is next to impossible.

Getting Around by Water Bus Acquiring a taxi in Fort Lauderdale doesn't always mean that you'll be traveling in an automobile, try Fort Lauderdale water taxi or on Las Boulevard catch a horse and carriage, water buses are available most days along the Intracoastal Waterway as well as on the New River into downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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