2014-12-122014-12-12 Fort Lauderdale RV rental, see Florida in style
Fort Lauderdale RV rental, see Florida in style
At first glance, Fort Lauderdale is all about the sun and the sea, nirvana for beach lovers. Dig a little deeper and Fort Lauderdale will show its sophisticated side, with fine dining, world class museums and art galleries. The Venice of America offers romantic gondola trips along canals, ritzy boutiques on Los Olas Boulevard, and an historic riverfront. An RV rental through Motorhome Republic is the easy way to travel on a Florida road trip.
Florida RVs and campers – global and local brands
It can be confusing finding the right RV rental if you go it alone. But Motorhome Republic takes out the guess work. Just enter your travel destination, the dates and driver’s age and we will do the rest. You will see all vans/motorhomes available for hire, with specifications outlined. Compare the prices from a variety of different RV companies, from the big players to local operators. You can safely book online, or talk to a skilled customer service agent should you need more help. From a smaller, compact 2-person vehicle to 4WDs or luxury wagons, the choice is up to you.
Where to park your RV in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is well served with RV parking options, most centrally located. Yacht Haven RV Park and Marina, puts you right in the action. The marina attracts luxury yachts, but the complex also has 250 paved RV sites, most of which are waterfront, with full hook-ups and patios. Sunshine Holiday RV Park has a clubhouse and swimming pool, and is also well located.
A perfect menu – restaurants, food and drink
Dining with a view is possible with every meal in Fort Lauderdale. So close to the ocean, seafood is featured on most menus, so park up the RV rental and treat yourself. Try Lulu’s Bait Shack, a fun spot with live music every night, buffalo shrimp and frozen cocktails. Dress down at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse. This started life as a hole-in-the-wall, but is now a local favourite. Diners with bibs and stained shirts crack open crabs with wooden mallets while seated at outdoor picnic tables. For something more refined, Indigo at the Riverside Hotel on buzzing Los Olas Boulevard serves amazing seafood dishes, such as tempura lobster tail, but can accommodate everyone, with a kids and breakfast menu.
Attractions of Fort Lauderdale
Did we mention the beach? The Greater Fort Lauderdale is not one, but eight beaches, stretching for 23 miles, each with something a little different on offer. But should you tire of sun and sand, try the Museum of Discovery and Science: this popular attraction has over 200 exhibits, including the world’s largest coral reef in captivity, and an Imax cinema. For a change of pace, head to the unique ecosystem of Everglades National Park, near Miami. This is 1.5 million acres, and home to 14 rare and endangered species of wildlife. While much of it is primitive, there is ample opportunity for visitors to explore by walking, camping or canoeing.
Road trips from Florida, options for your vacation
Fort Lauderdale is serviced by two airports. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport offers non-stop service to more than 100 US cities, as well as Canada, the Bahamas, the Carribbean, Mexico and Latin America. It is undergoing a major upgrade to its South Runway and Terminal 4. Further afield, 24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, is Miami International Airport, the largest US gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean.
One option for your Florida vacation is to stay in the greater Fort Lauderdale region, cruising its eight beaches. Bike the two-mile boardwalk at vintage-feeling Hollywood Beach, or snorkel the shipwrecked steamer SS Copenhagen at Lauderdale-by- the-Sea. Or use Fort Lauderdale as a jumping-off point for a great Florida tour, including a trip to Orlando’s Disney World.
A guide to driving in Fort Lauderdale:
The law in Florida is that headlights must be on from dusk until dawn, in fog and in rain.
Many interstate highways and some rural bridges are tolled, so be prepared to pay.
Be aware of the heat, keep well hydrated while driving.