Car Rentals Fort Lauderdale and the Beach
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure a trip in your Fort Lauderdale car rental is not complete without hitting the beach! Throughout the years Fort Lauderdale has received the reputation of being a spring break hang out where wild parties would not cease. However, this has changed since the mid 1980s when the city took on a project to revamp the image of Fort Lauderdale and its beaches which resulted in strict prohibition on pubic drinking.
Thanks to this concerted effort, Fort Lauderdale has now gone from a seasonal tourist hotspot to a world class family resort destination- an ideal getaway in your Fort Lauderdale car rental! It took 15 years and over $20 million, but after its redevelopment project Fort Lauderdale now boasts the addition of landscaped medians, pullout lanes, bicycle lanes, new traffic signals, brick paved pedestrian crosswalks, expanded sidewalks and a pedestrian beachfront promenade! The most dramatic change however was the construction of the beach wavewall. This flowing, swirling beach wall extends two miles along the central portion of Fort Lauderdale Beach and has quickly become the signature attraction for tourists and locals alike! So be sure you check out the wavewall during your next trip to Fort Lauderdale in your car rental!
On the Beach
As with most great beaches, Fort Lauderdale offers visitors an abundance of beach activities including boating, wind surfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading. There are also many special events that take place on the beach throughout the year, so be sure to check out what’s happening at the beach when booking your Fort Lauderdale car rental. Depending on when you visit you may be able to check out:
- McDonald’s Air and Sea Show
- Greater Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
- 4th of July Family Celebration
Around the Beach
When you want to take a break from all the fun in the sun, check out the array of shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues Fort Lauderdale beach as to offer! You don’t even need to get in your Fort Lauderdale car rental as some of the finest entertainment and dining can be found right on the beach! Here are just a few of the places you will want to check out:
Margarita Café - Home of the Giant Margarita
If you are looking for fine Mexican dining, then this is the place to be! As you walk into the relaxed atmosphere you are greeted with the smells of sizzling fajitas, burritos, tacos and enchiladas along with many other authentic Mexican dishes. And of course, you cannot leave without trying the giant flavored margarita, which has become a house speciality. You may also like to stay the evening for a little dancing when the live mariachi band take the stage!
Pastabilities - Italian Food with an Ocean View
This is a great casual dining experience for the whole family. The menu has everything from hand-tossed pizzas to elaborate Italian cuisines. Take in the luncheon menu which includes salads, wraps and sandwiches. You are sure to find something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.
Oasis Café - Dine in your own Swing
A truly unique experience during your Fort Lauderdale car rental trip, the Oasis Café allows you to dine in your own swing right on the ocean! Enjoy causal outdoor dining in a tropical setting while savoring the tastes of Oasis’ menu including seafood, steak, ribs, pasta, salad, pizza, wraps and much more!
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