Be sure to pick out one of the centrally located hotels in Fort Lauderdale to have the very best time. I was really impressed with the area around Las Olas Boulevard, which is extra special indeed. When you ask for room, I would recommend a third or fourth floor has the best place to be. You really don't want to be too high up, as you get a better view of the boats and the people down below by booking a room somewhere in the middle of the hotel.
Definitely I would recommend bringing your bicycles to this particular city venue, as you can do everything on your bicycles and leave the car in the parking lot. You are right next to the famous sidewalk area that takes you everywhere, including all away to the Fort Lauderdale Beach swimming area.
This turned out to be one of the better trips we've ever enjoyed in Florida, because we never had to use the automobile. Going out in the evening at the Local Restaurants is a lot more fun when you can drink a few cocktails and focus on the Bicycle Riding. We spent a lot of time down along the Beach Shoreline which is wonderful during the day and it completely changes in the evening when the party picks up.
You will have a good time by taking a vacation to this wonderful playground and of course the Boat Taxi ride was one of the better things we did so do that for sure.
We had fun on Las Olas Boulevard, that is a sure thing to do. You can see the flagler arts and technology village and the museum of discovery and science, if you have children. Those are family oriented places, as is the everglades airboat rides.
The place we like the most for eating near the hotel was the Benihana. A casual-fancy dining opportunity that everyone loves. Look at a few of the dishes to try: twin lobster tails and the yakisoba.