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Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale

Vilnius, Lithuania
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Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale

Hello everyone,

My family have 5 days in Fort Lauderdale after our first cruise in the area! It will be the first time my parents have been in America.

We will spend a few days resting, but I would like to hire a car for a few day trips.

I was planning on the Everglades, does anyone have any tips of where to head? Also I was interested in a scenic drive to Key West - but that seems to far, is this right? does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks for all the help!

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1. Re: Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale

repost this on the local Ft Lauderdale/Key West board for better info, include dates of travel, budget , likes and dislikes.

Til then Id suggest you avoid renting from Dollar and Thrifty, be sure to educate yourself on FL's cashless toll system. https://www.sunpass.com/rentalcar

I suggest either Shark Valley or the Anhinga Trail for your visit to the Everglades.

Key West is about a four hour drive from Ft Lauderdale, not including any stops. Most folks will advise against a day trip to Key West, but honestly its your call. Pick a destination, have a back up and go.

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2. Re: Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale

Thank you for the reply. Very useful information.

I will repost in that forum!

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