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Layover In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

| January 21, 2015

Stuck on a layover at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Florida? The airport is the main hub for Spirit Airways, and is located three miles (5 km) from downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Fort Lauderdale layover, click here for useful tips.
Layover in Fort Lauderdale Florida
If you’re stuck on your layover inside the airport, there’s plenty to do to keep you occupied during your wait. In addition to many shops and restaurants in the airport, there are business centers located in all four terminals where you can access ATMs, travel insurance and stamps. Additional business facilities can be found here. Wireless Internet is available in the airport in all terminals and concourse areas. Airport tours are available by appointment for groups of 20 or less, ages 7 and up, and teach about aviation safety and the airport history. To schedule a tour, call 954-359-6100.

If you’re looking to drop your bags off while you explore, Public Baggage Storage is available in all terminals. Hours vary at the locations but the Terminal 2 location is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. For more information call 954-359-7610. According to the website, Southwest Airlines passengers who will be embarking on a cruise, may arrange in advance for seaport check-in for the return flight. Please contact Bags-to-Go Enterprises for more information.

There are many nearby hotels if you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest. To find a comprehensive list of hotels at varying price points in Fort Lauderdale, click here.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport to explore Fort Lauderdale on your layover, you can find yellow taxicabs in front of the airport at all hours (Yellow Cab telephone is 954-777-7777). Additional transportation options include courtesy shuttles, hotel shuttles, rental cars, public transportation (BCT and Tri-Rail commuter train), and shared vans.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions For Things To Do On A Fort Lauderdale Layover:

Fort Lauderdale Tour
If you have limited time in Fort Lauderdale and want to sign up for a tour, there’s many to choose from including riverfront cruises, everglades tours, segway tours, private tours, and lots more!

South Beach
Looking for some sandy beaches and warm water? South Beach has that, and a whole lot more. The Beach Place Mall is at the Marriott Beach Place Towers, and you can find shops, bars, and restaurants.

Swap Shop Flea Market
Located at 3291 West Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the Swap Shop Flea Market is a daily flea market with over 2,000 vendors, arcades, rides and more.

Diva’s Day Spa
Tired from your flight and need a little pampering on your layover? Located at 4242 N Federal Highway, Diva’s Day Spa has a long list of services and packages.

None of these interest you? For more suggestions on activities to do, click here. And here’s a list of free things to do on your Fort Lauderdale layover.

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