Thrifty Car Rental –Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
600 Terminal Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Driving your rental car in Fort Lauderdale
Nicknamed "The Venice of America" for its canals, Fort Lauderdale is a travel destination with a ton of charm and character. Located on the Pacific Ocean and less than an hour away from the Everglades, this South Florida city has plenty of options for visitors looking to have a fun, active vacation. Whether you're driving your Fort Lauderdale rental car to the nearest beach or heading out on a gondola tour, you'll be sure to have a great time.
Hit the high seas
Beach-goers looking to do more than swim should consider learning how to surf. Check out the EZ Ride Surf School for group or private lessons on catching a wave. If you'd like to head a little further out, rent a personal watercraft. Check out American Watersports to take one out for the afternoon. The retailer also has kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for rent.
To get the sailing experience (no actual sailing experience required), check out Tropical Sailing. Not only will do the tours take you out on a sail boat, but many of the excursions give you a chance to head out into the water for swimming or snorkeling.
Take a tour
Fort Lauderdale has a number of interesting tours you can take that won't just have you sitting in a bus for an hour. Explore the canals on a gondola tour with Las Olas Gondolas. Cruises are designed around what you want to see and usually last about an hour.
If you're looking for an active tour, check out Bumble Bee Bike Tours. It provides the bikes, helmets and refreshments: All you have to bring is yourself and some energy. Tours run for either an hour and a half or three hours, and go at a relaxed pace through bike-friendly routes.
Explore the shops
If you're a fan of eccentric shopping experiences, hop into your Fort Lauderdale rental car and check out Swap Shop. Flea market, car museum and drive-in wrapped into one, Swap Shop is a great way to spend a day. You could easily lose hours wandering around the place, so plan a lot of time to explore.
Looking for something interactive? Check out Joe Picasso's to paint your own pottery or learn how to use a pottery wheel. Not only will you get to spend an afternoon crafting, but the items you make will be great souvenirs for your friends and family back home.