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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. Here’s some great local attractions for you and your family to consider during your vacation, or for you to fit in between business meetings.

Hit the Florida High Seas

Beach-goers looking to do more than swim can get up on the board and learn 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 on the seas, rent a personal watercraft. American Watersports will get you in one for the afternoon. The retailer also has kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for rent.

To get the full sailing experience (for both novices and those with previous skills) drive your Thrifty car over to Tropical Sailing. You can soon be out sailing on the ocean, or on one of many excursions heading right to the perfect locations for swimming or snorkeling. 

Park your Car and Take a Tour

Fort Lauderdale also has a number of incredible tours that take you out of the typical sight-seeing bus and right into the outdoor scenery. Explore the canals on a gondola tour with Las Olas Gondolas. Cruises are designed around what you want to see, and will provide a memorable experience during your Florida visit.

If you're looking for an active tour where you do the pedaling, check out Bumble Bee Bike Tours. It is the go-to place for bikes, helmets - and replenishing refreshments. Just bring yourself and lots of energy. Tours are offered in a variety of time durations, and once you are ready to go, they proceed at a relaxed pace through beautiful bike-friendly routes.

Explore the Shops & Local Activities

If you're a fan of eccentric shopping experiences, hop into your Fort Lauderdale rental car and check out Swap Shop. It’s an amazing combination of a flea market, a car museum and a drive-in wrapped into one, Swap Shop is a great way to spend an entire day. You could easily lose hours wandering around the whole place, so plan on taking a lot of time to explore. 

Looking for something interactive? Need an artistic and creative outlet? Check out Joe Picasso's where you can 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. Kids will love the hands-on fun.

Your Thrifty Rental Car Gives You the Freedom to Explore

Wherever your itinerary takes you in the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s all so much easier in a Thrifty rental car. You will appreciate the excellent rates and helpful customer service, along with all the Florida locations that will conveniently get you behind the wheel of your desired vehicle.