Fort Lauderdale Travel Information
AAIE Summer Institutes Travel Information
26 - 29 June 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Southeast Florida - USA
Local time: Fort Lauderdale/Miami is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, which is UTC/ GMT-5
Local currency: US Dollar. For up to date currency exchange rates, check. ATM bank machines (including are widely available. There is a Currency exchange in the Airports and the Galleria Mall (behind the hotel) Current Currency Exchange
Local weather: South Florida Weather
Local language: The language is English; Spanish is widely spoken and as very international cities,in both Fort Lauderdale and Miami you will hear and converse in a variety of world languages.
Local News: Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) Miami Herald (Miami Area)
Local Sim Card for your phone - While pre-paid cards are not as easy to find in the USA, T-Mobile offers a GSM card for foreign visitors for 3 weeks of unlimited data, texts and calls. There is a T-Mobile in the Galleria Mall behind the hotel.
Airports and Transportation
Local Airports and Transportation: Two Major Airports are close to the Hotel and Institute. Both have many international flights direct or with connections. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the most convenient airport with less traffic woes and the location to the hotel and Institute sites.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is about 45-60 Minutes (traffic dependent) from the Sonesta (hotel) and similar to the Nova Southeastern University Campus (Institute Site).
Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is about 20 minutes to the Sonesta (hotel) and and similar to the Nova Southeastern University Campus (Institute Site).
Transportation From Airports to Hotel
Taxi: Available outside each airport. This is the most expensive option. Typical fare from FLL would be around $30 to about $70 from MIA.
Uber/Lyft: both are typically half the cost of other forms of transportation. You will need to download the app before you leave and use free wifi at the airport.
Other: Public transportation is limited but possible. The typical trip time for the trip is about 1 hour from FLL and 1.5 hours from MIA with one change of bus. Typical fee is $2.50
Institute Transportation: Private transportation from the Sonesta Hotel to the NSU campus will be provided on event days, with more information sent to participants a few weeks before the event.
Address of Sonesta and AAIE/NSU Institutes
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 33304
1.800.SONESTA (766.3782) or 954.315.1460
AAIE- Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA 33314