The world-renowned “Venice of America” is situated between the cities of Miami and West Palm. Fort Lauderdale’s highly desirable residential boating lifestyle is created by the complex system of canals (165 miles of waterways), close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and the New River. All this water access provides the city with the unique allure of extensive water views. Also highly regarded for its world famous beaches, yachting marinas, and maritime industry, Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades is the cruise ship capital of the world.
Also known for its diverse art and culture, Fort Lauderdale hosts the world’s largest in-water boat show, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Once ‘the’ spring break destination, Fort Lauderdale worked hard to change their image to a more positive, more ‘grown up’ seaside destination, and is now highly regarded as a resort town. With a large seasonal population, the snowbirds escaping the winter cold include the Baltimore Orioles, who make Fort Lauderdale their spring training home.
For residents and vacationers alike, Fort Lauderdale offers a stretch of gorgeous beaches, great swimming, nearly year-round sunshine, and close-to-ideal climate conditions. Downtown offers shopping and dining, and top-notch boutiques and restaurants in the picturesque RiverWalkand charming boutique-chic Las Olas neighborhoods. The city also has a host of family-friendly options, such as Everglades Holiday Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science and IMAX Theater. The network of canals and waterways make boating are a natural part of the Lauderdale lifestyle, and tourists can get in on the act by renting a boat or hailing a water taxi, or taking a dinner cruise. There’s a lot to do here, but the best thing to do might be nothing-spend some quiet time just soaking up the sun, or strolling along the beach at dusk. Fort Lauderdale is a place to relax, escape, and enjoy, year-round.