Destinations / USA / Florida - Miami Coast / Fort Lauderdale
Subjects to in Fort Lauderdale are a dream come true for every child on the planet and, in fact, kids of all ages love the area for its enormous charms, attractions and lovely surroundings. A very busy tourist resort in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is situated just 37k north of Miami, so is very accessible and a popular choice because of its slightly bohemian lifestyle and pretty infrastructure. Dubbed "The Venice of America" due to its intricate canal and waterway system, boats, pleasure craft and yachts of every dimension are part and parcel of the landscape. Fort Lauderdale really is as pretty as a picture.
Pompano Beach, Hollywood and Dania Beach are well known, but Fort Lauderdale holidays are also renowned for gondola rides on the canals, or you can shop till you drop on Olas Boulevard. Don't miss Sawgrass Mills, the world's largest discount and entertainment mall. Only in America!... Visit Millionaires Row (with opulent yachts out front), explore a historic district or "follow the red brick road" to the Arts & Entertainment district. A holiday in Fort Lauderdale can include a marvellous visit to the Everglades where you can commune with nature, hike or take a trip on a rapid airboat and hopefully spy some 'gators sunbathing amongst the reeds. The Everglades is also home to the Seminole Indians who will invite you to enjoy their rich and ancient culture.
Essentially, holidays in Fort Lauderdale are best known for enjoying the beaches, but there is also a rich arts and culture heritage, so entertainment options are vast. The Broward Centre for the Performing Arts is renowned, so check out its concert and live show schedules. Never at a loss for something to do, try a steamboat river cruise (Jungle Queen is legendary!), play golf, explore the Museum of Discovery & Science, opt for a day safari to the Everglades, visit Flamingo Park or go swimming with dolphins!
Fort Lauderdale holidays are endless fun for all the family and the tropical rainforest climate actually means little change in average temperatures, so outdoor activities can be enjoyed virtually year round. A holiday in Fort Lauderdale is to enjoy Florida at its very best.