Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale conjures up myriad images depending on your interests; a big city with urban lifestyle and comforts, sparkling waters and palm-fringed shores, warm sunny days and a bright nightlife, top educational centers, home of big business, and a tourist paradise.

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale Sign on US1 entering from Hollywood. Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 16, 2020.
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale Sign on US1 entering from Hollywood. Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 16, 2020. Editorial credit: Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Fort Lauderdale has something for everybody. Situated on the southeast coast of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County. It is between the Atlantic Ocean, New River, and with 300 miles of scenic inland waterways; it is the “Venice of America.”

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Fort Lauderdale’s twenty-three miles of shoreline is yours to enjoy in a dozen different ways. The palm tree-fringed, brick-lined beachfront promenade is perfect for a morning jog, evening stroll, or rollerblade. Bicycle, run or walk along the oceanfront Boardwalk of Hollywood beach. The casual atmosphere is captivating and you are certain to catch some rib-tickling free entertainment.

Sculpture of a snowman on the beach of Fort Lauderdale.
Sculpture of a snowman on the beach of Fort Lauderdale. Editorial credit: Den Miami / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Another charming beach is in Deerfield Beach with its unforgettable sunrise and coves. Power Boat races are a big summer attraction here. The tiny fishing village Lauderdale- by- the- sea with its flocks of pelicans invites you to dive and snorkel here along with the three-tiered reef system. The 100-year-old Dania beach is known for the Dania Beach Fishing Pier and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.

View of shops and hotels along the boardwalk of Hollywood Beach.
View of shops and hotels along the boardwalk of Hollywood Beach. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 28th, 2019. Editorial credit: Yingna Cai / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Once you are at the sea, you can walk through the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class shopping, dining, theater, music, dance, and visual arts await you. Stroll through the lush landscaped Park or choose from a dozen cultural options available at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum, Florida Grand Opera, Stranahan House, Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum, Museum of Discovery & Science, Cinema Paradiso, and, Miami City Ballet. Las Olas Boulevard is an internationally acclaimed venue for fashion, fine dining, and entertainment.

Las Olas Boulevard, a popular upscale tourist destination for shopping and dining, is considered the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale, May 14, 2017.
Las Olas Boulevard, a popular upscale tourist destination for shopping and dining, is considered the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale, May 14, 2017. Editorial credit: Jillian Cain Photography / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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Fort Lauderdale is home to Broward Community College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and the award-winning Broward County Main Library. It has established itself as an excellent international business center with diverse industries such as marine, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film, and television production.

 Florida Atlantic Owls vs Panthers FIU University Football Game 5. NCAA College Football Conference 2019. Mens with FAU Flags celebrate Touchdown. Boca Raton, Florida, November 09, 2019. Editorial credit: YES Market Media / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Nature lovers revel in the various opportunities offered by Greater Fort Lauderdale. You can experience the Everglades, explore a magical underwater world, study fossils, butterflies, or tropical flowers, or just relax in the parks and beaches. Enjoy an adventure-filled Day Safari to the Everglades to discover the past, present, and future of this unique environment with a jungle cruise, nature walk, an airboat ride.

Experience the Everglades, explore a magical underwater world, study fossils, butterflies, or tropical flowers, or just relax in the parks and beaches.
Experience the Everglades, explore a magical underwater world, study fossils, butterflies, or tropical flowers, or just relax in the parks and beaches. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

A visit to the Billie Swamp Safari is a lesson in the history and culture of the Seminole Indians. Experience a swamp buggy eco-tour, paddle a canoe and walk the Swamp Trail complete with alligators. Flamingo Gardens &Wray Botanical Collection is an unforgettable commune with nature. Do not miss the 200-year old hammock, Florida’s “Champion” trees, and the Bird of Prey Center.

Outdoor café at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on a sunny summer day. August 11,2015.
Outdoor café at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on a sunny summer day. August 11,2015. Editorial credit: Kamira / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Dining out is an important part of the local culture and restaurants range from intimate cafes to al fresco waterfront dining spots to quaint bistros. Fort Lauderdale offers the best of both worlds – an attractive business environment and an outstanding quality of life. It is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

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