You won’t believe the beautiful ocean views and balmy, Caribbean climate in Fort Lauderdale, one of Florida’s most enticing vacation spots. Known as the “Venice of America” for its hundreds of miles of city canals, Fort Lauderdale features choice hotels, restaurants and endless opportunities for seaside entertainment on its more than twenty miles of beaches.
Take a stroll along downtown’s Las Olas Boulevard, famous for its trendy shops and fine eateries, or simply enjoy the views from the beachfront promenade. Fresh seafood and international bistros are just a few of the options available to Fort Lauderdale hotel guests. And when you’re done eating, take an Everglades tour––via airboat––or go parasailing over the Atlantic. If shopping is more your thing, Fort Lauderdale also boasts several open–air flea markets, as well as upscale boutiques like Coach, and everything in between.
Outside your hotel, see Fort Lauderdale’s famous International Boat Show, the largest yacht showcase in the world––not surprising for a city that has almost 100 marinas, with ports for over 40,000 boats. Make sure not to miss the many art and cultural museums, such as the African–American Research Library and the Fort Lauderdale History Center, before returning to your hotel room.
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