Known far and wide as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is a city full of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and breathtaking beaches. The city got its namesake from a fort built on the banks of the New River during the Second Seminole War. Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County of southeastern Florida and sits about 40 miles from Miami. Its 165-miles of stunning waterways and canals make it a delight for nature-lovers and spring-break travelers alike.
A quintessential area of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is one of the state’s 10 largest cities with a population of over 180,000. Attractions in Fort Lauderdale include its scenic cultural and historic Riverwalk that features the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum. Its well-known Las Olas Boulevard is lined with fashion, dining, and entertainment options. The city’s downtown is also home to many of its major educational institutions including Broward College. Although originally a tourism-based economy, Fort Lauderdale has become so much more than that over time and is home to successful industries like marine and manufacturing today. Sources: 10 Best, Britannica, FortLauderdale.gov, US News