Located on the Atlantic coast, Fort Lauderdale is a holiday city situated 45 km north of Miami, Florida. Thanks to its extensive network of canals that go through the city, it is nicknamed ‘Venice of America’. The coastal city is famous for its balanced architecture, modern infrastructure, and natural beauty. The city gets its name from a series of forts, the first of which were built by Major William Lauderdale. In the late 19th century it was known as the ‘New River Settlement’, becoming a center of shipping and commerce.
Today Fort Lauderdale stands out as a holiday destination and is one the most popular tourist cities in Florida thanks to its year-round sunny weather, palm trees, canals, watersports, and carefully preserved natural beauty. You can enjoy a wonderful gondola tour on the canals in the city, which is just as famous for its culture and art events as it is for its beaches. Built using red bricks, the Riverwalk District is the city’s culture, art, and entertainment center. Las Olas Boulevard is the heart of affordable shopping in the city.
In addition to its canals, coastline, and Las Olas Boulevard, places to visit in the city include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Sciences, Antique Car Museum, the Bonnet House, and Stranahan House. The city has a tropical climate with significant rainfall throughout the year. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located 5 km southwest of the city.