Tagged as “The Venice of America” due to its wide canal system, Fort Lauderdale is one of the stunning coastal cities on the Atlantic Ocean and one of South Florida’s most-visited regions. With a tropical climate to boot, the impeccable weather makes it perfect to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Swimming and relaxing in its stunning beaches is definitely part of the adventure, as well as witnessing its colorful tradition, learning its historic past, and tasting its sumptuous seafood dishes. One thing is for sure: Fort Lauderdale escapade simply means fun, adventure, thrill and excitement all rolled into one.
Fort Lauderdale is regarded as America’s yachting capital, and what best way to explore this city than through a yacht cruise that hops from one destination to another, leading to the region’s best restaurants, shops, historic districts and entertainment areas. There is no denying that exploring the beauty of Fort Lauderdale through its sparkling waters is quite costly, but very romantic, making the ride definitely worth it. For a more practical way, riding the bike is an excellent option. Attractions and beaches being in close distances to each other, a relaxing bike ride is surely a winner.
The beaches in Fort Lauderdale are one of the best in the world, making it the prime attraction of the city. The most sought-after ones are the beaches tucked between Las Olas Boulevard north to Sunrise Boulevard. Even if Fort Lauderdale is cosmopolitan in nature, the beach atmosphere is more of laid-back and slow-paced, allowing a relaxed and pleasant holiday. Despite its passive nature, the water is inviting for thrilling activities such as parasail, snorkel, kayak, banana boat ride, and deep sea fishing, as well as intimate dinner cruises. There are rental facilities and tour guides all over the place, assuring that tourists won’t miss out on the fun the beaches bring.
The Everglades is another popular destination, and an ecosystem tour is a must when visiting Fort Lauderdale. The guided tour usually comprise of an hour airboat ride for witnessing the gators, varied bird species, and the rest of the region’s wildlife. Apart from airboat ride, there is also a tour in the mangroves, pine flatwoods, sawgrass prairies, and cypress swamps. Visiting The Everglades is knowing what Mother Nature has blessed Fort Lauderdale, and it is the best way to appreciate the enchanting natural beauty of the city.
The cosmopolitan side of Fort Lauderdale shines through the city’s shopping hubs, dining scene and entertainment centers. Sawgrass Mills Mega Mall, standing on the city’s west, is by far the grandest shopping mall here. Housing over 300 retail shops of local brands and famous designer brands, Sawgrass Mills is named as one of the biggest malls in America. Galaria is also a favorite spot of tourists not only because of its excellent line-up of shops, but also because of its close proximity to the beach which only requires a 10-minute walk from the Sunrise Boulevard beaches. Conversely, there are flea markets, weekend markets, antique shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, and quaint cafes dotting the metropolis.