Situated in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale is characterised by its labyrinth of canals and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. It lives up to its ‘Venice of America’ tag with gondolas and water taxis sailing along its inland waterways.
The sun shines bright throughout the year on the southeast coast of Florida, making this city’s golden shoreline is one of its key highlights. On your Fort Lauderdale trip, you can enjoy the ocean view and some delicious seafood at Deerfield Beach or climb up a historic lighthouse at Hillsboro Beach. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers one of the best spots in the United States to scuba dive and snorkel amid coral reefs right off the beach.
If you’re looking for things to do in Fort Lauderdale, you can visit the historic Bonnet House Museum and Gardens or watch a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. As the ‘yachting capital of the world’, this city has various sightseeing and sunset cruises that you can board to see the cityscape from a different perspective.
For a day-trip outside Fort Lauderdale, you can explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades National Park on an airboat through sawgrass marshes and mangroves. Another good way to spend a day reconnecting with nature is to visit Butterfly World, one of the world’s largest butterfly parks.