With an extensive array of canals and year-round cultural events, Fort Lauderdale, FL is known by many as “the Venice of America.” Because of the expanse of interconnected canals and the proximity to the Bahama Islands, Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 40,000 boats, as well as host to the world’s 4th largest annual boat shows– the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Our average yearly temperatures range in the mid 70’s, bringing locals and visitors alike to Fort Lauderdale’s more than 20 miles of beaches. For locals and visitors alike, the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District hosts an expansive array of world renowned dining establishments, art galleries, and an entertaining nightlife. Fort Lauderdale also boasts a luxurious performing arts centers, several annual music festivals, one of the world’s biggest drive-in movie theaters, quick access to Port Everglades, and a beachfront state park.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located in Fort Lauderdale as well, and houses a large aquatic complex that has been the location of several world record setting swims over the years. Between the constant entertainment, abundance of canals, easy access to I-95, and the nearby Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it’s easy to see why some locals also call Fort Lauderdale “America’s playground.”