Fort Lauderdale is a city in the state of Florida. It is located near the Atlantic coast. The city of Fort Lauderdale is the main metropolis of South Florida area and can be considered as one of the most popular tourist destination. Fort Lauderdale is also called the "Venice of America" as it has one of the most expensive and convoluted canal systems. The city is also considered as a foremost yachting center where thousands of resident yachts are present in boatyards. The forts were built by the United States of America during the Florida war. These forts got their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander-in-chief of the war and was instrumental in getting the first fort constructed.
Fort Lauderdale is located on the face of Atlantic Ocean and at the mouth of the New River, about 25 miles north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale has a warm tropical weather. The city offers six miles long beach attracting scores of visitors from around the world. It is the perfect haunt for the sun-worshipers, beach-lovers and swimmers. The beach offers various recreations like waterways and artificial water waves. It also offers boating services. The beach has a variety of water sports, which are a great source of enjoyment for those coming here. The beach also has huge and highly fascinating museum with a unique collection. The place is full of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants along with an array of amusement parks and shopping malls.
This destination is gaining a lot of popularity, and the beaches are the highlight of this destination. It has a newly renovated Promenade beach that is truly beautiful, offering refreshing atmosphere with natural elegance. The 30-minute ride on the air-boat can move across the Everglades that can be considered as the most incredible experience of riding over the water. One can enjoy the live commentary from the captain of the boat explaining the historical importance of the sites located in this amazing city.
There are several verdant lawns and beautifully manicured gardens. A great variety of fish and birds in the area gets a lot of attention from the nature-lovers. A ride in the famous reptile park gives opportunities to touch the alligators. The variety of colorful birds, rare species of snakes and wild animals such as Florida Panther makes the visit of tourists here interesting.
Here, the fish is always fresh and comes in local flavor. The Grouper fish is highly preferred and can be served with famous grouper-sandwich along with fries. A visit with family to Fort Lauderdale is always fun-filled and can be remembered for long. The striking location with warm weather and exotic food surely brings inspirational changes in the life.