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Holidays to Fort Lauderdale

This relatively small city is mostly famous for its beaches and its boats, and rightly so, but it is also host to many of the region’s top resorts and hotels. Even though Fort Lauderdale itself is not a big city, it is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area which, put together, make up a fantastic destination for those on Fort Lauderdale holidays.

Fort Lauderdale was only officially incorporated in 1911, even though the fort that it is named after was built in 1838. This fort was built by Major William Lauderdale during the Seminole Indian Wars and it is after him that Fort Lauderdale is named. The city grew rapidly through the 1920s, and today the city has over 150,000 residents.

The city of Fort Lauderdale is an ideal place for basing a holiday on the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States. Not only are there fantastic beach resorts and associated amenities but there are also many options for gaming, including everything from bingo and poker to horse and auto racing.

Two main attractions in Fort Lauderdale itself are the beach, especially the part between Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard, and the downtown area around Las Olas Boulevard. The Fort Lauderdale beach area nowadays attracts a fairly upscale and cosmopolitan crowd and appeals to a great many Europeans who are on holidays in Fort Lauderdale.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale has grown dramatically recently, despite the recession. Tall condominium developments and luxury high-rise hotels have prompted an increase in the number of boutiques, art galleries and classy restaurants in the city. The western side of Las Olas Boulevard is a great spot for the younger crowd, with plenty of funky nightclubs and affordable restaurants. There is also the Broward Centre of the Performing Arts which hosts numerous local, national and international performers on a regular basis.

A big plus for those on holidays in Fort Lauderdale is that the city is centrally located, making access to the surrounding attractions easy. The Everglades are a short trip away, and those on Fort Lauderdale holidays will enjoy seeing the colourful birds, alligators and other wildlife to be found there.

Boating is also a very popular activity, with the many harbours packed with expensive yachts. The city is also a gateway for cruises, with Port Everglades the point of departure for many of the world’s best ocean liners which pick up passengers going on Atlantic cruises.

Beach life remains the main reason for Fort Lauderdale’s popularity however, and there is no doubt that those on holidays to Fort Lauderdale will thoroughly enjoy spending sunny days on the beach. Visitors can rent a bicycle to explore the beach or hire a boat to explore the many miles of waterways. Fort Lauderdale is called the Venice of America.

 
 
 
 
 

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