Fort Lauderdale is one of the larger cities on Florida’s South Florida’s Gold Coast and is situated about 20 miles north of Miami Beach and about 35 miles south of Palm Beach. The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is a huge area which covers more than 1,200 square miles. Greater Fort Lauderdale has a population of 1.7 million people and includes the communities of Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach in the north down to the communities of Hollywood and Hallandale Beach in the south.
Fort Lauderdale has more than 300 miles of canals and waterways including the intracoastal and there are more than 45,000 yachts docked in Fort Lauderdale Marinas, waterfront docks and boat slips. For this region Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Yachting Capital of The World”. With so many canals and waterways Fort Lauderdale is also called the “Venice of America”.
FORT LAUDERDALE IS CONSIDERED THE YACHTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
All of those boats means that there is a booming marine industry with many captains and crew from the luxurious mega yachts that are parked at the Bahia Mar Hotel, Hilton Fort Lauderdale and Pier 66 Hotel. Quite a few mega yachts are docked alongside the Las Olas Boulevard and a visit to any of the local restaurants or bars on Las Olas will uncover many of the foreign deck hands that work as crew on these mega yachts.
A stroll down world famous Las Olas Blvd is a magnificent way to take in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Beautiful restaurants, upscale stores, bars and art galleries line both sides of the Boulevard.
Fort Lauderdale is known for its more than 20 miles of award winning beaches which were famous as the official home of “spring break” for many years. There are literally miles and miles of beaches lined up on the Atlantic Ocean with one beautiful hotel after another catering to the huge influx of tourists and visitors that visit Fort Lauderdale every year. Fort Lauderdale is one of the most visited cities in the world and every year Europeans, South Americans, Russians, Scandinavians as well as U.S tourists from the North East visit Fort Lauderdale to escape the colder climates of home.
A VIEW OF THE INTRACOASTAL AND THE BAHIA MAR HOTEL
Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the largest mega mansions in the world. Many of these mansions are owned by the rich and famous and have equally huge mega yachts parked alongside their waterfront docks. The world famous “water taxi” takes tourist on a tour of the intracoastal waterway and new river with a running commentary on which celebrity or movie start owns which mega mansion. Indeed some of the wealthiest people in the world own homes in Fort Lauderdale.
FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH HAS 20 MILES OF AWARD WINNING BEACHES
Fort Lauderdale is booming and the Bahia Mar Resort which is home to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is about to begin a massive 1 billion dollar renovation. The Strip along the beach on A1A is a popular promenade and a hot spot for tourists and visitors. The strip is lined with upscale restaurants, bars, and luxury hotels.
Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise terminals in the world and many of the visitors to Fort Lauderdale are cruise passengers that stop off in Fort Lauderdale for a few nights before or after their cruise. If you are looking for golfing, scuba diving, fishing or watersports then Fort Lauderdale will not leave you disappointed.
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