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Things to Do in Ft. Lauderdale

Exciting Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale

With more than ten million vacationers a year visiting Ft. Lauderdale over the last number of years, this city of 160,000 inhabitants has become a foremost place for tourism.  This didn’t start until the famous Florida land boom in the 1920s, which had been cut short by the Great Depression of the 30s followed by the Second World War.  But between the 1950 and 1960 census the town grew by about 230%, and continues to be trending upward ever since.  Here we are going to talk about three of the main components which make this region so trendy, then a few of the places to go when vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale.

3 Major Reasons to Check Out Ft. Lauderdale

1.    Climate.  While located just north of the tropical zone, it features a hot rainforest environment with modest seasonal deviation in temperature.  Summers remain sweltering and damp, and winters are temperate and mostly dry.  Even though there may be plenty of rain, it typically occurs in heavy afternoon thunderstorms.  Put another way, it generally comes and goes quickly.

2.    Location.  This I think this is one of the area’s major attractions.  The Atlantic Ocean as well as great beaches towards the east, the Everglades in the west, a sizable metro area (Miami) in the south a half hour away, and north is Orlando and the countless things to do there within three hours.  It really is well situated.

3.    The Venice of America.  It gets this name due to the complex canal system.  Water taxis and other boats can be used to navigate the plush tropical plant life, beautiful mansions as well as beautiful surroundings.  All through peak tourist time street passage will get rather crowded; water taxi is a more stress-free, along with a fun way to getting around.  You can find options that are not expensive, and they work like the off-on excursion buses you’ll find in other vacationer meccas.

The Beaches Really Draw Visitors to Ft. Lauderdale

The top past-time to do for many people visiting this area revolve around the beaches: the crystal-clear water along with white sand make this a magnet for people who love the sun.  To reach them you have to traverse the causeway to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the center with the area’s 23 miles of sandy beaches. Traversing the Intracoastal Waterway, being spanned by drawbridges, in busy occasions will create delays which might get pretty lengthy.

Another interesting place to visit will be Everglade’s National Park, less than 90 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale.  This really is one among the most unusual parks in America, and it also goes with the name “river of grass”.  It will be well worth a side trip if you visit this area.

There are several other things to see, however one area that can be very remarkable is Las Olas Boulevard.  It is a collection of 65 shops, many of them distinctive, two world class museums, ten art galleries, in addition to plentiful dining options. It is a place we always revisit when we visit Ft. Lauderdale.

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