Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city in the State of Florida, the United States, on the Atlantic coast. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area; the city extends from North to South on the coastal strip (Fort Lauderdale Beach) on approximately 11 km and swampy coastal plain to the West of the intracostal canal on near 8 km. It is crossed by a dense network of waterways and canals which were mostly dug at the beginning of the 20th century to drain the original wetlands and allow urban development. Through these channels, the city became an important centre of boating with over a hundred marinas. The proximity of the Bahamas and the Caribbean make a place of passage and stopover for large pleasure boats. It receives more than 10 million tourists annually. It enjoys a tropical climate with mild and dry winters and stormy and wet summers with an average temperature of 18 ° C. Fort Lauderdale has 250 days of sunshine a year. The city centre along Las Olas Boulevard has skyscrapers, luxury hotels, shops, restaurants and art galleries that attract a large audience.
From early June to late November, the risks of hurricanes are high.
During the months of December, January and February, you can also have a few cold days with temperatures that can drop to 4 degrees and which don’t arrive more than 15 degrees but it’s just a few days a year.
Fort Lauderdale it is especially the sea and the beach then you will have all the activities which are linked as scuba diving, jet – skiing, fishing, etc.
It is an easy city to get around by public transport; There’s the Sun Trolley, making all the downtown or the buses that leave every 30 minutes.
Another nice way to discover the city is to take a water taxi which tours the canal and allows you to see the magnificent villas that arrive at a few million dollars.
If you like shopping, visit Sawgrass Mills, which is the largest mall in Florida (at about 10 km).
If you like the boats, do not miss the Nautical International Salon, which takes place at the end of October as one of the most important in the world. There are more than 120,000 visitors per year.