Fort Lauderdale, The Venice of America

Fort Lauderdale is often referred to as the ‘Venice of America’, due to its 265 kilometres of navigable waterways. The city of Fort Lauderdale is located between Miami and Palm Beach, on the southeastern coast of Florida and was named after a Seminole war fortification, which was built on the banks of New River in 1838. The fort was one of three that were named after Major Lauderdale, none of which remain today.

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, a semi-tropical climate, a rich natural beauty and an array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities the city prides itself on being a great place to live, work and raise a family. It is also establishing itself as a world-class international business centre and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding or relocating businesses.


RECOMMENDED HOTEL: Gallery One, Doubletree Suites by Hilton is in an excellent location. It is just a few minutes on foot to the beach, right next to Gallery One mall and within walking distance of many restaurants and a supermarket. It also has an outdoor pool, artificial beach, jacuzzi and gymnasium.



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Fort Lauderdale, The Venice of America

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