Fort Lauderdale is a major port city in Florida, USA. It faces the Atlantic Ocean and is famous for its extensive canal system. When you spend a holiday in the city, you can go beach hopping, fishing, shopping, and sightseeing.
Fort Lauderdale is popular for its boats and beaches. If you like to be where it all happens, then one of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale is to visit the beach, or more commonly known as The Strip. This is where most of the nightlife and entertainment options are lined. Different water and beach activities are offered at The Strip, such as diving, swimming, and beach volleyball.
You can also go boating on the city canals and waterways or go cruising on the Atlantic Ocean. If you choose to go boating, you can try sports fishing or deep sea fishing.
Shopping is also a great activity in Fort Lauderdale because you can choose from among several huge shopping malls and commercial centers in city. Aside from these huge malls, you can also explore a couple of flea markets, the Festival Flea Market and the Swap Shop.
The city’s Museum of Art is an impressive modernist building that houses contemporary paintings, ceramics, and other amazing works of art. Most of the museum’s collections reflect the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.
Fort Lauderdale experiences a tropical rainforest climate that is characterized by wet and dry seasons, although the dry season is still technically rainy. May through October is city’s wet season, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 32 °C (71 to 90 °F). The dry season runs from November through April, with temperatures averaging between 15 to 28 °C (59 to 82 °F).
Another nickname given to Fort Lauderdale is the “Yachting Capital of the World” because of the city’s extensive and impressive selection of yachts, boats, and cruise liners. In October of every year, Fort Lauderdale hosts an international boat show that is regarded as the world’s largest boat show.
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