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Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County
, just north of Miami
. It lies between Miami Beach
and West Palm Beach
, along Interstate 95 near the Atlantic seacoast.
In 1838, Maj. William Lauderdale established a fort in the area. The first permanent white settlers came to what is now the city in the 1890s. It began its rapid development into a resort city after World War II.
Downtown Riverwalk, Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Art and Las Olas Boulevard are among local attractions. With seven miles of beaches and 185 miles of local waterways, watersport activities are the most popular forms of recreation. The city is the home of the largest yacht basin in the nation. The Atlantic Ocean invites snorkeling and diving enthusiasts to observe undersea life, sunken ships and coral reefs. Several land and water tours are available. The city's many canals have earned it the nickname, "Venice of America."
Fort Lauderdale is part of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida metro area.
Art Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale | New River Fine Art |
Education Keiser College |
Florida Counties Broward County |
Florida State Parks Sawgrass Recreation Park |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries George and Dragon Pub & Oyster Bar | Murphy’s Law Irish Pub | Fort Lauderdale Hospital | Holy Cross Hospital | North Ridge Medical Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Brigantine Hotel | Galt Villas Motel | Gay Resorts | Gold Coast Beach Resort Hotel | La Cele Motel | Merriweather Resort | Motel 6 - 55 | Nina Lee/Imperial House Motel | Ocean Breeze Motel & Apts | Ocean Hacienda Inn | Poseidon Under sea Resort | Sandra Lee Inn | Sea View Resort Motel | Tropic Ranch Resort | Vacation Village at Bonaventure Phase II |
RV campgrounds and dealers Candlelight Park | Markham Park | Yacht Haven Park Marina |
Science Museum of Discovery and Science |
Shopping Caribbean Connoisseur | Diamond Jewelers | E Diamond | Mallet Shop | Style Body Jewelry |
Sports and Sporting Events Sand Bob Charters |
Transportation Air Flight Charters | Execstar Aviation |
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05/23 Coming to The area
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.
Tortuga Music Festival FORT LAUDERDALE FL April13-14 The beach will be transformed into an oceanfront music experience, featuring top country and rock artists and local culinary delights on the shores of the Florida coast. Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans.
Cardboard Boat Regatta Cape Coral FL April20 The Regatta is open to participation from businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a wonderful team-building experience; giving employees an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a lot of fun doing it.