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Known for its tropical weather and scenery, Ft. Lauderdale is also a metropolis for tons of outdoor activities. Florida is filled with many lakes and Ft. Lauderdale is certainly no exception. River cruising is a popular pastime among tourists and residents. Many people enjoy the simplicity of sunbathing on the beaches. The lifestyle in Fort Lauderdale is different from Miami because it is a lot more laid back. Fort Lauderdale is also a cruise hub and takes guests on various trips on ships.
If you're a night owl and love immersing yourself in the arts, culture, and riveting entertainment of the city, hop on a water taxi and head over to the Riverwalk in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Since Fort Lauderdale is affectionately known as the "Venice of America," it only makes sense to have water transportation. At any given time during the year, the Riverwalk hosts festivals, marathons, and concerts. There's an array of food kiosks with everything from Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine to sweet and savory crepes.
Fort Lauderdale holds a rich history and shares it through different museums and historical landmarks such as the King-Cromartie House. Curated and founded by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the King-Cromartie house gives a glimpse of what Florida living might've been like back in 1915. It also houses the Stranahan Collection which is comprised of photos of Fort Lauderdale's founder, Frank Stranahan.
The Museum of Discovery and Science houses a state-of-the-art IMAX theater, a range of exhibits with live animals and live presentations by experts within Fort Lauderdale. This is a great place to bring the children for a fun, educational, and inspirational day.
If you're looking to enjoy something else other than the beach, try visiting Birch State Park or the Deerfield Beach fishing pier. Named after Attorney Hugh Taylor Birch, this state park was formerly his private estate. This is a peaceful place to experience tranquility within lots of greenery. Visitors can rent equipment and go kayaking or canoeing at their leisure along the park's Lake Helen. Deerfield Beach fishing pier is a tourist attraction with opportunities to get private fishing lessons and go on fishing excursions. Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 23 miles of sandy beaches. Visit Hillsboro, Pompano or Hollywood Beaches to enjoy tanning, sunbathing, and pure relaxation.
Fort Lauderdale is a city known for its humidity and balmy air. The weather doesn't go below 60 degrees in the winter time but generally stays within the 70s and 90s year round. Thankfully, the Atlantic Ocean is nearby for tourists to cool down in.
In order to get to Fort Lauderdale, there are multiple options to choose from. If you prefer flying, fly into one of four nearby airports including Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport. Or you can opt for a cruise ship/boat, bus, train, or car. If you're flying in for vacation, it's wise to rent a private car or rental car for convenience and ease. Don't forget to rent a bike and go bike-riding along the beach. That's another form of fun transportation!