The River City
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale, home to 24-miles of golden beaches, diverse neighborhoods, an eclectic arts & culture scene, and 300+ days of sunshine a year. If an active vacation is what you seek, look no further—there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, boating, snorkeling, and scuba—not to mention an array of beachfront shopping and dining.
Located just south of Boca Raton, at Deerfield Beach you can catch the action at the International Fishing Pier where the local fishermen reel in the catch of the day—you can even rent a rod to get in on the fun yourself. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to The Whale’s Rib for an order of their famous whale fries, their housemade chips you can enjoy with an ocean view.
If you prefer to stay on dry land, explore some of the area's museums, like the Coral Springs Museum of Art— it’s tribute to the Everglades – a 54 x 17 foot, hand crafted wall of 7,000 ceramic clay tiles—showcases the habitat of the Florida Everglades. Stop by Berliner Classic Motorcars and Dauer Classic Cars for a trip down classic car memory lane.
For wildlife lovers, the world's largest butterfly park, home to more than 20,000 live butterflies calls Fort Lauderdale home, as does the 60-acre Flamingo Gardens, featuring thousands of rare, exotic and native plants, some of Florida’s largest and oldest trees, and over 90 species of Florida native animals.