Fort Lauderdale Vacation Rentals and Places to stay
Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination, with its canal system it is also know as Venice of America. Because of its intricate canal system, there are 40,000 plus yachts, and 100 marinas. During the housing market boom land on the canal is very expensive with many owners owning docks for their yachts.
There are many boating cruises that travel up and down the rivers, see the rich and famous on millionaire’s row. Many of these homes sold for $4000-$10,000 in the 20’s.
A water taxi tour on the canal will give you access throughout the city and get a close up view of millionaire’s row.
Take a stroll down River walk recently preserved by the city were there are many shops, restaurants, and bars. Eat right on the river and listen to live entertainment, take a bus tour and admire the beautiful homes and yachts.
During the Second Seminole War with native Indians three forts were built all named Fort Lauderdale. The forts were built at New River, Tarpon Bend, and Bahia Mar Marina.
There are seven miles of sandy white beaches where tourists can enjoy wide range of activities from boating, biking, wind surfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.
Culture and historical interests include
- Museum of Discovery and Science – see 12-foot snake, sharks, largest living coral reef in captivity, turtles, and many more exhibits.
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Many theater musical events and show
- Stranahan House – At New River Journey through time
- Swap Shop flea market – indoor/outdoor flea market with a drive on theater with 13 screens
- Museum of Arts
Vacation rental and places to stay
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