Situated upon Florida's picturesque southeast coast, the upscale city of Fort Lauderdale is famous for its winding canal system that accommodates a multitude of pristine yachts. Ideal for those looking to explore Florida at leisure, the immaculate beach, seasoned with golden sand, boasts a serene atmosphere and a nearby promenade adorned with quaint local bars. Further inland you can discover a fantastic selection of local shops alongside spas, museums and art galleries.
Recognised for its natural beauty and warm climate, Fort Lauderdale grew rapidly in the 1920's as an iconic holiday destination. During the 1960's it was the hip place to be for students on spring break, however the coastal city moved away from this image in favour of accommodating more sophisticated visitors within its tranquil surroundings.
Las Olas Boulevard sits further inland and provides a fantastic opportunity to visit the eclectic mix of shops that range from gifts to fashion; the Boulevard also hosts spas, galleries and museums that are nestled between restaurants offering a dazzling array of cuisines from around the world including traditional American favourites. The Intracoastal Waterway, a network of serene canals and inlets that flow from Virginia's eastern coast to Florida, is perfect for a relaxing cruise; with highlights including the lavish 'Millionaire's Row' and the neighbouring tropical Hollywood Beach resort which sits between the main city of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
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