Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a city located on the coast of Florida.  It has an expansive canal system and for this reason is often referred to as “the Venice of America”.  A popular place with American tourists, the city also sees thousands of tourists visit from international locations, especially during the summer months of the year.  There is a lot to do in the city and with great weather almost all year round; this is an ideal location for a holiday.

Climate

Due to the location of Fort Lauderdale, it enjoys a tropical monsoon climate.  Most of the time this means that the weather is hot and humid although the city also receives heavy rainfall especially in the months of June to September.  Fort Lauderdale also experiences hurricanes with the majority happening between September and October.  If you are visiting the city during this time, make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast during your stay.

Things to See and Do

The most popular part of Fort Lauderdale is most commonly known as ‘The Strip’.  Very cosmopolitan, the area is very gay friendly and also a popular location with European tourists.  Other things to see and do in the city include either taking part in sports like scuba diving, kayaking and golf or watching sports like the Florida Panthers or the Florida Marlins.  The area is also known for being a shoppers paradise and there is a great range of boutique shops just waiting to be explored.

Getting Around

There are numerous ways to get around Fort Lauderdale including on bike, by bus and by train however by far the most convenient option is by car.  Car hire Fort Lauderdale is offered by a variety of companies and you can use the anycarhire.com search facilities to compare their prices and even book online before you travel.

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