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Fort Lauderdale Introduction


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Getting around Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is half the fun on a vacation: One of Fort Lauderdale's main drags is a river (the New River, to be specific), so visitors to Fort Lauderdale can hop on a water taxi and take in the sights.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Lauderdale Geography


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Fort Lauderdale sits in the middle of the burgeoning megalopolis known as South Florida, which hugs the Atlantic coast from Miami (a 40-minute drive south) to Palm Beach (a 45-minute drive north). It is the principal city in huge Broward County, two-thirds of which is Everglades swampland. What isn't swampy includes 23 mi/37 km of wide white-sand beaches and 30 other municipalities.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Lauderdale History


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South Florida was the ancestral home of the Seminoles and more than a dozen other Native American tribes, but that began to change in the 1830s when U.S. Army soldiers started clearing trails into the area. The city's namesake, Maj. William Lauderdale, built an outpost at the mouth of the New River. Around the same time, runaway slaves sought refuge in the Everglades, where they banded together with the Seminoles to battle white settlers.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Lauderdale Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Start your tour at the Riverwalk, a 2-mi/3-km promenade on the north bank of the New River. It borders the Arts and Entertainment District, a historic area with restaurants, bars, galleries, marinas and street life.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Lauderdale Nightlife


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Greater Fort Lauderdale has plenty of bars and places to listen to music or dance the night away. The best areas to wander from establishment to establishment are the Arts and Entertainment District (Himmarshee Village section) and the beachfront State Road A1A from Las Olas to Sunrise boulevards.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants & Dining


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Fort Lauderdale has more than 4,000 restaurants, ranging from waterfront dining spots that you can reach by boat or water taxi to ethnic eateries and top-notch steak houses. Locals claim that it would take about seven years to eat at all of Fort Lauderdale's restaurants, and even then you might miss some places because new dining spots spring up every year.   Click here to see the full Fort Lauderdale travel guide on Travel42 »

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