Fort Lauderdale is a town in Broward County, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is called Venice of America because of the many channels that pass through the city. The south of Florida used to be a large marshland. The advertising says the city is an ideal place to live or to relax.
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Fort Lauderdale was founded on 27 March 1911. The area is 33 square miles. Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County with 190,000 inhabitants and the 7th largest city in the country. largest in Florida. The city was named after a fort built on the New River in the Second War against the Indian seminars in 1838. This year, Major William Lauderdale led volunteers from Tennessee along the coast to occupy the arable land of the seminars and push the Indians back. Three forts were built together. On the New River, on Tarpon Bend and the largest on Bahia Mar beach, none of these fortifications survived. For more information about Fort Lauderdale's history, visit http://www.oldfortlauderdale.org/. Frank Stranahan came to Ft in 1892. Lauderdale. His wife Ivy was the first teacher. He made friendships with the seminars of Indians and acted with them. In 1901 he built a camp and then his house. It's a museum today. In 1911 Fort Lauderdale had 175 inhabitants. It boomed in the 1920s. The warm climate has attracted many international companies to Fort Lauderdale, so that in addition to tourism, new industries have emerged: boat construction and maintenance, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, aviation, film and TV productions. Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs today have a population of 1.6 million. In the second half of the 20th century, the city became a winter destination for the Americans from the north of the United States, the snowbirds.
The winter season is the main season in the south of Florida. The spring is often already very warm (more than 30 degrees Celsius) and humid. Summer is also hot and humid. While Orlando in northern Florida can be cool in winter, in the south it is usually warm in summer. The jet stream, which runs from west to east, prevents cold northern air masses from entering the south. Sometimes, mostly at the end of the year or beginning of the year, the cold winds go into the south of Florida and then it can get cold for a few days. Temperatures of 0-+4 degrees C. occur. It can even snow.
1 Fort Lauderdale International Airport Type , (IATA code: FLL], 200 Terminal Dr. Fort Lauderdale, FL 3315. The airport is served from some airports in Europe, including London-Gatwick, Paris CDG, but not from German-speaking countries. It would be necessary to change trains from there. FLL is served from all major airports in the USA, Canada and Central America.
From the airport you can take the city bus (line 1) to the Central Bus Station in the center of Fort Lauderdales. In the other direction, this bus goes to Aventura, from where it connects to Miami Beach. A free Amtrak shuttle service connects the terminals to the Fort Lauderdale Airport Tri-Rail Station.
Miami Airport IATA Code: MIA) is the usual alternative, as Lufthansa and other airlines do not fly to Fort Lauderdale. From Miami you can reach Fort Lauderdale by limousine service, super shuttle or hire car. A rental car takes you from the airport to Interstate I-95 and then on I-95 to Ft. Lauderdale. At the exit of the airport, you should ask for the nearest transportation. You can also take the Amtrak Tri-Rail train to Fort Lauderdale.
Amtrak Tri-Rail runs from 4:00am to 11:00pm in the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach (from Miami to Palm-Beach). The 2 Fort Lauderdale located west of downtown near Interstate 95. Other stops are near the airport (26.0617 Type is group name) in the south of the city and Cypress Creek Road in the north (26.2011 Fort Lauderdale Airport Station Cypress Creek station
- Greyhound buses stop in Ft. Lauderdale ( 5Greyhound Bus Station )
- Broward Mass Transport also provides services on 275 routes to neighboring Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. The ticket costs $1 per trip or $2.50 for a day.
- The City Cruisers, which run downtown and along the beaches, are free.
On the street
The Interstate I-95 and Florida Turnpike motorways connect Ft. Lauderdale with other parts of Florida. The US-1 federal highway passes through the city in the north-south direction. At the Interstate I-75, Alligator Alley, you can reach the Gulf of Mexico to Naples, Fort Myers and other places. The 1A1 road along the coast, parallel to the US-1, is much nicer, but you're getting more slowly.
Fort Lauderdale is a large port for cruise ships. There are a lot of cruise ships on board here every day, starting from here to the Caribbean. 6 Port Everglades type
In Fort Lauderdale, Ft is written. Lauderdale, the distances from one store to another or from one place to the next are large. You can't get anywhere without a car. There are no buses, however. The Amtrak Tri-Rail train runs to Miami and other places on the Atlantic coast.
There are countless churches of all faiths.
- First Presbiterian Church, at the Federal Highway (US-1). Has a soothing organ. There are organ concerts.
- Stranahan House, on the New River. The oldest house in town. It is now framed by high-rise banks and investment firms, as well as high-rise apartment houses. Frank Stranahan came to Ft in 1892. Lauderdale. He made friendships with the seminars of Indians and acted with them. In 1901 he built a camp and then this house. It's a museum today.
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The hotel offers opera, theater, musical and concert events with many large guest plays, especially in winter.
- Swimming Hall of Fame
- Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. 2nd Street. Museum of discovery and science. In the same building there is an IMAX theater that shows 3-D movies. Opened: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, So 12.00 - 18.00. Price: Entry $14 including an IMAX movie.
- Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Boulevard. It is located in an architecturally beautiful building and exhibits 20th century art of Picasso, Calder, Dali, Mapplethorpe, Warhol and Steela. Opened: daily from 11.00 to 19.00 (00 to 21.00); closed Di + Mitte Dec - Jan.
- Antique Car Museum, 1527 S.W. 1st Ave. Shows classic cars from 1900 to 1940.
streets and squares
- The Riveralk is a waterfront promenade along the New River. On the walk between Strahanan House, not far from the E. Las Olas Blvd and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts have beautiful views of the river and the new Fort Lauderdale with the tower blocks. The path also leads to the museums.
- The U.S. A1A with a wide sidewalk runs along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. It is possible to walk or jogg here and of course also to swim. However, the A1A car parks are very popular. You can't easily find a free place.
- Victoria Park. An old inhabited park with many older but also new houses. The park has canals. In spring, when many trees and flowers are flowering, it is recommended to take a walk.
- water sports such as swimming, paddling, etc.
- High-seas Angel tours are offered in the marina near the Las Olas Blvd and US-A1A intersection.
- Golf on the numerous golf courses in and around Fort Lauderdale
- Scuba Diving
- Galeria, Sunrise Boulevard, is a large shopping mall with many department stores, shops and restaurants.
- Sawgrass Mill is a huge shopping center with many outlets of branded goods manufacturers selling goods directly. You can get there via the Broward, Sunrise or Oakland Boulevards, which run from east to west (from the Atlantic to west). The ideal place is Sunrise Boulevard, which leads almost directly to the mall. If you take Broward or Oakland Boulevard, you will change to Flamingo Road, which leads to Sunrise Boulevard. The shopping center has 350 shops and many restaurants and cafés. The department stores Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney, Super Target, Brandsmart USA, Burlington and others are represented. Of great interest are the Factory Outlets of Adidas, Puma, GAP, Nike, Hugo Boss, Escada, Anne Klein, Bebe, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hildler and others. v. a. m.
- The Las Olas Boulevard in the center is home to many souvenir and art shops.
In the U.S., you have dinner early. The restaurants are open at 17:00 and the kitchen often closes at 22:00.
- Mc Donald's, Burger King and other fast-food restaurants, mainly at the Federal Highway (US-1).
- IHOP the Pancake Home. Breakfast is full for the whole day. Price: A large breakfast with 3 pancakes, 3 eggs, corned beef and toast costs $8.99 plus coffee $1.90 (May 2008).
- Indigo, at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard. The small restaurant in the city offers breakfast at almost the same price as IHOP. The ambiance is more pleasant and the service is also good. However, coffee is $1 more expensive than IHOP.
- Southport Raw Bar, 1536 Cordova Road. A simple fish restaurant at the southport. You can sit inside or outside on the canal. The main theme of the original restaurant is: Eat fish, live longer, eat oysters, love longer, eat clams, last longer (eat fish - live longer, eat oysters - love longer, eat mussels and last longer.) Good are the mussels, oysters, shrimps and the Clam Chowder.
Most dishes cost less than $10. Very recommended.
- Alexander, Federal Highway (US-1). Restaurant with American cuisine. There is a large bar where you can spend your time with a glass of wine while waiting for a table, which is almost always the case. Price: A salad plate costs $7. Very good steaks from $15 to $20, fish dishes. All prices May 2008.
- Sublime. A vegetarian restaurant at the US-1. It was damaged by Hurricane Wilma, but is reopened.
- Cheese Cake Factory, Las Olas Boulevard. Sawgrass Mills offers an interesting map. Salad friends should not miss the Santa Fe ($13.50) salad. It is easy to divide the salad plate into two (a second plate and a cutlery) because it is difficult to make the large portion by yourself. The salad is simply delicious (exotic). Of course you have to try the special delicacies of the house, the cheesecake.
- Sukothai, 1930 E. Sunrise Blvd. A small but very good Thai restaurant. It has existed since 1990 and is a family-owned establishment. A Pad Thai costs $12.95. Most meat and fish dishes cost between $10 and $15. A very good recommendation for all those who love Asian cuisine. All prices May 2008. Opened: open for dinner from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm except for dinner; for lunch Mon - Fr 11.30 - 14.30.
- Grill Room, 620 E. Las Olas Boulevard. Right in the city. The restaurant at the legendary Riverside Hotel looks like a British officer's club. The menu offers steaks, lamb kottelets, chateaubriands and fish. The Cesars Salad is prepared at the table. The main courses cost between $35 and $45. The wine list is extensive. Excellent, but expensive. Prices of May 2008.
- Shula's on the Beach, Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Steakhouse and famous for the good steaks.
As in any seaside resort, the nightlife is varied.
- Platinum. An evening/nightclub with striptease shows, without red light.
- Crazy Lounge's, at the Gallery at Beach Plaza. A night bar.
- Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. Built in 1936 and expanded in the 1990s by a 12-story extension. In May 2008 a comfortable double room in the new building cost $155 including all taxes and fees (HRS reservation via internet). The hotel is not located on the beach but in the center of the city, on the lively Las Olas Boulevard, not far from the Riveralk. Recommended for those who do not want to stay at the beach.
- Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, on the coastal waterway. It has 17 floors. All 380 rooms have a balcony and start at $200.00.
- Lago Mar Resort, directly on the beach.
- Everglades National Park. From the interstate I-95 you drive south to the US-41 and then west (Tamiami Trail) to the Shark Valley Visitors Center. Here the alligators are lazy on the paths next to the canals. You can see Ibisse, Reiher, Wood Storks (Storch), Eagle and many others.
- Drive to Key West via Miami and the Florida Keys.
- Drive by the Jungle Queen paddle steamer on the historic New River and other waterways.
- The Port Everglades seaport is the starting point for many cruise ships.