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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale epitomizes South Florida living at its finest, with the perfect blend of casual sophistication that no other city can match. Its 165 miles of navigable inland waterways winding along palatial estates has earned Fort Lauderdale its unique reputation as the "Venice of America" and the "Yachting Capital of the World."

Fort Lauderdale

With seven miles of clean, safe, user-friendly white sand beaches, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, life doesn't get better than this!

Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale

Whether its yachting, shopping, dining, sports or arts and entertainment you seek, Fort Lauderdale truly has it all.

GETTING HERE

you travel often for pleasure or business, getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. The airport recently completed a runway expansion to accommodate passengers from around the world with even better service than ever before. Domestic and international carriers include approximately 30 airlines, providing exceptionally convenient access. When passengers land, they are in the heart of Fort Lauderdale in less than 15 minutes.

Port Everglades

Port Everglades, one of the top three cruise ports in the world, is the only port in the nation located adjacent to an airport, making it easy to fly in and get on board. Port Everglades is host to a dozen cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean International which introduced the world's largest luxury passenger ships - Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. The port is also a hub for international trade.

SHOPPING

Shopping

From trendy boutiques to mega-malls, Fort Lauderdale has a wide array of shopping options. The Galleria is an upscale shopping mall located on Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal, with chic retail establishments including Neiman Marcus, Coach, Cole Haan, BCBG, Mayor's and other leading brands. Las Olas Boulevard, known as Greater Fort Lauderdale's "style mile," is lined with independently-owned boutiques featuring couture, jewelry, home décor, art galleries and specialty gifts.

Shopping

On the other end of the shopping spectrum is Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. Only twelve miles from Fort Lauderdale, it features more than 400 stores, including luxury-brand discount outlets. It’s a fashionista’s dream!

Shopping

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

RTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

The arts and culture scene in Fort Lauderdale has blossomed over the years to include arts districts, festivals and ongoing exhibitions. Each year, the architecturally splendid Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale presents outstanding exhibits from around the world. Las Olas Boulevard, which stretches from the beach to the Museum of Art,, is lined with art galleries, independently-owned boutiques and restaurants.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

The beautiful Riverwalk, running through the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, pulses with shopping, dining, waterfront parks and cultural attractions, including the , Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery & Science/AutoNation 3D IMAX, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and historic Stranahan House.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

Just 12 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, the BB&T Center is a world-class concert and entertainment venue. In addition, Flagler Arts and Technology, known as FAT Village, is Fort Lauderdale's popular and fast-growing contemporary downtown arts community.

When it comes to dining, Fort Lauderdale offers an extraordinary selection of restaurants throughout the city, along the beach, on Las Olas Boulevard and in every neighborhood. From quaint bistros and ethnic eateries to five-star restaurants, there’s easily something to please everyone’s palate.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

SPORTS & GAMING

SPORTS AND GAMMING

Being a sports fan is easy in Fort Lauderdale. Sports venues for all of South Florida’s major professional sports franchises are less than an hour away, including the Miami Heat for basketball, the Dolphins for football, the Marlins for baseball and the Florida Panthers for hockey. The North American Soccer League’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers play in Lockhart Stadium, drawing an international crowd of soccer fans.

SPORTS AND GAMMING

With convenient access to public and private golf courses and tennis courts as well as paddle-boarding, kayaking, boating, fishing, scuba diving and more, Fort Lauderdale offers you all sorts of fun in the sun!

SPORTS AND GAMMING

Greater Fort Lauderdale also is a gaming paradise, with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Gulfstream Park, the Isle of Capri Casino and Pompano Park Racing, and the Mardi Gras Casino and Poker Room offering casinos, high stakes poker, thoroughbreds, dog racing and race simulcasting.

SPORTS AND GAMMING

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

Development Magazine chose the Greater Fort Lauderdale area / Broward County as one of the 100 Leading Locations for 2013 and praised Fort Lauderdale for its positive economic development initiatives and positioning to attract new and expanding businesses. Various awards and distinctions highlight Fort Lauderdale’s appeal in an array of sectors:

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale epitomizes South Florida living at its finest, with the perfect blend of casual sophistication that no other city can match. Its 165 miles of navigable inland waterways winding along palatial estates has earned Fort Lauderdale its unique reputation as the "Venice of America" and the "Yachting Capital of the World."

Fort Lauderdale

With seven miles of clean, safe, user-friendly white sand beaches, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, life doesn't get better than this!

Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale

Whether its yachting, shopping, dining, sports or arts and entertainment you seek, Fort Lauderdale truly has it all.

GETTING HERE

you travel often for pleasure or business, getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. The airport recently completed a runway expansion to accommodate passengers from around the world with even better service than ever before. Domestic and international carriers include approximately 30 airlines, providing exceptionally convenient access. When passengers land, they are in the heart of Fort Lauderdale in less than 15 minutes.

Port Everglades

Port Everglades, one of the top three cruise ports in the world, is the only port in the nation located adjacent to an airport, making it easy to fly in and get on board. Port Everglades is host to a dozen cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean International which introduced the world's largest luxury passenger ships - Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. The port is also a hub for international trade.

SHOPPING

Shopping

From trendy boutiques to mega-malls, Fort Lauderdale has a wide array of shopping options. The Galleria is an upscale shopping mall located on Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal, with chic retail establishments including Neiman Marcus, Coach, Cole Haan, BCBG, Mayor's and other leading brands. Las Olas Boulevard, known as Greater Fort Lauderdale's "style mile," is lined with independently-owned boutiques featuring couture, jewelry, home décor, art galleries and specialty gifts.

Shopping

On the other end of the shopping spectrum is Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. Only twelve miles from Fort Lauderdale, it features more than 400 stores, including luxury-brand discount outlets. It’s a fashionista’s dream!

Shopping

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

RTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

The arts and culture scene in Fort Lauderdale has blossomed over the years to include arts districts, festivals and ongoing exhibitions. Each year, the architecturally splendid Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale presents outstanding exhibits from around the world. Las Olas Boulevard, which stretches from the beach to the Museum of Art,, is lined with art galleries, independently-owned boutiques and restaurants.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

The beautiful Riverwalk, running through the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, pulses with shopping, dining, waterfront parks and cultural attractions, including the , Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery & Science/AutoNation 3D IMAX, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and historic Stranahan House.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

Just 12 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, the BB&T Center is a world-class concert and entertainment venue. In addition, Flagler Arts and Technology, known as FAT Village, is Fort Lauderdale's popular and fast-growing contemporary downtown arts community.

When it comes to dining, Fort Lauderdale offers an extraordinary selection of restaurants throughout the city, along the beach, on Las Olas Boulevard and in every neighborhood. From quaint bistros and ethnic eateries to five-star restaurants, there’s easily something to please everyone’s palate.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING

SPORTS & GAMING

SPORTS AND GAMMING

Being a sports fan is easy in Fort Lauderdale. Sports venues for all of South Florida’s major professional sports franchises are less than an hour away, including the Miami Heat for basketball, the Dolphins for football, the Marlins for baseball and the Florida Panthers for hockey. The North American Soccer League’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers play in Lockhart Stadium, drawing an international crowd of soccer fans.

SPORTS AND GAMMING

With convenient access to public and private golf courses and tennis courts as well as paddle-boarding, kayaking, boating, fishing, scuba diving and more, Fort Lauderdale offers you all sorts of fun in the sun!

SPORTS AND GAMMING

Greater Fort Lauderdale also is a gaming paradise, with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Gulfstream Park, the Isle of Capri Casino and Pompano Park Racing, and the Mardi Gras Casino and Poker Room offering casinos, high stakes poker, thoroughbreds, dog racing and race simulcasting.

SPORTS AND GAMMING

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

Development Magazine chose the Greater Fort Lauderdale area / Broward County as one of the 100 Leading Locations for 2013 and praised Fort Lauderdale for its positive economic development initiatives and positioning to attract new and expanding businesses. Various awards and distinctions highlight Fort Lauderdale’s appeal in an array of sectors:

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

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