Fort Lauderdale has it all: beaches, nightlife, shopping and art

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WTHR) — When you travel to Greater Fort Lauderdale you can experience 23 miles of promenade-lined beachfronts.

When you aren't on the beach you can explore a city that boasts luxury hotels, an impressive art scene, world-class restaurants, craft breweries, nightlife, shopping, casinos, and the Everglades on its doorstep. Cruise along the “Venice of America,” explore shipwreck dive sites in the “Wreck Capital of Florida,” and get lost in botanical gardens.

Nickname: The Venice of America

Population: 180,072 (2017)

Avg. Temp by season: Winter - 78; Spring - 85; Summer - 89; Fall - 81

Travel Tips:

  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport has direct flights from Indianapolis via Southwest and Allegiant Air.

Fun Facts:

  • The city is considered a major yachting center with more than 40,000 residents owning yachts. The city is regarded as the western corner of the Bermuda Triangle. It was also the setting for the 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator.

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Looking for something else to do? Here is a constantly updated calendar of events for the Fort Lauderdale area.

23 miles of beaches. Courtesy: Doug Castanedo
23 miles of beaches. Courtesy: sunny.org
23 miles of beaches. Courtesy: Doug Castanedo
Great scuba diving on reefs and wrecks. Courtesy: sunny.org
Great scuba diving on reefs and wrecks. Courtesy: sunny.org
More than 50,000 registered yachts. Courtesy: sunny.org
BB&T Center - Home to the NHL Florida Panthers. Courtesy: sunny.org
Hollywood Beach. Courtesy: Alan Maltz
Fishing off the pier. Courtesy: sunny.org
23 miles of beaches. Courtesy: sunny.org
Courtesy: Doug Castanedo
Plenty to do out on the water including paddleboarding. Courtesy: Doug Castanedo
23 miles of beaches. Courtesy: J Christopher
Lots of great shopping centers. Courtesy: sunny.org

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