Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches. There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues.
People have been flocking to Fort Lauderdale’s beaches for decades. And with good reason. Fort Lauderdale Beach is a two-mile strip of beautiful beach featuring the recently renovated Promenade, which offers all sorts of bars, restaurants and shops.
Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida. Grouper is probably the most popular choice and is served almost any way imaginable. You’ll find it fried, broiled, sautéed, and even served with pasta. But a true Floridian staple is a fresh grouper sandwich and fries eaten outside by the water. It’s hard to beat this old standby.
Named one of Fodor’s Best Beaches for Families, Hollywood South Beach features a boardwalk dotted with restaurants and six miles of white sand beach. North Beach boasts several unique eco-adventures including the Sea Turtle Hatchery. To venture into the Historic Downtown for a taste of Hollywood’s distinctive flavor, simply hop on the Hollywood Trolley, which operates Wednesday through Sunday.
The official currency of the United States is the U.S. Dollar (USD).
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