Fort Lauderdale was founded in the middle of the 19th century in a swampy area in the southeast of Florida. In order to be able to build at all, drainage channels had to be excavated. Today, the widely ramified canal system is the trademark of the city and gives it its reputation as the Venice of America. 

While Fort Lauderdale used to be the cheaper alternative to the Springbreak in Miami, today the city’s image has changed. The city with its countless canals, wide beaches, versatile shopping possibilities and an immense selection of bars and restaurants has been attracting a rather wealthy clientele for some time now. 

The best way to explore the city is by water taxi!