One simply cannot go to Ft Lauderdale without taking boat tour or water taxi ride along the extensive canal network that runs throughout the city. Not only will it give you a little taste of Italy, but it is also sometimes the only way to get from point A to point B! Interlaced with these waterways is tourist-favorite Las Olas Boulevard, the main thoroughfare for shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs. Nearby is Ft Lauderdale Beach, which is often hailed for its cleanliness, spaciousness, and water sports, such as skim boarding, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. For a rich cultural experience, visit the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, which displays a plethora of different art forms year-round, ranging from dance to opera to local art shows. Downtown, you will find shopping malls and the Museum of Discovery and Science as well as hammock-laden Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Brush up on your history at the International Swimming Hall of Fame or the Bonnet House in the morning and catch a movie later at the Ft Lauderdale Swap and Shop, the world’s largest drive-in theater. There are over 60 golf courses in the city and surrounding metro area, and about an hour and a half drive away are Florida’s famous Everglades. Smaller and less crowded than many of its Florida beach city counterparts, Ft. Lauderdale offers all the fun and excitement of a beach city while still maintaining a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a magical botanical garden, which is also one of the most beautiful places to get married in Florida
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