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Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America", sits on the Atlantic coastline, midway between Miami and West Palm Beach. It is bisected by the Intercoastal Waterway, which provides a safe harbor for smaller vessels and plenty of fishing and watersports opportunities. The city is best known for its sparkling white sand beaches, relaxed lifestyle, the multitude of restaurants, and sunny, warm weather, not to mention the many luxury yachts that call this port home. More than 12 million people take in the tourist attractions in Fort Lauderdale each year.

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1. Stroll the Beaches

The beautiful sand beaches in Fort Lauderdale are, arguably, the best reason for visiting the area. These Atlantic Ocean beaches are wide, generally uncrowded, and run alongside a myriad of amenities from restaurants to watersport concessions. Some of the most popular Fort Lauderdale beaches are Las Olas beach, Central beach, Hillsboro Beach, and Sebastian Street beach.

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