Known as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is a city in Broward County, Fla. What was once an agricultural community, Fort Lauderdale is now a popular vacation destination for its pristine beaches such as Deerfield Beach and Hillsboro Beach—from the sandy shores, visitors and locals can spot the Hillsboro Lighthouse in the distance. Golfing, boating and swimming are among the many activities offered at the nearby Hallandale Beach.
Perhaps one of Fort Lauderdale’s most mysterious yet well-known historical fact is its connection to the famous Bermuda Triangle or “Devil’s Triangle.” The eerie history of the Bermuda Triangle—which lies between Fort Lauderdale, Bermuda and Puerto Rico—and its link to the disappearance of Flight 19 traces back to the Naval Air Station at the time which is now the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
For family fun, stop by one of the kid-friendly attractions including Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, Museum of Discovery and Science and Butterfly World which is home to thousands of colorful butterflies and diverse flora. Or for some adult downtime, stroll past the quaint shops and restaurants along the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Catch a broadway show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, admire unique art exhibits at the Museum of Art or attend a concert at the BankAtlantic Center which has hosted musical legends like Billy Joel and Barbara Streisand.