Besides its former reputation as a Spring Break hotspot, today’s Ft. Lauderdale is an affluent international business center. Moreover, it is well-known for its boat manufacturing and leisure time industry, which have earned it the nickname “Venice of America”.
Whether you like to relax in luxury spas, or rather go second hand shopping on big flea markets, the place has offers for every one and every pocket. Moreover, Fort Lauderdale hosts one of the world’s largest Drive-In cinemas for the perfect retro experience on screen.
Centrally located between Miami and Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale was originally named after Major Lauderdale, as were the three forts in the city. While none of these forts exist today, the place is now a desirable location for new or relocating businesses. It supports a diverse range of industries, such as film and television production, finance, marine, manufacturing, aerospace, insurance and real estate.
Riverwalk, the foundation of the city’s art and historic district, features the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Art and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum, and Museum of Science and Discovery.