The city of Ft. Lauderdale, also known as the The Venice of America, contains 300 miles of inland waterways…rivers, bays, canals and inlets. Whereas the Atlantic Ocean is the front door to this city, whose approximate 40,000 boats earned it the title of “Yachting Capital of the World”, the Intracoastal Waterway is its back door. The beautiful New River, lined with sleek yachts, is its mid-section.
Where’s the beach? On any given day you can see it. Seven miles of whispery white sand beaches strung out along the Atlantic coastline. On any given night you can hear it…a disco beat on a turntable or a reggae beat pulsating from the nightspots that line the beach.
Catapulted to international fame by the movie “Where the Boys Are” and “Where the Boys Are ’84”, this Southeastern Florida town soon became the annual spring break haven for hundreds of thousands of college students. Although Ft. Lauderdale had its ups and downs with the bronzing and boozing college crowd, it still remains one of the nation’s most popular destinations, not only for spring break revelers but also for year-round vacationers.