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Located only a few miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale is another popular city on the Atlantic Coast, in Florida, USA. Very popular for its beaches, it is also the seat of Broward County. The name 'Fort Lauderdale' comes from the forts that were built there by the US Army during the Second Seminole War as well as from the commander of the troop that first settled there, Major William Lauderdale. After the war ended in 1842, however, the forts were abandoned and it was only in 1893 that the town started to grow thanks to the contribution of Frank Stranahan, a local entrepreneur. Between 1893 and 1896, in fact, he started both a ferry service across the New River and the Florida East Coast Railroad. Today the city is one of the most popular in Florida, and tourists from all over the country come to enjoy its wonderful beaches as well as famous attractions like the Stranahan House, the Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. If you are thinking of spending your next holiday in Fort Lauderdale, a great idea would be for you to book a room in a hotel. This type of accommodation, in fact, will allow you greater privacy as well as extras like room service which can make your holiday truly special. All you need to do is scroll down the list provided to compare prices and services.
Fort Lauderdale features a tropical rainforest climate, which means that there is only a slight difference in temperatures from one season to another. It is also quite warm in Fort Lauderdale as the average monthly temperature is over 18°C. If you want to visit the city you should know that the wet season goes from May to October so it might not be a great time although temperatures are quite high (22-32°C). The dry season instead goes from November to April and is therefore the best period to visit. Hurricanes might also occur so it is a good idea to check with a local weather station before leaving. Festivals are also a great moment to visit the city. If you are a fan of local arts and crafts then good moments to stop by are early January or late October for the Las Olas Art Festival, or in February and March for the Florida Renaissance Festival, both including great markets and the latter featuring a 16th century atmosphere. If you are visiting with your family then don't miss the Family Fun Week in late June as it includes sand castles competitions, scavenger hunts, movie nights, and even visits to a turtle sanctuary. And last but definitely not least, stop by Fort Lauderdale in mid-December for the Winterfest Boat Parade to enjoy the view of dozens of boats decorated with fairy lights gliding on the water.
Fort Lauderdale is not only festivals however. The majority of people who visit do so for the great beaches like the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach where you can enjoy a great number of summer water sports or simply laze in the sunshine before going for dinner someplace nice, like one of the many restaurants on the Las Olas Boulevard. However, if you happen to find a rainy day, do not despair! Fort Lauderdale still has a lot to offer. If you enjoy discovering more about the history of a city, don't miss the Stranahan House, the oldest building in the town, or the Bonnet House, which was purchased as a plantation in 1895 but never used as the bride it was intended for died tragically before the house renovations were completed. Art lovers will enjoy it too as it features a large collection of artwork. The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is another place you will definitely like if you enjoy gazing at paintings as it features masterpieces by artists like Picasso, Warhol, Mapplethorpe, and Dali. Finally, if you are travelling with children, make time for a visit to the Museum of Discovery and Science and its hands-on, interactive exhibits.
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