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Learn English in the sunshine in a beautiful Atlantic Coast city in Florida.
Located to the north of Miami in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a wonderful place to live and study English. It is known as the “Venice of America” because of its many canals, lined with pretty houses and boats. Also famous for its beaches, Fort Lauderdale is a popular destination for Americans as well as international tourists. There’s plenty to do, but everything is close and the pace of life is relaxed.
Fort Lauderdale is a perfect place to study English if you love the sunshine and enjoy spending time outdoors, as it gets 3,000 hours of sunshine per year! But there’s also a lively arts and entertainment district, and lots of bars and restaurants along the beaches as well as downtown. It’s very easy to get around and a particularly good place for cycling, as the land is flat, the weather is lovely and it can take just 10 to 15 minutes from the beach to downtown, the mall or the supermarket.
Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has activities to suit everyone coming here to improve their English in a classic American destination: from theatre to sport, shopping to sightseeing, clubbing to sunbathing, museums to nature trails.
- Take a river boat cruise along the city’s canals and see the waterside homes of some very famous people. Or stroll through the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District and visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. On another day, go on a jet skiing adventure, then dine al fresco on delicious seafood. Las Olas Boulevard is a great place to hang out in Fort Lauderdale – it is one of the most architecturally interesting, eclectic and authentic shopping and dining districts in the city.
- Living in Fort Lauderdale, you have the beach with its beautiful white sand, crystal clear water and wonderful weather all year round. North of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach is a good destination for fishing and has off-shore coral reefs that are among the best natural attractions for divers in the area. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a 180-acre park along the beach with picnicking areas, camping and nature trails as well as canoes.
- Fort Lauderdale’s cultural attractions include the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Fort Lauderdale History Center. The city is also home to the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop – a huge outdoor/indoor flea market – and Sawgrass Mills, an enormous mall and entertainment complex.
- Fort Lauderdale has nature too: it is one of the main starting points for wildlife tours and trips to the famous Florida Everglades. An ecosystem consisting of 1.5 million acres of swamps, sub-tropical jungles and saw-grass prairies, the Everglades is one of the most fascinating and beautiful national parks in the USA. It is home to 14 endangered and rare species, including the Florida Panther, the West Indian Manatee and the American Crocodile. And just 25 miles (40km) away is Miami – an easy day trip.
Altogether, Fort Lauderdale is a fabulous place for an authentic American study experience.