There are plenty of good reasons to choose Fort Lauderdale as your study destination, but here are our top five.
1. A fantastic climate
Fort Lauderdale is located on the southwest coast of Florida, or the ‘Sunshine State’, as it’s also known. As its name suggests, Florida enjoys one of the nicest climates in America, with consistently sunny, warm weather. Fort Lauderdale itself has a tropical climate, with average monthly temperatures that are always higher than 18.0 °C (64.4°F).
2. Great beaches
Fort Lauderdale’s coastal location means that there are plenty of beaches in and around it to choose from. Some are bigger or busier than others, but all have lovely, white-sands and glistening turquoise waters. If you’re looking for a quieter, more rugged beach the Northern Beach Area between Oakland Park Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard are nice, whereas the South Beach Area offers proximity to shops, restaurants and clubs. Most beaches offer watersports options too, so anyone who likes activities such as snorkelling, diving and waterskiing will have plenty to keep them occupied.
3. Attractive surroundings
Of course, sunshine always makes cities look more attractive, but Fort Lauderdale’s appeal can’t be attributed solely to the sun that shines on it. Its popularity as a yachting centre means that it has an array of attractive marinas and boatyards, and it also boasts an expansive canal system, which explains why it’s called the ‘Venice of America’.
4. Good entertainment options
Fort Lauderdale has long been known as a party place, but these days it offers a more cosmopolitan and up-market entertainment scene than previously. The area around Las Olas Boulevard in particular has scores of bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. You’ll certainly never be stuck for something to do in the evenings or at the weekend in Fort Lauderdale.
5. A range of cultural offerings
Sometimes beach resorts can be somewhat lacking in the cultural stakes, but not Fort Lauderdale. The city has a fantastic range of cultural venues and events, including the Bass Museum of Art, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Old Dillard Cultural Arts Museum.
Fort Lauderdale really is a city with something for everyone, whether you like the arts, the beach, sports, shopping, or enjoying a nice evening meal with a glass of wine. There’s no wonder that it is said to offer one of the best standards of living in America, and that it has become so popular with tourists and students alike.
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