Guests can immerse themselves in the blue waves of the world-class beach and the sophisticated energy of the city, all while staying at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach. The brand new hotel is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. It features a 23-mile stretch of golden beaches...more
Doubletree Guest Suites Fort Lauderdale-Galleria is adjacent to the Galleria Mall, two blocks from the beach, and approximately two miles from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. This location is also two...more
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Fort Lauderdale is a popular destination for yacht enthusiasts and other tourists looking for a warm climate. Located on the Atlantic coast, the city's population numbers over 160,000 people. The surrounding area offers a mild climate with little temperature variation between seasons. Fort Lauderdale receives a large amount of rain during any given year, with most of it occurring during the warm summer months. Fort Lauderdale's position on the coast makes it susceptible to hurricanes.
Fort Lauderdale did not exist as a town until the late 1800s. Before the town's establishment, several forts in the area bore the name of Fort Lauderdale. Frank Stranahan arrived in the area in 1893 and constructed several necessary buildings for a brand new town, including a post office and trading post. In 1896, the Florida East Coast Railway extended their line through Fort Lauderdale. In 1915, the state officially made Fort Lauderdale the county seat of Broward County. By 1920, the fledgling town's population rose to over 2,000 people.
In 1926, a devastating hurricane hit the city, killing over 50 people, and destroying thousands of buildings. By the time the Great Depression hit the country, Fort Lauderdale's economy had already suffered significant losses. World War II touched the city before the United States entered the conflict. In 1939, a British ship chased a small German freighter into the nearby Port Everglades. The ship remained there until 1941, when the United States declared war on Germany. Fort Lauderdale became a hub for Navy activity during the war. Just two years after the end of the war, Fort Lauderdale was hit by another major hurricane. Heavy rain from earlier in the season had left the ground soaked; when the hurricane hit, the already-inundated ground couldn't absorb any more water, leading to major flooding in Fort Lauderdale.
After the war, the city saw its fortunes rise as it became a popular tourist destination for college students on spring break. Years later, the city attempted to shed its reputation as a wild college party town by building up its cultural institutions. The downtown area of Fort Lauderdale was renewed with new museums and high-end shopping excursions. City officials also made it clear that rambunctious spring break parties were no longer welcome in the city. Since then, the number of students visiting Fort Lauderdale for spring break has dwindled significantly. Fort Lauderdale has instead become a popular destination for families from around the globe.