The vast, intricate canal system of the City of Fort Lauderdale has earned it the nickname, the “Venice of America.” Located 23 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale — the largest city in Broward County — sits adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the New River, and a myriad of inland waterways, making it an internationally-renowned hub for yachting activity. In addition to picturesque beaches, Fort Lauderdale offers an abundance of restaurants, high-end shopping, and vibrant nightlife. With its thriving international business center, Fort Lauderdale has also become the home-base for a multitude of companies and corporations spanning a variety of industries. Other notable Fort Lauderdale landmarks include Port Everglades, Las Olas Boulevard, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Here you will discover over 85 parks and recreational amenities that include bike paths, tennis courts, skate parks, picnic areas, waterparks, and much more. Families can enjoy trips to Lion Country Safari or pay a visit to the Palm Beach Zoo.