7) Fort Lauderdale
The city of Fort Lauderdale is known to many as the “Venice of America” due to its very extensive canal system.
Located on the coast just over 20 miles north of Miami, the city is another one of those great locations that puts its residents within arm’s reach of the more popular and heavily populated landmark city.
Because of its gorgeous year round weather and average temperatures of about 77 degrees, the city is also a very popular tourist destination.
Visitors and locals alike have the chance to enjoy any number of great amenities in Fort Lauderdale including a great parks system, wonderful fine dining restaurants, over 60 golf courses, multiple museums and a great night life scene as well. The city is also a well known and loved destination for spring breakers and its economy relies heavily on tourism.
The city is also home to the incredible Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex and and International Swimming Hall of Fame which is a great draw for locals and international visitors alike. With never a shortage of activities and interesting sites to discover, Fort Lauderdale really is one of the best cities Florida has to offer.