Tour of Fort Lauderdale

Journey with us back to the days when Fort Lauderdale was just a lonely little Indian trading post on the edge of the wild and formidable Everglades. It was during this period that Seminole Indians would pole their long boats out of the Glades and down the New River to Stranahan’s Trading Post. Today, called the “Venice of America” for its graceful waterways and maritime bearings, Fort Lauderdale has been striving through its revitalized riverfront, carefully restored neighborhoods, vibrant downtown and beautified beachfront to become "the most beautiful city in America".

Explore some of Fort Lauderdale’s most charming and historic neighborhoods as we recall the pioneering heritage and verdant charms of this proud city. Hear about the town’s hardy settlers and their stories of adventure and struggle in the untamed Florida wilderness that is now Sailboat Bend, Himmarshee Village, Rio Vista, Las Olas Boulevard, Colee Hammock, Las Olas Isles and the world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Allow our guides to bring you some unique insights into the dynamics that endear this city to its residents and visitors alike. Once you have experienced the rich architectural spectrum, exciting museums, tropical gardens, tree-covered streetscapes and abundant civic pride that characterize today’s Fort Lauderdale, you too may be apt to admit that what you found here was both unexpected and unforgettable.