Travel information about the southeast region of Florida

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From the chic and culture of Miami, from the fun of Ft Lauderdale, the "Venice of America", with its islands and nightlife, to Florida's Golf Capital, Palm Beach, the attractions of Southeast Florida are diverse and plentiful.

The region includes the areas of Ft Lauderdale, Lake Okeechobee, Miami and Palm Beach

Central west region of Florida

Ft Lauderdale Area

Ft Lauderdale, the "Venice of America", is a city of islands held together by an intricate web of canals, rivers, bays and waterways hundreds of miles long. The fun in big-city Ft Lauderdale starts at the beach with 23 miles of palm-fringed Florida shoreline and spreads wide to a full slate of cultural, historical and social activities. Airboats take visitors deep into the heart of the Everglades.

Fort Lauderdale
Pompano Beach

Lake Okeechobee Area

Okeechobee, the Gateway to South Florida, offers outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing. Lake Okeechobee, the second largest inland lake in the US, is central to a region of Florida historically known for its agriculture but now also equated with fishing, boating, and trails.

Miami Area

From the chic and cultured to the diverse and outrageous, Greater Miami's multifaceted appeal means fun-in-the-sun partying takes place alongside sophisticated cultural happenings in a city that never sleeps. There are hundreds of ways to spend your time in this bustling urban metropolis.

Miami Beach

Palm Beach Area

North of Ft Lauderdale, Florida's Gold Coast continues into a Palm Beach Area fringed for 47 miles by golden beaches. At its center is Palm Beach, once the playground of the rich and celebrated. Some 150-plus golf courses allows the area to lay claim to the title of "Florida's Golf Capital".

Boca Raton
West Palm Beach

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