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17 Reasons Why Ft. Lauderdale Is Paradise On Earth

Who knew that actual paradise was located somewhere between Disney World and Miami?

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7. And who can blame them with this kind of year-round weather?

OK, this is an exaggeration. The actual average year-round temperature is a balmy 77 degrees.

8. Only in paradise... can this be the only footwear you need 365 days a year.

Jorge In (CC BY http://2.0) / Flickr: viajor

And don't worry about getting your feet dirty — Ft. Lauderdale's sparkling beaches are Blue Wave certified, which means they are CLEAN.

10. And only in paradise... are water taxis a viable form of transportation.


There's a reason Ft. Lauderdale is called the "Venice of America" — the city boasts 165 miles of waterways! Hop on and off the water taxis to explore the city's shopping and dining, or just sit back and enjoy the ride.

15. But no matter how you choose to get around Ft. Lauderdale, you'll probably run into some of these beauties:

You're likely to spot a manatee while you're just relaxing on a Ft. Lauderdale beach or on a water taxi! As for wild peacocks, you'll find them on the street in the middle of downtown... (but shh, don't tell anyone — it's one of the locals' best-kept secrets.)

16. Hey, Ft. Lauderdale! You're breathtaking even when your generous sun says goodbye for a short while.

Don't worry about us, Mr. Sun! There's still plenty of paradise to explore after dark. Check out A1A or Downtown Riverwalk for Ft. Lauderdale's finest night life!

And when you're ready to explore EVEN MORE paradise, JetBlue offers daily nonstops from Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean.