The Sunshine state of Florida is a destination for snowbirds because of its year-round sunshine. The Southern part has beautiful beaches and entertainment which attracts visitors from all over the world. Fort Lauderdale, in South Florida, is popularly called the "Venice of America" because of it's long and intricate canal system. It is also a major yachting center in the U.S.
One of the fun things to do in South Florida is to cruise around the coastal waterways of Ft. Lauderdale via the famous water taxi. Historic houses and buildings like the Stranahan House, the oldest building in Ft. Lauderdale, can be seen from the waterways. Palatial houses owned by the rich and famous also line the coastal areas. On my first Water Taxi adventure, I got a glimpse of the house of Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara), which house will soon be turned into a historical marker, the mansion built by Lee Majors to then wife Farrah Fawcett, the house of Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan), Joe and Rose Kennedy, and mansions of other celebrities and the rich and famous. Yachts and boats of different sizes can also be seen everywhere. I saw Kismet, the billion-dollar super yacht, which is presently touted to be the longest yacht in Ft. Lauderdale.
In-between our Water Taxi tour, hubby and I made two stops. The first one was at Stop 1 for lunch at Shooters and then at Stop 2 for a short shopping at The Galleria. We finally got off at Stop 9 which is a short walk to Las Olas Boulevard's cafe and restaurant strip. Before heading home, we dropped by Kilwin's for ice cream and chocolate fudge.
Let me share with you my Water Taxi experience.