Visitor’s Guide To Downtown Fort LauderdaleOne of South Florida's greatest tourist treasures is the City of Fort Lauderdale. For history buffs, the city is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. Fort Lauderdale is a popular vacation spot because the sun shines almost all the time and the temperatures remain warm and inviting year-round. A tremendous variety of activities will keep visitors busy for their entire stay, ranging from golfing and boating to shopping and shows. This is the ultimate travel location that welcomes visitors from all over the world every day of the year.