Monthly Archives: July 2007

Featured destination of the day: Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Venice of America, a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a wealthy beachside community situated in the center of South Florida’s Coast and halfway between Palm and Miami Beach that stretches in more than 33 sq. miles and a home to 5.4 million residents; that is 31 municipalities.  Fort Lauderdale is the county hub of Broward County  and a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area.  With its world premier beachfronts, the seven miles of crystal-clear beaches offer dwellers and tourists with world-class opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline is lined with a parade of novelty shops, restaurants, chic sidewalk cafes, and other entertainment gigs all day, all night!

Beachgoers love the seven –mile coastline with 165 –mile of waterways of the yachting capital of the East Coast.  With this kind of sun-kissed Fort Lauderdale Beach, who doesn’t want to warm his toes in the sand and watch the sun set on the horizon, test the sea for it waves, and dive its deepest spot for sunken ships and its magnificent coral formations!

Fort Lauderdale’s famous 22-block long waterfront wide-brick walkway and elaborate landscaping is splendid for joggers, strollers, and bikers.  Rollerblade along its palm bordered and brick-lined boulevard – the Fort Lauderdale River walk – Florida’s Most Beautiful Mile.  The River walk along the New River in downtown is a must-see while you are in Fort Lauderdale.  It surrounds and bridges romantic latticework pavilions to boutiques, cook shacks, picnic areas, and a butterfly garden; to interactive navigational and meteorological exhibits and to all parks and museums.  Located on Fort Lauderdale’s beach, dive into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum and see the world’s greatest and celebrated aquatic heroes. The Hall of Fame Museum annually pays homage and inducts swimming champions from around the country.

Recently modernized, the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex is a grand Centrum that includes two 50-meter Olympic size pools and a diving well, a teaching pool, swimming channel, and weight room.  The 2,500-seat spectator gallery and two alpha numeric scoreboards is an attraction for the National and International aquatic meets to be held here. Your vacation will not be complete without visiting the Fort Lauderdale’s museums.  Visit Bonnet House – the 35-acre beachfront estate to contemplate on the history of old South Florida and its architecture, artwork, and natural environment. This house museum is open to the public all year round except for some months specified. Include a visit and Learn about the history of Fort Lauderdale and the South Florida area to other don’t-miss-to-visit museums: Old Dillard Cultural Arts Museum, Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum, Museum of Discovery and Science and Blockbuster IMAX Theater, and Stranahan House.

Whichever place you wanted to visit in Fort Lauderdale will surely be a wonderful time with Wyndham Vacations.  You will never get bored with the never ending array of activities all year round – dance under the stars with the free musical concerts in the park celebrated every 28th of July, the Annual Spring Garden Event in Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary every March, and the Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at Bahia Mar Yachting Center- Fort Lauderdale very October to name a few.  Fort Lauderdale Beach also hosts several major events each year, including the 4th July Family Celebration, and McDonald’s Air and Sea Show.

Sedona Arizona Snapshot

Have you ever heard of Schnebly Hill Formation, the famous red sedimentary rock in Sedona, Arizona? Schnebly Hill Formation sandstone was formed 3 million years ago when the Colorado Plateau was uplifted and therefore created Oak Creek Canyon. This incredible rock formation is now considered a famous attraction spot in Sedona.  Actually, Sedona and Schnebly is a name of famous woman whose husband, Mr. T.C. Schnebly, contributed a major part in the city’s organization of its first post office.  Mr and Mrs Schnebly didn’t dream of becoming a historical person.  But with this great historical honor comes a responsibility for the people to preserve the gift of nature.

Sedona is deeply concerned about the environmental and they have painstakingly preserved a spectacular culture and a breathtaking-most-sought-after tourist destination. Experience the Sedona way – cool summers, mild winters, fresh clean air, spectacular canyons, red rock formations, numerous art galleries and national parks, world-class resorts with fine dining restaurants, and a whole lot more!  Sedona is a world-class travel experience offering the finest works of nature.

Visit Sedona site to find out more about the faces of Sedona and discover a variety of travel packages and destinations designed for picky travelers like you. 

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