About the area:
Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America," is a city located in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is also sometimes known as "Fort Liquordale" as the city is known for its many bars, clubs and overall party atmosphere. It was once widely known for its massive spring break seasons, however, residential complaints during the 1980s and tougher law enforcement reduced Fort Lauderdale's spring break surge to more modest levels. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 152,397. It is the county seat of Broward County, and forms a part of the South Florida metropolitan area.