Greater Fort Lauderdale is multifaceted city: it’s home to important business and cultural centers, pristine beaches and major cruise ship ports. But the area is most well known for it’s canal system. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 300 miles of waterways, make for some exciting fun and breathtaking views. The beaches of Fort Lauderdale are among the cleanest and most pristine in the nation. Just minutes from the beach is the Riverwalk - 1.5 miles of the New River’s north bank. This district links most of the city’s historic and cultural landmarks, and is packed with shops, parks and restaurants. A narrated bus tour is the best way to see the sights, going from Fort Lauderdale’s city center to the beach, and every spot in between.