Enter Fort Lauderdale, which is every bit as simple, expected and satisfying as a Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. It’s in Florida, perhaps overshadowed by its glitzier cousin Miami, and boasts fine beaches, a quieter scene than the aforementioned party city, and brands galore. It’s also been nicknamed The Venice Of America thanks to its network of canals but, if you’ve been to Venice, prepare to be confused as there’s no real similarity at all. You could easily come for the beaches, bars and buys alone. Here’s why Fort Lauderdale should be your next beach break.