Fort Lauderdale Experts

Area Tips

Katie Cohen

“Less than an hour’s drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale offers the classic Florida vacation at a slightly more manageable pace. Miles of perfect coastline make this a spot for both spring breakers and vacationing families. There are bars and restaurants to satisfy just about any appetite, too, offering everything from happy hour specials to seafood fresh from the Atlantic.

With its charming architecture and direct line to the beach, Las Olas Boulevard is a p...

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Nightlife

Susan Gruenberg

"Check out the Tarpon Bay and Miami nightclubs for late night partying and dancing."

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Adventure

Susan Gruenberg

"For those seeking adventure in Fort Lauderdale there are ample opportunities for jet skiing and para sailing, but the best thrills come from the Everglades fan boat rides."

Arts & Music

Susan Gruenberg

"Broward Center for the Performing Arts has Broadway caliber entertainment, music, ballet and comedy performances."

Food

Sabrina Montemerani

"Stone Crabs are an incredible dish to try, famous in Florida from November to March."

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Nightlife

Sabrina Montemerani

"Try Mango restaurant for low-key evening or VIPE on Las Olas for more energetic setting."

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Family

Sabrina Montemerani

"For family activities check out this list: Fishing Pier, Acqua Park, Butterfly World, Jungle Queen, Flamingo Garden, Everglades Tour, Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, and Founderdome.

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Arts & Music

Sabrina Montemerani

"Museum art, Museo Discovery & Science, bonnet House, Stranahan House, Bellagio International Gallery, F.A.T. Village Urban Art District in Fort Lauderdale,

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Food

Mikaeel Abdulwakil

"La Granja - is a Peruvian restaurant franchised with a few locations throughout Broward county. It is delicious, and inexpensive with large portions.

Publix Deli - if you are not from Florida you may have never heard about Publix supermarket, but they subs, handmade in the Deli section are to die for, with a plethora of options of quality cold cuts and toppings that makes each custom made sub a little piece of heaven on your tongue.
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Nightlife

Mikaeel Abdulwakil

"Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - no matter what you like, you can find it here, gambling, nightclubs, bars and pubs, to sky lounges, restaurants, tiki bar by the pool, water shows, neon lights things for the flashy and low key.
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Family

Mikaeel Abdulwakil

"Fort Lauderdale Beach has many watersports to partake in. Take an Airboat ride in the world famous swamp, the Everglades.

Boomers - outdoor gokarting, batting cages, bumper boats, arcade, mini golf, and much more.

Dania Jai Alai - fastest sport alive very exciting and distinctive to south Florida. Also a game that is a gambling haven if you are into that type of thing.
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Adventure

Mikaeel Abdulwakil

"Go kayaking through the mangroves at Anne Kolb park. Or cruise on an airboat through the Everglades to look at alligators and other swamp creatures. Downtown Fort Lauderdale has the Museum of Discovery and Science. Museum of Art. Hop on the water Taxi to see Millionaire's Row."

Shopping

Mikaeel Abdulwakil

"Sawgrass Mills Mall is an enormous mall and from an aerial view looks like an alligator. Has everything you can ask for including outlets.

Galleria Mall located two blocks from Fort Lauderdale beach for your high end tastes for things such as clothes, food, drinks and atmosphere.

Swap Shop during the day for the bargain you've been looking for. Or to acquire that item you've always wanted but had no idea on where to find it.
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Neighborhoods

Lou

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Nightlife

Lou

"After experiencing the young crowd at Beach Place and the more subdued personalities of Las Olas Blvd, move onto the Himmarshee District on Himmarshee Street (SW 2nd Street). This area is bounded on the North by Broward Boulevard, the South by the New River, the East by the FEC railroad tracks and the West by SW 4th Avenue. There are at least 16 locally owned bars, music venues, eclectic clubs, cafes, and restaurants - all within walking distance."

Adventure

Lou

"An unbelievable adventure: don’t just look at the Everglades WALK in the Everglades.You’ll never forget it. Make a reservation here. The tours are limited to the winter months which are beautiful here in South Florida. Unfortunately, the Everglades are unbearably hot and buggy any other time of the year.There are also only a small number of people allowed on each tour so reservations must be made months in advan...

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Nightlife

Penny

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"Check out Los Olas blvd whether you are looking for a family oriented dinner and a stroll, a romantic quiet dinner for two, or a loud crazy party atmosphere - it's all here on Los Olas Blvd."

Food

Andrew Wright

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Neighborhoods

Andrew Wright

"We are in Victoria Park and a walk around the neighborhood is worthwhile. Take a trip down through Collie Hammok to see the old cottages and homes mixed in with the new mansions, until you reach Sailboat Bend, where the most wealthy and famous of Fort Lauderdale live right on the Intracoastal Waterway."

Family

Andrew Wright

"The beach, the beach, the beach. On the South end of the beach there are barbeques that you can use for a cookout right on the beach."

Arts & Music

Andrew Wright

"Check out The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Try one of the many Las Olas Art festivals, and, if it is early December, the Winterfest Boat Parade is on display with all the big yachts dressed in their Christmas lights that parade the waterway to the delight of the Fort Lauderdale crowd."

Food

Fran

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"Check out the seafood at the 15th street fisheries. We also love waterfront restaurants Houston's in Pompano Beach, the Shooters, and the old Florida style restaurant Bahia Cabana. There’s also Yolo on Las Olas Blvd."

Food

Vicki

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"A must try for all meat lovers is The Brazilian steakhouse Chima's."

About Fort Lauderdale

Say “HELLO SUNNY” when you visit Greater Fort Lauderdale, home to 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches and more than 34,000 lodging accommodations catering to a robust number of destination visitors. Boasting more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a unique destination where visitors can discover 300+ miles of inland waterways from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades or explore the vast number of culinary, arts and cultural must-sees and must-dos.

Stroll down Las Olas Boulevard, aka the Style Mile, and shop at any of its chic boutiques, or enjoy a meal in an outdoor café or restaurant while enjoying the fresh air year-round. Ride a Water Taxi to your next stop, and get to know Greater Fort Lauderdale by both land and water. If walking along the beach is your calling, spend the day at the beachfront promenade soaking in the sunshine and serene beach views. Food lovers can certainly eat their way through Greater Fort Lauderdale’s world-class dining scene, thanks to numerous new restaurants and rising star chefs serving up fresh, innovative and diverse dishes.

Head to downtown Fort Lauderdale to experience a variety of cultural attractions and entertainment venues, including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery & Science/Autonation 3D IMAX, Florida Grand Opera, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale and see big-name performers live at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood or the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

Explore FATVillage, the epicenter for Greater Fort Lauderdale’s local artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, photographers and performers. Connecting locals with locals, and locals with visitors, through imaginative works of art and ideas, F.A.T. Village is the place to be. Be sure to attend ARTWALK, hosted on the last Saturday of each month, and enjoy a night filled with music, food and art.

Named one of the top LGBT-friendly destinations in the country, Greater Fort Lauderdale proudly welcomes the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community with lots of LGBT-friendly attractions, lodging and dining options. Vacationing shouldn’t always break the bank. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a number of seasonal promotions – Dine Out Lauderdale, Vacation Like a VIP, 2-For-1 Summer, and more – providing guests and staycationers alike discounts at a number of participating hotels, restaurants and attractions.

What are you waiting for? Grab some flip flops, swimsuit and your favorite pair of shades, Greater Fort Lauderdale is waiting!

Information provided by: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau