Welcome to Fort Lauderdale

This beachside city smack bang in the centre of Florida’s Gold Coast offers laid-back charm and year-round sun. You can take in the sights with a stroll along the landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path. Away from the golden sands, you can immerse yourself in the buzzing arts scene, tuck in at one of the city’s diverse restaurants or take a gondola on the city’s boating canals.

Familiarise Yourself With the Culture in Ft Lauderdale

African American Research Library and Cultural Centre

The main library and children’s library hold more books by black authors and black history books than any other library in the country. Check out its exhibitions and events.

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki

Discover the spirit and history of the Seminole Tribe. Learn about their way of life in the late 1800s and wander through a recreated Seminole village.

Old Dillard Museum

This museum traces the people, places, and events that have challenged and inspired generations of African-Americans in Fort Lauderdale.

Mockingbird Trail

An urban art trail featuring over two miles of verdant walkways, contemporary street furniture and over a dozen public art installations. This trail encourages visitors to get outside and explore the local neighbourhood.

Stranahan House

Built-in 1901 by Fort Lauderdale’s founding father Frank Stranahan and his wife Ivy, the area’s first school teacher, this is the oldest surviving building in Broward County. The museum has previously served as a trading post, post office and town hall and now serves as a historic house museum.

Ft Lauderdale Boating & Beaches

Fort Lauderdale has a beach to match everybody’s mood, from the family-friendly Deerfield Beach and fishing hot spots of Pompano Beach to the retro-cool Hollywood Beach or seaside village charm of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

You can also set sail on the 480 kilometres of inland waterways and see for yourself why Fort Lauderdale is called the Yachting Capital of the World. Or go deep-sea fishing and learn to scuba dive with walk-in diving spots that bring you face-to-face with amazing marine life.

Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruises

Take a sightseeing cruise of Millionaire’s Row and stop-off at the Tropical Isle to see rare birds and monkeys. Or take in the sunset and cruise up the New River, dig in at the ‘all you can eat’ dinner and enjoy the variety show.

Kick Back & Relax in Ft Lauderdale

Planet Massage

You pick the beach and the therapist will take care of the rest by setting up a table and bringing all the extras, like warm oils and music, to you.

Explore the Outdoors in Ft Lauderdale

The Everglades

Go wild in the Everglades. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, tour the unique wetlands of the Everglades swamp and ride along a river made of grass. Visit the world’s largest butterfly garden and hummingbird aviary. or join a guided night-time turtle walk and spy hatchlings as they scurry out to sea.

Dolphin World

Make a dream come true and reserve a swim with dolphins (age five and up).

Ft Lauderdale Fun

Xtreme Action Park

This is the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida with attractions including go-kart racing, bowling, the Glow-in-the-Dark Bazooka Blast, trampoline park and roller skating rink.

Wine & Dine in Ft Lauderdale’s Most Prestigious Restaurants

Chef Jean Pierre’s Cooking School

For twenty years, Jean-Pierre has been teaching the tricks of the trade at his gourmet cooking school. Classes range from ‘Cooking 101’ for beginners, to pastry and baking classes or even learning the art of charcuterie.

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

This contemporary seafood restaurant located in a historic riverside hotel has been named one of the ‘10 Hottest Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale’ by Miami Eater. If your orders fresh and plentiful then this is the place for you.

Canyon Southwest Café

Try the notorious Prickly Pear Margarita and this intimate restaurant’s unique artisanal food, with Asian, Southern and Central American influences.

Casa D’Angelo

Taste Italian food at its best from culinary superstar chef Angelo Elia. His Tuscan-style cuisine features nightly specials paired with one of the largest wine selections in South Florida.

Malls & Markets in Ft Lauderdale

Sawgrass Mills

The world’s largest designer outlet mall where you can visit luxury stores like Prada, Kate Spade, Bloomingdale’s Outlet and Saks Off 5th.

The Galleria

Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Arrive by car or water taxi and find sophisticated retailers like Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Coach and Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden.

Las Olas Boulevard

Peruse the trendy boutiques and enjoy the twinkling lights along South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic and eclectic shopping and dining district.

Festival Flea Market

Bargain hunters won’t want to miss this indoor market featuring over 500 shops and thousands of deals on jewellery, shoes, clothes and everything in-between.

To the Moon

You’re sure to find something to satisfy even the sweetest tooth at this candy store selling sweets from your childhood and many years before. Varieties date back to 1806 to the newest creations, with chocolates from over 80 countries and more than 100 types of black liquorice alone.

Places to Stay in Ft Lauderdale

Boca Raton Resort & Club

A South Florida icon, this grand and regal resort is often dubbed the Pink Palace owing to its Spanish Revival cloister main building. Find every amenity you want from an award-winning spa to a par-71 golf course and more than 10 bars and restaurants to choose from.

B Ocean

A modern beachfront resort with nautical-inspired rooms, two pools, a maritime-themed cocktail bar and access to a private beach.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Savour old Florida grandeur at this beach resort featuring a beautiful zero entry pool, Fort Lauderdale’s only Lazy River and private beach.

Pillars Hotel

Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, this elegant hotel offers a mixture of British Colonial and Art Deco architecture. Enjoy its magical sunset, unpretentious service and unique dining experience in Florida’s renowned beach and yachting town.

The Ritz-Carlton

Relax in the shade of oceanfront cabanas, the perfectly heated infinity pool, or under the expert hands of the resort’s spa therapists. Chic Las Olas Boulevard, with its Venetian Waterways, art galleries and serious shopping opportunities, is nearby.

Riverside

Just two miles from Fort Lauderdale beach, the Riverside is the only hotel located on the vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, so you can step out of your hotel and into boutiques, art galleries, world-class restaurants and pavement cafes where you can watch the world pass by.

W Fort Lauderdale

Blending beachside calm with insider cool, this resort is just steps from the Fort Lauderdale beach and near the best of the city. Soak in the ocean views at the glamorous rooftop pool, dine at the award-winning steak bar and pull a seat at the hotel’s very own sushi bar.

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