Welcome to Fort Lauderdale! The city of the spring-break hot spot! Located on the Atlantic coast, 23 miles to the northern Miami, Florida
This city is the favorite place for all the beachgoers with many amazing urban destinations
You would absolutely love to have an exciting time in the iconic Fort Lauderdale Beach, strolling casually around Las Olas Boulevard, and shopping in the biggest mall in the state in Sawgrass Mills
More than just beaches, Fort Lauderdale has a million more attractions to unpack
In a city famous for beautiful coastline, there is no way you visit Fort Lauderdale without stopping by at the most iconic beach in the city that is Fort Lauderdale Beach. Across the 7 miles long sandy area, you can experience the infamous spring break madness with a lot of other pedestrians taking a stroll around the numerous shops, restaurants, and outlets along the streets. This beach is the busiest during the spring season for you who want to enjoy the lively ambiance to the maximum level. Optionally, you are very much welcomed to sightsee up to 7,000 collections of artworks in NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The collections in this three-story building also feature the work from Latin America, Cuban, African, and many more.
Las Olas Boulevard is the downtown street in Fort Lauderdale where you can find various restaurants, hotels, shops, and art galleries that scatter here and there along the way. This street is the ultimate spot to indulge yourself in the Floridian aesthetic and vibe as you take a long walk surrounding this area. Either for refilling your belly or just window shopping from one shop to another, you should definitely spare your time to enjoy Las Olas Boulevard’s atmosphere.
Go grab your purse because we are going to shop at the largest outlet mall in the nation. Sawgrass Mills, or what the local people often call as simply “Sawgrass”, houses 350 stores with an extraordinarily large variety of retail sections. Ranging from the more budget-friendly brands like Super Target and Nike Factory Store to the more high-end ones like Prada and Jimmy Cho, you will find practically anything that you’ve been looking for. If you plan to sightsee around the whole complex, you should at least spare one full day to spend.
Fort Lauderdale, like most cities in Florida state, reflects Florida’s cuisine when it comes to the local recipe. Florida’s cuisine itself is a good combination of the Caribbean and Latin taste with the addition of spice. Barbecue, garlic-seasoned prawns, and baked sweet potatoes are some of the most famous foods in the local cuisine list. When it comes to drinking, the mojito is the most popular and has been served in many other regions even outside America.
Fort Lauderdale is the melting pot city where various cultures that make up the people living in the state of Florida are embraced. With the multicultural heritage, it becomes obvious that many cultures and art communities thrive well in this area. African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is the right place to visit if you want to learn about the historical tribute to African American’s contributions to the city of Fort Lauderdale.
The best time to explore the city of Fort Lauderdale is between December to April.
You should never miss staying in Fort Lauderdale while looking at the oceanic panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and New River. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is the right choice to take. You can have a nice rest while lazing around in the balconies and terraces overlooking the calming ocean view. If you want to try something a little bit different from the usual resort-like hotels, The Pillars Hotel can be an excellent option. This hotel has Art-Deco inspired architecture with the Caribbean-Colonial style influence. In the courtyard of this hotel, you can see various tropical plants to clear up your mind.
The Coconuts is the ultimate dining experience that enables you to hang out in a chilly seashore overlooking the ocean view. Various menus of seafood are available here to serve you with the best quality. The salmon is preferably favorite among its customers. For the classic American meal, Gilbert's 17th Street Grill will provide you with a homey atmosphere featuring famed burgers and other menu selections.
Brew Urban Cafe is definitely an excellent place to stop for some high-quality coffee. You would be pleased to be served with the great flavor of baked goods in lofty digs as well as enjoying the atmosphere around this funky cafe. In this cafe, a wide variety of collections of books are also available for you who want to kill time in this city comfortably. If your stomach craves for some Mediterranean-American flavor, come to Casablanca Cafe. This historic lovely cafe will provide with the great meals featuring the scenery of the surrounding oceanic view. Not only that live piano music is also ready to add the cozy ambiance in this cafe.
Experience the blast of nightlife in Fort Lauderdale by stopping by at Circus Bar. This place is a friendly pub for all that provides various entertainment and beverages to make your night more fun. Some of the games that you can enjoy here include billiards, dartboards, poker tables, and even TV sports. Alternatively, your night will be well-spent if you come to Rock Bar. This place is a multi-level nightspot serving creative cocktails and extra delicious bites. You can choose to spend your meal in indoor seating or outdoor seating.
Everglades Holiday Park is the must-visit landmark in Fort Lauderdale for every alligator lovers. There is a daily performance featuring the notorious alligators that are not only exciting to watch but also very informative. If you take the airboat tour, you will be taken to a round trip through the wetlands surrounding this complex to interact with the actual habitat of many alligators. Another interesting place to visit especially for the car geeks, Antique Car Museum is the alternative recommendation to enjoy the unique side of Fort Lauderdale. The collections in this museum mainly focus on the history of the Packard Motor Company. This is also the place where you can learn about the trends and advancements of the car ornaments.
It would be amazing to grace your Instagram page with the picturesque shots featuring the vintage decoration of Historic Stranahan House Museum. This place is built by Ohio businessman Frank Stranahan in 1901 with beautiful Period Victorian furniture and a lot of displayed decorative arts. In the old days, this place also functioned as a post office, town hall, and community center. Meanwhile, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park feels like an oasis in the city with the extra-large green space where you can take a quiet walk around the calming surrounding while snapping shots here and there. In the freshwater lagoon, you will be delighted to see wildlife nature and even go fishing. The paved trails here are also perfect for cycling and rollerblading.