Florida's effortless getaway packed with pristine beaches and thriving culture.
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How I See Fort Lauderdale
There is something so effortless about Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’re sailing across calm waters or strolling past swaying palms, you’ll find it hard not to relax and recharge. But there’s also an electric current that runs through this city with its emerging art scene and new foodie hot spots. These are my hidden gems that will make your escape here feel like home.
Know Before You Go
Enjoy signature cocktails and light fair at the beach front’s hottest new it-spot. Lounge in sleek-yet-comfy décor and toast with fabulous cocktails as you enjoy prime people watching and smooth grooves from the DJ booth. Take it outside onto our terrace where perfect martinis and a tempting finger food menu are enjoyed overlooking the azure waters of the Atlantic.
Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the city.
/CHib/ /in/ adj.
Slang for chillin’ and vibin’ at the same time.
Ya mon, we just chibin’ over here.
Neighborhoods to Explore
These diverse neighborhoods range from the ultra-glamorous to the up and coming. Each one offers something unique and different to the Fort Lauderdale way of life.
1. Victoria Park
You’ve arrived to gorgeous multimillion homes on streets lined with old oak trees. Your best bet is to jump on a bike and explore this neighborhood and adjoining Holiday Park that has a plethora of fuel amenities.
2. Wilton Manors
Consider this the gay mecca and head to The Drive any night of the week where there’s always at least one bustling bar or dance club jam packed with party-goers.
3. Oakland Park
A burgeoning town with its own craft breweries, plus a variety of thrift store and consignment shops.
4. Lauderdale By The Sea
Just as the name implies, the main town center features ocean–side bars, restaurants, surf shops and Anglin's Pier, which jets out into the Atlantic Ocean. Grab a fishing pole, some bait and catch your dinner.
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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There's more to discover beyond the beach
2430 NE 13th Ave
Rustic-chic coffee shop featuring artisanal coffees, breakfast grub & sandwiches, all in an intimate 'Alice in Wonderland' garden setting.
501 SW 2nd Ave
This place is let getting a haircut or color under a big top. Carousel horses and all.
17321 NW 7th Ave
A sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range and swanky lounge with drinks and games on deck.
Fort Lauderdale Must Haves
The essentials for your escape
1. Tanks & Shorts
Pretty much your uniform.
Keep the sun out and the views in.
Keep your gun show glistening and gleaming, not toasty and crispy.
We’re not saying to bring this along, but it might come in handy as alcohol is not sold or permitted on the beach.
W Fort Lauderdale
Time to get your lounge on.
1 East Las Olas Blvd
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a one-stop shop for culture.
521 NW 1st Ave
Every first of the month enjoy the FAT Village Art Walk, bringing together local musicians, bakers, painters, designers, food trucks, sculptors, and photographers.
619 E Las Olas Blvd
Go Elektrik to get eclectic. This unique clothing store has all the unique finds you need to stand out whether it’s on the beach, at the bar, or anywhere in between.
1 Seminole Way
For fine dining, try out Hard Rock’s newest Japanese culinary innovation Kuro.
1217 E. Las Olas Blvd
Need a pick me up?
Spa Juice Bar is your healthy antidote for that midday slump.