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Destination Guide

Fort Lauderdale

Florida's effortless getaway packed with pristine beaches and thriving culture.

Destination Guide Fort Lauderdale

When in Fort Lauderdale, You Must

Know Before You Go

Enjoy signature cocktails and light bites overlooking the ocean from our Living Room. Lounge in modern décor and while toasting your drinks as your enjoy the beats from the DJ booth on Friday & Saturday nights. Take it outside onto our terrace where you can feel the crisp ocean breeze & revel in spectacular ocean views.

Living Room Lounge

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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the city.

That's fire

[ˈfī(ə)r] expression
Fire is used to mean great / really good!
El Vez has a fire margarita downstairs

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. Las Olas Boulevard

Stroll the boulevard, pop in and out of the cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you discover from dining, shopping, and so much more! Las Olas Boulevard stretches from the beach at A1A which is immaculately lined with palm trees, rising over the intercoastal waterways with outstanding views of million dollar homes and spectacular yachts.

3. 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.

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.

W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Ultimate Access to Fort Lauderdale

There's more to discover beyond the beach


The Alchemist

2430 NE 13th Ave

Rustic-chic coffee shop featuring artisanal coffees, breakfast grub & sandwiches, all in an intimate 'Alice in Wonderland' garden setting.


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Coffee making there is like a science experiment, so go for something unexpected.

Hair Circus

Hair Circus

501 SW 2nd Ave

This place is let getting a haircut or color under a big top. Carousel horses and all.


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In between setting your color, get wild and try on the circus costumes hanging on the clothes rack.

Top Golf

Top Golf

17321 NW 7th Ave

A sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range and swanky lounge with drinks and games on deck.


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W Fort Lauderdale guests get their membership fee waived. Just show them your key.



525 N Federal Hwy Suite 100

Sweat it out and disconnect in an indoor cycling class under the red lights with killer beats & good vibes.


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W Fort Lauderdale guests get a special drop-in rate for being a W guest…just drop-in with your room key or reach out to your Insider or Concierge team to book your spot!

Either / Or



SoBe Vegan

401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Trendy & insta worthy, fresh SoBe Vegan WOW's taste buds with an array of delicious vegan flavors.




299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

A hip rooftop escape with vibrant views of the city with décor that will make you step back in time with an 80's twist.

Fort Lauderdale Must Haves

What to pack for Fort Lauderdale

The essentials for your escape

1. Barbara Ramos Swimwear

Your standard uniform to soak up the sun on your beach getaway

2. Rayban Sunglasses

Rock your aviators by keeping the sun out and the views in.

3. Beach Bum Sunscreen

Keep your gun show glistening and gleaming, not toasty and crispy.

4. Pool Float

Float down the ocean in your exclusive FUNBOY X Malibu Barbie Golf Cart, you’ll be sure to turn heads on A1A.

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ft lauderdale art scene

FAT Village Art Walk

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.

ft lauderdale retail boutiques

Elektrik Boutique

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.

ft lauderdale healthy living

Spa Juice Bar

1217 E. Las Olas Blvd

Need a pick me up?
Spa Juice Bar is your healthy antidote for that midday slump.

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