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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 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.


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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.

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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.

Either / Or



JB & C Juice Bar

924 N Flagler Dr

Supercharge your cravings with juices, smoothies, açai bowls, avocado toast, paninis, salads — and good vibes.



SWAY Nightclub

111 SW 2nd Ave

A hi-tech Vegas style club with multiple levels and VIP bottle service.

Fort Lauderdale Must Haves


The essentials for your escape

1. Tanks & Shorts

Pretty much your uniform.

2. Sunglasses

Keep the sun out and the views in.

3. Sunscreen

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

4. Flask

We’re not saying to bring this along, but it might come in handy as alcohol is not sold or permitted on the beach.

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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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