It’s Playtime for Everyone
In Greater Fort Lauderdale, golden beaches are just the beginning. Here are some ways to play for everyone under the sun.
From airboat rides in the world-famous Everglades to exploring Flamingo Gardens and Butterfly World, breathtaking nature encounters await in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Miles of golden beaches and dozens of parks and preserves provide stunning natural settings perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, biking, kayaking and more.
Find something fabulous at Sawgrass Mills, the nation’s largest luxury outlet mall, or one of the many other exceptional shopping centers with dining and nightlife offerings. From the excitement of Las Olas Boulevard and Gulfstream Park to the impressive retailers at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a shopper’s paradise. And you can shop ‘till you drop – onto a relaxing beach.
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With the shimmering Atlantic coastline and 300 miles of scenic waterways, it's no wonder Greater Fort Lauderdale is recognized as the world’s yachting capital. Whether you charter a boat or embark on one of the area's many boat tours, there's no better place to enjoy boating. You can reel in the big fish, dock and dine at numerous waterside eateries and bars, or hop aboard the ever-popular Water Taxi to see the sights and enjoy the sunshine.
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s diverse arts and culture scene is ready to inspire you with fascinating museums, world-class performing arts, and charming attractions like the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. Further inspiration awaits in family-friendly festivals and other special events.
Awe-inspiring dining experiences await, from enjoying sushi while cruising through shimmering canals on a gondola to tasting the rarest caviar in the world at Marky’s Caviar Lounge. Choose from every cuisine imaginable and hundreds of restaurants, many helmed by award-winning chefs. Plan your visit in August or September to take advantage of Dine Out Lauderdale, where participating area restaurants create three-course meals of their best taste sensations and offer them [MI1] for a great value.
Ready for a night out on the town? In Greater Fort Lauderdale, you’ll discover a cosmopolitan nightlife scene, from the strip of popular bars in Wilton Manors such as Hunters Nightclub and DrYnk Bar & Lounge to rooftop bars at @1WLO, Sparrow and The Easton. Reserve your private party at the 901 Speakeasy (it only seats six guests at a time), featuring pop-up bartenders and themes, complete with a secret entrance. Experience the thrill of top tournament play at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Enjoy rock star seating for a world-class concert or Florida Panthers game at FLA Live Arena. There’s plenty of excitement before the sun goes down, too, from scuba diving into a fascinating underwater world to mastering the exhilarating art of flyboarding with Aqua Flight.
There’s nothing quite as revitalizing as a beautiful stretch of beach and Greater Fort Lauderdale has 24 miles of sparkling water and golden sand in eight different beach communities. Revel in the warm sun and fresh sea breeze or enjoy swimming, snorkeling and water sports. The area also offers many world-class spas and if you visit during Spa Days in August and September, you can enjoy great deals on a variety of spa treatments.