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Welcome thrill-seekers, chill-seekers, and kids of all ages. Your beach playground awaits in Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 31 diverse communities in Southeast Florida. Here, you’ll enjoy the warm sunshine and smiles of Florida’s most welcoming destination. Eight different beach villages stretching along 24 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline await your discovery, each with their own unique personalities and offerings, from lively Fort Lauderdale beach to the more secluded Dania Beach.
Whether relaxing on the beach or exploring 300 miles of scenic Intracoastal waterways, life on the waster is as good as it gets here in the world’s yachting capital. Boating opportunities abound, whether you enjoy a sightseeing cruise such as the Water Taxi or charter your own boat and indulge in dockside dining. Tours, lessons, and rentals are available for fishing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, parasailing, jet sailing, surfing and other water sports. Don’t miss a stroll or fishing along one of the area’s many beach piers. The Fisher Family Pier in Pompano Beach (2,950 meters long) and the International Fishing Pier in Deerfield Beach (3,200 meters long) are the area’s longest.
Experience a breathtaking journey through nature, from enjoying an airboat ride in the world-famous Everglades, to seeing the world’s largest butterfly park, Butterfly World, to exploring Flamingo Gardens, home to 3,000 species of plants and trees and the largest collection of Florida native wildlife. Area eco-tours, boating, snorkelling, and scuba diving, also provide amazing nature encounters.
Fashionistas will discover a shopping paradise, from the boutiques along Las Olas Boulevard to Sawgrass Mills, the nation’s largest outlet mall with 350+ stores and 70+ exclusive, luxury outlets including Burberry, GUCCI, Prada, Tory Burch, Versace. Other world-class shopping experiences include The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale – accessible by Water Taxi – and Dania Pointe, featuring best-in-class retail, restaurants, entertainment and events complemented by two Marriott hotels.
A thriving dining and nightlife scene invites you to savour every moment. Whether wining and dining on lively Las Olas Boulevard or at one of the area’s many dockside or oceanside eateries, you’ll discover a wide variety of cuisines and creations prepared by award-winning chefs. Thrill-seekers can join the party at chic rooftop gardens and pool decks; kick back on open-air patio to watch boats glide by or feel the ocean breeze; dance the night away at a nightclub; indulge in craft cocktails at a hidden speakeasy; or explore the Ale Trail or the hopping LGBT+ scene in Wilton Manors – to name just a few nightlife experiences.
Discover next-level arts and culture, from fascinating museums that celebrate the area’s unique heritage to immersive experiences such as the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. Visit the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale to see its permanent collection of 7,500 works, explore Fort Lauderdale’s glamourous history at the charming Bonnet House Museum & Gardens or be dazzled by Broadway shows, philharmonic orchestras and performances in opera, theatre, and ballet at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Other large venues such as the FLA Live Arena and Hard Rock Live welcome world-renowned performers in music, comedy, and more. Outdoor bandshells, amphitheatres, festivals and other special events offer the opportunity to enjoy the arts in gorgeous outdoor settings.
Try your luck at casinos that offer nonstop adventure, wth a variety of table games as well as restaurants and nightclubs. Seminole Casino offers three locations, including the magnificent, guitar-shaped Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, where you can up your game in the high-limit room. Place your bets on world-class horse racing at Gulfstream Park and Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park and find more gaming at Dania Beach Casino and The Big Easy Casino.
Travelling with your kids? From interactive exhibits at art museum and the Museum of Discovery & Science to a water wonderland with beaches, water parks, and family-friendly boat tours, here you’ll make memories your family will never forget.
You’ll discover accommodations for every preference and budget in Greater Fort Lauderdale, from world-renowned hotel brands, to celebrated beach resorts, to intimate boutique hotels and more. The area continues to grow with 17 new hotels opening up in the last two years alone, providing exceptional choices for unforgettable stays.
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