7 Things To Do In Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Known as the “Sunshine State,” Florida averages 230 days of sunny bliss. South Florida tempts visitors with warm sunshine, inviting beaches, a great local restaurant and bar scene, historical spots, nature preserves and so much more!

With twenty-three miles of sandy beaches and welcoming blue ocean waters, hitting the beach is a must when visiting the Greater Fort Lauderdale area! The area consists of eight separate beaches, each with their own vibe.

Hit the Beach

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The Dania Beach Fishing Pier welcomes visitors to enjoy the beautiful ocean scenery with a stroll along the pier. Fishermen and fisherwomen can try their luck at catching fish from the pier as well…just keep a watchful eye out for the dozens of pelicans patiently waiting to steal your catch!

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Visit Dania Beach Pier

Explore the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District

Whether strolling along the canal, hopping onto a Water Taxi or Sun Trolley, enjoying the green space of the parks and public spaces, or visiting the museums, gardens, visitors can spend an afternoon at Riverwalk learning about Fort Lauderdale’s arts and culture scene.

Stroll Los Olas Boulevard

Stretching more than ten blocks, Los Olas Boulevard welcomes visitors to stroll palm tree lined streets, shop in one of the seventy-five boutiques and stores, peruse numerous art galleries and dine at over thirty restaurants.

Visit Hollywood

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With a quieter downtown featuring numerous shops and restaurants, an up-and-coming art scene including an impressive Downtown Hollywood Mural Project and ArtsPark at Young Circle and one of my favorite beach promenades, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, I tend to spend most of my time in the Hollywood area.

Explore the Food Scene

With plenty of food options for every type of foodie, from locally caught fresh seafood, upscale dining, ethnic foods and casual local hotspots, the culinary scene of Greater Fort Lauderdale will entice your taste buds!

A getaway to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area is a fun family-friendly vacation, a relaxing girl’s getaway or the perfect romantic escape! I’m sure you will agree that we all could use a little fun in the sun with our toes in the sand!

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