Fort Lauderdale

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale

Lively beach town with a hip food scene and a growing arts culture
Fort Lauderdale is famous for its miles of scenic, beautiful coastline. It is a lively beach town full of culture. Only 25 miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” due to the 165 miles of inland waterways flowing through the city, creating a unique experience for residents. Florida has a semi-tropical climate with abundant sunlight and pleasant oceanside breezes. 
Fort Lauderdale has a pleasing mix of residential and urban areas with countless shopping and restaurant options, allowing residents to experience the best of Florida without leaving the city. Las Olas Boulevard has excellent restaurants, shopping centers, and historical attractions. Several art shows, festivals, and celebrations are also held throughout the year, encouraging close relationships between residents and local businesses.

What to Love


Local Lifestyle

Fort Lauderdale is the perfect combination of a relaxing beach town and a thriving city center. Walkable residential streets and inland riverways create unique neighborhoods, allowing residents to form strong bonds. Family and friends can share a delicious meal at one of the restaurants around town or take a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard for some shopping. There are countless gorgeous beaches for residents to spend the day on the water or relax on the sand.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fort Lauderdale has a hip and lively food scene with many unique restaurants. Cafe Vico is a family-owned Italian restaurant that has become a Fort Lauderdale favorite. Their dishes are made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood pasta, colorful salads, and juicy steak filets. Casa D’Angelo Ristorante is another Italian restaurant that has served Fort Lauderdale for generations. They focus on traditional Old-World Italian cuisine and feature fresh meat and fish, delicious desserts, and fine wines to complete every meal. 
The Foxy Brown is a neighborhood staple for casual occasions known for serving comfort food with a twist. Diners can enjoy a lovely pot roast, macaroni and cheese, or the famed patty melt that put Foxy Brown on the map. They also offer a full brunch menu and handcrafted cocktails.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a prime destination for stellar entertainment in Fort Lauderdale. Situated on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center puts on over 700 performances annually. Events include Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, plays, concerts, cultural performances, and educational events. As one of the most-visited theaters in the world, the Broward Center is an essential part of the Fort Lauderdale community.
For quality retail therapy, Las Olas Boulevard has you covered. This boulevard stretches along the beach and features everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries to memorable sidewalk cafes and antique shops. Las Olas Boulevard features mainstream apparel shops for men and women, fine jewelry boutiques, surf shops, and even a few dive bars and restaurants. 

Things to Do

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is a world-class aviation event over the Fort Lauderdale beaches. This spectacular show features aircraft from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and other commercial planes. Each group of aircraft performs coordinated precision formation flight while executing loops, inverted rolls, and even high-performance turns. Spectators can watch this spectacular show on the beach while enjoying refreshing drinks and fun in the sun, making it an exciting time for the whole family.
The Las Olas Art Fair is one of the top 100 art festivals in the country and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in Fort Lauderdale. Artists from all over the area flock to Las Olas to put their creations on display and sell their pieces to fellow art enthusiasts. Each artist in the show is hand-selected by a discerning jury, ensuring only the finest of art exhibits. Visitors can marvel at the different works of art, such as paintings, jewelry, crafts, and sculptures. 
Fort Lauderdale is known for supporting the LGBTQ community, and Pride month doesn’t end in June in this city. Fort Lauderdale hosts its annual Pride Parade along Las Olas Boulevard each November. The parade features dozens of floats sponsored by local businesses, drag queens, and musical performances. But, the fun doesn’t stop there. This two-hour parade leads to the Pride Festival for even more entertainment, joy, and celebration.


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