A Local’s Guide to Fort LauderdaleOn May 28, 2019
The Fort Lauderdale area is a popular destination for vacationers. There are plenty of attractions and touristy things to see, but the real gems are not as famous. If you want to see Fort Lauderdale from a local’s perspective, you should prioritize these 7 stops on your trip.
1. The Beach
A major perk of living in Fort Lauderdale is the weather and the easy access to the ocean. The best thing is that the beach isn’t always crowded, and you start to learn the busiest times of the year. Even with a big crowd, there is usually room for everyone, and the water is mild enough to play water sports, go out in a canoe, or take a sightseeing tour.
2. Birch State Park
This is one of the best areas for recreation. It’s across the street from the beach, so you have beautiful views. There are plenty of bicycles to rent, along with kayaks, for some physical activity. There are areas for walking and even a gastropub for eating.
It isn’t a far walk to the ocean if you need to cool off a bit either. You can also hop on the Water Taxi and take it around to some fun stops in the area. Get on and off as much as you want too with an all-day ticket.
3. Las Olas Boulevard
This is a trendy place to stop, but don’t let that stop you from stopping here. There are so many places for shopping and eating that it’s well worth the trip. If you have time to kill, it’s a great place to window shop and explore. There are some fun, unique shops here, that will ensure you want to stop here every time you visit.
Aside from being a movie, this is one of the best local hangouts during happy hour. This beachside restaurant also offers a lot of very delicious food that offers fresh seafood and dishes that are inspired by the Mediterranean. Find it on the Eastside of A1A and it is open during lunch and dinner every day.
Whether you choose to eat outside and watch the ocean or stay inside for the charming atmosphere, this is a great place to eat that will feel like quintessential Florida.
5. Night Life Bars
For those in their 20s and 30s, there are plenty of bars and nightlife to keep you happy. The best place to go is the Himmarshee Downtown area where you will find Stache’s Drinking Den and America’s Backyard, right next door to each other.
Stache’s Drinking Den has been voted one of the coolest speakeasies in America and is a premier cocktail lounge, coffee bar, and nightclub. They offer late night, in-house DJs. America’s Backyard is a fun place to hit up next with some fun DJs and special events.
6. Jazz Brunch
This event takes place on the Riverwalk every month on the 1st Sunday. This event is free and is an outdoor concert series, featuring the best local jazz artists. There are three stages set up so listeners can wander around watching different sets.
Local merchants and area restaurants are set up for the fun too, offering fun displays to browse and good food to eat.
7. Art Walk in the Fat Village
This is also a monthly event and goes from 6-11 each night on the last Saturday of the month. The only month it doesn’t open is in December. There are new exhibitions set up each time, so you never get bored visiting this artsy event. Adults, children, and even pets are invited to come experience the art of local artists, but also do crafts together, listen to music, eat good food, and just have fun with the community.
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