BRILLIANT DAYS, EXCITING NIGHTS, ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT
Internationally renowned as a premier yachting destination and home to one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world, Fort Lauderdale is also known as “The Venice of America” — a name inspired by the 300 miles of crystal blue waterways that wind inland through an enchanting landscape of tropical foliage, private estates, and destinations for fine dining and entertainment. Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s most architecturally distinctive district, Las Olas Boulevard, is ideal for brunch at one of dozens of outdoor cafés followed by delightful strolls through boutiques and art galleries. Also here, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale features a permanent collection of 6,000 works of European, American, and Latin American art on display in a distinctive modernist building. All year round, the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Center offers world-class concerts, plays, and musicals.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s most architecturally distinctive district, Las Olas Boulevard, is a haven of tantalizing tastes. The many outdoor cafés are perfect for leisurely brunches; the boulevard provides an ideal backdrop for slipping off to enjoy happy hour cocktails and bites; and a slew of late-night dining options make it possible to indulge while Fort Lauderdale nightlife swirls all around.
Fort Lauderdale is home to an array of artistic experiences. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts features a full calendar of music, theatre, and comedy to suit all tastes. America’s seventh-oldest opera company, the Florida Grand Opera, presents first-rate performances every season, and Symphony of the Americas plays host to year-round musical and social events.
Las Olas Boulevard brings together the best of international names and local boutiques for an extensive shopping experience. The nearby Galleria Mall is home to a wide selection of familiar names and hidden treasures. Offering more than 350 retail outlets to explore, Sawgrass Mills is a prime shopping destination, and its Colonnade Outlets expansion brings the best of luxury brands to South Florida.