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Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Activities

When you’re ready to venture out into the city, you’ll find that so many of the things to do in Fort Lauderdale minutes from Pier Sixty-Six. Our central spot on the Intracoastal makes it easy to ride bikes to the beach, tour historic homes, cheer your favorite team to victory or do some shopping along Las Olas.

outdoor shopping village near downtown fort lauderdale

F.A.T. Village Arts District

An enclave of artists, designers, and other creatives, four-block FATVillage anchors the city’s downtown historic warehouse district.

F.A.T. Village Arts District

An enclave of artists, designers, and other creatives, four-block FATVillage anchors the city’s downtown historic warehouse district. Highlights of this emerging neighborhood include:

  • FATVillage ArtWalk - Held on the last Saturday of every month (except December) from 6:00 to 11:00 pm on NW 1st Ave, between NW 5th and NW 6th Streets.
  • Three art warehouse spaces showcasing contemporary art.
  • An assortment of art studios, boutiques, bars, and restaurants.
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Shopping

From the one-of-a-kind Las Olas boutiques to the outlet shops at the enormous alligator-shaped Sawgrass Mall, Florida is all about fashion. Here you can shop for styles spanning from funky vintage clothing and accessories to hot-off-the-runway designer couture, rare gift items and almost everything in between.

Shopping

From the one-of-a-kind Las Olas boutiques to the outlet shops at the enormous alligator-shaped Sawgrass Mall, Florida is all about fashion. Here you can shop for styles spanning from funky vintage clothing and accessories to hot-off-the-runway designer couture, rare gift items and almost everything in between.

Las Olas Boulevard | 2.9 miles
E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | 954.258.8382

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale | 3.8 miles 
2414 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | 954.564.1015

Aventura Mall | 14 miles
19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180 | 305.935.1110

Sawgrass Mills | 17.3 miles
12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323 | 954.846.2300

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Intracoastal

Boats are nearly as common as cars in South Florida, and there are dozens of ways to get out onto the water. Paddle out on an ocean kayak, charter a sailboat, or get the group together for a sport fishing expedition. You can even rent your own boat, book a dinner cruise, or hail a water taxi to make your way around town.

Intracoastal

Boats are nearly as common as cars in South Florida, and there are dozens of ways to get out onto the water. Paddle out on an ocean kayak, charter a sailboat, or get the group together for a sport fishing expedition. You can even rent your own boat, book a dinner cruise, or hail a water taxi to make your way around town.

Water Taxi Stop #4 | 0.7 mi.
1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 | 954.467.6677

Jungle Queen Riverboat | 1.1 miles
801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954.462.5596

The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens | 3.1 miles
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | 954.563.5393

Stranahan House | 3.8 miles
335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | 954.524.4736

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Beaches & Water Parks

Hop on a beach cruiser bicycle or come aboard our complimentary shuttle—the sunshine, surf and sand are just steps from our front door. Spend the day playing in the ocean and strolling along the shore, and when you’re ready to come back, pull up a lounge chair and unwind with tropical drinks at Pelican Landing.

Beaches & Water Parks

Hop on a beach cruiser bicycle or come aboard our complimentary shuttle—the sunshine, surf and sand are just steps from our front door. Spend the day playing in the ocean and strolling along the shore, and when you’re ready to come back, pull up a lounge chair and unwind with tropical drinks at Pelican Landing.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park | .5 mile
1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954.828.7275

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park | 3.2 miles  
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | 954.564.4521

Dania Beach Ocean Park | 7.0 miles
100 N Beach Rd, Dania Beach, FL 33004 | 954.924.6800

Hollywood Beach | 8.1 miles
101 S. Broadwalk, 3501 N Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33019 | 954.924.2936

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Arts & Entertainment

The love for live art takes on many forms, from symphony to stand-up, to opera to ballet—and the local theaters do an incredible job of capturing it all. Snag tickets for an upcoming show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, or take the little ones to the Museum of Discovery and Science for an afternoon of educational fun.

Arts & Entertainment

The love for live art takes on many forms, from symphony to stand-up, to opera to ballet—and the local theaters do an incredible job of capturing it all. Snag tickets for an upcoming show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, or take the little ones to the Museum of Discovery and Science for an afternoon of educational fun.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale | 3.1 miles
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | 954.525.5500

Broward Center for the Performing Arts | 3.6 miles
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 | 954.462.0222

Museum of Discovery and Science | 3.7 miles  
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 | 954.467.6637

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts | 26.9 miles  
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 | 305.949.6722

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Ale Trail

There are more than 50 breweries, tap rooms, and beer bars along the Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail. Try not to miss some of our favorites.

Ale Trail

There are more than 50 breweries, tap rooms, and beer bars along the Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail. Try not to miss some of our favorites:

American Icon Brewery Kitchen & Tap Room | 4.1 miles
911 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | 954.500.4266

The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar | 3.6 miles
551 Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 |
754.200.8648

Craft Beer Cartel | 4.2 miles
557 SW 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 |
954.541.3206

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Sports

Sports fans will flip when they visit South Florida. With major professional league franchises in football, baseball, basketball and hockey—golf, tennis, pro soccer, jai-alai, horse and greyhound racing are also on tap. There’s also a world-class velodrome for cyclists, shaded bike trails and smooth trails for in-line skaters.

Sports

Sports fans will flip when they visit South Florida. With major professional league franchises in football, baseball, basketball and hockey—golf, tennis, pro soccer, jai-alai, horse and greyhound racing are also on tap. There’s also a world-class velodrome for cyclists, shaded bike trails and smooth trails for in-line skaters.

Hard Rock Stadium | 17.1 miles
347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 | 305.943.8000

BB&T Center | 19.7 miles 
1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323 | 954.835.7000

Marlins Park | 26.9 miles
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125 | 305.480.1300

AmericanAirlines Arena | 27.1 miles
601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 | 786.777.1000

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Casinos

Win big at South Florida’s best casinos. These top destinations offer traditional slot machines and table games like poker, blackjack and roulette, plus racing tracks, restaurants and bars, comedy clubs, nightclubs and more.

Casinos

Win big at South Florida’s best casinos. These top destinations offer traditional slot machines and table games like poker, blackjack and roulette, plus racing tracks, restaurants and bars, comedy clubs, nightclubs and more.

The Casino at Dania Beach | 5.4 miles 
301 E Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, FL 33004 | 954.920.1511

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood | 9.3 miles  
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 | 866.502.7529

Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park | 11.0 miles  
777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 | 954.972.2000

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino | 13.1 miles
901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 | 954.454.7000

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Everglades

Home to painted turtles, Florida panthers and West Indian manatees, the Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre preserve made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods. Add this stunning sanctuary to your itinerary and get ready to spot some gators during an exhilarating airboat ride.

Everglades

Home to painted turtles, Florida panthers and West Indian manatees, the Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre preserve made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods. Add this stunning sanctuary to your itinerary and get ready to spot some gators during an exhilarating airboat ride.

Everglades Day Safari | 16.5 miles 
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330 | 239.472.1559

Everglades Holiday Park | 26.1 miles
21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332 | 954.434.8111

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