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Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful, relaxing mix of beachside dining, escapes into nature, and historical charm. Learn about Old Florida at Stranahan House, take in the contemporary art scene at the Museum of Art, and enjoy the local vibe at Wilton Manors Farmers Market.
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1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
With its clear water, clean white sand, and long strip of restaurants and bars, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a low-key, more relaxed alternative to its more famous southern neighbor. If bored of sunbathing, there is also parasailing, deep-sea fishing,...
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5400 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
In Florida there’s a saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.” Ft. Lauderdale's proximity to the tropics and the Gulf Stream make it fertile ground for some of the best and most diverse fishing in the world. So nix the...
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333 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Want to get in the winter spirit? Enjoy a toasty night by the outdoor fire pit at YOLO on Las Olas Boulevard. On Thursday nights during the chilly months, locals cozy up to the crackling fire, roast marshmallows on a stick, and sip hot cider or a...
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503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
From independent flicks to special programs to film fest events, Cinema Paradiso brings to the big screen some of the edgiest movies at this church turned art house theater. It's a great rainy-day standby. There is also a second location in...
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For a small area with a growing population, Fort Lauderdale has been very successful at preserving its past. The Stranahan House, built in 1901, is the oldest building in Broward County. Frank Stranahan, considered one of Fort Lauderdale's...
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1527 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, USA
Even if you aren't a car nut, the Antique Car Museum is a treat. The museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. The collection houses more than 20 Packards built between 1905 and the 1940s, including a hearse, a fire truck, and...
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Florida might not be as synonymous with car culture as California with its iconic Pacific Coast Highway, but the Sunshine State has plenty of cars and pretty routes, too. Highway A1A runs through the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. You can take it up...
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400 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA
Running along both sides of the New River, Riverwalk is lined with small parks and shops. It offers the opportunity to view yachts and boats that traffic the river. The mile-long Riverwalk connects major attractions like historic Stranahan House...
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1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
For a very Fort Lauderdale experience, take the water taxi to Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. They have their own dock, steps away from the outdoor patio, where you will be treated with 10 percent off your meal for taking the taxi. Go early to get...
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3049 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
Steps away from the beach, Casablanca Cafe is a sandy yellow building, perhaps a nod to the desert city it draws its name from. Sit on the deck overlooking the Atlantic and order the sangria and scallops. Casablanca Cafe is quieter than some of...
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901 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
The Primanti Brothers on Fort Lauderdale beach is a branch of the popular Pittsburgh restaurant established in 1933. This location keeps to the traditions of the original—good, cheap food available 24 hours. The sandwiches are the biggest draw,...
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3015 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133, USA
Fat Tuesday, on the second floor of a small oceanside mall, offers beautiful Atlantic views with a variety of beach appropriate drink specials. Check out the colorful row of Slurpee-like frozen drinks, already prepared for quick delivery. The...
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999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
If you have never heard of Kava Kava, there is no need to travel to Hawaii or Fiji to try it in a social environment. This ancient drink has been used ceremonially for more than 3,000 years to help relieve anxiety and stress. I stumbled upon Fiji...
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Wilton Manors, FL, USA
Wilton Manors Farmers Market, close to the beach, is only two-and-a-half years old, and is very committed to organic considering Florida's slow start in embracing the movement. The manager says he prioritizes organic before local, and since...