Fort Lauderdale Beach with Friends
Collected by Frederick Simeon
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.
1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Arrive by boat or auto at this fun, local seafood eatery tucked inside the famous Fort Lauderdale Marina to experience breathtaking views of the 17th Street Causeway drawbridge. Seafood dominates the menu, from shrimp ‘n’ grits with trugole cheese...
241 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
This Fort Lauderdale landmark has been around since the 1930s and even made an appearance in Elvis Presley's 1960 movie, Where The Boys Are. It's gritty, noisy, fun, and the drinks are cheap: a true dive bar. Cash only.
421 SE 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394, USA
The Nacho Bizness truck cruises the streets of Fort Lauderdale on weekday lunchtimes. Most Wednesdays and Fridays, the truck can be found in the Citibank parking lot on SE 2nd Street, one block north of Las Olas Boulevard. Try the signature Yum...
1980 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
Carrying everything from vintage dresses to locally handcrafted jewelry (and kitschy souvenirs), Jezebel is a must-visit for finding that obscure holiday gift. Find the store in Gateway Shopping Center: Look out for the painting of a mermaid...
751 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
Anne Kolb Nature Trails is a small, peaceful preserve amid Ft. Lauderdale's development of high-rise condos and beach hotels. Travelers can rent canoes or kayaks and cruise through a mile-long waterway bordered by mangroves. A few short boardwalk...
N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd & Sebastian Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Motoring around in the water is one of the most quintessential Florida beach activities. Right inside the Sebastian beach entry you can rent a jet ski or a banana boat, which is a long, inflatable raft that seats multiple people and is towed...
33305, 2700 Mayan Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
The walkway lining much of Fort Lauderdale's beaches is not quite like those of the infamous South Beach, but there is still plenty of character to it (and characters). Locals with birds perched on their shoulders, joggers sporting interesting...
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...
1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar is a relatively new Mexican restaurant in Las Olas. If you order the guacamole and chips, they bring out avocados and make the guacamole to your liking (do you want mayo? how about more lemon?) at your table. Beyond the...
1515 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
A dimly lit restaurant at the start of Las Olas, the shopping district right off the beach, Sushi Rock named their special rolls after classic musicians and bands that are played over the soundsystem as you eat. Try the Michael Jackson roll (eel,...
17 S Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Order an 84-ounce fishbowl cocktail at Lulu's Bait Shack, and try to snag a table overlooking the ocean. The drink comes in an actual fishbowl with a toy shark inside, in case you can't be bothered to get real fish later. Try the Margarita Madness...
17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Da Big Kahuna brings an aloha spirit to Fort Lauderdale with lots of fish dishes, pineapple, and tropical drinks. Try the Pipikaula Po'ke, a Hawaiian smoked beef dish, with the Mai Tai. Da Big Kahuna brings in a young crowd for the weekly karaoke...
3291 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA
The most Floridian experience in Fort Lauderdale, and possibly the whole state, can be found at the Swap Shop. It is both the largest drive-in and largest daily flea market in the world. During the week, the indoor flea market has shops, rides,...
2235, 610 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Cigars are a popular treat in Fort Lauderdale, with many shops offering just that, as well as relaxing places to sit down. Havana Depot Cigars is located in Las Olas, the main shopping strip near Fort Lauderdale beach. The Columbian owner...
208 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
There's a whole new level of burger. It sits comfortably between two buns, a layer of warm American cheese, fat slices of fresh red onion and tomato, a bunch of Romaine, and a pile of two-and-a-half inch pickles. It's pretty confident, all...
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