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What to Do around The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

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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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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
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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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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...
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1410 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
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When I'm dead set on having chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, it really doesn't matter how far the walk is. Or that I'm not getting served my pancakes at breakfast but instead at 1:00 P.M. on a Tuesday afternoon. At the Floridian Restaurant...
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1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
A short walk from Las Olas Boulevard, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale features more than 6,000 pieces, most of which are contemporary art. The beautiful, modern building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes gives you a preview of what’s inside....
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3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a park across Sunrise Boulevard from the Bonnet House. Hugh Taylor Birch, a developer from Chicago who fell in love with the area's beauty, donated the land to the state. The museum is currently closed, but...
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2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, USA
Since 1963 Anglin's Pier have provided locals with boatless fishing and tours. Stop into the shop for bait, tours and a snack at the cafe. The owners are always providing fisherman with new experiences for recreation and sightseeing. Take a tour...
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N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd & Sebastian Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Many of the entrances to Ft. Lauderdale's beaches have beautiful, Old Florida-style, white concrete posts stating the name of the street that dead ends there. Most of the posts double as free public showers. Each beach has a slightly different...
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904 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
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The main shopping strip in Las Olas is made up of mostly small businesses, from chocolate shops to clothing designers, with plenty of restaurants thrown into the mix. The trolley goes right down Las Olas Boulevard, making it a quick hop from the...
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900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
After a stretch of hotels along the oceanfront, there is an abrupt start of native vegetation and dense trees just past Vistamar Street. This is the setting of Bonnet House, a historical Florida home, which sits on 35 acres right off A1A highway,...
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1400 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Las Olas Boulevard was one of the first streets in Ft. Lauderdale. A preserved piece of history on Las Olas, circa 1951, is the Las Olas Barber Shop. With original barber chairs, a retro barber pole, and vintage fixtures, it retains its classic...
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601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
Leatherback, Green, and Loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs on beaches throughout Florida from March to October. At the beaches on the barrier island section of Fort Lauderdale, local organizations mark off sections of the sand to protect the...
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401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
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Urban bikeshare programs are catching on everywhere from Paris to New York. Ft. Lauderdale joins the alternative transportation scene with Broward B-cycles. With 27 docks in town, it makes getting around a breeze. Prices start at $5 for half an...
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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,...
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1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
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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...
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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...
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North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard & 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...
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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...
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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...