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Things to do in Barrier Island, Fort Lauderdale

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Popular destination for sophisticated stores and world-class service. Anchored by three major department stores: Neiman Marcus, Macy’s & Dillard’s. Other famous retailers and specialty shops include Apple, Coach, Williams-Sonoma, Cole Haan, J. Crew and Pottery Barn.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Beach
“This is great for the entire family! Great shops and restaurants while overlooking the ocean.”
  • 92 locals recommend
History Museum
“For a taste of historic Fort Lauderdale head to the Bonnet House which is a period museum that aims to showcase the history and culture of the area.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“Hugh Taylor Birch is the city’s own Central Park, complete with gopher tortoises and boat access from the intracoastal waterway. It’s an oasis perfect for relaxation and exercise. The park is a vibrant center for the community of Fort Lauderdale, and residents take pleasure in activities from rollerblading to reading under the shade of palms and oaks.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Weekday happy hours, nightly live bands and dancing make this sleek cocktail bar a winner. Try the bar's signature blue martini (a mix of vodka, Cointreau, blue curacao, sweet 'n sour mix and orange juice) or select your favorite martini from a menu of 14. An assortment of appetizers such as sushi, hummus, a steak sandwich martini, seared tuna and even chocolate cake satiate the hungry. Hang out on the outdoor patio, or if you're willing to pay the freight, sip a cocktail under the blue skylight in the VIP lounge. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Beach
“One of my favorite beaches! There are tons of great bars and restaurants in the area.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Highly recommend the dinner cruise all you can eat BBQ chicken, ribs, shrimp, baked beans, desert, on there private Island. Yummy! Also a show after dinner. They provide a little history along the way. Groupon usually has discounts for this.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“If you're looking for more out of your beach day head over to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Situated just south of The Bahia Mar Resort, at 1100 Seabreeze Boulevard, this picturesque park has everything you need to maximize your fun in the sun time, from sand volleyball courts to a boat ramp to outdoor showers. There are grills for cooking, a basketball court if you get bored with the sand and a kid's playground to keep the little ones busy. Park Facilities and Amenities available daily from 5 am - midnight include Boat Ramp – non-motorized Grills Picnic Tables Outdoor Showers Restrooms Basketball Full Court Playground Volleyball Court”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great waterfront dining option on the intra coastal. Fun place to watch the boats go by. Pro tip: Great burger! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“A short walk from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is an oasis of the last Tropical Maritime Hammock in all of Broward County. It preserves the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. The property is a magnificent gift from the late Mr. Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida’s posterity. His former estate, which once also included the Bonnet House property, preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours & Admission Daily from 8:00 a.m. until Sundown $2.00 Pedestrians, Bicyclists $4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle $6.00 Vehicle – Up to 8 People per vehicle ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
“ Elbo Room on Fort Lauderdale Beach, founded in 1938 was the first commercial establishment in the world to stream LIVE with cameras over the internet in 1996. Elbo Room was immortalized in 1956 when it featured in the blockbuster hit "Where the Boy's are?" The Elbo Room beach bar is known as the worlds best beach bar with live music playing every day from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., best Happy Hour on Las Olas Blvd and Fort Lauderdale with a general feeling of Key West with classic rock, country, Jimmy Buffet, and Rock n' Roll and the famous Sunday Funday Parties. Visit the Elbo Room Beach bar in Fort Lauderdale Beach every day of the week, but you must be 21 years of age or older to come in, www.ElboRoom.com. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“Historic former residence with ocean views & Mediterranean-American plates, plus live piano music.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Accessories Store
“Movie Theaters, Grocery Stores, Target, Ross and lots of other great places any traveler could use! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Posh, stylish venue for quality meats carved tableside, ample salad bar, outdoor bar & weeknight happy hour. Reservations highly recommended.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“I love this place for the outdoor dining and bar. Many good options on the menu. Try Bo's Bangin Shrimp! Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 34 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Boat or Ferry
“Highly recommend the dinner cruise all you can eat BBQ chicken, ribs, shrimp, baked beans, desert, on there private Island. Yummy! Also a show after dinner. They provide a little history along the way. Groupon usually has discounts for this.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Great waterfront dining option on the intra coastal. Fun place to watch the boats go by. Pro tip: Great burger! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Café
“Historic former residence with ocean views & Mediterranean-American plates, plus live piano music.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“Posh, stylish venue for quality meats carved tableside, ample salad bar, outdoor bar & weeknight happy hour. Reservations highly recommended.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“I love this place for the outdoor dining and bar. Many good options on the menu. Try Bo's Bangin Shrimp! Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“12 minute drive - welcome to the last true, authentic, honest tiki bar in South Florida. Standing tall since 1956, this first-generation American tiki bar specializes in gasoline-strong (but tasty) tiki cocktails and hosts weekly Polynesian dinner shows (yup, they have a full food menu too) for its patrons. Dining here truly feels like being in the hull of an old ship bound for some unknown island. It’s a Fort Lauderdale classic and one every South Floridian should visit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and views! Don't forget to feed the tarpons, it's an amazing experience (for adults and children). Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 35 locals recommend

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