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Things to do in 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
“Large Mall includes Neiman Marcus, Macys, Boutiques and food court. Not a huge mall, but good for essentials. (4 to 5 minute Uber/Lyft) approx. one mile walk.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida. It is one of the largest museums of its kind in Florida, and has the most visitors of any museum in the state”
  • 94 locals recommend
Theatre
“They have great entertainments, such as broadway shows, concerts, and plays.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Beach
“Great beach located in Fort Lauderdale. Not as busy or touristy as South Beach. ”
  • 93 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.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Building
“Art galleries, Shoppes, restaurants, bars, night life.... Must visit this strip but plan ahead since there is a lot to do. Water Taxi departs from this area. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place have some really good food. I especially like the brunch on Sundays.....”
  • 78 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
American Restaurant
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“This place has a nice vibe indoor/outdoor setting with a fire place. Food is great and drinks are even better! Such a nice environment full of life in the heart of ft. Lauderdale!!! Even if you go alone you will come out knowing someone depending on your social needs. Either way go enjoy!!! ”
  • 62 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
Mexican Restaurant
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“This restaurant is famous for their over 250 different tequilas for your drinking pleasure along with a wide array of great Mexican food. They also have excellent taco Tuesday specials.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Florida most popular brewery with fantastic beers and a fun atmosphere where you can relax and play some of the board games they have out.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Beach
“This busy public beach offers white sand & palm trees, plus restaurants, lodging & stores. Address: 240 Las Olas Cir, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place has excellent food and is a great atmosphere with outside sitting”
  • 65 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This exceptional museum has been nationally recognized for its steady line of world-class exhibits”
  • 41 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“See Ft. Lauderdale from the water! Cruise the waterways, view celebrity homes, enjoy the mega yachts. Fun excursion. (approx 6 minute Uber/Lyft) or 1.5 to 2 mile easy walk South along Ocean, right on Las Olas, Left on Seabreeze.”
  • 59 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This place have some really good food. I especially like the brunch on Sundays.....”
  • 78 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place has a nice vibe indoor/outdoor setting with a fire place. Food is great and drinks are even better! Such a nice environment full of life in the heart of ft. Lauderdale!!! Even if you go alone you will come out knowing someone depending on your social needs. Either way go enjoy!!! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This restaurant is famous for their over 250 different tequilas for your drinking pleasure along with a wide array of great Mexican food. They also have excellent taco Tuesday specials.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Brewery
“Florida most popular brewery with fantastic beers and a fun atmosphere where you can relax and play some of the board games they have out.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has excellent food and is a great atmosphere with outside sitting”
  • 65 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“See Ft. Lauderdale from the water! Cruise the waterways, view celebrity homes, enjoy the mega yachts. Fun excursion. (approx 6 minute Uber/Lyft) or 1.5 to 2 mile easy walk South along Ocean, right on Las Olas, Left on Seabreeze.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Lounge
“This place is a family oriented restaurant with a great variety of authentic Italian foods.”
  • 61 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

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