The Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale, From Fine Dining to a Sailing Charter

To practical experience arms-down the coolest eating in Fort Lauderdale (and fit in some avenue art, rotating occasions, and community companies) head to Flagler Village’s growth The Hive for restaurant Heritage, helmed by chef/proprietor Rino Cerbone. The speakeasy-design locale is a more distinctive spin on Italian-inspired food, with menu products that contain wagyu-stuffed peppers, lemon-crema razor clams, a whipped-potato and cheddar pizza, and fresh pistachio panna cotta.

A lifeguard tower at Fort Lauderdale Beach 

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An aerial check out of Fort Lauderdale

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Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

While you can get all around Fort Lauderdale in your individual motor vehicle or via rideshare, it’s almost a crime to check out the yachting money of the U.S. and not go out on a boat. Mainly because Fort Lauderdale is teeming with waterways, there are lots of selections for acquiring out on the waves: The neighborhood water taxi ($35 for each individual for hop-on-hop-off accessibility) will make 11 stops, milling from Shooters waterfront restaurant to Los Olas Boulevard. For a more personal experience, use your individual electric powered gondola tour, or spring for a boat charter on Sailo or Get My Boat: For a two- to 3-hour sail, select a single that stays within just the canals and intracoastal waterway, in which you will get a gilded serious-estate tour. For a for a longer period journey, head farther south towards Miami for crystal-very clear drinking water and attainable dolphin or manatee sightings. But you really don’t have to enterprise out of Fort Lauderdale for fantastic swimming—the general public beaches lining North Fort Lauderdale Seaside Boulevard are pristine, and have lifeguards.

Back again on land, head to Flagler Village fort art galleries, Circle Dwelling coffee house’s decadent donuts, nonalcoholic bar Karma Kava’s elixirs and hookah, and Chick‘nCone for crispy chicken served in a waffle cone. A small stroll away lies Sistrunk Sector‘s meals corridor, patios, cooking lessons, and distillery tours.

And it wouldn’t be Fort Lauderdale devoid of a tiny style of its social gathering scene: Lona Cocina Tequileria, situated inside the waterfront W Lodge, is a favourite for ocean views, a $5 margarita content-hour specific, and a legendary lobster quesadilla.

The Lobby at Lago Mar in Fort Lauderdale

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The place to keep in Fort Lauderdale

It’s unusual that a lodge is a match-changer for a spot, but in a town of older-construct qualities The 4 Seasons Resort and Residences is just that: The 189-home spot has introduced the hospitality scene in Fort Lauderdale to the following level. A lot of of the rooms have flooring-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, offering the result of staying on a cruise ship. In addition to its beachfront site, there’s a kids’ club, two pools, a coffee store, and a major-tier spa (rooms start out at $795).