Las Olas Boulevard

Downtown

Stretching from downtown to the beach, Las Olas Boulevard has al fresco dining, world class museums, major international art galleries, a fine selection of shops and...

  • Neighborhood
  • Museum
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Central Beach

Hugh Taylor Birch, a Chicago attorney who bought up much of early Fort Lauderdale beach, built an Art Deco/Mediterranean-style home called Terramar, which is now the...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Bicycle
  • Walking

NSU Art Museum

Downtown

The NSU Art Museum showcases contemporary art and can boast the largest collection of the Northern European CoBrA avant-garde movement in North America. Begun as the...

  • Architecture
  • Museum
  • Art

Sebastian Street Beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Near many of the gay clothing-optional resorts, Sebastian Beach is the most popular stretch of sand for LGBTQ travelers, attracting a mostly male crowd.

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

To the Moon Marketplace

Wilton Manors

To the Moon is a vintage sweet shop with candy comfort food from more than 80 countries. It also stocks greeting cards, tin lunch boxes, nostalgic school toys and

  • Boutique
  • Food & drink

Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors is more than a gayborhood. It is a whole municipality, which has been revitalized and transformed by LGBT residents. With 140 gay couples per 1,000...

  • Neighborhood

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Hollywood

Built in the 1920s, the terracotta Hollywood Beach Broadwalk - called that because it is broad - stretches 2.5 miles (4 k) along the Atlantic. It offers beach fun,...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Performing arts
  • Food & drink
  • Bicycle

Las Olas Beach

Central Beach

Las Olas Beach - where Las Olas Boulevard meets the Atlantic Ocean - became an unofficial national landmark after "Where the Boys Are" became a box office hit in...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Performing arts
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical

Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach

The beach at Pompano Beach features a 1,000-foot (about 300 m) municipal fishing pier, playgrounds, volleyball, grills and picnic tables. 

A living coral reef

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Park
  • Water sport & adventure

Sawgrass Mills

Sunrise

Sawgrass Mills is an upscale outlet mall with nearly 400 shops including Burberry, Ferragamo, Polo Ralph Lauren and Versace. It is the eighth largest mall in the...

  • Commercial Center
  • Food & drink

Hillsboro Beach

Hillsboro Lighthouse

Hillsboro Beach is an affluent mostly-Snow Bird enclave on a mile of beautiful beach just north of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and inlet, Popular with nature lovers who...

  • Private beach
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water fun

Anne Kolb Nature Center

Hollywood

Part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, the Anne Kolb Nature Center is a 1,500-acre coastal mangrove wetland complex with a 3,500-gallon saltwater...

  • Park
  • Fun & games
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Adventure

Atlantic Coast Kayak Company Eco-Tour

Wilton Manors

Launching from Richardson Park on Middle River, Atlantic Coast Kayak leads urban eco-tours by kayak or standup paddleboard. The tidal river is navigable but has...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Eco Tourism

Blue Foot Pirate Family Adventure

Bahia Mar

The Bluefoot Pirate Ship sails the Intracoastal waters every day except Wednesdays, looking for treasure as the crew of tourists dress up like pirates and learn...

  • Excursions
  • Fun & games

Bonnet House

Central Beach

Hugh Taylor Birch, father of Fort Lauderdale beach, gave the site in 1919 to his daughter when she married Frederic Clay Bartlett, an artist. They built Bonnet House...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Booby Trap Love Stuff

17th Street Causeway

Booby Trap Love Stuff looks like an overgrown Bavarian cottage but wins prizes locally as an adult video and sex toy shop. It also carries sexy club wear, lingerie

  • Specialty Shop

Boomerangs Thrift Store

Wilton Manors

Boomerangs Thrift Store benefits the Animal Rescue Fund, so it should be no surprise that its well-organized selection of slightly used items includes lots of

  • Specialty Shop

Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome

Cooper City

Named for the Chicago Bears running back whose life and tragic death inspired the TV movie "Brian's Song," the Brian Piccolo Park is a 172-acre (70 ha) sports center...

  • Bicycle
  • Park
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Adventure

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Downtown

The highly successful Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-venue facility on New River that presents Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays...

  • Performing arts

Buehler Planetarium & Observatory

Davie

Stargaze the southern skies at the Buehler Planetarium & Observatory at Broward College (Central Campus). Its domed theater - 40 feet in diameter - brings the...

  • Museum

Butterfly World

Coconut Creek

Growing out of a farm boy's hobby, Butterfly World opened in 1988, becoming the first butterfly house in the United States and now the largest in the world. With...

  • Eco Tourism

Casino@Dania Beach

Dania Beach

The longtime Jai Alai fronton at Dania, which had seen better times, has been replaced by a glitzy casino with 900 Las Vegas-style slot machines, a 24-table card...

  • Sports
  • Other

Club Fort Lauderdale

Downtown

For age 18 and over, Club Fort Lauderdale, "The American Sauna," is an oasis for soaking up sun, relaxing and socializing. Always open, it has a full gym, steam...

  • Other

Cruise Port

Port Everglades

One of the top three cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also a major seaport for container ships and petroleum products. It makes an impression from both...

  • Excursions

Dania Antique Row

Dania Beach

Dania Antique Row, a longtime antiquing destination along U.S. 1, may not be what it used to be (what is?), but its antique malls, small shops and art galleries are...

  • Shopping Street
  • Food & drink
  • Art

Dania Beach Fishing Pier

Dania Beach

No fishing license is required at the Dania Beach fishing pier where anglers - novice or pro - pull in tasty yellow tail and grouper without going to sea. If nothing...

  • Outdoor Adventure

Dania Beach Ocean Park

Dania

The fishing pier tends to overshadow the other attractions at Dania Beach Ocean Park, but south of the pier is a small stretch of sand that is generally...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield

Deerfield Beach, about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, has a nice public beach with volleyball, sandcastle building and noshing at nearby open-air eateries. The...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Sports

Deerfield Island Park

Deerfield Beach

Reached by a free 20-minute boat shuttle, Deerfield Island Park is a 53.3-acre (22 ha.) county nature preserve with mangrove swamps and nature trails, which is open...

  • Park

Empire Stage

East Sunrise

Empire Stage, run by an artist-driven collective, is an intimate theater, which presents innovative productions for diverse audiences, including the LGBTQ...

  • Cultural & Historical