Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the beaches. Downtown Fort Lauderdale's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Fort Lauderdale
The local museums might be a top draw, but there are many others. Fort Lauderdale History Center, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and Museum of Discovery and Science feature captivating exhibits. The local culture at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Cinema Paradiso, and Andrews Living Art Studio might be just what you're looking for. Stranahan House, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, and Young Israel of Hollywood Beach Synagogue are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Bring the family to Water Taxi, Funderdome, and Ride Rocketman South Florida.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and boating. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Las Olas Beach, Canine Beach, and Dog Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Riverwalk, Patrick J. Meli Park and Community Center, or Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Las Olas Riverfront, Harbor Shops, and Galleria. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Pier 66 Marina, Port Everglades, and Jungle Queen Riverboat.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale Stadium, and Aventura Mall. Seldom Seen Gallery, New River Fine Art Gallery, and Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Learn about your options for water transportation at the port.
At 3.3 miles (5.3 km), Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) is the closest major airport to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The next closest airport is Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), located 23.3 miles (37.4 km) away.