On the chic Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, you'll encounter boutiques, narrow alleyways, brick walkways, tiny white lights twinkling in windows and dozens of trendy restaurants. Among the shopping and dining options, you might come across homemade ice cream at a dessert cafe or a live jazz bar that is always packed. Clothing boutiques, gift shops, hair salons and art galleries round out the list. The wide variety of shops and services available ensures you’ll be able to find exactly what you need.
For more than 50 years, visitors have traveled on the stately Jungle Queen Riverboat. Tours sail past estates while an entertaining monologue by the captain points out the homes of the famous and the infamous. On three-hour day tours or four-hour dinner voyages you can sail to an island where you will dine amid tropical foliage. Evening cruises feature a dinner of barbecued ribs and shrimp, with a variety revue and sing-a-long cruising back.
Over the years, Revolution Live has played host to performances by many of the music industry's heavyweights. Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Del McCoury Band, Alicia Keys, Killswitch Engage and Mastodon have all thrilled audiences at this downtown Fort Lauderdale venue. This 1300-capacity venue is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
These water taxis arrive at various waterside destinations, including dozens of restaurants and shops and a surprising number of offices as well. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, traverses between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, giving visitors a glimpse into various city attractions. These little green and yellow boats will also take groups on tours. Piloted by licensed captains, the taxis depart from downtown via the canals, Intracoastal Waterways and rivers. The schedules vary so call for details.
Lovers of metal and hard rock rush to this club and bar near the Coral Shores. Revelers come in large groups to enjoy world class performances. The dark background, colorful lights and good stereo system create an electrifying atmosphere. There's paid parking near the venue. Get your dose of culture at this versatile venue.
This overwhelmingly expansive complex, that began as the Thunderbird Drive-in Theater in 1963, has grown over the years to offer guests more than just a film viewing experience. A farmer's market, a 14-screen drive-in movie theater, a games arcade and food court are just a few of the other attractions and activities found at Swap Shop. For the shopaholics, of course, this is the paradise you may never want to leave, as this is one of the largest flea markets in the entire state, perhaps in the country!
The selection of fine art on display at MAC aims to make an ever-lasting impression on art enthusiasts. Owned by Mary Ann Cohen, for whom it is named, the gallery specializes in fine art, but also has some contemporary works on display. Elaine Murphy, Walter Redondo, Everett Day and Alfred Gockel are a few of the artists who have had their art displayed at MAC.
Pocock Fine Art and Antiques takes great pride in the authenticity of their eclectic collection, which includes a variety of works from the mid-20th Century. Curator Stuart Pocock is an extremely respected man in the fine art industry, having plied his trade in the business for many years. The three rooms of the gallery have framed canvases that are ready for purchase. Also scattered about are a few antique sculptures that are just waiting to be picked up. For nearly three decades, this gallery has piqued the interest of art lovers around the Fort Lauderdale area.
Bellagio is truly an international gallery, featuring works by artists from Russia, South America, Canada, Australia and many parts of Europe, in addition to those by artists from the United States. Regina Lyubovnaya, Joelle Blouin, Colleen Black and Nano Lopez are some of the artists who have had their art displayed at Bellagio International gallery. Home shows are also offered.
The Hamilton Gallery features a collection of art from artists across the globe. The gallery holds many exhibits, receptions and fund-raising events to bring artists and collectors together. J. Scott Nicol, Shana Dominguez and Todd White are a few of the artists who have had their works displayed at The Hamilton Gallery.