Sitting surrounded by hotels, shops, restaurants, and residential areas, Fort Lauderdale Beach unfolds a vast expanse of amber-hued sand shores. Apart from sunbathing, tanning, and swimming, the beach is also known for hosting various open-air events, cultural festivals, and boat shows. The sunny beach has seen tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy the smooth blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are in the mood for some cocktails, lounging under umbrellas, shopping, and acquiring a beautiful tan, you won’t find a better place to be than the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to the history of the African-American community of the United States. The beautiful library is adorned with sculptures and is stocked with resources that aid the study of African-American and Caribbean legacy and culture. The AARLCC is also a cultural center with an ultra-modern auditorium, meeting room and a special art gallery, which exhibits artworks of renowned artists. The place often hosts cultural and recreational programs.
Apart from serving as a city park, where families with children come to have a fun time, the Las Olas Oceanside Park serves as a busy entertainment venue too. In the sprawling premises of this parkland, Fort Lauderdale holds some of the most awaited events of the year. Right from the weekly farmer’s market to annual music events, the Las Olas Oceanside Park has witnessed it all. The park is a prominent part of The LOOP, a circular route that encompasses major parks and open spaces of the city.
Unlike many breweries, the Tarpon River Brewing offers its customers a set of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options coupled with handcrafted beer. The minute patrons venture into this place, which seems to be a world in itself, they will be greeted by the aroma of fresh drafts and great food. An interesting feature of the brewery is its unique furnishing which is reminiscent of a stable. Comfortable tables and chairs are set up at regular intervals, and smooth high tables line the bar area. The soothing ambiance and calm atmosphere of the open spaces will allow patrons to unwind as they sample a variety of beers available on tap. These are all innovative creations that will win the hearts of beer lovers. Efficient service and friendly staff will ensure that you leave with good memories!
Constructed in 1921, this historic two-story, 35.4-acre (14.16-hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named after a waterlily, which once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
This massive park was Hugh Taylor Birch's donation to the state of Florida. Birch came to Florida in the latter part of the 19th Century and promptly fell in love with the area. He eventually purchased more than three miles of oceanfront property in the little town of Fort Lauderdale. More than a century later, Fort Lauderdale is now a busy metropolis, and Birch's land thrives as a wildlife preserve and botanical wonderland. Several animal and plant species have found a safe home here. Visitors are free to hike or bike the designated trails, canoe around the lagoon, take a dip in the ocean and visit Birch's home. Excellent camping facilities can also be availed here.
This Miami-based dance company, established over thirteen years ago by Ilisa Rosal, is one of a few in the United States dedicated to the development and presentation of the art of flamenco. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is a nonprofit organization and member of the Performing Arts Network. Critically acclaimed, the company frequently performs in sold-out venues. It also performs other styles of dance, conducts public and private sector lectures and demonstrations, and offers regular classes as well as outreach programs through area schools. Call for upcoming schedule of events and further information.
Victoria Park is a neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, nestled in the heart of the city. This small district is surrounded by various neighborhoods, Flagler Village lies to its west, Beverly Hills to its south, Lake Ridge to the north and Sunrise Key and Nurmi Islands on the east. Victoria Park blends modernity into its historical beauty. Holiday Park is a prime attraction in this neighborhood; it features play fields for various sports, hockey rink and an auditorium. Enjoy a walking tour around Victoria Park.