Greater Fort Lauderdale: Welcoming Everyone Under the Sun

December 30, 2022

Greater Fort Lauderdale is renowned as Florida’s LGBTQ+ capital for many reasons, from Sebastian Street Beach to its famous ‘gayborhood’ Wilton Manors. Here’s a look at some more of the area’s exceptional offerings for everyone under the sun.

Nature Lovers


From airboat rides in the world-famous Everglades to exploring Flamingo Gardens and Butterfly World, breathtaking nature encounters await in Greater Fort Lauderdale. More than 38 kilometres of golden beaches and dozens of parks and preserves provide stunning natural settings perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, biking, kayaking and more.



Find something fabulous at Sawgrass Mills, the largest luxury outlet shopping destination in the U.S., or one of the many other exceptional shopping venues with dining and nightlife offerings. From the excitement of Las Olas Boulevard and Gulfstream Park to the impressive retailers at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and The Shoppes at The Guitar Hotel, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a shopper’s paradise. And you can shop until you drop – onto a relaxing beach.

Captains and First Mates


With the shimmering Atlantic coastline and 482 kilometres of scenic waterways, it’s no wonder Greater Fort Lauderdale is recognised as the world’s yachting capital. Whether you charter a boat or embark on one of the area’s many boat tours, there’s no better place to enjoy boating. You can reel in the big fish, dock and dine at numerous waterside eateries and bars, or hop aboard the ever-popular Water Taxi to see the sights and enjoy the sunshine.

Culture Connoisseurs



Greater Fort Lauderdale’s diverse arts and culture scene is ready to inspire you with fascinating museums, world-class performing arts, and charming attractions like the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. Further inspiration awaits at family-friendly festivals and other special events.

Culinary Explorers


Indulge in awe-inspiring dining experiences, from enjoying sushi while cruising through shimmering canals on a gondola to tasting the rarest caviar in the world at Marky’s Caviar Lounge. Choose from every cuisine imaginable and hundreds of restaurants, many helmed by award-winning chefs.



Ready for a night out on the town? In Greater Fort Lauderdale, you’ll discover a cosmopolitan nightlife scene, from the strip of popular bars in Wilton Manors such as Hunters Nightclub and DrYnk Bar & Lounge to rooftop bars at Rooftop @1WLO, Sparrow, Sunset Club Rooftop Bar and The Easton.

Reserve your private party at the speakeasy 901 (it only seats six guests at a time), featuring pop-up bartenders and themes, complete with a secret entrance. Experience the thrill of top tournament play at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Enjoy rock star seating for a world-class concert or Florida Panthers hockey game at FLA Live Arena. There’s plenty of excitement before the sun goes down, too, from scuba diving into a fascinating underwater world to mastering the exhilarating art of flyboarding with Aqua Flight.



There’s nothing quite as revitalising as a beautiful stretch of beach, and Greater Fort Lauderdale has 38 kilometres of sparkling water and golden sand in eight different beach communities. Revel in the warm sun and fresh sea breeze or enjoy swimming, snorkelling and water sports. The area also offers many world-class spas.

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