The shops of Las Olas are as exceptional as the Boulevard they were built on.
When the Chicago-bred Wells brothers of the Las Olas Company opened the Riverside Hotel in 1936, they knew that the swampy strip of land running along the New River was destined for so much more. Over 80 years later, the boulevard that runs from the NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale to the beachfront Elbo Room bar is much more a final destination than a practical thoroughfare.
“Las Olas Boulevard has solidified itself as one of South Florida’s most beloved shopping, dining and entertainment destinations,” says Michael Weymouth, current president of The Las Olas Company. “Our thriving community of residents and visitors are drawn year-round to the boulevard for its welcoming energy during events, such as Christmas on Las Olas, art shows and Exotics on Las Olas, to a diverse mix of national tenants and local businesses.”
The Las Olas lifestyle has attracted the likes of business mogul Wayne Huizenga and America’s beloved Lucille Ball to take up residence and walk the boutique-lined street themselves.
And now it’s your turn to shop, dine, stay, and play on Las Olas Boulevard
Between idling in al-fresco cafes and seizing every photo op, here are but a few one-of-a-kind shops to visit. No doubt you’ll find many more along the way. Click here to explore
Make Las Olas Boulevard Your Next Stop – “One Mile of Style”
We invite you to visit Las Olas Boulevard and discover a wonderfully unique gathering place that has become Fort Lauderdale’s #1 destination for shopping, dining, and hospitality. A quiet, pedestrian-friendly street lined with palms, old-fashioned street lamps, and fragrant flora.
Charming boutiques and shops filled with silken finery, imported footwear, jewelry, delightful crafts, and sweet treats. Galleries exhibiting paintings and sculptures from some of the country’s most skilled artists.
Restaurants and gastropubs with savory cuisine, tasty drinks, and lively music. It’s all here in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just a short walk from the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station. Click here to explore
Article Publication: GO | The official Magazine for Brightline
Author: Chanel Samson
Edition: Summer 2019, Issue 102