LOBI May 2023: A Summer Day on Las Olas

There aren’t many places that share our combination of bustling city life and breathtaking beaches, which is why no matter if you are a local or just passing though, there’s never a bad time to take a moment to appreciate how wonderful Fort Lauderdale really is! I invite you to experience the perfect summer day with us on Las Olas, filled with exciting activities and delicious dining options.

Rise and shine! Start your day off right by grabbing your favorite morning blend at Ann’s Florist & Coffee Bar before hitting Fort Lauderdale Beach. Once energized, head to the nearest Broward B-Cycle station to grab a bike and peddle east on Las Olas Boulevard, docking at Las Olas Oceanside Park to relax and soak up the sun on the beach. Feeling adventurous? Get out on the water, from paddle boarding and kayaking on the calm intracoastal to jet skis and parasailing on the beach side!

And once you’ve worked up an appetite, hop on a Circuit for a free ride back down Las Olas for lunch or take the scenic route and cruise on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Whether looking for a lively scene or a family-friendly experience, there are so many options to try. Catch a waterfront view while enjoying fresh seafood at Boathouse or indulge in fresh handmade pasta at Louie Bossi. Veggie-lovers should check out the fully plant-based Planta. Looking for a quick bite? Try Crema or Pura Vida.

As you stroll through downtown after lunch, be sure to meander through the scenic Riverwalk and watch as boats of all sizes pass by. This iconic red brick path is the perfect route to reach the NSU Art Museum, Museum of Discovery & Science, or Broward Center for the Performing Arts. History buffs can explore the Historic Stranahan House Museum or take a walk over to History Fort Lauderdale for a taste of old Fort Lauderdale.

Fabulous dinner options are endless on Las Olas. Call for a table at Eddie V’s or grab a bite at Flemings. Take in the full gaucho experience at Fogo de Chão or have a cocktail at the energetic Moxies. Love is always in the air while on the water at Casa Sensei.

As day turns to night, head over to The Wharf, Rooftop, or Tin Roof for a lively night. Or enjoy a glass of wine at Vinos. For a more romantic evening, drift down the New River on a gondola and enjoy dinner under the stars.

After experiencing the best of the city, retreat back to your favorite rooftop or balcony and watch the stars light up the night. Nothing could make for a better way to top off the perfect summer day.

Jenni Morejon President & CEO at Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development AuthorityPresident & CEO at Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority
Jenni leads the DDA’s initiatives to power the experience, growth, and prosperity of DowntownFTL. In this role, Jenni is advancing the agency’s priorities to grow investment in DowntownFTL, enhance the livability of the urban core, and highlight downtown’s evolution at the local and national levels. Currently Jenni serves as the Chair of the Downtown Coalition, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and on the Advisory Board for Urban Land Institute SE Florida/Caribbean.

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