Although Fort Lauderdale is often thought of as a beach destination, there are plenty of attractions beyond the beach worthy of attention. Whether you’re interested in the outdoors or need a reprieve from the sunshine, there is something for you in South Florida.


While many visitors to the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area love to soak up the sun on stellar beaches, active travelers also appreciate the variety of adventures the region offers. These range from zooming around the Atlantic on personal watercraft to getting up-close-and-personal with prehistoric wildlife native to South Florida. Whether you choose to indulge in them by yourself or as a group, on water or on land, they’re all serious fun. Read on…


Fort Lauderdale is a major shopping city, with indoor malls, outdoor shopping centers and retail districts within easy reach of its north-south arteries, I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike. From sprawling Sawgrass Mills Mall (which attracts almost as many people as Orlando’s Walt Disney World) to the eclectic Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale has “shopportunities” to suit every taste and budget. Read on…

BB&T Center

Whether the team is in town or not, there’s always something to see at BB&T Center. Home to the NHL’s Florida Panthers, this 20,000-plus seat arena offers visitors an opportunity to escape the heat outside and cozy up to the coolest game on earth during any of the club’s 41 home games throughout the season. But even when the primary tenants take their show on the road, the party’s still bumping at Broward County’s preeminent venue, with some of the top acts in entertainment performing in front of sell-out crowds. Click here for a calendar of events…

Funky Buddha Brewery Bar

Craft Breweries

Fort Lauderdale boasts a thriving craft brew scene. We’ve gathered the top breweries and bars for you to kick back and enjoy. See our list here.

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