Why not get out and explore our buzzing community? Craft the perfect getaway as you make your way through Yelp’s Top Things to See, Do and Eat in Fort Lauderdale.

Start planning now and explore Yelp’s highest ranked business in each category.


From specialized running shoes to retro snacks, South Florida has a plethora of independently owned shops to conduct some retail therapy. Discover one of the spots and perhaps find a unique gift for yourself or a loved one.

Oddball Nifty Thrift Fort Lauderdale

Radio Active Records Fort Lauderdale

To The Moon Wilton Manors


There’s no shortage of great, locally made suds down here. More and more microbreweries are popping up every few weeks. If you’re looking for a cold beer for the hot summer, check out some of the top local spots.

Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company Pompano Beach

3 Sons Brewing Dania Beach


Cocktail Bars

Our local cocktail scene has really come into its own over the last few years. Whether you’re catching up with friends, out on a date, or just relaxing after a long week, there are plenty of places to let your hair down in South Florida.

Monkitail Hollywood

The Wilder Fort Lauderdale


Finally, it’s time to eat! These are the five highest ranked* places to eat in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Amy’s French Bakery & Bistro Pompano Beach

Los Bocados Parkland

J28 Sandwich Bar Hollywood

Arun’s Indian Kichen Coral Springs

CAFE CLUB by les artistes Hollywood

Calusa Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shops

Looking to start your day on the right foot or simply in need an afternoon pick-me-up? From local roasters to real deal cafe cubano, great coffee is just one of the perks of living here.

Calusa Coffee Roasters Fort Lauderdale

Cali Coffee Hollywood

Little Cuban Cafe Fort Lauderdale

Beaches & Parks

Check out a new beach or park. Go on a walk. Have a picnic. There are plenty of great outdoor spots to explore.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Fort Lauderdale

Oleta River State Park North Miami Beach

Secret Woods Nature Center Fort Lauderdale

Everglades Holiday Park


Antsy indoors? Get some of that energy out of your system with these adventurous activities. Depending on what activity you pick, pirates, manatees and, of course, alligators await!

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures Fort Lauderdale

Easton Watersports Pompano Beach

Everglades Holiday Park Fort Lauderdale


Culture abounds in our region. Make a day out of it and you may realize you really love vintage cars or burgers!

Antique Car Museum Fort Lauderdale

WMODA Dania Beach

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Fort Lauderdale

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*Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best restaurants in Broward according to Yelp. Yelp identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.

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