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Las Olas Boulevard
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Shops, art galleries and restaurants line a two-lane street that is Fort Lauderdale’s answer to California’s Rodeo Drive. 

Las Olas is Spanish for “The Waves,” a fitting name for this 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) boulevard that starts at the beach. It runs west beyond Federal Highway to S. Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The commercial area of the boulevard covers about a mile (1.6 kilometers). Here small independent shops, restaurants and cafes line either side of the street. Striped awnings shelter outdoor tables and rows of shady trees provide respite from the sun.

Cars drive up and down the popular shopping street but speed bumps and pedestrian crossings make it safe for those exploring on foot. There are plenty of parking lots one block behind the boulevard.

The stores are fun and eclectic, whether you’re buying or just browsing. Pick up signed posters of famous rock groups, designer wear for Harley fans, gemstone jewelry, fine arts and boutique clothing. Find exotic spices at specialty food shops and a pair of limited edition sneakers from The Archives, a store selling exclusive apparel and accessories. Charming shops are interspersed with upmarket cafés, restaurants and steakhouses.

Enjoy a beer at the historic 1930s Riverside Hotel. The building is typical of the quaint older properties and individual shop fronts along the boulevard.

Other attractions to enjoy around Las Olas include the Riverwalk, the Museum of Art, Huizenga Plaza with its fountain that lights up after dark, and the famous Elbo Room Bar with its roof terrace overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach.

After dark, join in the nightlife at bars, clubs and restaurants lining the boulevard. Some venues have live music and most have outdoor dining.

In January, March and October, Las Olas turns into an outdoor gallery over a designated weekend when artists display their works along the street.

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B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $143 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and ...

3.7/5Good! (3,512 reviews)

"It was very clean, staff was nice...had a run in with checking in and them giving me the wrong room but quickly fixed their mistake"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

B Ocean Resort
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $177 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is steps from Las Olas Boulevard and Historic Stranahan House Museum. Broward Center for the Performing Arts ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,007 reviews)

"Great experience. So convenient. Loved how central it was to all locations and the staff & guests were so cordial."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2021

Riverside Hotel
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
4 out of 5
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $262 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Beach, ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,091 reviews)

"Beach and hotel pool were beautiful. Hotel room wasn’t as clean as i expected. Looked like someone hadn’t vacuumed or moped in a long time. However would return given everything else was on point"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
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Apr 3, 2019

Go eat at Rocco’s Tacos ! It’s delicious and the service was impeccable!

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Jane

Jan 22, 2019

Lona restaurant with patio at the Westin has excellent Mexican food menu.

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B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $143 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $177 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
4 out of 5
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $262 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
4 out of 5
100 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $183 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
4 out of 5
1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $172 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
2.5 out of 5
30 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $131 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $192 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
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Artrageous on the river By RocketSTAY
Artrageous on the river By RocketSTAY
3.5 out of 5
601 N Rio Vista Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is CA $145 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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