Local Attractions

Stay Near the Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Soak up more than just the views of the marina when you stay at the Riverside Hotel. Set on Fort Lauderdale’s lively Las Olas Boulevard, you’ll be minutes away from the city’s top restaurants, shops, attractions, and things to do.

Stranahan House

Go back in time to the home of a local family considered to be Fort Lauderdale’s founders. By taking a tour of this lovingly restored house, the oldest surviving building in Broward County, you’ll get a warm history of this beloved community.

Broward Center for Performing Arts

Located at the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for Performing Arts is one of the top ten most-visited theaters in the world. It offers a wide selection of entertainment with more than 700 performances each year. 

Museum of Discovery and Science with AutoNation Imax

The natural world has never been so exciting! Discover great interactive exhibits that turn science into an adventure. Plus, make sure to catch a movie on the five-story-high screen of the AutoNation Imax. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

NSU Art Museum

Since its founding in 1958, this museum has been dedicated to showcasing the world’s visual history. Its permanent collection includes more than 6,000 works that feature a substantial amount of pieces by influential Latin American artists.

Port Everglades Cruise Port

Ranked second among cruise ports worldwide, Port Everglades offers a wide array of cruises designed for every taste. Whether you want a three-day tour or a journey that spans multiple weeks, you can find the perfect ocean trip to suit your style.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport

Getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport with free wireless internet access in all terminals. When you land, you'll be in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, just three miles from hotels, attractions, the beaches, Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and just about anywhere else you want to be.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

Widely considered to be one of South Florida’s most well-known shopping destinations, this mall offers more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants. It also includes a spa and has a schedule of exciting events for all ages.

Sawgrass Mills Mall

For the best of outlet shopping at bargain prices, Sawgrass Mills has much to offer. Encompassing more than 350 stores, this conveniently located mall provides a wide selection of retail items for every taste imaginable.

Bonnett House Museum & Gardens

Since 1920, this beautiful estate has been a staple of the Fort Lauderdale community. For 70 years, its sprawling acres served as a beloved and well-maintained family home. Today, it’s a popular museum dedicated to environmental preservation, learning and creativity.

Water Taxi

Water Taxi welcomes you to Fort Lauderdale! The best way to see this beautiful city is on a Water Taxi Tour. Water Taxi Tours are the best combination of tours and transportation in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Florida.

Sun Trolley

The Sun Trolley inspires moments of fun, sparks economic vitality, and supports our local community by providing nostalgic and charming transportation options where and when they are desired by residents and guests throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment

Located along the city's stunning New River, downtown Fort Lauderdale offers an array of exciting entertainment options year-round with world-class concerts, events, unique galleries, shopping and fine dining. For those seeking sunshine with a cultural flair and offerings to suit every taste.

Everglades National Park

Called the largest subtropical wilderness in America, the Everglades National Park provides a necessary safeguard for a wide variety of rare and endangered species from around the world. Experience the beloved destination for yourself and enjoy the many educational activities at this national treasure.

Sink into the warm sands at Fort Lauderdale Beach, only a short 2 miles from the hotel via the Sun Trolley, Water Taxi, B-Cycle or Echo Car, or take a stroll to one of the nearby museums. Discover upscale shopping on Las Olas or simply wander along the tranquil New River.