Whether you are an avid boater or simply enjoy the serenity of a waterfront view, these properties offer an unbeatable luxury lifestyle. Here are some of the most beautiful residences on the Intracoastal as selected by our estate agents.
709 Idlewyld Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | Listed by Kevin Kreutzfeld
This mansion-style estate makes an impression right from the start with its looping motor court, decorative fountain, and dramatic wrought iron butterfly staircase. Indoors, owners will find every amenity they could ask for.
Above the sprawling interior of this massive two-story building, an expansive rooftop observation deck large enough to host a small party provides an excellent vantage point for observing the tranquil Intracoastal waters and the city skyline.
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1801 Spanish River Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by D'Angelo | Liguori
Our estate agents are pleased to be the first to represent this brand new four-bedroom luxury estate on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by Alejandro Borrero Architecture and Marc Julian Homes with interior finishes by Michael Grey Interiors, this spacious estate is comprised of a single level encased in an angular glass shell.
The gated courtyard at the entrance welcomes visitors across a bridge flanked by a set of carefully landscaped ponds. Additional features like vault ceilings and a custom decorative mirror and fireplace add to the beauty and exclusivity of this space, which also offers multiple bars for entertaining.
A luxury residence should be as unique as the people who live there. Designer interior finishes can turn any space into a one-of-a-kind paradise.
Our estate agents represent estates with some of the most distinctive interior design elements. From eye-catching wall paneling to dramatic columns and archways, the following five estates include designer finishes you will never forget.
2367 S Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach, FL 33487 | Listed by D'Angelo | Liguori
Designed by Marc Michaels, this contemporary Italian-style compound incorporates luxurious white marble in fixtures ranging from countertops to stately Roman-style columns. Hardwood detailing is also prevalent, including stairs, paneling, and other accents.
This combination of pale lustrous stone and warm inviting wood sets the stage for a sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Airy open archways and delicate coffered ceilings complete the refined look of this 18,000± square foot property.
The East Coast of Florida offers some of the most sought-after luxury communities found anywhere, each offering remarkable architectural design paired with such exclusive lifestyle advantages as country club, beach or yachting amenities, and all in prime locations accessible to superlative shopping, dining and entertainment. Our Top-Tier Agents share their inside knowledge regarding a few of these prestigious communities.
Riomar - Vero Beach
The exclusive Riomar Country Club offers charming estates surrounding the only oceanfront golf course in Vero Beach. Riomar has an abundance of stunning properties, from sprawling seaside estates to warm and welcoming ranch-styles homes.
Riomar known for its quiet sophistication and in close proximity to the cultural events, excitement, and amenities of downtown Vero Beach.
Sellers who list their important properties for sale with Premier Estate Properties can expect a world of exposure both online and through exclusive print publications. Case in point, the Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Fort Lauderdale estate properties featured below are currently showcased in the Spring/Summer edition of the UK's Mayfair Collection, where Premier Estate Properties is a premier advertiser. The reason is this.
As South Florida's luxury real estate market continues to experience record-high sales, our estate agents have been diligently matching prospective buyers with stunning estates and ultra-luxury condominiums. Each property provides something truly remarkable for prospective buyers. To follow are a selection of the top features luxury buyers are searching for this summer, and South Florida estates from our Estate Portfolio that exemplify luxury living.
Waterfront properties combine panoramic water views with direct oceanfront access perfect for swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. Luxury Waterfront estates are also in naturally limited supply, further adding to their appeal.
709 Idlewyld Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | Listed by Kevin Kreutzfeld
Looking directly across the street from 160± Intracoastal Waterway at the Bahia Mar mega-yacht marina, this highly sought-after Idywyld yachting enclave provides unobstructed access to the open majesty of the Atlantic Ocean.
Florida's warm climate is perfect for eating outdoors, and spacious alfresco dining facilities make that experience even more pleasant. Tiled terraces and covered lanais offer convenient places to prepare and enjoy a meal in the beautiful surroundings of nature.
With so many deepwater channels flowing from Florida's Intracoastal Waterway and such easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, the barrier islands rimming Florida's southeast coast are home to some of the most extraordinary yachting estates in America. There, ultraluxury lifestyle amenities, panoramic water views and private yacht dockage are de rigueur.
This is but a small sampling from our incomparable Estate Portfolio, ranging from important waterfront properties in serene Vero Beach south to the exclusive communities of Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale.
If waterfront living is your dream, this is the time…and we are your Agents for change.
Our estate agents invite you to be the first to preview one of these new South Florida estates currently under construction. This rare opportunity provides you to be among the first to purchase these limited luxurious residences along Florida's East Coast.
In this hot hot hot tax-advantaged Florida market, ultra luxury real estate is moving faster than it has in 40 years! As a result, if you are considering the purchase of your dream property, you are in exactly the right place. This website is your ultimate buyer's source. The trophy properties shown below have just recently come on the market. This is your time. So look quickly … and give us a call before they disappear!
Premier Estate Properties is proud to announce that we have surpassed an unprecedented $1.55 Billion of million-dollar-plus estate sales in 2020. Although this was a challenging year, our Estate Agents outperformed the market. As Florida's only private brokerage specializing exclusively in million-dollar-plus properties, Premier Estate Properties achieved this historic, record-breaking sales with only 42 agents across six offices. For many of these were in-house sales, which stretched from Vero Beach down to Fort Lauderdale, Premier Estate Properties represented both the buyer and seller.
We wanted to take a moment to highlight a selection of our exceptional sold properties. These fine estates truly represent the diverse luxurious lifestyle unique to South Florida.
As the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale is also recognized as the Venice of Florida, which is a haven for yacht owners who appreciate upscale shopping, fine dining, and an array of entertainment. Discover some of the city's most exclusive enclaves and enjoy the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Our estate agents are knowledgeable regarding the pristine neighborhoods that make Fort Lauderdale a wonderful place to live. Here are some of the most desirable neighborhoods that should be on every luxury buyer's radar in 2021.
Our estate agents invite you to set a course for a life of luxury in the sprawling city of Fort Lauderdale. This South Florida metropolis is a haven for boat lovers, hosting some of the largest boat shows in the world. Life in Fort Lauderdale will suit those who desire relaxed living with plenty of excitement just around the corner. Escape to a life on the Atlantic with these luxury properties currently listed by our team.
Live a life of world-class luxury in these South Florida homes. Among the highest priced listings in our portfolio, these six sprawling estates offer unparalleled oceanside living along the most desirable beaches.
You have worked hard your entire life, and now it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Fort Lauderdale homes for sale are the perfect place to put your feet up and rest by the Atlantic. You are going to need it because there are so many things to see and do in the area to keep you busy in your golden years.
Florida is a destination drawing people from around the world to buy an oceanfront property. With more miles of coastline than nearly every other state, the Sunshine State is a boater's paradise.
Fort Lauderdale, a gem of the Gold Coast, is considered the Yachting Capital of the World. Florida has hundreds of sunny days, dozens of beaches, and thousands upon thousands of boat owners from Pensacola down to Key West. Why then does Fort Lauderdale specifically take the title for the yachting capital?
Our REALTORS® love getting out on the water and highlight four reasons why Fort Lauderdale rightfully has earned the title of Yachting Capital of the World.
Fall is almost here! We love this time of year, as we gear up for fall festivities, Thanksgiving meals, and the anticipation of the holidays. As we welcome this lovely season, we invite you to fall in love with these beautiful estates for sale in Fort Lauderdale. And we assure you — that won't be difficult to do.
Each of these properties offers water views and access, opulent features and amenities, the latest in design, impressive square footage, and convenient access to the many alluring features of this lively city. Join us as we explore some of the finest homes on the market in Fort Lauderdale.
5 Bedrooms | 6.2 Bathrooms | 10,116 Square Feet | $12,500,000
A rare block-long oceanfront estate, this palatial compound offers panoramic views of the Atlantic from the privacy of its elevated, gated site. In an ideal layout for large-scale entertaining, view-filled glass doors open the living room, dining room, lounge and billiard/family room to vast oceanside lounge terraces that step down around the resort-style pool. Upstairs, the luxurious master wing captures the ocean's splendor from inside and outdoors on its own breezy balcony. The five-bedroom estate home is accompanied by a putting green, which offers a myriad of possibilities for expansion, such as a separate guest home or tennis court.
5 Bedrooms | 6.1 Bathrooms | 9,810 Square Feet | $7,495,000
Epitomizing the luxury yachting lifestyle of Lauderdale Harbors, this Intracoastal point estate is situated on an expansive 900-foot-wide stretch of waterway, offering panoramic views across the water. Fashioned like a lavish resort compound on the Mediterranean coast, the six-bedroom residence is equally as opulent and grand as it is warm and inviting. Beyond the gracious foyer, the great room looks out over the infinity pool to the Intracoastal Waterway, and spills outdoors to the sprawling pool terrace. Upstairs, an elevated expanse of sweeping waters and coastline is seen from the grand master suite, which gives the option of functioning as a lavish full-floor haven, using the second bedroom as its office or exercise room.
6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 6,688 Square Feet | $4,495,000
Offering the rare luxury of seaside living on Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, this six-bedroom estate is the ultimate resort-at-home retreat, capturing wide-open ocean views across from the sands in Las Olas by the Sea. Palm-framed sweeps of the ocean are seen from each of the three levels, all served by an elevator, in this Coastal-Modern residence that gives effortless comfort in clean-lined style. The home's extensive accommodations make it ideal for large groups of guests or family members, with the bedrooms arranged on all three floors, each also having the convenience of its own kitchen. With this exceptional layout and choice beachside location, the residence also offers excellent investment potential, having successfully served as a vacation rental.
5 Bedrooms | 5.2 Bathrooms | 8,277 Square Feet | $3,995,000
Situated in Fort Lauderdale's sought-after Coral Ridge community, this architect-designed Mediterranean-inspired estate fronts a wide, deep-draft canal, just one property from the point. Custom built in 2009 and recently updated, the five-bedroom residence makes a striking first impression from the sweeping marble drive on tropical, landscaped grounds. Traditional design takes on an understated modern tone inside the comfortably elegant living areas, grounded by floors of Jerusalem stone and Brazilian cherry in a layout perfectly planned for the site. Several first-floor rooms open their doors to the luxurious outdoor living space, served by a summer kitchen/bar, where the view overlooks the sparkling pool to the wide canal and Intracoastal Waterway.
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Photo Courtesy of The HideawayWhile there is certainly no shortage of places to grab a cocktail in Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway offers a complete historic experience. Located in the classic Bryan building at the easternmost tip of Las Olas Boulevard, The Hideaway offers a rare glimpse into Fort Lauderdale's past. In fact, this building was one of the first commercial buildings built after a fire destroyed much of the city in 1912. So this building was born just before the Prohibition Era, making The Hideaway one of the most true-to-history environments for sipping on handcrafted cocktails in the city — even though the bar itself opened in late 2017. The space has an industrial chic feel, complete with original Dade County pine, refurbished and reclaimed decor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. Award-winning mixologist Carla Rivera oversees the drink menu, which offers a range of artisanal cocktails and craft beers. Complement your drink with a bite to eat from the eclectic rotating counter-style menu.
Photo Courtesy of Unit BYou may have visited the Brass Tap without even realizing this hidden gem was just around the corner. Inside the gastropub, there's a plain wooden door that appears to lead into a storage closet — but it reveals so much more. To enter, you'll need a personalized code, which you must access in advance by filling out a form on Unit B's website. This code will only work that same day and you must access a new code for a repeat visit. Once inside, savor the swanky, lounge interior and the wide selection of Prohibition-era cocktails. A favorite is the Havana, a straightforward combination of rum, Cuban colada syrup, and black walnut bitters. Another classic is the 21st Amendment, made with scotch, fresh lemon juice, and orange blossom honey and ginger syrups. Everything here is handled with precision, from the creation of cocktails to the first-class service. Unit B is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Photo Courtesy of Apothecary 330Behold — another secret bar hidden in an unassuming establishment. Step inside Pizza Craft near Esplanade Park and look for the black curtain, which shields this upscale speakeasy from plain sight. Apothecary 330 features more than 300 whiskeys, over 20 beers on tap, and an absinthe drip. You will be served by "bar chefs" rather than bartenders, who can walk you through the sophisticated cocktail list. Take a look at the house rules before making your debut at Apothecary 330, as they have a strict semi-formal dress code among other rules. The vibe here is sophisticated and vintage, providing the perfect atmosphere for sipping on a Prohibition-era cocktail.
Photo Courtesy of Munoz Photography via Stache Drinking Den + Coffee BarIf you've been a part of the social scene in Fort Lauderdale, you are likely well aware of Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar, the city's premier cocktail lounge, coffee bar, nightclub, and concert hall with a focus on mixology. Voted one of the coolest speakeasies in America, Stache has an authentic 1920s feel, complete with velvet chairs and couches, elegant chandeliers, vintage books and photographs, and other nostalgic elements. Stache offers a variety of perfectly poured cocktails, plus a selection of quality craft beer, wine, and champagne. There's always something exciting happening at Stache, whether it's a DJ or live band, or some other form of entertainment.
Photo Courtesy of Pine Crest SchoolPine Crest School is considered one of the finest private schools in Fort Lauderdale — and the entire state of Florida. In fact, the school is at the number one spot on Niche's list of the 2019 Best Private Schools in Florida, based on factors like test scores, college data, student-teacher ratio, and student and parent reviews. For more than 80 years, Pine Crest has provided an educational experience rooted in academic rigor and excellence, complemented by outstanding athletics and arts programs. The school has over 2,600 students in PK through 12th grade with an impressive student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Pine Crest has two locations, one in Fort Lauderdale and another in Boca Raton. The school was founded in Fort Lauderdale in 1934 and later absorbed the Boca Raton campus, which was originally Boca Raton Academy, in 1987. The Fort Lauderdale campus hosts students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, while the Boca campus serves pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Pine Crest is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Florida Kindergarten Council. It has also been named a "Blue Ribbon School" by the United States Department of Education.
Photo Courtesy of St. Thomas Aquinas High SchoolSt. Thomas Aquinas High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale. Since its inception in 1936, the school has received national recognition for academic and athletic excellence. St. Thomas Aquinas High School is committed to the philosophy of its namesake, Saint Thomas Aquinas, defining learning as the simultaneous and harmonious developments of the human personality. The school has over 2,100 students and a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Teachers challenge all students to think critically, embrace state-of-the-art technology, and explore global trends. Plus, the school is designed to help students mature in their faith, as it focuses on morality, social justice, and making a difference in the community and the world. St. Thomas promotes an appreciation for the arts and participation in a wide variety of clubs, cultural events, and athletics. Because of the school's rich history dating back to 1936, there's an overwhelming sense of honoring tradition and the many alumni who attended this legendary school. St. Thomas encourages their students to "honor the past, embrace the present, and envision the future." Westminster Academy is a Christian college preparatory school focused on academic rigor and faith formation. Since its founding in 1971, the school has been mission-driven, and firmly committed to Christian scholarship and kingdom impact for the glory of God. The academy educates and equips students to be exceptional thinkers, lifelong learners, and influential leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective. This relatively small school has over 800 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. The school maintains a well-rounded approach to education, with a robust athletics program, focus on the arts, and of course, rigorous academics. Graduates of Westminster Academy have received an impressive number of college scholarships, with the most recent graduating class receiving a total of $8.5 million in offers. Westminster Academy uses the Bible as the foundation for all aspects of study, fusing faith and intellect in a unique way. They offer age-specific, integrated Bible curriculum, weekly chapel services, and spiritual retreats for Upper School students to reinforce a spiritual foundation for all students.
Photo Courtesy of Justus Martin via Calvary Christian AcademyCalvary Christian Academy is a prestigious Christian school serving pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Fort Lauderdale. This relatively new school opened in 2000 and has since garnered attention for their commitment to excellence. Their goal is to engage, encourage and inspire each child — spiritually, academically, and socially. The rich learning environment at Calvary Christian incorporates academics, athletics, arts, science, technology, and leadership in innovative ways. Spirituality is the foundation for all aspects of Calvary Christian. Students will learn foundational elements of the Christian faith through biblical curriculum, discipleship, and service and outreach opportunities. Faith permeates the classroom, where students receive premier education with a well-rounded curriculum, opportunities for specialized study, state-of-the-art facilities, and attentive teaching staff. The school has nearly 2,000 students and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. And socially, students are encouraged to serve others in love and are able to practice loving and serving others through community involvement and outreach. This highly esteemed Catholic college preparatory school is "dedicated to providing [their] students with a strong formation of Catholic values, academic excellence, lifelong learning and a commitment to service." Named after James Cardinal Gibbons, Cardinal Gibbons High School is an Archdiocese of Miami Catholic School. It is rated number 8 on Niche's list of the 2019 Best Catholic High Schools in the Miami Area. The school was established in 1961 by Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll, who appointed Reverend Thomas A. Dennehy the first supervising principal. For nearly 60 years, Cardinal Gibbons High School has been committed to excellence in all aspects of education — including academics, athletics, the arts, spiritual life, and student life. The school encourages students to embrace honor and try to do the right thing every time, which includes helping the poor and needy, respecting one another, and serving the Lord through serving others. The high school has over 1,100 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.
Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo via SpazioThis casual-chic Italian eatery is situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Dine al fresco on the oceanfront patio, host a family celebration in the semi-private wine lounge or gather with friends for a drink at the bar. Wherever you are, take in the breathtaking ocean views. The views are most visible on the patio, enhanced by live top 40 and flamenco music every night from 7–11 p.m. 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard Situated on Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. Enjoy their steak-centric menu in the chic dining room with an outdoor bar and courtyard. Their daily happy hour is from 5–8 p.m. and includes half-off select drinks, a bite-size special, and live music Wednesday through Saturday! 450 East Las Olas Boulevard This refined Italian eatery serves steaks, chops, seafood and freshly made pasta accompanied by a wide selection of wines and hand-shaken cocktails. Plus, Timpano offers live music, libations and late-night bites in the lounge each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The full dinner and cocktail menu is also available all evening long. 2376 North Federal Highway Qbar is a New Orleans-inspired burger bar and restaurant tucked inside the River Market. This lively spot offers a happy hour on weekdays (from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.) and free daily live music from the very best local and national jazz and blues bands. 2584A East Sunrise Boulevard
Photo Courtesy of Truluck'sWith several locations across the country, Truluck's is a getaway for the senses. They serve fresh-catch seafood and prime tender steaks prepared to perfection, complemented by delicious wines by the glass and bottle. Plus, Truluck's offers live entertainment on a nightly basis! 3033 Northeast 32nd Avenue Nestled along the Intracoastal, Shooters Waterfront has been a community staple since 1982. It offers dockside views, fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and lively events — including live music on a regular basis. 213 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Situated just steps from the ocean, Cafe Ibiza features an all-day menu of fresh seafood, homemade pastas, chilled salads and entree sandwiches — all offered on their outdoor patio or indoor tables. Stop by for a cocktail and enjoy some of the area's best live music. Take a look at the calendar to see who is playing at Cafe Ibiza in the near future!
Photo Courtesy of Blue MartiniLocated at The Galleria on Sunrise Boulevard, Blue Martini is the place to be every night of the week. They have a daily happy hour, offering discounts on drinks and menu items, plus an unbeatable nightlife experience. Take a look at the live bands and entertainment happening at Blue Martini in the near future. 3320 Northeast 33rd Street Blue Jean Blues is an inviting bar with exposed brick walls, moody lighting, and cozy seating. Enjoy an appetizer, cocktail, beer or glass of wine while you hear live jazz or blues music seven afternoons a week! Blue Jean Blues has a $5 band cover charge for the Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. shows. 280 Southwest 6th Street Located in the heart of downtown, Tarpon River Brewing is a unique gastropub offering a full line-up of craft beer brewed on site, accompanied by a beer-inspired food menu. Enjoy live music at Tarpon River every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Follow along on Facebook to see the upcoming band schedule! 107 Southwest 6th Street The NYSW Jazz Lounge is a fun atmosphere for enjoying live jazz music — both indoors and outdoors. This relatively new addition to downtown offers jazz every day they are open, playing live jazz Wednesdays through Sundays. Plus, the jazz lounge has a happy hour buffet on Fridays from 5–7 and happy hour from 4–8 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Upload FitnessLaunched in 2017, Upload Fitness is an excellent gym providing the very best in studio fitness, group training and personal training — all under one roof. This service-based facility is set up to help members achieve their fitness goals through an unrivaled variety of programs. Their aerobics program maintains a roster of over 200 fitness classes a month, including spinning, yoga, pilates, zumba, HIIT, strength, combat training and more. Experience the top-notch service and pristine facilities yourself by filling out the form on the Upload Fitness website for a free pass! 1137 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
Photo Courtesy of 4U Fitness4U Fitness takes a particularly unique approach to fitness. They understand that life can be busy and working out can often get pushed to the side on your schedule. But not anymore! Their state-of-the-art technology and team of experienced personal coaches can help you achieve the results you want with only two 20-minute E-Fit sessions per week. With Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training, you can get the results of a 90-minute workout in just 20, and you'll have the assistance of a professional coach to keep you motivated and on track. 1427 East Commercial Boulevard, Oakland Park Situated just up the road in Oakland Park, The ZOO Health Club is an expansive gym with a variety of workout options for members. The gym boasts a large selection of cardiovascular machines like treadmills, cross trainers, ellipticals, step mills, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers, and more. They also have several lines of circuit, selectorized and plate load strength training machines, plus the largest free weight workout area in the Fort Lauderdale region. The Zoo Health Club offers an array of group workout classes and personal training programs. If you're interested in joining The Zoo Health Club family, sign up for a free seven-day pass to test out their facilities! 2544 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Get in a workout after you shop with a membership at Powerhouse Gym, a state-of-the-art gym located on the fourth floor of the Galleria Mall. The gym offers a wide selection of exercise equipment, training programs, and fitness classes. Led by qualified instructors, the group classes at Powerhouse Gym include functional training, aerobics, core building, yoga, zumba-style dance, group circuit training, and indoor cycling. Other amenities include tanning, a nutritious snack bar, physical therapy, posing rooms, luxurious locker rooms, and personal training screenings and assessments. 909 East Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale
Photo Courtesy of Sweat Equity FitnessSweat Equity Fitness is an eco-conscious fitness center that aims to reduce their carbon footprint by using renewable products and practices and conserving energy with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Their high-intensity fitness sessions deliver a circuit, station-based, full-body mix of interval endurance and power strength training. The fitness design at Sweat Equity utilizes a wide range of exercise and self-powered cardio equipment for a unique and comprehensive workout that will push you to your max! Outback Fitness is moving from its former location within the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel to a new and improved space on Las Olas Boulevard. The new location will maintain the same commitment to excellence and fitness that Outback is known for. The gym will have a wonderful array of fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, rowing machines, pull-up bars, jump ropes, plenty of free weights, and more. Enjoy a free workout with trainer Geoff Thomas to decide if Outback Fitness is right for you! 408 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Photo Courtesy of PumpFit ClubPumpFit Club is a state-of-the-art fitness facility in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The trainers are the backbone of the club. They work to serve people from all walks of life, from professional athletes looking to improve their cardiovascular endurance to moms trying to get back to their pre-baby body. This upscale boutique fitness studio hosts HIIT group training classes that combine cardio with resistance training to create the ideal metabolic demand for effective long-term fat loss and overall conditioning. 3401 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park
Photo Courtesy of G21 FitnessEscape to G21 Fitness in Oakland Park for a complete luxury experience. This boutique fitness oasis focuses on results and overall wellness, instructed by highly qualified experts. Complete with marble, chandeliers, and wood elements, the modern, sleek and functional facility is equipped with top-of-the-line machinery. This upscale private gym offers competitively priced personal training, group classes, an infrared sauna, stretching and massage services. Plus, G21 Fitness is opening a courtyard/second building in the near future to host Group Training (HIIT) classes in addition to a new parking lot. 729 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale With a location in North Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, The Fit Shop is a high-intensity functional HIIT studio. They offer an array of HIIT training that incorporates kickboxing, strength, conditioning, and performance. Get energized with a group class or opt for a more personalized workout by working with a personal trainer. Never tried HIIT training before and want to see what it's all about? Your first class is free at The Fit Shop!
This property is for sale hereWe may be a bit biased, but the abundance of extravagant estates in Fort Lauderdale is our favorite feature. From ultra-modern homes utilizing the latest smart home technology to historic compounds designed in Addison Mizner's renowned Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles, Fort Lauderdale hosts some of the world's most impressive luxury estates. Explore our $1.14 billion estate portfolio, composed of showplace estates valued at over $1 million. For the ultimate customized experience, create an account with Premier Estate Properties to receive real-time alerts when new listings come on the market, connect with your agent on-the-go, search for luxury listings, receive updated market data around a specific address, and much more.
Photo Courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Country ClubAvid golfers from all over the nation travel to South Florida to experience the prestige and beauty of the region's impeccable courses. Fort Lauderdale in particular is home to some of the country's best courses, boasting the amenities, well-manicured landscapes, and idyllic natural settings to create the ideal golf experience. Explore some of the best courses in Fort Lauderdale and a collection of prestigious golf courses in South Florida.
Appreciation for and support of the arts is strong in Fort Lauderdale. Residents are passionate about celebrating art on both a local and global scale by visiting local art galleries, attending performing arts shows, participating in art auctions and fundraisers, and more. The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale acts as a pillar for the art community in the region, hosting permanent and rotating exhibits, special events and more. Home to a number of art walks and artistic events, FATVillage and the MASS District are sanctuaries for creativity in the city.
Photo Courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowNo matter your interests, there is never a shortage of things to do in Fort Lauderdale. From concerts to wine festivals, and fundraisers to extravagant dinners, Fort Lauderdale always has something exciting going on. Each year, we look forward to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, considered one of the most significant boat shows in the world. The show exhibits a vast array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle.
Photo Courtesy of the Old Davie School Historical MuseumThe Old Davie School Historical Museum is celebrating their 17th Annual Old Davie Christmas, a free event focused on old-fashioned holiday fun. Activities include photos with Santa, pony rides, a petting zoo, old-fashioned games, a hayride, snacks and more! Anglin's Square, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea The Lauderdale-by-the-Sea community is hosting their annual Christmas-by-the-Sea event, a wonderful night for all ages featuring holiday music, dancing, and entertainment. Plus, peruse the festive and expanded Yuletide Market and visit with Santa, who will arrive by fire truck at 6 p.m. And don't miss the community tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m.! Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale Considered one of the most exciting events of the holiday season in South Florida, the Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade should not be missed! Featuring a collection of decked-out boats covered in lights, the parade will set sail for 12 miles starting in downtown Fort Lauderdale, heading north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Enjoy free viewing along the parade route, including one of the best vantage points — the Grandstand Viewing Area, located just north of Sunrise Boulevard. Make sure you don't miss Santa by downloading the Winterfest Santa app to track his exact location throughout the evening.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensOn the weekends leading up to Christmas, visit with Santa in the idyllic tropical setting at Flamingo Gardens. Mrs. Claus and the elves need assistance from Santa's little helpers to give the animals their presents at 3 p.m. The festivities continue as you visit with Santa and other holiday characters, hop on the bounce house, ride the animal train ride through the arboretum, and enjoy holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts. Stay after 5 p.m. for Garden of Lights, featuring tens of thousands of lights decorating the arboretum and Wray Home, holiday scenes adorning the garden pathways, and a spectacular musical light show.
Photo Courtesy of Tower ClubSituated in the 28th floor of the Regions Bank building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Tower Club is an exclusive club with a gorgeous event space available for rent. The club provides private dining rooms perfect for all occasions, offering breathtaking city and ocean views, exceptional service, and quality cuisine. Plus, the professional staff at the Tower Club will ensure your event goes off without a hitch, as they will assist with the planning stage in addition to day-of services, including food, decorations, entertainment, and more. If you like your experience in this upscale space, you might even consider becoming a member of the Tower Club. Members enjoy 50 percent off à la carte dining at the club, access to a number of venues and special networking events, and other exclusive benefits. 2345 Wilton Drive
Photo Courtesy of The Venue Fort LauderdaleWith 20,000 square feet of space, The Venue Fort Lauderdale is the perfect venue for entertainment on a grand scale. This upscale venue offers special features specifically designed to host events and corporate gatherings in a dynamic way. The building is outfitted with the latest technology in sound and lighting, plus a central stage ideal for entertainment. The Venue is comprised of five different rooms, which can be joined together or kept separate in any configuration to personalize your event experience. Some of the services offered include catering, entertainment, staffing, event coverage, production, and liquor packages. They also have a full kitchen to accommodate any type of cuisine imaginable. Consider this expansive venue for your next large-scale holiday gathering or corporate meeting! 2950 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Sun Dream Yacht ChartersTake your event off dry land by hosting a party on board one of the vessels at Sun Dream Yacht Charters. This family-owned and -operated company offers a fleet of yachts ranging in size from 130 to 137 feet, each ready to fulfill your every need, from weddings to corporate parties, and birthday celebrations to other special events. Cruise the sparkling waters of the Intracoastal for your holiday party, enjoying the changing scenery, cool breeze, and luxurious yacht amenities. Receive a free, no-obligation quote to start the conversation about your holiday party with Sun Dream Yacht Charters! 3003 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Darryl Nobles from Dream Focus Photography via Grateful Palate Catering & Events / Event Designed by Koncept EventsSituated along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Grateful Palate Catering & Events is an idyllic venue ideal for any occasion, from intimate holiday parties to extravagant weddings. The 4,000-square-foot space offers impeccable service and exceptional food and drinks, enhanced by sparkling water views. The elegant and intimate interior opens to the recently renovated dock, so guests may mingle under the stars and watch yachts pass by. Take your event to the next level with a variety of additional offerings, including access to the tiki bar and the outdoor oasis space. 900 North Birch Road
Photo Courtesy of Bonnet House Museum & GardensExperience a taste of history, art and stunning garden landscapes all at once at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens nestled along the river. The Bonnet House was built in 1920 and now serves as a preeminent house museum dedicated to historic and environmental preservation. Host your holiday party at the Bonnet House to transport guests to the days gracious living, charm and whimsy. The event space is ideal for corporate affairs, cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations. The tranquil courtyard garden with a fountain makes for a lovely first impression as guests reach the adjacent waterfront veranda with outdoor seating and lush tropical foliage. 2000 North Ocean Boulevard
Photo Courtesy of Pelican Grand Beach ResortIn addition to being a luxurious waterfront resort, Pelican Grand is an excellent place to host your holiday gathering. The event spaces at the resort include a mix of more corporate spaces to host a meeting and formal areas perfect for a cocktail party or holiday dinner. Enjoy views of the serene ocean atop the starlit decks or through the expansive walls of windows. No matter the purpose of your event, the professional staff at Pelican Grand will ensure it goes off without a hitch! 828 Southeast 4th Street
Situated just steps from the lively Las Olas Boulevard, the Historic Needham Estate is an opulent event space for both intimate gatherings and large-scale parties. Guests enjoy gorgeous views at this historic venue, both in the gorgeous 6,500-square-foot estate dating back to 1925 or looking out over the New River. The central location, unparalleled views, historic charm, and hospitable event services make this a desirable space for holiday parties. Plus, the Historic Needham Estate is the best spot in town for viewing the Winterfest Boat Parade!
Photo Courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowThe show will be held at seven diverse locations, including marinas, yachting centers, and a conference center. Attendees have an opportunity to visit with over 1,200 exhibitors and over 1,500 boats on display. Products on display range from designer sunglasses to extravagant superyachts and everything in between. With an event this massive, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Let's delve into the basics so you can adequately plan your visit to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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Travel a bit outside the city to Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park for the 14th Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest, presented by Funky Buddha Brewery! This annual beer-centric celebration will feature live German music, authentic German-style beer and Bavarian cuisine in the Biergarten. Other activities and attractions include music from Alpine Express and Sepp Diepolder, a dance floor for all ages, amusement rides, carnival games, and more. Admission to Oktoberfest is $5 per person and free for ages 12 and under. Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum This swanky event at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum should not be missed. The Great Gatsby Gala benefits Canine Assisted Therapy, a local nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of children and adults in South Florida through the use of certified pet therapy teams. The gala will feature an evening of premium spirits, delicious food, entertainment, and a raffle and silent auction benefiting the organization. Glamorous 1920s-era attire is welcomed and encouraged! Tickets for the Great Gatsby Gala are $125 per person. Riverwalk Don't miss Riverwalk's 6th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast & Competition, featuring delicious BBQ food and endless fun for all ages. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy BBQ classics starting at $5, live music, cold beer and activities for the whole family. Local pitmasters will be competing for the title of the "Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast Champion". This event is free and open to all! Las Olas Boulevard The lively Las Olas Boulevard becomes even more vibrant during the annual Las Olas Art Fair, featuring two days of fine art and inspiration. The fair is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the region. Visit with artists displaying their one-of-a-kind pieces, commission a specific piece, and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices. Stop by the art fair on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pop in and out of the many eclectic boutiques, art galleries and upscale eateries along the way. West Business Plazas, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea The small business community of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will host a special Boo! By the Sea Halloween Stroll on Saturday just before Halloween from 3–6 p.m. Head to the plazas on either side of Commercial Boulevard just over the bridge for endless Halloween fun geared towards ages 3–11, including kid-friendly food, music, a magician, face painting, cookie decorating, and much more. Plus, many of the small businesses in the plazas will host activities and games for kids in front of their stores, complete with prizes and treats! Lauderdale Comics Lauderdale Comics invites all ghouls, goblins and vampires to stop by for Halloween Comic Fest! This annual event occurs in participating comic book shops across the country, which give away comic books to all attendees. Halloween Comic Fest will feature a myriad of activities and surprises, including free treats for anyone in costume, a costume contest, raffle prizes, sales and discounts, and Halloween-themed bubble tea. Admission to the comic fest is completely free! F.A.T. Village Arts DistrictView this post on Instagram
On the last Saturday of each month (except December!), head to the creative and artsy F.A.T. Village for the Flagler Village ArtWalk. Stop by open galleries showcasing new art exhibits, visit with local artists and artisans selling various gifts and goods, and enjoy a variety of food and entertainment all the while. This vibrant monthly event is a must for art lovers in the area! It's also a great opportunity to stock up on one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Various Locations in Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, the "Yachting Capital of the World," will host the 59th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, featuring an array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something to suit every taste. Make plans to visit one of the seven locations for the show, including marinas, yachting centers, and a convention center. Purchase your tickets for this exclusive international boat show right in our backyard! Premier Estate Properties is a proud sponsor of this event. Fort Lauderdale Convention Center The Women Empower Expo (or WEX) is the premier event for entrepreneurs, change-makers, go-getters, creatives, industry leaders and any women who have dreams to turn ideas into reality. The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center will host this inspiring event featuring keynotes from influential women, breakshop workshops with industry experts, panel discussions, network events, a marketplace, and much more. WEX is designed to equip women with the knowledge, tools and connections to create and grow a successful business. Register now to be a part of this empowering expo for women on November 10!View this post on Instagram
Everglades Holiday Park is an alligator park in Fort Lauderdale attracting locals and visitors alike. The park operates Everglades airboat tours, live gator shows, animal encounters, boat rentals and much more. This is the perfect day trip for adults and kids of all ages! Climb aboard one of their state-of-the-art vessels and venture into the heart of the River of Grass, where expert captains will take you on a 60-minute narrated tour of the Everglades, pointing out some of Florida's most exotic wildlife. This is an experience you — and the kids — will never forget! For the future surfer in your family, surf lessons are an excellent option — especially along the beautiful beaches of South Florida. EZride Surf School offers professional surf lessons and ocean education for residents and vacationers from all over the world. They provide surf lessons seven days a week for all ages, at many beaches in the area, including Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach and more. Contact EZride to set up lessons for your little surfer! Located just west of Fort Lauderdale in Davie, Flamingo Gardens is a haven for visitors of all ages, as there is no shortage of attractions. The 60-acre botanical garden and Everglade wildlife sanctuary feature over 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Plus, the wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife, including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock and of course — flamingos! This beautiful natural habitat is one of the oldest botanical gardens and attractions in South Florida and has become a popular attraction since its establishment in 1927.
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This award-winning program is designed to create a connection between children and the ocean. Funky Fish Ocean Camp is a one-of-a-kind drop-off experience, offering non-stop adventure for kids and a day of relaxation for you. Your child will experience the pool and shallow ocean water through professional snorkeling lessons, skimboarding, boogie boarding, paddle boarding lessons, marine science and repurposed ocean art. Funky Fish Ocean Camp has several locations in the area, including Bahia Mar Resort, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park! The camp operates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 364 days of the year.Consider a unique form of transportation the next time you're headed to the beach with the kids. Hop on board the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, which provides safe and enjoyable transportation alternatives to your destination. Whether you would like to learn more about the city's many mega-yachts and mansions, head to a nearby restaurant, go shopping, enjoy live music, hit the beach, or learn more about the city's history and rich culture, the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi can take you there! Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a scenic sanctuary in the heart of the city. The park encompasses 180 acres of land between the Intracoastal Waterway and SR A1A. Visitors enjoy endless outdoor recreation, including canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking, camping and more. This is a fun place to spend the day with kids, whether you want to embark on a canoeing adventure or simply enjoy a picnic in the shade! A trolley ride is always a fun experience for little ones! The Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley offers an incredible view of the city — whether you're visiting for the first time or you've lived in the area for years. Boarding the trolley is quite easy. Simply position yourself in a safe spot along any of the trolley's seven routes, wave to the driver much like you would hailing a cab, and get on board! And when you're ready to get off the trolley, let the driver know where and they will drop you off. Track the trolley using their special mobile app or with the desktop tracker. All routes are free except for the Beach and Las Olas link, which is $1 per ride or $3 for an all-day pass.
Photo courtesy of Funderdome Indoor Playground & CafeFunderdome is an indoor wonderland for kids, offering endless fun for all ages — from a safe and laid-back toddler zone to an action-packed space quadrant laser maze. This indoor playground is open seven days a week with activities for kids ages 6 months through 13 years old. Adults are welcome to tag along or relax in the cafe while the kids get their energy out! Other activities and attractions include a ropes course, a ball blaster arena, a climbing wall, slides and much more. Visit Mai Kai for dinner and a show. Kids love the excitement and whim of this enchanting restaurant in the heart of Fort Lauderdale! Mai Kai offers a one-of-a-kind Polynesian show while you dine in tropical surrounds, enjoying an array of authentic dishes, including Hawaiian specialties, Thai dishes, and Chinese food. This is a magical experience for all ages, as you're transcended to another universe with the intricate decor, exciting show, and delicious food and drinks.
Photo courtesy of Museum of Discovery and ScienceBring education to life with a visit to the Museum of Discovery and Science, one of the largest museums of its kind in Florida. The mission of the museum is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs, and films. The AutoNation 3D IMAX theater is a destination all its own — showing larger-than-life films viewers can only experience with special glasses and headsets. Other attractions at the museum include ecoscapes, a simulated ride to Mars, a simulated airboat ride in the Everglades, a MaxFlight airplane simulator, and a number of Floridian animal displays. The Museum of Discovery and Science is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12–5 p.m. on Sundays. There is no shortage of activity at Xtreme Action Park, the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida. The park offers 200,000 square feet of exciting attractions and event spaces, including go-kart racing, bowling, arcade games, a ropes course, a trampoline park, roller skating, escape rooms and much more! Fuel up for a day of fun at the All-American Cafe and a sweet treat at the Hershey's Shake Shoppe. All activities at Xtreme Action Park vary in price, depending on your interests! Young at Art Museum is where imagination, education, and discovery come together in exciting and new ways. The museum allows children of all ages to experience a variety of sounds, textures and sights throughout their many exhibits, art institute and the teen center. YAA is a place for families to gather and for children to build a sense of identity through art, architecture, history and culture. Ride a subway, visit a cave, and discover a dig in ArtScapes. Stomp to the rhythm, build sand sculptures, and construct recycled puppets in GreenScapes. Learn about faraway customs around the globe in CultureScapes. And create a masterpiece in every gallery. The possibilities are endless at Young at Art Museum!
Let the kids get their energy out — even on a rainy or gloomy day. Sky Zone is an exciting indoor trampoline park with a number of fun-filled attractions, including a freestyle jump area, ultimate dodgeball, a foam zone, SkySlam, a ladder suspended over a foam pit, and more! This indoor park offers endless fun for all ages — including your littlest ones. This Sky Zone location offers a special Toddler Time on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings! The idea for Flippo's Kids Indoor Playground came from one mom's quest to find a safe indoor play facility in South Florida for her two kids. Victoria Kim, her husband, and their two boys brainstormed, researched and built what is now Flippo's, an indoor playground with a myriad of attractions to suit every age. Attractions include the main playground, a laser maze, a toddler area, a ball blaster and more!
Photo Courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Country ClubEstablished in 1926, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is proud to be the oldest private country club in Broward County. Their rich history of service to their members makes them a trusted course in the area as they proudly "provide their members and their guests with a lifestyle of the highest quality through the traditions of golf." The club's emphasis on and care for their golf courses is evident as they are the only private club in the county that offers 36 holes of manicured championship golf. Members enjoy the leisurely sport in a forested park-like setting as the fairways are lined with stately indigenous trees and colorful flowers. With their two full and well-maintained courses, competitive tournament schedule and popular ladies golfing program, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is one of the most desirable golf courses in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the South Florida region.
Photo Courtesy of Hollywood Beach Golf ResortConsidered one of the finest public courses in the region, Hollywood Beach Golf Resort's 18-hole golf course was designed in 1924 by renowned architect Donald Ross. The tree-lined par-70 course features a layout of five par-3, 10 par-4, and three par-5 holes. There are no homes located on the course, which provides uninterrupted views, pure immersion in nature, and a feeling of privacy and exclusivity. On-site amenities at the club include a well-stocked pro shop, locker rooms with complete shower facilities, and a courteous professional staff to tend to any of your needs. Amenities are centrally located in the middle of the 110-acre course, providing a worlds-away experience for guests.
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Rich in history and tradition, Coral Ridge Country Club was developed and designed by the legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and his wife Ione D. Jones.
The championship 18-hole golf course is a timeless masterpiece designed in 1954 and is described today as beautiful, challenging and meticulously maintained. Mr. Jones always touted the course as an "easy bogey, but a hard par" due to the undulating greens that are precisely bunkered; however, the traditional runway style tee boxes offer an array of course lengths and difficulties so players of all ages and skill levels enjoy the course.
In the fall of 2015 the Club opened a 9-hole, par-3 course designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones. This course offers a variety of yardage, with holes ranging from 70 yards to over 200 yards, as well as undulated and multi-tier greens.
In addition to the golf facilities, this private, Members-only Club boasts 11 tennis courts, a 25-meter heated swimming pool, outdoor patio terrace and a 22,000 square foot clubhouse.
Photo Courtesy of the Club at Emerald HillsRecognized as one of the "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest, the Club at Emerald Hills is one of the most renowned courses in the region. The club was opened in 1969 and was originally designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge. Visitors will rejoice to discover that the Club at Emerald Hills is located less than a mile from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which means you can travel from the runway to the fairway in a matter of minutes. The course features a blend of undulating greens, contoured bunkers, and hills — all meticulously maintained for a challenging and enjoyable golf experience. The Club at Emerald Hills has hosted a number of competitions, including the PGA Tour Doral and Honda Open Qualifiers, the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open, the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur, and U.S. Public Links qualifiers.
Photo Courtesy of Jacaranda Golf ClubGranted four stars by Golf Digest and host to many PGA, USGA, and FSGA championship events, Jacaranda Golf Club is considered one of the best courses in the area. The club features 36 holes of championship golf, including manicured course conditions and a picturesque setting to enjoy it all. Jacaranda has two four-star rated courses, the East Course and West Course, each of which feature blue lagoons, tranquil palms, and towering palm trees. The West Course is a bit shorter but is no less challenging than the East Course. The complexity and versatile design of each course set them apart in the golfing community. The club is semi-private, offering all the exclusivity of a private country club while remaining open to public golfers. The customer-focused staff, pristine course, and luxurious amenities make for an unforgettable golfing experience at Jacaranda Golf Club in the heart of Plantation.
Photo Courtesy of Terra MareNestled in the Conrad Hotel along the ocean, Terra Mare is an upscale eatery serving an array of globally inspired dishes in bright and airy surrounds. Take in ocean views from nearly every vantage point in the modern interior or out on the outdoor patio graced with a cool ocean breeze and plenty of shade. Terra Mare goes beyond your typical tapas by encouraging full plate sharing rather than individual bites, highlighting the unique communal dining experience. 620 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: March 2018 Whether or not you're staying at the Riverside, the hotel's new waterfront dining destination is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Take a seat and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the New River while going on a culinary journey with celebrity Chef Toby Joseph. Boaters and diners unite at this exciting eatery serving a sophisticated menu with a variety of tapas, seafood, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Keep in mind that there is no reservation system in place for the Boathouse at the Riverside, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis. 3038, 900 Northeast 20th Avenue Opened: December 2017
Photo Courtesy of The Hummus HouseThis casual and vibrant eatery in Victoria Park is "meatless and proud," serving only vegetarian and vegan dishes inspired by authentic Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. As can be implied from the restaurant's name, hummus is the signature ingredient at this counter-serve eatery. This is an excellent source for quick, on-the-go dishes, like falafel, hummus bowls or meatless shawarma pita pockets. Pair your meal at The Hummus House with a refreshing drink, like a frozen limonana or a fruit-infused water. 817 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: March 2018 This popular Delray Beach eatery has expanded with a new location in Fort Lauderdale. El Camino is perhaps best known for their unique "Mexican soul food," including a variety of appetizers, salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas and more. The vast drink selection at El Camino is equally as impressive, whether you're looking for margaritas and cocktails, beer, wine, tequila or non-alcoholic options. This vibrant eatery is an exciting space to enjoy authentic Mexican fare and drinks, especially during their daily happy hour from 4–7 p.m.! 4204, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: January 2018
Photo Courtesy of Lona Cocina y TequileríaEarlier this year, celebrity chef Pablo Salas brought this casual waterfront cantina to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Lona serves a diverse menu, including ceviches, crab-infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meat dishes, and other sides. The outdoor patio and bar offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic. Their special bar menu features an array of small plates in addition to agave-centric cocktails, freshly made margaritas, house-made sangrias, Micheladas, and agave flights. This is the ideal setting for taking in beautiful beach views with a refreshing cocktail and tantalizing bites in hand. 280 Southwest 6th Street Opened: February 2018
Photo Courtesy of Nikki Braverman via Tarpon River BrewingThere's a brand new brewery in town! Tarpon River Brewing is housed in a spacious restored warehouse in the heart of the city. The venture is a collaboration between Julian and Lisa Siegal of the Riverside Market, Adam Fine of Native Brewing, and TRP CEO Tim Petrillo. In addition to the 16 rotating taps, which is a given for a brewery, you will find a delicious food menu filled with tasty options to complement your beer. Pick from small bites like a giant pretzel or nachos, order a juicy burger or a hearty sandwich, or opt for a fresh salad instead. Whatever you order, you'll love the atmosphere at Tarpon River Brewing, complete with a patio lined with turf for various yard games. 625 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: May 2018 Red Door Asian Bistro is one of the many restaurants contributing to the "restaurant renaissance" taking place along Las Olas Boulevard. This sushi and hibachi restaurant has an elegant and moody interior, perfectly complemented by a delectable menu. Watch as chefs prepare your meal on the hibachi grill right in front of your eyes with a spectacular and entertaining show. The showmanship, presentation and final product at Red Door are all worth experiencing first-hand! 545 Northwest 1st Avenue Opened: February 2018
Photo Courtesy of Frederic Blake via Henry's Sandwich StationHead to the FATVillage Arts District to discover this creative sandwich shop with an unparalleled outdoor patio space, a rustic industrial interior, and one of the best sandwich selections around. Henry's Sandwich Station focuses on small-batch, artisanal purveyors, and house-smoked and cured meats. Plus, all bread served on site is prepared by local bakeries. Signature sandwiches range from Montreal-style smoked meat on Zak The Baker Jewish Rye to slow-roasted prime rib, served with a housemade horseradish cream. Their mouth-watering concoctions are the perfect option for a laid-back lunch in this renowned arts district. 1309 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: May 2018 Visiting The Balcony is an exciting experience. This upscale two-story restaurant has a unique open-air rooftop and balcony overlooking Fort Lauderdale's trendy Las Olas Boulevard. The vibrant atmosphere, chic design, and delicious menu set this hotspot apart. They serve New Orleans-style cuisine, including tapas-style small plates, in addition to craft cocktails. You will often hear live music playing at The Balcony, enhancing your experience all the more. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: May 2018
Photo Courtesy of El Vez Fort LauderdaleThis brand new addition to Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene should not be missed. El Vez is the most recent venture by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, who also operates Steak 954, which is also located in the W Fort Lauderdale. El Vez showcases classic Mexican fare with an emphasis on baja-style cooking that celebrates the fresh seafood of the South Florida region. The menu includes an array of guacamoles, ceviches and classics such as mahi mahi tacos, grilled prawns and duck mole poblano. Sip on a margarita or play a game on the deck, or retreat to the vibrant interior for a fun and casual meal just steps from the beach.
Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo / Friday Night Sound WavesKick off Memorial Day Weekend with an evening of non-stop dancing and excitement as the All Access band returns to The Hub at Fort Lauderdale Beach. This music event is presented by Southwest Airlines and is completely free to attend! It's the perfect way to get ready for the weekend's festivities. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Photo Courtesy of Chaz Adams, Public Information Officer, City of Fort LauderdaleConsidered one of the most memorable events of Memorial Day Weekend, the 8th Annual Great American Beach Party is a free all-day party that should not be missed. You can expect music, live performances, and activities for the whole family, including a kids' zone, a sand castle contest, an art show, and a free movie showing on the beach. Head to Fort Lauderdale Beach near the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A for a day filled with endless summertime fun. The Hive
Photo Courtesy of the Flagler Village ArtwalkThe Flagler Village Artwalk is a market held at The Hive in northern Fort Lauderdale on the last Saturday of every month. The Hive is a collection of creative retail, food, beverage, entertainment, and art related businesses located in the center of the MASS District. Enjoy food trucks, tent and table vendors, art galleries, coffee shops, bars, music and more at this exciting community gathering on Saturday evening! Monday, May 28 9 a.m. | Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery And of course, take time to pause and remember the entire reason we celebrate Memorial Day, to begin with. The City of Fort Lauderdale is hosting an annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday morning. The ceremony will feature a keynote speaker, a parade of colors, recognition of veterans, wreath placement, and a dove release. Flamingo Gardens
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensTake the little ones to Flamingo Gardens this Memorial Day weekend for KidzFest, a weekend-long festival in conjunction with the US premier of the Borowski Art Glass exhibit, "Fables and Fairytales." The exhibit features over 70 imaginative works of art in glass and metal by the acclaimed glass artists of Studio Borowski. The colorful objects and sculptures are reminiscent of mythical creatures from beloved fables and fairytales. KidzFest will feature special guided tours, kids' entertainment, games, crafts, vendor and information booths, food, and other fun surprises! Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Party by the beach on the balcony of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort this Memorial Day! Their Memorial Day Beach Bash will include a great lineup of DJs and a number of drink specials. Purchase your $10 tickets in advance!
Explore the art of wine and food at the art museum during this month's installation of the Art of Wine and Food Series. Tracy Shahtaheri from Delicato Family Vineyards will lead guests on a journey sampling four great varietals of wine paired with small bites. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a docent-led highlights tour of museum exhibitions. This event costs $40 per person or $25 for members at Patron level and above. RSVP here in advance or by calling 954-262-0258.
Photo Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward CountyHead to the Signature Grand in nearby Davie for an evening of celebration and inspiration. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County are pleased to present the 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County event. This dinner will bring the community together to recognize and celebrate how far women have come in leadership roles in the business, community, and philanthropic fields. Individual tickets cost $125 or $185 for a VIP ticket. You may also purchase a table for 8 for $1,000 or a VIP table for 8 for $1,500. Each ticket includes access to the reception, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, a recognition program, a fashion show, and a live auction.
Photo Courtesy of The Pirate FestivalThe Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale is hosting a free pirate-themed event with something for everyone. The Pirate Festival will feature parades, a concert, a street festival, multiple entertainment stages, a costume contest, a children's area, raft and paddleboard races, and much more! The Rotary Club has over 150 members coming together to grow and serve the community in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensTreat mom to a special Mother's Day brunch amidst flora and fauna benefiting Flamingo Gardens. Dine al fresco amidst the gardens while enjoying a live music serenade. After the unlimited brunch buffet, visit the Wray botanical collection and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Tickets, which include admission to the gardens, must be purchased in advance.
Calusa Coffee Roasters is one of Fort Lauderdale's most beloved specialty coffee roasters. Founder Steven Hodel was previously in the travel business and specialized in planning Central and South America vacations, which exposed him to the world of coffee. The building that once housed his travel company is now home to Calusa Coffee Roasters. At Calusa, they take great care in inspecting and selecting the highest quality beans available, sourced from countries across South America, Central America, and Africa. They then roast the beans in small batches, ensuring the best possible quality. Stop by the shop to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee in their inviting environment, pick up a bag to enjoy at home, or have it shipped to your home by shopping their selection online. They roast the beans the day after you order it and ship USPS Priority so you can receive the most freshly roasted coffee delivered right to your door! 729 Northwest 1st Street
Photo Courtesy of Argyle Coffee RoastersThe main mission of Argyle Coffee Roasters is to showcase what it means to drink better coffee. Argyle is a wholesale coffee roasting company primarily working business to business, and does not operate in traditional coffee shop fashion. The Argyle team starts with raw, green coffee and utilizes a fair mix of science and art to create the final roasted bean. Stop by the warehouse from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays to meet Manny and his wife, learn about their process, and of course sample some delicious coffee. Or order their exceptional coffees from the comfort of your own home and have them delivered to your doorstep! While Argyle mostly operates business to business, they often offer workshops or events open to the public. 599 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of The Grind Coffee ProjectWhile it is not a roaster, The Grind Coffee Project is a mecca for coffee purists and connoisseurs. Owner Yoni Martin originally operated a home espresso bar and roaster in his garage, which eventually gained traction with his friends and family, who would sample his creations in his living room and engage in conversation. He was inspired to open a coffee shop after receiving positive feedback about his coffee at a local farmers' market. Today, you can sample expertly brewed coffee at The Grind Project, which has received attention for not allowing customers to add cream or sugar to their coffee. Yoni brews coffee sourced from some of the most renowned and respected roasters in the world — so you can always expect only the best of the best from this educated and sophisticated shop. Peruse the selection of coffee available online from The Grind Coffee Project! You can even become a member of their Coffee of the Month Club to receive a bag of coffee to either pick up at the cafe or have delivered to your door every two weeks for six months. 737 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Wells Coffee CompanyWells Coffee Company has been working tirelessly for several years to handcraft finely roasted coffees and to curate unforgettable experiences centered around coffee throughout South Florida. After operating out of a coffee shop and juice bar, The Seed, Wells Coffee Company now has a permanent home in Flagler Uptown. Stop by their vibrant and modern shop to sample their freshly roasted coffees, pick up a bag for brewing at home, and maybe even witness the roasting in action. The shop contains an enormous custom 25-pound drum roaster, which they use to roast in small batches using only the finest coffee beans — from handcrafted blends to single-origin offerings. Check out the selection of coffees available in their online shop. 2301 Northeast 26th Street
Photo Courtesy of The Revenant Coffee House & EateryNestled along the Middle River, The Revenant Coffee House & Eatery is a hidden gem boasting scenic views and delicious coffee. Plus, The Revenant roasts their own coffees on site, ensuring the highest quality and ultimate freshness. Order your coffee of choice and even a bite to eat, like a salad, a breakfast dish, pastries, or a shareable plate, and head to the outdoor patio. Sit in a private shaded booth or at the high-top tables set amongst a gorgeous garden setting overlooking the Intracoastal. Don't miss one of their most popular drinks, The Spirit of the Revenant — a Turkish-style cold brew shaken with brown sugar, whole milk, and sweetened condensed milk.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensWhile technically located in Davie, Flamingo Gardens is a popular destination for those living in and visiting Fort Lauderdale and surrounding cities. Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre botanical garden and everglade wildlife sanctuary. In fact, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens and attractions in South Florida! The gardens feature over 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. And the wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife, including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos. If you haven't yet visited Flamingo Gardens, this is a must-do for a leisurely yet awe-inspiring date activity.
Photo Courtesy of the Stranahan House, Inc.You're never too "local" for a historic tour of the city! The Historic Stranahan House Museum allows you to take a journey through time. The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, who is considered the founding father of Fort Lauderdale, along with his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. It is the oldest surviving structure in the county and has previously served in many capacities, including a trading post, a post office, a town hall, and home to the Stranahan family. Go on a guided tour through the museum, where you will learn about the birth of our beloved community. Tours are provided daily at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., lasting approximately 45–60 minutes.
Photo Courtesy of Sunrise PaddleboardsIf staying fit was part of your New Year's resolutions, an active date experience may be your answer. Sunrise Paddleboards invites people of all fitness levels to enjoy this unique and exciting exercise that works your abdominals, arms and legs while enhancing your balance and core strength. Their two-hour class is the perfect way to be introduced to the sport of stand up paddleboarding if you haven't already, work on your personal fitness, and laugh alongside your significant other as you both complete this challenging, fun and effective activity. Beachgoers rejoice! There are plenty of ways to workout on the beach in and around Fort Lauderdale.
Photo Courtesy of Gondolas WestExplore the "Venice of America" atop a modern-day gondola with Gondolas West, inspired by the renowned gondola rides in Venice, Italy. This boutique company emphasizes nature over noise, as each nearly silent boat holds a maximum of six people and travels through small and intimate canalways that larger boats cannot maneuver. Book your tour, varying in length and time of day, from a two-hour canal tour in the morning to a 1.5-hour sunset tour. Or opt for a private tour so you have the entire boat to yourselves! With Gondolas West, you will get an unprecedented picture of the Fort Lauderdale area, learn about where our city came from, where it is now, and get a glimpse of the future for the "Venice of America."
Photo Courtesy of Think Escape GamesStretch your imagination to solve a mystery together at Think Escape Games, an innovative escape room in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Live escape games are a relatively new concept that has been sweeping the nation as a popular activity for corporate team building, date nights, or simply an outing with family and friends. You will be locked in a room with other participants and will have to use elements within the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit from different scenarios. Think Escape Games has three separate games to choose from — an experiment gone wrong in Laboratory 51, a murder mystery in The Study, and a billiards challenge in The Shady Tavern. Work together and compete against the clock to escape before time runs out!
Photo Courtesy of Green Bar & KitchenGreen Bar & Kitchen lives out the famous quote from Greek physician Hippocrates — "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." This vegan eatery embodies the concept of vibrant, plant-based, wholesome eating. Their strictly vegan menu features items such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, soups, fruits, cold-pressed juices, superfood salads, smoothies, and bakery items. There are also a number of gluten-free options available as well. This vibrant and airy restaurant is located just steps from the beach, providing the perfect pre- or post-beach lunch stop. 1431 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 This upscale restaurant serves vegan and vegetarian dishes on their diverse menu, in addition to organic drinks and wines. The setting is almost as enchanting as their menu options; the interior features cascading window waterfalls, skylights, Italian glass tiles, an open-hearth oven, and exotic trees. This award-winning eatery has served a number of celebrities over the years, including Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Barker and more. 3433 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Photo Courtesy of Clovermint Cafe & MarketClovermint is a hip, elegant eatery in Fort Lauderdale serving wholesome food that is vegan, gluten-free, free of refined sugar, and absolutely delicious. The moving life story of owner and chef Ann Nacknouck has dictated the direction of the restaurant, and Ann and her staff are dedicated to preparing only foods they are comfortable eating themselves. Explore Clovermint's menu, featuring lunch options from salads to sandwiches, a variety of brunch options, and plenty of drink choices (including vegan craft beer!). Experience the beautiful marriage of wholesome food and delicious flavor at Clovermint. 1040 Bayview Drive #100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Photo Courtesy of Myapapaya Juicery + KitchenMyapapaya is an excellent juicery and restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Their juices are extracted on a custom-made 3-ton hydraulic press, which minimizes the changes that fruits and vegetables endure during a typical juicing process. This releases essential vitamins and minerals into each 17-ounce bottle with a 3-4 day shelf life. In addition to their juices, Myapapaya serves a variety of healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This full-service restaurant will open a second location in East Fort Lauderdale in March 2018 — which means double the opportunities to enjoy their tasty offerings.
Photo Courtesy of SpaJuiceBarSpaJuiceBar is located along the lively Las Olas Boulevard, providing a spot for rejuvenation in the middle of your day, much like a relaxing spa. Their robust juice menu includes a variety of cold-pressed juices, including Calming Juice, Internal Cleanse Juice, Morning Boost Juice and more. 6314 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Photo Courtesy of Purely PressedPurely Pressed is a juice manufacturer, juice bar, and healthy restaurant serving wholesome food with vegan/vegetarian options, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, real-fruit smoothies, and fine locally roasted coffee and tea. This charming shop is a go-to spot for on-the-go nutrition! 6139 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 In addition to fresh juices straight from the garden, Gourmet Garden Cafe & Juices serves a variety of healthy food options, including wraps, açaí bowls, sides, soups, salads, platters, quesadillas, grain bowls, garden burgers and sandwiches. Check out their menu to see the overwhelming options available to suit every craving and preference. 1637 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Photo Courtesy of Fresh FirstSubtly implied in the restaurant's title, Fresh First is South Florida's first 100% gluten-free eatery and juicery. They serve internationally inspired healthy fare in addition to a number of cold, colorful and energizing juices and smoothies. Their menu is packed with fresh ingredients and superfoods, combined in a delicious and health-forward way.
Photo Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdaleCountdown to 2018 at an elegant gala at the Ritz-Carlton nestled along the ocean in Fort Lauderdale. The gala will include a festive cocktail hour, a live band, party favors, an open bar, a designated kid area, a champagne toast at midnight, and other surprises. Tickets cost $299 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The event is $199 for children ages 13–20, $99 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under the age of 5. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 954-465-2300.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the chic and modern Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. They will be serving a special five-course meal costing $125 per person, plus an optional $50 per person five-course wine pairing. To make your reservation, call 954-467-2555.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensThroughout the month of October, Flamingo Gardens is hosting their Harvest Festival each weekend with a different fall-focused theme. On the last two weekends, this 60-acre botanical garden and everglade wildlife sanctuary has so much in store for little ones. Superheroes Weekend is October 21 and 22; meet Ironman and other superhero character favorites, and participate in superhero games and contests! On October 28 and 29, enjoy Halloween Story Time Weekend, featuring story times, a haunted house, trick-or-treating, meet-and-greets with costumed friends, and more. Admission is $19.95 for those 12 and over, and $12.95 for kids ages 3–11. Admission is free for children under 2 and Flamingo Gardens members.
Photo Courtesy of Oakland ParkHead to Main Street near Oakland Park City Hall for a fun night of Halloween happenings, including live music, food trucks, trunk-or-treating, a costume contest, spooky crafts and more. Don't miss this free community event from 6–10 p.m. to kick off the weekend before Halloween!
Photo Courtesy of Gulfstream ParkIf you'd rather go trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Gulfstream Park is offering the ultimate one-stop destination! From 5–8 p.m., kids in costumes can trick-or-treat throughout the village at participating shops. Entertainment includes a DJ, face painter, photo booth, magic show and more. Plus, you can enjoy dinner at any of the many dining establishments at Gulfstream during the event!
Photo courtesy of the GymThe Gym certainly is a gem when it comes to workout facilities, boasting an open-air rooftop with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. While the views are spectacular at any time of day, many choose to get their sweat on in the early hours or right before dinner, which allows them to witness the South Florida sky during sunrise or sunset. Workout your way with a wide array of free weights, stationary bikes, benches and other equipment, or enlist a personal trainer to hold you accountable. You also have the option to enroll in a group fitness class, or take advantage of the full-service indoor gym when the weather turns sour! Afterward, enjoy cooling down with a leisurely walk on the beach. 3001 SE 5th St, Fort Lauderdale
Photo courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Beach YogaThere is nothing more invigorating than participating in a yoga flow on the sand, under the sun, with the sound of crashing waves in the background. Luckily, this option is available to you every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday year round, thanks to Fort Lauderdale Beach Yoga. The best of Fort Lauderdale's yoga instructors will guide you through challenging hatha flow classes in the morning, or help you wind down your day with a yin meditation class at sunset (during the summer months). While donations are encouraged, you will not be bound by any membership fees, and are free to come enjoy the class of your choice at your leisure. Classes Take Place on the Fort Lauderdale Beach one block South of Sunrise Blvd, Next to Lifeguard Station #13 Take control of your own workout routine at the calisthenics park on the beach. This free, public workout facility is built into the sand, and includes all of the equipment you need to design your own full-body workout under the sun and by the water. Enjoy challenging yourself and reaching new goals on the high bars, incline benches, and low bars, and then cool off with a quick dip in the Atlantic. 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Maria Pontillo is a legend when it comes to fitness in Fort Lauderdale. With a doctorate in physical therapy and certifications for yoga and fitness training, she is an expert in providing her clients with a total body workout that is as effective as it is fun. While you can catch her workouts online in the comfort of your own home any time, we believe the beach fitness classes are not to be missed. The infamous Sweaty Sunday Funday Beach Workout occurs once a month at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and includes a 15-minute dynamic warm up, a 30-minute circuit workout on the sand, and a 15-minute yoga stretch to cool down. Workouts are just a bit better when you have the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Cross Training-by-sea workout classes, and plenty of outdoor equipment to keep you occupied. To amp it up even more, consider booking a personal training appointment with Geoff Thomas by calling 754-423-6927. 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Photo courtesy of Sunrise PaddleboardsIf you have mastered the art of working out in the sand, maybe it is time to step it up a notch and venture into the waves. Stand up paddle boarding is one of the most popular fitness options for Florida locals, offering the chance to work your abdominals, arms, and legs, work on your balance, and enjoy panoramic vistas of the beach from the water. Sunrise Paddleboards invites you to build paddle boarding into your workout routine with paddle board fitness 101 — a two-hour class that will teach you how to incorporate cardio and strength into your paddle boarding routine. The top-notch fitness instructors will cater to your individual needs and fitness goals, and help you design a water-based workout that is challenging, fun and effective. Looking for something a little more zen? Sunrise also offers paddle board yoga classes! 2520 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale If you have ever had the joy of staying at the W Hotel, then you know that it is a luxurious experience. Naturally, the staff wants the best for their guests, and have designed a series of boot camp, yoga, and personal training classes on the water that are completely free for those staying in the hotel. Luckily, the classes are also open to the public (as long as you make a reservation at least six hours in advance). Each class is led by a certified instructor who is trained to help you take your fitness to the next level. During class, enjoy incredible views of the rolling waves and sweeping skies. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Photo courtesy of Jordan Hall of Purple Glass Visuals, via Kitchen KillaChef Kiara "Killa" Hardy is the culinary genius behind Kitchen Killa, an unrivaled personal chef service offering innovative and sophisticated comfort food. Hardy actually has a background in retail management, but recently walked away from that 12-year career to pursue her true passion for food — and we are so glad she did! She received formal training from the Culinary Institutes of America at the Art Institute, and spends every day creating true works of art with her cooking. She provides unlimited customizable personal chef experiences from elegant weddings at some of South Florida's most exclusive venues to intimate family friendly, in-home events. And from the quality of her globally inspired dishes, it is clear that the Kitchen Killa has found her calling.
Photos courtesy of Valentino Dors from Wavylord Productions, via Chef CalvinChef Calvin fell in love with the culinary arts at a young age. After taking a two-year cooking seminar in high school, he dedicated his life to the craft. Now, he runs a successful personal chef service, creating weekly meal plans and catering yacht parties regularly with his energetic flair and innovative dishes. His talent has drawn the attention of professional athletes and celebrities, and earned him spots cooking for big names like Beyoncé, Mike Lowell, Josh Smith, Chief Keef, Lisa Hochstein & more. You do not want to miss out on his smoking watermelon cocktail at your next event — it is sure to be an instant hit.
Photo courtesy of the Roasted FigThere is no need to venture to a top-tier restaurant with the Roasted Fig onboard — Chef Freddy Kunkel's dishes are delicately and elegantly crafted with the tastes of the client in mind. From vegan ceviche to mouthwatering sliders and roasted fig salads, his dishes are crowd pleasers at parties and in the home. Hire him for a lavish, multi-course meal for your next dinner party or event. Vegan or gluten-free? Fear not — Chef Freddy is an expert at catering to dietary restrictions.
Photos courtesy of A Perfect PackageCertified executive chef and owner of A Perfect Package, Steve Jones, has been in the industry for more than three decades. In that time, he has become an expert in nutritional training, and of course in preparing mouthwatering, nutritionally dense meals. He will work with clients to customize a menu, shop for all the needed ingredients, and prepare individually packaged meals for you and the whole family — each delivered to your door with detailed reheating instructions for maximum flavor and freshness. He is no stranger to the Whole 30 diet and other restrictions, and has experience cooking for celebrities and athletes. Some of his specialties include sesame seared salmon, Cajun dusted veal scallopini, and cedar pan-smoked, prosciutto wrapped pork loin with roasted tomatillo.
Photo Courtesy of Kaluz RestaurantKaluz is the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat while taking in beautiful Intracoastal views. This New American restaurant has a lively bar, outdoor dining areas with comfortable seating, and an overall upbeat atmosphere. An overhead awning protects diners from sun rays and raindrops alike! 2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Grille 66 & BarOverlook the Intracoastal Waterway at Grille 66 & Bar, located inside the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, another one of our go-to Fort Lauderdale spa resorts. Expert chef Michael Siegel creates a delectable menu comprised of fine fresh seafood, excellent meat dishes, and a variety of complementary appetizers and creative small plates. Retreat to the warm, cozy interior or enjoy a refreshing view out on the shaded patio at Grille 66 & Bar. 1555 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of BoatyardBoatyard is a brand new waterfront dining destination in Fort Lauderdale. The upscale, nautical-chic decor of this trendy restaurant is almost as enticing as the food they serve. The seafood-centric menu of Boatyard includes the freshest daily catches from local fishermen, in addition to a high-quality raw bar and shellfish selections. The 80-seat dockside patio lounge offers a pristine view of the scenic Intracoastal waters just steps away. 3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of 3030 Ocean3030 Ocean is a casual chic dinner bistro serving American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and speciality meat dishes. This oceanfront restaurant is situated in the Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the modern interior of 3030 Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for your delicious meal. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Steak 954Access amazing fare and take in exceptional views inside the W Fort Lauderdale, one of our favorite spa resorts in the city. This contemporary steakhouse has modern, refreshing decor, creative dishes, and some of the best ocean views in the area! Escape to the patio, where you'll find plenty of shaded seats to avoid intense sun rays during your meal. 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of S3 RestaurantLocal expert restaurateurs and culinary masterminds combined efforts to create S3 — where sun, surf and sand fuse with steak, seafood and sushi. The fresh coastal cuisine of S3 simply tastes better when combined with the gorgeous background of the calming ocean waves lapping along the shore nearby. Wine and dine on the lush outdoor patio with custom lounge seating and endless views of the Atlantic. 2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Pelican Landing RestaurantTake in the longer summer days on the outdoor patio at Pelican Landing Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency. This casual yet elegant waterfront bar and restaurant offers unforgettable views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch boats sail past while you savor the flavorful drinks and fresh Florida cuisine of Pelican Landing. 2000 North Ocean Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of OCEAN2000OCEAN2000 is a splendid waterfront paradise, with a New American menu that makes this one of the best eateries in the area. Take in beautiful views from the restaurant's interior, or out at The Lounge, featuring an oceanfront patio where you can enjoy small plates and inventive cocktails. Wherever you are situated, you will enjoy unrivaled regional cooking, excellent service, and unbeatable views. 3033 NE 32nd Avenue Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Shooters WaterfrontStep inside the new and improved Shooters Waterfront, one of the most popular waterfront dining destinations in Fort Lauderdale. With 340 feet of dockage and valet parking, you are welcome to arrive by car or by boat! Visit three large artfully designed bars located inside and out, and dine at the chic waterside lounge or inside the contemporary dining space. While Shooters offers delicious menus any time of the day, their brunch is especially noteworthy. 3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Sea Level RestaurantSea Level is perched on the edge of the Atlantic within the Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. Discover South Florida dining at its finest, including the region's freshest seafood, choice cuts of meat and high-quality produce. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to take in unrivaled ocean views while enjoying the offerings and laid-back atmosphere of Sea Level. 3049 Alhambra Street
Photo Courtesy of Casablanca CafeCasablanca Cafe is conveniently located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, positioned between the popular Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. This charming eatery located within a beautifully restored historic home blends old and new to enhance the beauty of this area. Enjoy their world-class cuisine, derived from the land and sea, in their romantic Mediterranean interior or out on the patio with scenic ocean views. 926 NE 20th Avenue Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront BistroTravel to Italy without leaving home with a visit to Serafina, which translates to "angel of the sea" and "fine evening" in Italian. These translations perfectly describe the experience at this waterfront eatery! Much like Italians take pride in their expertly crafted food and wine, Serafina is devoted to their craft. Take in a gorgeous view of the Middle River at this romantic, candlelit trattoria in Victoria Park. 17 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Surf ClubAtlantic Surf Club is a laid-back yet refined restaurant overlooking the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. This is a more casual option for a quick bite to eat or drink for lunch or dinner, and everything in between. There are a variety of options on their menu, from their fresh Ahi Tuna Steak to their tantalizing burgers. The second-story vantage point of their outdoor space provides unobstructed views of the water.
Photo Courtesy of Anuttara YogaRejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with a yoga class at Anuttara Yoga, named one of the best yoga studios in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In either of their two locations, in Deerfield Beach or Delray Beach, you can experience the revitalizing practice of yoga in their heated or unheated classes. If you enjoy your sessions, you might even escape the busyness of life at their Ocala Yoga Retreat, featuring daily yoga practice and meditation, meals prepared by vegan chefs, comfortable accommodations in private cabins, stand-up paddleboard or suspension yoga classes, wakeboarding, and other activities.
Pilates is a system of exercises encompassing over 500 controlled, precise movements performed on a floor mat or special apparatus, designed to strengthen and stretch your muscles, in addition to enhance mental awareness and improve posture. Vault Fitness is a wonderful place to try out this unique form of exercise. Check out the schedules for each of Vault's locations — in West Boca, East Boca, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.
Photograph Courtesy of Nia TechniqueOne of the most fun ways to get moving is with a dance class set to energized music. Nia combines dance, martial arts and mindfulness to tone your body while transforming your mind. Much like yoga, this holistic fitness practice addresses every aspect of who you are — including your body, mind and soul. Experience something unlike any other with a barefoot Nia class taught by a licensed teacher. Find a class near you for a spellbinding and light-hearted experience!
Photo Courtesy of Ride DelrayRide Delray is an upscale cycling and fitness studio in Delray Beach. Sign up for an exhilarating cycling class, including strength and conditioning workouts to bring your fitness to the next level — whether you want to maximize weight loss or increase muscular endurance. Check out Ride's membership details and schedule to see if this is a good fit for your personal fitness plan and schedule. Their classes focus on a variety of subjects, providing an option for every experience level.
Photo Courtesy of The Facility for Personal TrainingOne of the best ways to get in shape and have accountability to hit the gym is by hiring a personal trainer. The Facility for Personal Training in Boca Raton is an excellent resource for connecting with a trainer who will tailor a fitness program to your specific needs. The trainers at The Facility have an advanced knowledge in various fields of science and anatomy, as all have received a four-year degree in exercise science, physiology or kinesiology. The Facility specializes in men and women 40 years and older in addition to addressing medical injuries and infirmities.
Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdaleThe Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is one of the city's finest luxury hotels. In fact, it is Fort Lauderdale's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel. In addition to enjoying incredible accommodations with water and Intracoastal views, guests can escape to the elegant 8,500-square-foot spa with 10 treatment suites and one couples' suite. Choose from one of their relaxing signature spa treatments — ocean sea salt glow, intuitive ocean treatment or sapphire sea treatment — and let your mind, body and soul drift to a state of complete relaxation.
Photos courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach ResortSoak up the radiant sunshine and retreat to the spa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, situated along a quarter-mile of private beach. Their full-service spa offers a variety of indulgent services, including a body scrub, facials, manicures and pedicures, massages, paraffin hand treatments, and more. After an adventurous day spent snorkeling in the ocean or swimming in their refreshing lagoon pool, you deserve an afternoon pampering yourself at their state-of-the-art spa oasis.
Travel through the private beach access skywalk at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort to step onto the soft sand beaches of the Atlantic. This oceanfront resort offers an unparalleled experience in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, magnified by their luxurious Heavenly Spa. Their extensive menu features a variety of revitalizing treatments in a peaceful sanctuary with an inspiring view, aromatic scents, and the sound of soothing waters and music.Indulge with a massage, facial, water therapy session, manicure, pedicure, or any combination of the above. Their Heavenly Day Packages include carefully crafted spa packages that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
A stay at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is an experience unlike any other, as you take in stunning ocean vistas from the balcony of your suite. The entire hotel features globally inspired architecture and design, providing an inspiring setting to escape from reality. Their relaxing spa is an urban retreat with four treatment rooms, a relaxation area, a sauna and a steam room.
Photo courtesy of Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach ResortHilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort features a variety of suites, each of which overlooks the serene ocean waters. Enjoy oceanside dining at their upscale restaurant, an amazing adults-only outdoor lounge, a year-round swimming pool and hot tub, and the many services at Spa Q. This peaceful haven provides a number of luxurious indoor and outdoor beauty treatments and massages, including the outdoor spa terrace, which provides the perfect setting for a relaxing couple's massage. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, a waterfront luxury hotel situated on 22 landscaped acres. This aromatic- and ocean-inspired oasis provides a variety of professional spa and salon treatments, including massages, facials, acupuncture, manicures, pedicures and much more. Take advantage of the resort's variety of luxurious amenities, including on-site restaurants, steam rooms and saunas, tennis courts, three swimming pools and much more.
Photos courtesy of Pelican Grand Beach ResortRevert to Old Florida grandeur with a modern twist at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, a premier waterfront resort with comfortable accommodations and a wonderful spa. Your suite's coastal eco-contemporary decor provides a serene atmosphere to unwind at the end of the day. Consider the hotel's exclusive Sky Suite, a 12th-floor penthouse boasting the best views and largest outdoor space on the water in Fort Lauderdale. The suite includes a 1,100-square-foot balcony, a rooftop outdoor shower and microsilk tub, a private dining room with a wet bar, outdoor dining and living areas, and much more. Enhance your stay at PURE Spa, an intimate Swedish-style spa offering a variety of indoor and outdoor treatments.
Photo courtesy of W Fort LauderdaleConsider a stay at W Fort Lauderdale — especially if you have a fur baby traveling with you. W Fort Lauderdale was included amongst Architectural Digest's list of 9 Luxury Hotels With Over-the-Top Pet Amenities because of its participation in the hotel chain's Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) Program. The services and amenities for pets include grooming services, turndown treats, a W Hotels pet tag, and a custom W pet bed. After your pet is pampered, make sure you have received ample treatment at their luxurious and relaxing Bliss Spa! The hotel, including the spa, recently underwent a $55 million renovation, and all of their guest rooms and public spaces have been renovated and redesigned. spa offers an unrivaled experience, as you relax at their sea-and-citrus-inspired day spa on the fifth floor overlooking the beach. The spa uses natural products in each of their services, connecting you with the beauty and serenity of nature. Enjoy a massage, access to the sauna and steam room, hair and nail treatments in the salon, and much more.
Photo courtesy of Rosenbaum Contemporary | Hunt Slonem's Artwork © Hunt SlonemRosenbaum Contemporary is a premier fine art gallery featuring Postwar, modern and contemporary masters presented through a nationally recognized museum-level exhibition program. The gallery hosts a revolving inventory of paintings, photographs, sculptures, works on paper, and mixed media pieces by highly esteemed artists. If you consider yourself a collector, you may also take advantage of Rosenbaum Contemporary's exclusive services, including acquisition advice, art consulting, resale for select works and more.
Photo courtesy of Blue GalleryThe simple and modern setting of each Blue Gallery location provides a clean backdrop for dynamic and exciting works of art to truly shine. Mixing sophistication with contemporary design, Blue Gallery features original collections of internationally acclaimed artists painting landscapes, abstracts, semi-realistic, realistic and figurative styles. Visit their exhibits at either of their two Delray Beach locations or on the lively Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo courtesy of Artblend Art GalleryArtblend is a full-service art gallery in Fort Lauderdale providing a gorgeous space and a variety of services geared toward artists, collectors, consultants, interior designers and other influential patrons in the art world. This 6,200-square-foot space presents quality art in a superior environment with marble floors, polished granite and professional lighting, that nurtures the credibility and value of each artist.
Photo courtesy of Addison GalleryAddison Gallery is a premier destination in Delray Beach with a compelling selection of abstract and contemporary works by established artists and emerging new talents alike. Their simple and wide-open space hosts a variety of unique fine art pieces that are innovative, passionate and uplifting. Addison Gallery specializes in placing small to large-scale works in private residences, corporate offices and hotels, and will even provide in-house consultations and professional installation if needed.
Photo courtesy of Las Olas Fine ArtsEstablished in 1993, Las Olas Fine Arts is one of the most respected and renowned global contemporary art galleries in the region. Their philosophy centers on a passion for collaborating with collectors, painters, designers, sculptors and art lovers. Las Olas places the works of established artists directly alongside that of emerging talent, which provides a dynamic and refreshing perspective.