Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale (must see)
Dining is often on a tourist's mind when visiting a new city. Las Olas Boulevard offers dozens of restaurants in cuisines and styles to fit every taste. Visitors can choose from pub food, sushi, vegan, smoothies, fine dining and much more. There are many restaurants that are influenced by Central and South America, but tourists can also find Indian, Middle Eastern, Greek and Italian restaurants among the many offerings.
Stopping to shop is something that visitors enjoy along Las Olas Boulevard. Tourists will see art galleries, gift shops, jewelry stores, apparel and specialty shops. This is an excellent place to find souvenirs or to simply browse while walking through the city.
There are also a number of entertainment venues along Las Olas Boulevard. Visitors love the NSU Art Museum, which is a destination in and of itself. Live music is regularly found in restaurants or at clubs along the boulevard.
The draw to Las Olas Boulevard isn't just what can be seen now but also what can be learned from the history of the city. The boulevard was built in 1917 as a path to the beach. After World War II, it became the commercial district of the city. It also became home to a number of notable people. Some of the previous residents of Las Olas Boulevard include Sonny and Cher, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lee Majors, Connie Francis and Gloria Vanderbilt.
Why You Should Visit
- To shop, dine and people watch
- To walk the more than 100 year old path to Las Olas Beach
Take your time! There is so much to see and do along Las Olas Boulevard that you could plan a day around the trek. Don't forget that at the end of the street is a beautiful beach where you can relax while taking in gorgeous views of sand and sea.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Las Olas Boulevard on Map
Sight Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA (See walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:
Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Fort Lauderdale was originally inhabited by the Tequesta. Like many other native people, they faced disease and expulsion when European explorers made their way to the Florida shores.
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles