Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale (Self Guided)

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's famous downtown street, brings together many of the city's best galleries, including the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale. The area also hosts regular art and craft fairs. Take our Art Walking Tour to get a cultural walk-through the whole boulevard, featuring both contemporary and classical art from the US and abroad.
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Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale Map

Guide Name: Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale
Guide Location: USA » Fort Lauderdale (See other walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: christine
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Upper Room Art Gallery

1) Upper Room Art Gallery

The Upper Room Art Gallery is a non-profit global collective of designers and artists. Most of the artworks specializes in organic and recycled materials. Make sure that you will stop by this place.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm.
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Museum of Art

2) Museum of Art (must see)

The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art is one the most interesting places to visit in the downtown New River area. Established in 1958 in a building designed by architect E. Larrabee Barnes, the museum hosts permanent collections of modern and contemporary art, including Picasso ceramics and other European and American masterpieces, as well as contemporary art from Cuba. The museum also boasts an impressive collection of the work of American impressionist William Glackens. Open daily, except Tuesdays, the gallery also offers a regular selection of temporary exhibitions, along with various education programs offering art classes to the public.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm; Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm.
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Las Olas Fine Arts

3) Las Olas Fine Arts (must see)

The Las Olas Fine Arts is another gallery that's really worth seeing. Featuring artists whose works are strongly individual, the gallery gathers mostly local, but also international, artists who have won prizes for their paintings, sculptures, and other contemporary artworks. It's a venue for art collectors in particular thanks to its stock of special editions.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm.
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Call of Africa. Native Visions Galleries

4) Call of Africa. Native Visions Galleries

The Call of Africa in Fort Lauderdale is one of two gallery branches, with the other one in Naples, Italy. It hosts a remarkable set of African and Everglades themed artworks. These pieces - which range from oil and watercolor paintings to stone and bronze sculptures - feature native peoples, wild life, seascapes, still-life, and safari scenes. Some artworks by the artists featured here have gone up for auction in London and New York and have been displayed at museums and art galleries across the country.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm.
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New River Fine Art

5) New River Fine Art

The New River Fine Art Gallery is one of the oldest and most prestigious galleries in South Florida. It exhibits contemporary art in classic and abstract styles, including masterpieces by outstanding artists such as Picasso, Dali, Rembrandt, and Chagall. It's also got pieces from today's best known artists. Some of its works are on sale while others are for display only.

Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 11 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm
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Saba Gallery

6) Saba Gallery

Located on the corner of the East Las Olas and southeast of 10th Terrace, the Saba Gallery is one of the city's most stylish art venues. Its collection features much European contemporary art, including works of French Expressionism, Impressionism, and Cubism. The gallery has a strong French flavor, not just in its exhibits, but also its interior design. The owner – Priscilla Krammer, a Frenchwoman - brought the exquisiteness of European art to Florida, and has created a venue that stands out on the Fort Lauderdale art scene.
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Pauline Pocock Fine Art & Antiques

7) Pauline Pocock Fine Art & Antiques

The Pauline Pocock Fine Art & Antiques is one of the oldest art galleries in South Florida. It specializes in period antiques and Impressionist paintings. Its holdings include authentic items from the US, Britain, and around Europe from the 19th and 20th centuries. Paintings, period furniture, silver, porcelain, and other decorative items are all available here.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Lauderdale is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

As well as being a classic tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale is also a top place to go shopping. Its charming Las Olas Boulevard district is chock full of specialty shops, fashion boutiques and galleries. The sunny beachfront area also has its fair share of shops, souvenir boutiques, plus a beach plaza with great entertainment. Take our Shopping Tour to catch all the best shops in these areas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

There's lots to enjoy on a daily basis in such a beautiful city as Fort Lauderdale. A stroll through the scenic Riverwalk Park downtown, a visit to one of the many shops, bars, and clubs of Las Olas Boulevard, or a trip to one of the city's cafes and cinemas. You could also catch a show at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Take our tour to catch the highlights of Daily Life in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Beach Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Beach Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, dubbed the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities with lots to offer any visitor, including navigable canals and gorgeous beaches. A top destination for both spring and summer vacations, with one of the most popular things to do being a long walk along the city's ocean line. This beach walk has got all the activities and attractions that make...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities. This quintessentially Floridian city has preserved historic buildings, museums, sightseeing walks along the New River banks, and lots of navigable canals. Fort Lauderdale has become a great place to visit during spring and summer vacations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach

Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale is rich in nightlife venues and nowhere more so than the beach strip. Here you'll find a wide range of great hotspots, with everything from fashionable lounges to casual hangouts. Take our Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach tour to see the best nightspots in the area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

This multi-faith east coast city is home to a whole range of outstanding churches that are architectural highlights as well as places of worship. Their structural design and interior decoration feature a wide range of styles from strictly traditional to modern minimalist, giving Fort Lauderdale a quite unique visual aesthetic. Take our tour to see the city's best churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Fort Lauderdale for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Fort Lauderdale, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.