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MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com is your Guide to Fort Lauderdale Beach for Fun, Food, Hotels, and Events. Throughout the pages you will find exciting Things to Do, inviting Places to Stay and delicious Food & Drink options. Make sure to check out our Special Offers section for valuable savings and Blog for tips from locals. And if you are new to the area, learn more About Us and find your way around with helpful Maps & Transportation information.

Looking for a luxury resort, a budget friendly hotel or a superior small lodging guest house, you’ll find dozens of home-away-from-home options, steps from our sparkling sandy shores.



From American to Asian-inspired, classic Italian to seafood, and casual to fine dining, experience a true taste of South Florida, morning, noon or night.
Kickoff the summer and Memorial Day weekend at the 6th Annual Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

Whether under the water
or riding the waves,
you’ll find everything
under the sun, from
reef diving to parasailing,
jet skis to boogie boards -
get ready for some Fort
Lauderdale Beach fun.
Your Guide to Fort Lauderdale Beach

Things to Do

From world-class spas to water sports, casual shopping to elegant museums, Fort Lauderdale Beach is an outdoor enthusiasts playground for the young and the young at heart.

Food & Drink

If you’re in the mood for mouthwatering cuisine or just want to chill out at a casual watering hole, you’ll find just the tastes you are looking for with a stunning ocean view.

Places to Stay

Looking for a luxury resort, a budget friendly hotel or a superior small lodging guest house, you’ll find dozens of home-away-from-home options, steps from our sparkling sandy shores.

Special Offers

As if Fort Lauderdale Beach weren't special enough, these special offers to eat, drink and play, might just offer that extra special something to sway to you to extend your stay.

Event Calendar

Mar
23
Mon
Brain Exhibit @ MODS
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm
Brain Exhibit @ MODS @ Museum of Discovery | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 5,000-square-foot, traveling exhibit Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

What’s more important than your brain?
Now you can take a look inside this quintessential organic computer that is responsible for every thought, every motion and every response your body makes. BRAIN employs innovative special effects, 3-D reproductions, virtual reality, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology to delve into the inner workings of the brain, including its processes, potentials and mysteries.

Upon entry into the exhibit, you will walk through a shimmering tunnel — the midst of a functioning human brain. You will see flashing fiber-optics that illuminates networks of neurons firing and communicating inside the brain. From this dynamic beginning, BRAIN invites you deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings.

You can explore the revitalizing nature of sleep and learn about the latest brain imaging technologies, then study the re-created skull of Phineas Gage — a man who survived after his brain was pierced by a metal rod — as you trace the evolution of scientists’ understanding of the brain’s physiology.

You also will discover the reality of brain disorders, injuries and irregularities, and learn more about conditions such as Alzheimer’s, depression and addiction as you explore the relationship between depression and creativity, how drugs work in the brain, and the nature of pain. Finally, you will get a glimpse of the future of brain treatments in the new era of genome mapping and molecular medicine.

Made possible by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Brain: The World Inside Your Head began its run at the Smithsonian and has been touring to select cities in North America.

Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction.

This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and up close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. In the process, the exhibition makes brain-related disorders easier to understand. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation.

May
22
Fri
Mermaid Show
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mermaid Show @ The Wreck Bar | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Kick back with your favorite cocktail and enjoy the MeduSirena and Aquacats Mermaid Show every Saturday night at The Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale.
The Wreck Bar opens at 5:30PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM.
Happy Hour runs from 5:30 – 7:30 with drink specials and more!

Built in the 1950’s, the Yankee Clipper Hotel (now the B Ocean Resort) is an interesting attraction by itself — located right on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, as it is shaped to resemble a large ship.

Inside, you will find the Wreck Bar, an oasis of nautical kitsch resembling the interior of a ship wrecked Spanish Galleon, complete with aquariums and briny decor throughout. Then there is also an extra bonus- large portholes that look into the hotel’s pool from behind the bar. Friday evenings 6:30 PM, a live “Mermaid” and Aqua-dancer named MeduSirena and her “Pod”of “Aquaticats” swim past the portholes in the ‘MeduSirena Swimshow’, offering patrons a view of a more unusual Florida aquatic species. Unique establishments such as the Wreck Bar are dwindling in number- please support this Ft. Lauderdale treasure!

Karaoke at Studio 619
May 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Karaoke at Studio 619 @ Studio 619

Studio 619, located at 619 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, is a great new live music venue on Ft. Lauderdale beach across from the ocean in the Sea Club Resort. No cover! Presenting jazz, blues and variety music during the week and weekend 7-11pm.

Join them for Karaoke Friday every Friday evening from 8pm – 11pm in the lounge.

Live @ Whiskey Blue
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – May 23 @ 12:00 am
Live @ Whiskey Blue @ Whiskey Blue | W Fort Lauderdale

Join WHISKEY BLUE FT. LAUDERDALE in welcoming Chloe Dolandis and Band for their new Live at Whiskey Blue series every Friday night at 9pm

No cover |$5. wheels valet

Whether taking it to the dance floor or star-gazing on the stylish patio, signature cocktails, cutting-edge design, sexy atmosphere and the epitome of fashion are all in a night’s work for nightlife impresario Rande Gerber in Florida’s first Whiskey venue.

The crowd is always in vogue lounging indoors or relaxing incognito al fresco. Where will you get lucky tonight? Try the centerpiece de resistance, a horseshoe-shaped bar set off by a mirrored back wall, where the boldly hammered bronze bar top and brass barstools with aqua cushions are signature Whiskey Blue style. Work the room across the concrete floor softened with carpet patterned after the shoreline, striking up cozy conversations on clusters of gold satin seating scattered throughout, or rendezvous in large banquettes and swivel seats that surround Naguchi tables.

Emerge through a bronze veil to the great outdoors, where you can linger on Kenneth Cobonpue red woven chairs or faux leather kidney bean-shaped couches—where will you socialize? As Italian-inspired lounge seats surround aluminum Frank Gehry-designed tables, low lighting and jasmine planters infuse the air with a sensation of sensual mystery.

Hours of Operation:
Thursday – Friday: 6pm – 2am
Saturday: 8pm – 3am

May
23
Sat
Great American Beach Party
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Kickoff the summer and Memorial Day weekend at the 6th Annual Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

The free event will transform a portion of Fort Lauderdale Beach into an entertainment mecca, featuring music, live performances, and activities for the entire family including a kids zone, sand castle contest, an art show, and a free movie showing on the beach!

Entertainment

The Great American Beach Party features a complete day full of exciting activities and entertainment featuring live bands, a kids zone, DJ, sand castle contest, art show, classic car show, life-size beach games, tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and so much more!

Enjoy a variety of live music performances including fan favorites Six Foot Swell Surfband, The Castaways, Cutback Surf Band, the dba band, Tom Jackson, Weedline, and our headliner The Fabulous Thunderbirds!

The Fabulous Thunderbirds is an American, Grammy-nominated blues rock band, formed in 1974. For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

Entertainment Schedule

Click here to download the entertainment schedule and event map.

Stress Free Transportation Options

Skip the traffic! The Great American Beach Party offers plenty of stress free, convenient transportation options including a bike valet, flat rate parking at City lots, the Sun Trolley, and even water shuttles. Click here to download all the details.

Traffic Advisory

A1A will be closed from Las Olas Boulevard north to Castillo Street from 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 24. Motorists traveling north on A1A will be detoured west onto Las Olas Boulevard, north on Birch Road, east on Bayshore Drive, and back north onto A1A. Alhambra Street, Seville Street and Granada Street will be open to local traffic only. Heavy traffic and delays are expected from S.E. 17th Street north to Bayshore Drive. Motorists should avoid the area and seek alternate travel routes where possible. For a complete map with details, click here

2015 Walk of Fame Honorees

The City of Fort Lauderdale established the Walk of Fame in 2010 at the inaugural Great American Beach Party to pay tribute to the legendary Connie Francis on the 50th Anniversary of “Where the Boys Are,” the 1960 film which made Fort Lauderdale an overnight sensation and a “must see” destination for visitors.

Walk of Fame Honorees are recognized for outstanding work in their respective fields and for making long-term positive contributions to the City of Fort Lauderdale.  As part of the awards program, each honoree receives a commemorative marble paver that is placed in the Walk of Fame to memorialize their outstanding accomplishments.  The Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame is located on the beach along the east side of A1A at Las Olas Boulevard.

Four Fort Lauderdale icons will be recognized for their lifelong accomplishments with induction into the City’s Walk of Fame as part of the sixth annual Great American Beach Party. Each of the 2015 honorees has distinguished themselves in their respective fields, while making positive contributions to the City of Fort Lauderdale. The 2015 Walk of Fame honorees include:

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Hugh Taylor Birch
Recognized as the father of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch fell in love with this area shortly after arriving here in the late 1800s.  Over the next 30 years, he purchased hundreds of acres of land that, today, comprise some of the most well-known parcels on Fort Lauderdale Beach including the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.  One of Birch’s most important donations may well have been the thee miles of beachfront property he granted to the City of Fort Lauderdale with the stipulation that it remain open and accessible to the public forever.  This gift gave Fort Lauderdale what, today, remains its strongest economic engine: tourism.  Hugh Taylor Birch’s foresight and commitment to protecting the beauty and aesthetics of Fort Lauderdale resulted in the preservation of hundreds of acres of precious oceanfront land that residents and visitors continue to enjoy today.
Ina Lee Lee
As founder of the Winterfest Boat Parade and owner and publisher of Travelhost of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Ina Lee has spent decades promoting Fort Lauderdale Beach as a “must see” destination; strengthening the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry; and supporting events that bring worldwide attention and media exposure to the City.  She has served in leadership capacities on numerous tourism and economic development boards including the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board, and on the board of the City’s Beach Business Improvement District. Ina Lee has been honored with numerous awards for her contributions to the progress and advancement of the City including Fort Lauderdale’s Citizen of the Year, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year, and the Chamber’s Carolyn M. Michaels Leadership Award.

Ron O’Brien obrien
Diving Coach Ron O’Brien has had a long and distinguished career coaching eight United States Olympic teams and training numerous Olympic Medalists and World Champions at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex from 1990 to 2006.  O’Brien produced a United States National Champion in 25 of his 30 years as a diving coach and had a National Champion for 24 consecutive years from 1973 through 1996.  In the 1988 Olympic Games, O’Brien coached Greg Louganis to his second double gold medal performance in the springboard and platform events, making Louganis the only man to accomplish back-to-back double gold medals in Olympic diving history.  In 1986, all 12 United States Diving individual National Titles were won by divers coached by Ron O’Brien.  In 1984, O’Brien’s team of divers made history when the United States swept all four gold medals at the World Championships, the only time this feat has ever been accomplished and the first time since 1952 that any country had ever swept a major international world class event.

Tim Schiavone Schiavone
As owner of The World Famous Parrot Lounge, Tim Schiavone has worked tirelessly for over four decades to enhance tourism, business, and hospitality in the City, while serving as a goodwill ambassador for Fort Lauderdale Beach.  His involvement in the community extends far beyond the four walls of The World Famous Parrot Lounge having twice served as chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Beach Council, as well as a member of the City’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board.  Under Tim Schiavone’s leadership, over the past 45 years, The World Famous Parrot Lounge has helped raise countless amounts of money for numerous charities and philanthropic endeavors including Muscular Dystrophy, Covenant House, Young Professionals, Pet Rescue, Toys for Tots, and more.  In 2001, Schiavone was recognized as the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Citizen of the Year and, today, he remains proud to serve as a beacon for Fort Lauderdale hospitality.

Great American Sand Sculpting Contest
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Award-winning LivingSand artist and sculptor John May returns to present the Great American Sand Sculpting Contest from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the beach from Poinsettia Street to Cortez Street. No experience is necessary to participate in this spirited, friendly competition that has become an annual favorite among families, children, neighborhoods, and businesses. Prizes will be awarded for best sand sculptures in a variety of categories.

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Behind the Scenes
May 23 @ 2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes @ Bonnet House | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters. Tours are led by our seasoned Bonnet House docents and will be offered for only $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on our other tours. This tour is offered in groups of 10 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration required.

Please note, the ability to climb stairs is necessary to fully participate in the tour. A video presentation at ground level will accommodate those guests unable to climb stairs.
Behind the Scenes Tours or call (954) 703-2606

Mermaid Show
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mermaid Show @ The Wreck Bar | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Kick back with your favorite cocktail and enjoy the MeduSirena and Aquacats Mermaid Show every Saturday night at The Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale.
The Wreck Bar opens at 5:30PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM.
Happy Hour runs from 5:30 – 7:30 with drink specials and more!

Built in the 1950’s, the Yankee Clipper Hotel (now the B Ocean Resort) is an interesting attraction by itself — located right on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, as it is shaped to resemble a large ship.

Inside, you will find the Wreck Bar, an oasis of nautical kitsch resembling the interior of a ship wrecked Spanish Galleon, complete with aquariums and briny decor throughout. Then there is also an extra bonus- large portholes that look into the hotel’s pool from behind the bar. Friday evenings 6:30 PM, a live “Mermaid” and Aqua-dancer named MeduSirena and her “Pod”of “Aquaticats” swim past the portholes in the ‘MeduSirena Swimshow’, offering patrons a view of a more unusual Florida aquatic species. Unique establishments such as the Wreck Bar are dwindling in number- please support this Ft. Lauderdale treasure!

Julius Pastorius at Studio 619
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Julius Pastorius at Studio 619 @ Studio 619

Studio 619 at the Sea Club Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach welcomes the Julius Pastorius Trio on Saturday, May 23.

Julius is one of the most versatile and entertaining drummers out there and has traveled the world playing with some of the best including Randy Bernsen, Massimo Selvi and his bassist brother Felix.

Studio 619, located at 619 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, is a great new live music venue on Ft. Lauderdale beach across from the ocean in the Sea Club Resort. No cover! Presenting jazz, blues and variety music during the week and weekend 7-11pm.

May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Family Fun Zone
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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