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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.
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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.

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Sep
2
Fri
Ranger Park Tour
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ranger Park Tour

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is proud to offer the following Interpretive Ranger Led Walks/Tours each Friday and Saturday of the month. Please see the walks and programs explanations and their regularly-scheduled rotations.

Park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. Guided walks are Free. Donations are appreciated and will be given directly to the Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 501c3 Citizen’s Support

Mangrove Habitat Walk | 10:30am
This 1.5 mile walk will commence at the Ranger Station (front entrance) of the park and guide guests past the famous Gopher Tortoise habitat, through Pavilion 1 & 2 area and into the park’s extensive mangrove habitat. Guests will receive a historical overview of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and an introduction to Mangrove habitats as well as the primary species of plants and animals that populate the area. The walk will conclude along the Intracoastal waterway and wrap back around toward the park’s main entrance. The walk will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes for the outdoors. Please bring water and any other protective gear dependent upon the season.

Live Animal Presentation
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Live Animal Presentation @ Birch State Park

A Live Animal Presentation will be held at the Beach Gate Entrance of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – Park Rangers will offer a Live Animal Presentation with our park’s very own resident critters, including the highly Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake, a variation of Florida Rat Snakes as well as variations between Florida-native Corn Snakes. Occasionally the presentation will include native turtle species as well. Rangers will explain the intrinsic value of these wonderful creatures, describe their preferred habits and behaviors and habitats, and allow for direct interaction with guests.

Park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. Guided walks are Free. Donations are appreciated and will be given directly to the Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 501c3 Citizen’s Support Organization

#FRLA4HAM Concert
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
#FRLA4HAM Concert

The FRLA, Broward Chapter invites you to join them at Friday Night Sound Waves on September 2 to kick off the month long #FRLA4HAMFundraiser and Food Drive. The live concert on the sand will feature the Tropical, Country and Classic Rock Band, Woody and The Longboards.

Members of Feeding South Florida will be on-site Friday, September 2, to accept donations of non-perishable food goods and funds. In appreciation, FRLA members and Friday Night Sound Waves sponsors Modelo Especial, Corona Extra, Corona Lite and Lite 101.5FM will have free gift giveaways to thank donors.

Throughout the month, FRLA member restaurants, hotels and businesses will Go ‘ORANGE’ in support of Feeding America’s nationwide Hunger Action Month initiative, with the goal of raising $5,000, equaling 30,000 meals.

“As members of the hospitality industry, and businesses, which support it, we feel a special connection in getting food to those who need it, as well as supporting efforts, which will help break the cycle of hunger and poverty.” – FRLA Broward

To learn more about the #FRLA4Ham initiative or donate online, please visit http://bit.ly/FRLAforHAM

ABOUT FRLA: FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Their mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. www.FRLA.org/Broward

ABOUT Feeding South Florida: As the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the state, Feeding South Florida serves the 871,920 food insecure individuals throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties through direct service programs and a network of approximately 350 nonprofit partner agencies; 130+ in Broward County alone.
www.FeedingSouthFlorida.org

ABOUT Hunger Action Month: As part of a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America®, Hunger Action Month™ takes place throughout September, to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America. In South Florida, 784,110 individuals do not know from where they will get their next meal. More than 260,000 of those individuals are children and over 150,000 are older adults.

ONLINE FUNDRAISER: Support the FRLA Broward Chapter’s fundraising efforts through online donations www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/FRLABroward/GoOrange Every $10.00 collected provides 62 meals.

FNSW: Woody & The Longboards
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FNSW: Woody & The Longboards

Jam out oceanfront to Tropical Rock, Country and Classic Rock tunes of Woody & The Longboards at the Labor Day Weekend kickoff concert for the unofficial end of summer.

Featuring some of South Florida’s best musical talents performing an eclectic range of genres including jazz, blues, big band swing, indie rock, salsa and classic Americana, the free live music series aims to entertain area locals, global visitors – from the young to the young at heart. Those attending are encouraged to don flip-flops and set up a beach chair in the sand to take in the ocean breezes and spectacular sights and sounds.

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub
On the Sand at Las Olas and A1A
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

Sponsored by Harbor Beach Fort Lauderdale, Corona Extra, Corona Light and Modelo Especial.

#SoundWavesFLB #MeetMeAtTheHub

Sep
3
Sat
Cool Saturday’s
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cool Saturday's @ Bonnet House | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens kicks off its Cool Saturdays Summer Special on July 2nd this season. Cool Saturdays take place the first Saturday of the month July through October. Visitors can explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and shady nature trails invite you to search for playful monkeys in the trees and majestic swans in the fresh water lakes. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under from 9am to 4pm on these days.

Specific dates are: July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1. Tour admission is always free for Bonnet House members.

About Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the national Register of Historic Places, this 35-acre historic estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach is an extraordinary blend of art, history and nature. Bonnet House is a whimsical and wonderfully eclectic historic house museum, and a visit here is a very gratifying way to spend a few hours while visiting Fort Lauderdale. The house’s setting is rare for South Florida, a barrier island forest sandwiched between high-rise developments.

Bonnet House Museum
900 N. Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 563-5393

Live Animal Presentation
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Live Animal Presentation @ Birch State Park

A Live Animal Presentation will be held at the Beach Gate Entrance of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – Park Rangers will offer a Live Animal Presentation with our park’s very own resident critters, including the highly Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake, a variation of Florida Rat Snakes as well as variations between Florida-native Corn Snakes. Occasionally the presentation will include native turtle species as well. Rangers will explain the intrinsic value of these wonderful creatures, describe their preferred habits and behaviors and habitats, and allow for direct interaction with guests.

Park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. Guided walks are Free. Donations are appreciated and will be given directly to the Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 501c3 Citizen’s Support Organization

Sep
9
Fri
5th Annual SSL Conference
Sep 9 @ 7:45 am – 4:30 pm
5th Annual SSL Conference

5th Annual Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick, “Dream it! Live it! Be It!” Conference

WHAT: An extraordinary 2-day conference for over 1,000 professional women (and smart men) in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and the Lipstick Foundation. This year’s conference theme, “The SASSY Revolution: Dream it! Live it! and Be it!” is a call to action for all women to lock arms and be part of the movement that empowers them to live a healthy, happy, balanced and purposeful life. SASSY stands for Smart, Assertive, Strategic, Selfless and Young-at-heart.

WHY: Learn, connect, be inspired, empowered and have fun! Featuring general and breakout sessions with renowned speakers and panelists on topics that women identify with for self-growth and business/professional development. There will be live music, an exhibitors’ hall, and an impressive silent auction benefiting women in the military through United Way of Broward County-Mission United. To top it all off, we are honoring 6 prominent women with the International Women’s Leadership award.

Keynote Speakers are Lisa Oz, Co-Author of New York Times bestseller “YOU”, producer and entrepreneur. Editor at Large of the Dr. Oz, The Good Life Magazine; Dr. Elizabeth King, Founder/Chief Inspiration Officer, Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick, “The Holistic Psychotherapist”, Motivational Speaker, Author; Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, Author, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary, Internationally recongized as a leadership expert.

International Women’s Leadership Honorees: Constance Jones-Emmy Nominated Award-Winning News Anchor/TV Personality & Reporter at WPLG-ABC Local 10; Kathleen Cannon-President/CEO, United Way of Broward County; Dr. Traci Lynn-Founder/CEO of OFFICIAL Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, Motivational speaker; Mary Wong-President, Office Depot Foundation; Peggy Olin Fucci-CEO/Broker, OneWorld Properties; and Captain Patricia Cole (USN Retired)- Deputy Director, Career Transition Services, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

For a full line up of speakers and more to register https://suitsstilettosandlipstick.com/conference-2016/overview-2/

WHEN: Friday, September 9th 7:45am-4:30pm
Saturday, September 10th 7:30am-1:30pm

WHERE: Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Floridian Ballroom
1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information about this event, please call (954) 903-9426 or visit our website, SSLWomen.com

Park Ranger Tour
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Park Ranger Tour

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is proud to offer the following Interpretive Ranger Led Walks/Tours each Friday and Saturday of the month. Please see the walks and programs explanations and their regularly-scheduled rotations.

Park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. Guided walks are Free. Donations are appreciated and will be given directly to the Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 501c3 Citizen’s Support

Mid-Trail Walk | 10:30am
This 2 mile walk will commence at the Ranger Station (front entrance) of the park and guide guests past the famous Gopher Tortoise habitat. The trail walk will commence approximately half a mile up the main loop drive along what used to be called the “Exotic Trail.” Here, Mr. Birch had planted an assortment of exotic plants including Mango, Citrus, Almond and more. The Mid Trail now features an assortment of Native and non-Native plants. Guests will receive a broad historical overview of the park and hear about the importance of balanced ecosystems in South Florida. A large bee hive is featured along this trail for everyone’s education. Please be advised. The walk will eventually emerge at the north end of the park where guests can take a leisurely walk back to the south end.

Live Animal Presentation
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Live Animal Presentation @ Birch State Park

A Live Animal Presentation will be held at the Beach Gate Entrance of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – Park Rangers will offer a Live Animal Presentation with our park’s very own resident critters, including the highly Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake, a variation of Florida Rat Snakes as well as variations between Florida-native Corn Snakes. Occasionally the presentation will include native turtle species as well. Rangers will explain the intrinsic value of these wonderful creatures, describe their preferred habits and behaviors and habitats, and allow for direct interaction with guests.

Park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. Guided walks are Free. Donations are appreciated and will be given directly to the Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 501c3 Citizen’s Support Organization

FNSW: Pocket Change
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FNSW: Pocket Change

South Florida’s favorite R&B, Funk and Top 40 band Pocket Change, known best for their showmanship and hard driving rhythms, take over the Hub on September 9 for a very special show in honor of our men and women in uniform 15th anniversary of September 11th and in honor of Freedom Day.

September Give Back Campaign
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Fort Lauderdale will be on site selling their 20th anniversary “Real Lt. Dan’s” beard cut outs as part of their  goal is to donate $1 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation to support the ‘Real Lt. Dan’s of today.”

Featuring some of South Florida’s best musical talents performing an eclectic range of genres including jazz, blues, big band swing, indie rock, salsa and classic Americana, the free live music series aims to entertain area locals, global visitors – from the young to the young at heart. Those attending are encouraged to don flip-flops and set up a beach chair in the sand to take in the ocean breezes and spectacular sights and sounds.

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub
On the Sand at Las Olas and A1A
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

#SoundWavesFLB #MeetMeAtTheHub

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