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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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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.

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

Feb
5
Fri
Light Up The Ocean
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 29 @ 10:00 pm
Light Up The Ocean

The Ocean invites you to a never before seen 3d imaging light show spectacular, projected on The Ocean Resort Residences Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Come join us on the 6th floor pool deck, as we light up the night, each and every night with 3D entertainment, lights and MORE!

Get a sneak peek at:  https://youtu.be/yuHNnj-AG8A

Join us nightly, February 5th through March 31st.
3 show times to choose from:
Show 1 – 7:00PM
Show 2 – 8:00PM
Show 3 – 9:00PM

We can’t wait to see you there!
For more information email lightup@theoceanfortlauderdale.com or call 954-749-7200
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Feb
10
Wed
Bonnet House Watercolor Classes
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

WATERCOLOR with Karen Eskesen
Creative Realism
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
$120 members – $150 non-members (Price is for 6 week session)
Registration Required – Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable
Click here for supply list
January 6 – February 10, 2016
9:30am – 12:30pm
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1:00pm – 4:00pm
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The beautiful buildings and expertly manicured grounds at Bonnet House, designed by artist Frederic Clay Bartlett in the 1920s, provide a magnificent and inspiring setting for artists from all over the world. Our Outdoor Watercolor Classes offer a unique opportunity to paint scenes from this historical estate, independently on the grounds, or sharing tables in a shaded area. Watercolor Classes include discussions regarding traditional techniques of realism, encompassing botanical illustration and tromp l’oeil, as well as critiques, demos, slides, historical concepts, color, contour drawing, negative space and volume, and observing light and shadow.

The Outdoor Watercolor Classes are expertly conducted by artist Karen Eskesen, a member of the Bonnet House Fine Artists, who has taught realist watercolor techniques in South Florida for over 30 years. Karen received a B.A. from Colby College, Maine, and also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Brooklyn Museum Art School.

Watercolor Classes will be available in two six-week sessions, the first ranging from January 6th through February 10th, and the second from February 24th to March 30th. Classes are also divided into two separate periods, from 9:30am to 12:30pm or from 1pm to 4pm. Cost per six-week session is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. Limited reservations are available, and pre-registration is required.

Bonnet House offers a wide variety of entertaining and educational classes throughout the year, including watercolor orchid painting, acrylic, pastel, zentangle, calligraphy, flora and fauna, and the ever-popular orchid workshops, encompassing every conceivable topic from the basics to the diagnosing of pests and diseases. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. To register for the outdoor watercolor classes or get additional information on all the other classes and workshops, please call Linda Schaller at (954) 563-5393, extension 137, or visit Bonnethouse.org/adult-workshops.

Behind the Scenes
Feb 10 @ 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

Feb
11
Thu
Bonnet House Acrylic Classes
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ACRYLIC with Nia Nakis
Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
$120 members – $150 non-members (Price is for 6 week session)
Registration Required – Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable

Click here for supply list

January 7 – February 11, 2016

9:30am – 12:30pm
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1:00pm – 4:00pm
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Bonnet House offers a wide variety of entertaining and educational classes throughout the year, including watercolor orchid painting, acrylic, pastel, zentangle, calligraphy, flora and fauna, and the ever-popular orchid workshops, encompassing every conceivable topic from the basics to the diagnosing of pests and diseases. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. To register for the outdoor watercolor classes or get additional information on all the other classes and workshops, please call Linda Schaller at (954) 563-5393, extension 137, or visit Bonnethouse.org/adult-workshops.

Young Artist Music Series
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Young Artist Music Series @ Bonnet House | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

The 20th season of Concerts Under the Stars, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular music series, marks its thrilling debut on the third week of January at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.

Come enjoy the finest young musicians in South Florida showcasing their talents at the Young Artist Music Series. Performances include:

  • Lynn University String Quartet, Thursday, January 21
  • University of Miami Frost Opera Theater, February 11
  • Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, March 10
  • Florida Grand Opera, April 7

The Young Artist Music Series, initially conceived as a community outreach program, has become one of Bonnet House’s most anticipated, successful and treasured programs. Each evening’s activities take place in and around the colorful and fascinating house, one of our nation’s most popular historic estates, with the concerts taking place on the veranda, under South Florida’s beautiful starry skies. All performances begin at 7pm.

Individual tickets for this long-awaited 20th Anniversary Season start at $35 per performance for members and $40 per performance for non-members. Accentuating the great value of a musical series that has been called “quite possibly the best entertainment deal in town,” the price of admission also includes wine, cookies and coffee for each performance. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (954) 703-2614 or visit us at BonnetHouse.org/musicseries.

About Bonnet House: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens stewards the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming that nurtures creative expression, delights the senses, educates, and honors the natural environment.

General Seating Tickets (Rows 12 and up):
$35 Members, $40 Non-members

Premium Seating Tickets (Rows 6 – 11):
$40 Members, $45 Non-members

Sassy Connection at the Atlantic Hotel
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sassy Connection at the Atlantic Hotel

Please join us for SASSY Connection and come network for a cause! We are Women focused, but Guy-friendly! This is networking with a soul.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Beauty and the Feast
The Atlantic Hotel and Spa
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Complimentary valet, gratuities appreciated

Includes Networking with the SASSIEST people in town, cocktail and lite appetizers.

Please note only Credit cards or checks are accepted at the door as of December 2015
$10.00 for Premium members /$15.00 online and at the door on date of the event
$15.00 for Non Premium members/ $20.00 online and at the door on date of the event
Online registration closes at 3pm the day of the event.

Come Connect at a deeper level with SASSY (Smart, Assertive, Strategic, Selfless and Young-at heart) and Fabulous people!

About Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick:
We are an empowerment and leadership membership organization. Our mission is to create a women’s movement that will empower women to live a healthy, happy, balanced and purposeful life. Everyone is invited to join the movement for FREE (basic)! Premium membership is also available with lots more perks. Check it out on SSLwomen.com

Feb
12
Fri
Birch State Park Ranger Tour
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Birch State 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
Feb 12 @ 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

Mermaid Show
Feb 12 @ 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!

Feb
13
Sat
Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep
Feb 13 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep

Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep is held the second Saturday of every month, from 7am – 11am, at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Boulevard.

Limited FREE PARKING is available for volunteers at the Las Olas Intracoastal Lot.

Volunteers should register atfortlauderdale.gov/volunteer.

Volunteers:
Should be at least eight years old – adults must accompany minors;
Should wear appropriate attire – T-shirt and shorts are acceptable;
Should bring a hat, sunscreen and water;
Should wear closed-toe shoes – no flip-flops.

Students receive community service credit!

For more volunteer and registration information, please visit Facebook.com/flbeachsweep or FortLauderdale.gov/volunteer, or call Bobby Lieberman at 954.593.8501.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep, an entity of Beach Sweep America, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean beaches for our environmental, recreational and economic well-being. Serving a community of 176,000 that hosts more than 14.3 million international and domestic tourists each year, Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep is committed to keeping our beaches in pristine condition. For more information, visit facebook.com/flbeachsweep.

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