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Las Olas Riverfront

Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Game & entertainment centers, Fun & Games
As featured in 3 Days in Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 300 SW First Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Activities: Shopping
Description: This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie...
This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie theaters, games for kids, stores, a flea market, and a surplus of places to eat, all in an open-air environment.
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Fun Time

My girlfriends and I stayed at a hotel on Las Olas for overnight and had a chance to hang out on Las Olas. After reading a few negative reviews I was a little afraid of what to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My girlfriends and I stayed at a hotel on Las Olas for overnight and had a chance to hang out on Las Olas. After reading a few negative reviews I was a little afraid of what to expect. I had fond memories of years back and decided to stick with the plan. I am so glad we did. We had... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful area to walk up and down a wonderful tree lined street ,restaurants and shops on both sides of the street great for an afternoon walk.....

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of restaurants and stores are closed, we need to invigorate the area with attractions to bring more tourists and locals there.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went here with my husband before we were to see a musical at the Broward center theater which is nearby and to my surprise there was nothing here except for a movie theater. My husband asked me if I was crazy for wanting to go there but I remember when I was a teen coming here in 2001 and... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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690 reviews 690 reviews
315 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was very nice when it first opened but now has deteriorated into a no man's land. I think it will be torn down soon.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

it's a ghost town here. It used to be booming with restaurants, bars and people. Not sure why everyone left but there are only a few restaurants left. Save time and skip this area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to a really nice sushi/tapas restaurant on the beach but we were there on a Monday night and the riverfront was really quiet. Although there was music and people on the riverfront it was ok. I was more interested in the turtle's nest on the beach.

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Cooper City, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This used to be a great place to hang out, but now everything is gone. There's only a few restaurants left. What a shame, it's in a GREAT location, right on the water.

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central florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

How does it even happen that all those buildings, fountains, escalators, etc. are left to just ROT right next to a beautiful, well-landscaped walkway along the waterway? Within steps of a nice downtown, a museum (which is why we were there), near what look like million dollars per unit condos? What kind of colossal greed and/or mismanagement ends in this... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It has many many years since we have visited this once vibrant spot. Looking at the place now, it is sad to see the decay and the void. The economy clearly has made an negative impact with only 2 stores and the AMC theaters listed on the directory. Don’t waste your time here.

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