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A Flavor of Fort Lauderdale Food and Drink Tour

Bistros along upscale Las Olas Boulevard, spots with the freshest seafood and beachfront happy hours are on the menu.
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Fort Lauderdale has grown up from its rowdy spring break days. It's now a sophisticated seaside resort area, and its culinary scene... more »

Tips:  It's sunny and warm throughout the year, but summer is uncomfortably hot. No matter what time of year you visit, bring a hat,... more »

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Points of Interest

Located inside the historic 1930s New Orleans-style Riverside Hotel along posh Las Olas Boulevard, Indigo's outdoor cafe is a great place to people watch. Serving contemporary cuisine with plenty of seafood options, Indigo is a favorite dining spot in this area known as the Rodeo Drive of Fort Lauderdale.

Strolling along Las Olas and stopping... More

2. Kilwin's Chocolates

Opened in 1947, Kilwin's is your classic old-fashioned chocolate and ice cream shop. You can watch fudge and caramel apples being made in the storefront window while picking out the perfect box of chocolates to bring back as a souvenir. Stop in on a hot day to to cool off in this delightful shop while ordering your favorite flavor ice cream, then ... More

As you continue strolling east along Las Olas Boulevard, you may want to stop in for a cup of coffee at Caffe Europa, a long-time favorite neighborhood bistro. Since it opened in 1990, it's been a popular gathering spot in this posh neighborhood. In 2008, it was forced to move from its longtime location next to the Riverside Hotel, because of a... More

4. Las Olas Gourmet Farmers Market

If you're in Fort Lauderdale on a Sunday, stop by the quaint Las Olas Gourmet Farmers Market from 9am - 1pm. You'll find a bounty of fresh produce, breads and pastries alongside other locally made specialty items, including honey and soaps. Many of the items feature Florida ingredients, like Key Lime and mango, and make great souvenirs.

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5. Bahia Cabana Patio Bar & Restaurant

From Las Olas Boulevard you can hop on one of the tourist-friendly Sun Trolley public buses. There are no bus stops; if you see one of these brightly colored yellow and red trolley buses, just wave and they'll pull over and pick you up. The fare is only 50 cents.

The trolley bus connects upscale Las Olas Boulevard to the party happening at the... More

Fort Lauderdale's been called the Venice of the U.S. The best way to experience Fort Lauderdale's waterways and canals is aboard the city's modern version of the gondola ride, the water taxi. From the Bahia Cabana you can hop on this unique and delightful mode of public transportation. It will drop you off at the dock of your next stop, the Bimini... More