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“Disapppointment!”

Las Olas Riverfront
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Owner description: 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.
Montreal
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247 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Disapppointment!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Having heard so much about a "must see" Las Olas Riverfront we decided to make an afternoon of it. If it had not been for the nearby Las Olas Blvd, this would have been a real waste of time. The surroundings are beautiful with a great boardwalk along the river and a marina with large luxury yachts and a few nice restaurants.. So what's the problem? The entire place is practically deserted. Most shops closed down since the US economy went downhill and what must have once been alive and vibrant is now mostly a "ghost town". Such a shame. There are however some restaurants which have survived and food is generally good although a bit pricey and the Museum of Discovery and Science. Access is easy via road or "Water taxi".
Go to Las Olas BLVD. instead, where you'll find much more life and entertainment (a 10 minute walk east)

Visited November 2012
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NYC
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Almost deserted”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was shocked to see how far down this place has gone. There are more empty storefronts and rstaurants - what a shame. Onlyu a pizzeria and another fast type food still there. The reason we went is because there is a boat tour company on the New River side and you have to walk thru the Riverfront to get to it - shocking

Visited March 2012
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5 Thank AR1189
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Homestead
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

There are so many little shops and cafes and bars...you can't get wrong! It can be romantic, or just plain fun!

Visited September 2012
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Thank kriswalk
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Big crowd”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

It was a nice place to walk around but unless you wanted to eat in a higher end restaurant, you are lost.

Visited July 2012
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Thank tammyv
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boca raton
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ghost Town”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

It was bought out and has been closed for over a year. It is a Ghost Town there. Great little bar just past it, Briny Pub!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Laura B
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