Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide
Since 1956, the Polynesian Island Revue in this restaurant's dining room has been the goofiest floor show in town. Sip mai tais and watch Samoan fire-knife dancers and listen to a rendition of the Hawaiian wedding song.
Silversea’s fancy, pampering experience is delivered on six sleek, 132- to 540-passenger ships, done up in contemporary décor, with gourmet cuisine, spacious ocean-view suites, free booze, and top-notch service—the solicitous crew even shines your shoes and brings room service, course by course.
This exclusive thoroughfare is where ladies who lunch drop in on sophisticated shops like Lauderdale Lifestyle: A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store (819 E. Las Olas Blvd.; (954)524-5459) or Maus & Hoffman (800 E.
This 1921 Caribbean-style plantation served as the winter studios of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, and the whimsical 35-acre spread—complete with wild Brazilian squirrel monkeys, swans, and the Bartletts' ornate murals—is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In a town where bars have a way of veering into the terminally raucous, this is a sanctuary for a sophisticated, older crowd, working a quiet groove to jazz singers Valerie Tyson and Nicole Henry.
Beachfront hangout since 1938
This restaurant and lounge is ideal for people-watching on weekends, when the hip crowds swill cucumber cocktails and watermelon martinis and dance to hip-hop.
A vast room of floor-to-ceiling movie memorabilia.
A store dedicated to Brazilian artifacts and furnishings, all made from natural materials. The offerings include mahogany chairs, recycled-wood figurines, and mirrors with frames of banana leaves and papiermâché.
The museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida is also the cultural center of the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation, in the Everglades.