Walking Around In: Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Produced by Condé Nast Traveler in partnership with Visit Lauderdale and the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District (BID), The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Executive Chef, Paula DaSilva, takes you on an ‘insiders’ walking tour to discover of some of her favorite spots on and around Fort Lauderdale Beach to dine, stay and play.

Learn more about the locations highlighted in Paula’s tour.

The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

ritz carlton burlock coastThe sun shines on all Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotels, but it is The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale that makes every memory brilliant. Fort Lauderdale’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the most beautiful luxury hotels to grace the Gold Coast. The premier location invites guests to savor a voyage of quiet relaxation or thrilling adventure as you sail away with unforgettable memories. Read More

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach

tour the bahia mar marina and resort The reimagined and nautically designed Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center is the ultimate Hotel and Marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Featuring an array of amenities and services within the 40 acre property, one can swim, play tennis, work out, shop and dine steps from hotel or cabin door.  Plus what’s not to love about receiving their signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Read More.

Intimate Waterways Tours at Bahia Mar Yachting Center

tour the waterways on intimate waterway toursAn affordable five-star, personally guided boat tour, Intimate Waterways Tours,  is an experience like no other. Featuring Fort Lauderdale’s only fleet of electric-powered boats, boarding is made easy at their docks located at the Bahia Mar Marina. Guests can choose a family-friendly daytime cruise through the network of beautiful canals and Millionaire’s Row, or enjoy a scenic sunset cruise with friends. Either option, you’ll experience a breathtaking journey full of unforgettable sights along the Intracoastal. Read More

Park & Ocean at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

park and ocean viewsPark & Ocean, located within Fort Lauderdale’s Birch State Park sits amid a shady grove along famed, A1A.  With its shaded seating and ocean views, one can enjoy an eclectic mix of “farm to table” items, and drinks from their own in-house brewery, Shady Brewing. There is also in-house cold brewed coffee and rustic Ice tea on tap. Whether your day consists of a day at the beach or a walk in the park, or just a place to chill, Park & Ocean is your spot. Read More

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

go back in history when you tour bonnet house museumNestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine  ecosystem that make up the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. A leisurely walking tour will take you through one of the finest orchid collections in the U.S.. Lucky guests may even catch a glimpse of playful monkeys on the grounds. A designated Ft. Lauderdale Landmark, the property was designed as a Caribbean-style plantation by artist, designer and self-taught architect Frederic Clay Bartlett. Read More

W Fort Lauderdale

w fort lauderdale wet deckEscape the current and get swept away at W Fort Lauderdale. This beachfront hotel sits at the epicenter of all that’s vibrant in the Venice of America. Soak up the sun at the oceanfront WET ® East pool. Dine beachside at James Beard award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 and El Vez. Live it up with nightly programming in our Living Room. Steps away you will find world-class shopping, dining and buzzworthy attractions. Read More


end your walking tour around fort lauderdale beach at coconuts restaurant for a captivating sunsetCoconuts is your dining destination for outstanding water views, tantalizing seafood and comfort food dishes, delicious cocktails. With a philosophy of “be nice”, this South Florida dining destination prides itself on quality food and personable, sincere service. You can dock your boat, valet your car, or walk on in with your dog on a leash. Even your mother-in-law will enjoy the fun, relaxed, atmosphere and great food. The view speaks for itself. Read more