Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Las Olas Things to Do

Have you ever wanted to stay somewhere that has it all? If so, look no further than Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale! Whether you’re looking for boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars, events, or even the beach, Las Olas truly does have it all. Below, we’ve compiled our favorite ways to enjoy this famous boulevard! Read on, take notes, and be sure to check out our free Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide for more local recommendations. Here are the best Las Olas things to do!

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Las Olas Things to Do: Your Ultimate Guide


Las Olas translates into “the waves” in Spanish, but it’s known locally as Fort Lauderdale’s “style mile!” That’s because Las Olas is lined with countless spots for retail therapy. Whether you’re looking for independently owned boutiques or your favorite brand’s outpost, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on the Boulevard. Here are some of the best Fort Lauderdale shopping spots along the Intracoastal Waterway:

  • Warby Parker
  • Alex and Ani
  • BlueMercury
  • Flowers and Found Objects
  • Fresh Produce
  • Lily Pulitzer
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Grand Central Stationery
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates
  • And more!


If you’re craving something sweet, savory, or just downright different, your taste buds will fall in love with Las Olas Boulevard. Restaurants, cafes, and dessert shops line the Boulevard, so you certainly won’t go hungry! Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • American Social Bar and Restaurant
  • B Square Burgers and Booze
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille
  • Tuscan Prime
  • Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
  • Flight 19 Restaurant and Bar
  • Boathouse at Riverside
  • Bo’s Pub
  • Piazza Italia Fort Lauderdale
  • And more!


If your belly’s full and you’re thirsty for a good time, you’ll be glad to know that there are numerous watering holes along Las Olas Boulevard. Whether you’re feeling a casual drink in a fun pub environment or a handcrafted cocktail in swanky digs, you’ll make memories with friends new and old at Las Olas. Here are some of our favorite Las Olas bars:

  • Vinos on Las Olas
  • The Pirate Republic Bar
  • Cash Only Bar
  • YOLO (You Only Live Once)
  • Big City Tavern
  • Royal Pig Pub and Kitchen
  • Rooftop @ 1WLO
  • O Lounge
  • Elbo Room
  • Kavasutra Kava Bar
  • And more!

Exciting Spaces

The Boulevard is a great place to go out to eat or enjoy a night out on the town, but it’s also a beautiful, low-key spot to soak up the sun. If you’re searching for a space to enjoy a picnic or just want to hit the beach, be sure to head to the following spots:

  • Las Olas Beach
  • Idlewyld/Merle Fogg Park
  • Huizenga Park
  • And more!


No matter what time of year you visit Las Olas Boulevard, you’ll find a Fort Lauderdale event that excites you. While holidays are peak visiting times, there’s something fun happening all year long here! Simply stroll the Boulevard at any given time and we’re sure you’ll stumble upon a new favorite.

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