Sharing photos on Instagram is one of the best ways to connect with your friends, family, and followers while on vacation. From drool-worthy pics of your favorite meals to stunning sunset shots, your IG page tells the story of your trip! So, the next time you visit South Florida, use our guide to find the most Instagrammable spots in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve got you covered with a variety of beautiful places that will have your followers smashing that like button.
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5 of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Fort Lauderdale
1. Las Olas Boulevard
With colorful storefronts, swaying palm trees, and gorgeous views of the ocean, Las Olas Boulevard (often called the “Venice of America”) is one of the best places to take pictures in Broward County. Have your phone at the ready as you head out for an afternoon of dining and shopping. Visit the scenic Riverwalk Park for a tropical selfie. Then, stop at a local bar and snap a pic of your colorful cocktail. For epic vacation photos that are sure to impress, make a reservation at the Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill and enjoy the restaurant’s stunning aesthetic and Insta-worthy food.
2. Hallandale Beach
South Florida’s popular Hallandale Beach is straight out of a postcard. This unspoiled stretch of shoreline features soft, white sand, crystal-clear water, and chickee huts for a true Florida feel. Hang out and snap a few photos of the landscape or record a video of the singing seabirds. You can even hit the water with a GoPro for underwater photo ops.
Of course, all of the beaches in Greater Fort Lauderdale are ideal for photoshoots! Miles of sparkling sea, sunshine, and sand set the scene for your vacation pics. Some of our favorite locations include:
- Lauderdale-by-the-Sea | Quiet stretch of sand with a reef for snorkeling
- Delray Beach | Beautiful beach near restored 1920s buildings
- Hollywood Beach | Cabanas for rent that make you feel like a star
- Fort Lauderdale Beach | World-famous coastline with opportunities to explore or relax
Local Tip: No matter which beach you decide to visit, be sure to head out early in the morning to avoid the crowds and get the best beach pics!
3. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
For even more beach photography, check out Fort Lauderdale’s version of Central Park. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is located on a barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Here, you can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and canoeing, all with a beautiful backdrop! Plus, take your followers on a journey when you walk through the underground tunnel that leads from the park to an uncrowded section of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
4. Hillsboro Lighthouse
Take a quick 20-minute drive north from Fort Lauderdale to Hillsboro for an up-close view of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. The historic light, nicknamed “Big Diamond”, has diamond-shaped glass on the outside of the lantern room. Feel free to admire the lighthouse from the palm tree-dotted grounds or climb to the top for 360-degree views of the turquoise water and sky. You’ll quickly see why this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Florida!
5. Secret Woods Nature Center
Last but certainly not least is one of Fort Lauderdale’s best-kept secrets: The Secret Woods Nature Center. Document your experience as you explore walking paths made from recycled materials. You’ll be able to observe a wide variety of Florida wildlife including reptiles, seabirds, and insects. Best of all, admission to the Nature Center is free.
Local Tip: Be sure to visit Butterfly Island while you’re here! This massive garden features more than 20 species of plants that attract beautiful butterflies. You’ll love returning to these memories on your IG time and time again.
Book Your Stay in a Gorgeous, Photo-Worthy Vacation Home
After a long day of sightseeing, come back to a gorgeous vacation home and continue your photoshoot! Fort Lauderdale Stays boasts some of the most luxurious yet affordable homes in Fort Lauderdale. Treat yourself to a memorable vacay complete with high-end amenities like a private pool, chef-inspired kitchen, modern furnishings, and more. Your followers will swoon at the VIP experience you’re having! Hey, they might even ask to come with you next time.
Get ready for the getaway of your dreams! Browse our properties now to find the perfect home for you. We can’t wait to see photos of your trip!