Las Olas Boulevard is the very heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale. Stretching from the beach at A1A and rising over the fabulous Intracoastal Waterway with magnificent views of million dollar homes and spectacular yachts, then continuing toward downtown, immaculately lined with palm trees and beautiful people, Las Olas becomes a shopping, dining and nightlife extravaganza.
See & Do
Beginning at A1A, Las Olas is the place to see and be seen for the beach lover. Also home to the famous Elbo Room, which was made famous by the classic film, Where The Boys Are starring Connie Frances and George Hamilton. And because it's really all about the water, step aboard the Jungle Queen Riverboat just steps from Las Olas. Take advantage of the Venice of America and see the many playful waterways that have made this city famous.
Dining on Las Olas is more than just eating out, it is a delectable experience. Whether eating outside under the stars and the palm trees, or in a more formal dining room, there is an endless choice that will satisfy every palate. Whether it is steak at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Thai at Thai Spice, or a more casual fare at the ever-popular Mango's, dining on Las Olas will be something to remember.
When it's time to step out on the town, head to Las Olas. Whether it's a happening club at the beach, live music or a calming lounge, Las Olas offers something for everyone. From the exotic Off The Hookah with its tantalizing Mediterranean cuisine and belly dancing, to Vibe Ultra Music Lounge. This rather swanky bar and lounge is dedicated to all things music. Just plan to be here until morning.
This is certainly the city's grandest avenue, and waiting for vacationers are some of the grandest of hotels. With the only actual hotel on Las Olas being the Riverside Hotel, which prides itself on its timeless hospitality and international charm, there are certainly numerous world-class establishments within walking distance. From the the classic style of the Villa Venezia to the near-by extravagant W Hotel Fort Lauderdale on the beach to the welcoming Best Western Oceanside Inn, there is no shortage of accommodations that offer comfort and style.
Shopping is a must do for any visitor, especially on Las Olas. Lined with fascinating boutiques and intriguing shops to satisfy every interest, such as Zola Keller, Maus & Hoffman, Flora Ottimer Children's Boutique and Swimland, Las Olas is a definite favorite. Whether it's for the beach, the office or evening wear, it can be found on this exciting and historic boulevard.