Port Everglades is clearly Fort Lauderdale's most bustling area and is world-known for its amazing cruise port. Here millions of visitors come and go each year and experience their first taste of the Venice of America. Near-by awaits great shopping, the tastiest restaurants, thriving nightlife and the finest hotels. Welcome!
See & Do
Port Everglades is a celebration of the boating and fishing that has given Florida the fun-in-the-sun reputation that it enjoys. Fort Lauderdale also has the bragging rights as being home port of Royal Caribbean’s mega ships, Oasis Of The Seas and Allure Of The Seas. For the fishing enthusiast A1A Sportfishing awaits with fully equipped boats that leave from the cruise port and strike out along the coastal inlets or into the deep sea.
Visitors to the Venice of America will find a great number of restaurants in the Port Everglades area. From the best gourmet to the casual to diner favorites they're all within blocks. Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale is an outstanding eatery surrounding in the shear elegance of the hotel itself. Closer to the port itself and appealing to Asian food lovers is the very popular Coco Asian Bistro and Bar. Port Everglades knows how to welcome!
Stick around for a sizzling nightlife. Just blocks from this world-renown cruise port is the landmark watering hole, the Elbo Room, which entered the spotlight in 1960. Located at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, come and be a part of local history. For an upscale and elegant crowd there is the Blue Martini, which has earned a reputation as a sleek and sophisticated gathering place for those who know a great thing when they find it.
Within blocks of Port Everglades are many of Fort Lauderdale's finest and diverse hotels. W Fort Lauderdale is a world-class hotel with ocean views and stellar service and caters to those who expect the finest. And keeping with the long-standing tradition of this sophisticated port city and catering to the many gay travelers that visit each year the Worthington Alcazar is a luxury guesthouse with a keen reputation for fine service in an upscale and fun setting.
Catering to the many visitors who enjoy the cruise lines and the various water sports, Harbor Shops awaits with its many diverse businesses. Here can be found supplies of foods and cosmetics, wines, pharmaceuticals and yachting supplies. Publix Supermarkets is the anchor here and is the first and last stop for visitors. Need nautical maps and gear? Bluewater Books & Charts is right here as well. Cell phone need upgrading? Stop at the Sprint store.