Las Olas Boulevard

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Las Olas Riverfront showing a city and street scenes

Shops, art galleries and restaurants line a two-lane street that is Fort Lauderdale’s answer to California’s Rodeo Drive. 

Las Olas is Spanish for “The Waves,” a fitting name for this 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) boulevard that starts at the beach. It runs west beyond Federal Highway to S. Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The commercial area of the boulevard covers about a mile (1.6 kilometers). Here small independent shops, restaurants and cafes line either side of the street. Striped awnings shelter outdoor tables and rows of shady trees provide respite from the sun.

Cars drive up and down the popular shopping street but speed bumps and pedestrian crossings make it safe for those exploring on foot. There are plenty of parking lots one block behind the boulevard.

The stores are fun and eclectic, whether you’re buying or just browsing. Pick up signed posters of famous rock groups, designer wear for Harley fans, gemstone jewelry, fine arts and boutique clothing. Find exotic spices at specialty food shops and a pair of limited edition sneakers from The Archives, a store selling exclusive apparel and accessories. Charming shops are interspersed with upmarket cafés, restaurants and steakhouses.

Enjoy a beer at the historic 1930s Riverside Hotel. The building is typical of the quaint older properties and individual shop fronts along the boulevard.

Other attractions to enjoy around Las Olas include the Riverwalk, the Museum of Art, Huizenga Plaza with its fountain that lights up after dark, and the famous Elbo Room Bar with its roof terrace overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach.

After dark, join in the nightlife at bars, clubs and restaurants lining the boulevard. Some venues have live music and most have outdoor dining.

In January, March and October, Las Olas turns into an outdoor gallery over a designated weekend when artists display their works along the street.

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Top Hotels Close to Las Olas Boulevard

B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $137 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in East Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Las Olas Beach, and ...
3.6/5Good! (3,456 reviews)
"Loved the location. Received a free upgraded ocean view!"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

B Ocean Resort
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $149 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is steps from Las Olas Boulevard and Historic Stranahan House Museum. Broward Center for the Performing Arts ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,032 reviews)
"The Riverside Hotel exceeded my expectations. The staff were all very friendly and the hotel itself is beautiful. Great views from the tower rooms, nice, clean rooms, and a fantastic pool. The location is perfect! Las Olas has something for everyone. Many shops and terrific dining options. Breakfast ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Riverside Hotel
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
4 out of 5
100 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $144 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is steps from Las Olas Boulevard and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Broward Center for the Performing Arts and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (370 reviews)
"Amazing Property and great location .. without a doubt must visit for the future ."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area, FL
Hampton Inn by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area, FL
3 out of 5
250 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $103 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $149 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
4 out of 5
100 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $144 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $137 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
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Luxury 2/2 Highrise City/Oceanview
Luxury 2/2 Highrise City/Oceanview
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Luxury 2/2 Highrise City/Oceanview
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**Florida Fun For All**
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Sonder | Society Las Olas
Sonder | Society Las Olas
3.5 out of 5
300 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $108 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Sonder | Society Las Olas
Ultra Modern Waterfront Oasis with Infinity Pool
Ultra Modern Waterfront Oasis with Infinity Pool
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ultra Modern Waterfront Oasis with Infinity Pool
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
2.5 out of 5
30 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is $129 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.