Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk
Evolving in the heart of downtown Greater Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District comprised
of 22 blocks of shopping, dining, waterfront parks and major cultural attractions.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the nucleus of
the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, thanks to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts,
the Museum of Art, the Museum of Discovery and Science with its Blockbuster 3D IMAX Theater,
the Florida Grand Opera, Old Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum, Stranahan House,
the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and Cultural Information Ticketing Center.
All facilities are within walking distance of one another along Riverwalk, a 1.5 mile meandering
promenade that runs along the New River, and are situated at the western end of Las Olas Boulevard,
the city's chic shopping and dining street, near more than 20 private art galleries.
Gallery hopping is a regular feature of Friday evenings and arts festivals are held monthly.
Free outdoor special events, Sunday Jazz Brunches and evening concerts on Riverwalk provide a lively backdrop for weekend outings.
True to its nickname as the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale’s main street is not a street at all, but the New River,
which winds through the core of the city’s business, historical and cultural districts.
Couples wanting to explore the area will find water taxis offer the best means of transportation.
Drifting along in these modern-day gondolas, visitors can stop at numerous hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
One not-to-be-missed stop on any tour through the area is downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts and science district,
featuring the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Art, the Fort Lauderdale Historical
Society and the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Here, visitors can watch world-class productions
as well as musical and dance performances.
All four cultural venues are within walking distance of one another along Riverwalk,
a meandering promenade of landscaped paths and engraved brick walkways, running parallel to the New River.
Leave your mark on Riverwalk with a personalized, engraved signature brick.
A short walk along the New River takes couples to the Stranahan House,
the oldest home in Broward County. Once the family home of Fort Lauderdale founding father Frank Stranahan.