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Ft. Lauderdale


Florida

Shopping for treasure and trivia hunters

For treasure and trivia hunters, Greater Fort Lauderdale has two priceless options. Over 80 acres of garage sales, farmers market, international bazaar and county fair make up the South's largest flea market at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop. The 2,000 vendors are open 7 days a week and the market even provides a giant carousel plus free live daily entertainment.

The Swap Shop operates a shuttle bus service from hotels and downtown locations and offers tour group packages, school field trips and, the opportunity for consumers to hold their own garage sales.

Festival Marketplace

offers more than 800 merchants selling name brand merchandise at below outlet prices plus a full service beauty salon, international food court and South Florida's largest indoor Farmer's Market.

Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale is one of the area's most famous shopping streets. From classy thrift shops to designer fashions, this shopping scene has become South Florida's newest chic place to be. While many of the "shops of Las Olas" offer the very latest in men's and women's fashions, the boulevard also offers antique shops that feature everything from collectibles to investment-quality pieces. Art galleries, including the New River Gallery, Call of Africa, and Shades of Light Gallery, feature subjects ranging from wildlife to one-of-a-kind lamps to fine examples of Haitian and African art. Pauline Pocock Gallery offers antiques, collectibles and rare art pieces. Specialty shops featuring china, crystal and fine gifts, jewelry and even rare, heirloom baby and children's clothing can be found here as well.

Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District

Shoppers enjoying the unusual can find a variety of trinkets available at the gift shops of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, all located in the downtown Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World 150,000 square foot sporting goods store featuring an aquarium, four- story waterfall, trout pool and indoor shooting range.

Seminole Paradise

For the area's most unique boutique stores, shop at the new Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Shops of Paradise offer everything from jewelry to the hippest clothing featuring Cache, Lilly Rubin, White House/Black Market, Footworks, Havana Shirt Store and Ritchie Swimwear. Stroll along Mediterranean streets with lush landscaping, dramatic fountains and lighting, all set against magnificent 12-acre Lake Paradise and enjoy more than 9 restaurants, 10 nightclubs and over 22 specialty retail shops. Seminole Paradise is connected to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &

Dania Antique Row

A mile south of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on U.S. Route 1, is a haven for antique lovers. Dania Antique Row is a two-square block area of dozens of dealers buying and selling just about everything. One can spend an hour or a day, browsing through furniture, lighting fixtures, silverware, china, glass, jewelry, linens -- dating from antiquity to the twenties. Some are bargains, some are pricey. All are intriguing.

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