LAS OLAS BOULEVARD – Venetian Waterways, Art Galleries, Serious Shopping, Fine Dining & You
Not far from the Reef Hotel is the vibrant and chic Las Olas Boulevard. Now, Las Olas is no ordinary main street, and no Fort Lauderdale vacation is complete without spending some time strolling, relaxing, and visiting distinctive art galleries and wonderful boutiques. Your best bet is to take a Water Taxi from their closest launch point on the Intracoastal Waterway directly to Las Olas.
Tree-lined Las Olas Boulevard is idyllic and beckons one to hang out with a drink, have a leisurely meal and just people watch. Dress in beach casual or dress up – this is a perfect place for families to unwind. Nearby, the kid-focused Museum of Discovery and Science features an IMAX 3D movie theater.
Las Olas also has many variously priced indoor/outdoor restaurants, bars and cafés where you may sample everything from Italian delicacies to fresh Sushi, French food to Irish fare. World-class chefs will create memorable dishes that your whole family can enjoy and celebrate.
Explorers or couples looking for a romantic locale with élan will find Las Olas ideal. For those looking for a more urban experience or who are single, walk just across the tracks up to Himmarshee Street a little further west from Las Olas, where more locals and young people gather at many of the casual bars and lounges lining the streets.