A mosaic of neighbourhoods
Fort Lauderdale is a treasure trove of hidden enclaves overflowing with fascinating stories. Step beyond the typical tourist spots to encounter Wilton Manors, a vibrant hub celebrating diversity and inclusivity. The area is home to the Pride Center, a community centre with "safe space" meeting groups, activities and support for the LGBTQ community in Florida, the annual Pride Parade and the Stonewall Street Festival. Stroll along the rainbow-flagged main drag, go boutique-hopping for art, and kayak down the seven-mile blue trails loop.
At Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, learn about the history of a strategic watchtower and defence point location for the Coast Guard during World War II. The nostalgic character of the retros-style pier and mid-century low-rise buildings is reminiscent of a vintage postcard. Wander through the streets, following the aroma of fresh seafood, stopping to chat with the friendly locals. Explore the lush greenery and historic residences of Victoria Park, a former site for World War II barracks.
In the art-adorned streets, you can relax at a local craft brewery, pamper your palate at hip cafes and stroll in green spaces. Head to the artsy Flagler Village, a former industrial area reincarnated as a contemporary space for art galleries, breweries, and trendy eateries. Base yourself at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach on North Beach for a touch of exclusivity and immaculate hospitality.