Right in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale lies FATVillage: a buzzing creative enclave. Artists, cool-hunters, hipsters and techies have gravitated towards this historic warehouse district, settling here to work and play. The four-block district is named after the non-profit arts organisation, FAT Village Arts District Inc, whose mission is to foster, support and inspire the artistic community. Join an art walk on the last Saturday of the month and discover open galleries, local artists and artisans selling gifts and goods, plus plenty of food and entertainment.
Continue your journey by admiring the colour-pop street art in Downtown Hollywood, a curated collection of 24 bold murals, handily positioned near cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. Join the free monthly Downtown Hollywood Mural Project tour, you might even see a muralist creating something new while you’re there!
Why not mix all arts in one unique Greater Fort Lauderdale experience? Art, music, film and fashion collide at Underground Fort Lauderdale, which runs a packed roster of live events and festivals, from fashion weekends to off-the-radar gigs and film screenings. Trendsetting Broward County is a thriving hotspot for indie rock and other sounds. Visitors can invest in an Underground Fort Lauderdale pass and enjoy access to an impressive array of concerts and special events.
Nature-lovers will be in heaven here in Greater Fort Lauderdale, which is rich in wildlife and natural beauty. Prepare to be wowed by the 23 miles of Blue Wave –certified beaches. The region boasts some marvels too: roughly 90 per cent of sea-turtle nesting in the US happens here in Florida.
Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts a mouth-wateringly tempting menu: we’re talking barbecued feasts, succulent seafood, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, prime steak, flavour-packed burritos and more. Not only food, Greater Fort Lauderdale's Greater Fort Lauderdale's Ale Trail is booming: lead by a clutch of brilliant new breweries that opened recently.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is famous for its stellar shopping scene. Take a piece of Greater Fort Lauderdale home with you (some designer beachwear, modern art or ocean-inspired jewellery, perhaps) by exploring the excellent stores and malls. Retail therapy is blissfully easy here.