Fort Lauderdale Is Open For Business

Dreaming of golden, sandy beaches and places to explore? Fort Lauderdale is the getaway spot for you. Although your next vacation might seem a bit different, your resorts are Vacation Ready — enhanced cleaning standards, safety protocols, and all.

There are many places — both new-to-you and old favorites — that are open for business. They’re doing their best to welcome you back to a safe environment, and you can help by doing your part. Make sure to book reservations beforehand and ask what safety precautions you should follow. Take a look at this guide to help plan your perfect Fort Lauderdale getaway.

Outdoor Adventures

Florida’s East Coast is a magnificent spot to enjoy the natural beauty of lush gardens, the bright blue ocean, scenic water tours, and so much more.


It’s time to soak up the sun. Greater Fort Lauderdale area beaches are now open, including Pompano Beach, Hollywood, and Deerfield — just to name a few. Take time to enjoy activities like sunbathing, picnicking, running, biking, and water sports such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, and fishing.

State Parks

With natural trails, marinas, and room to roam, the area’s gorgeous state parks await. Popular spots for swimming, snorkeling, biking, and kayaking include Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.

Boat Tours

Intimate Waterway Tours offers private tours for two to four passengers around the beautiful canals of the city. Or, opt for a unique spin on a sightseeing cruise with Jungle Queen Riverboat. You’ll enjoy an afternoon sightseeing, dinner shows, and a visit to a tropical island.


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is now open for tours around the charming gardens and museum. The gardens are a prime example of the South Florida native habitats including the Atlantic Ocean, maritime forest, and wetlands. Visit the 60-acre Flamingo Gardens for another stunning botanical garden and everglades wildlife sanctuary.

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Where To Eat

Fort Lauderdale restaurants are open and operating at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place. Try these favorite spots.

Seafood Specialties

The family-friendly Calypso restaurant offers fresh, local seafood all day — everything from lobster tail and oysters to conch fritters and shrimp. If you’re looking for a romantic spot, Cafe Maxx serves up local catch like Florida grouper, jumbo sea scallops, and seared yellowfin tuna, plus a menu of specialty desserts like s’mores brownies and pecan pie.

Las Olas Boulevard

Some of Fort Lauderdale’s best restaurants are now open at the famous Las Olas Boulevard. Enjoy American favorites such as B Square Burgers & Booze, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, and The Floridian Restaurant — just to name a few. From sushi at SuViche to Mexican at Rocco’s Tacos to Italian at Louie Bossi’s, your cravings will be satisfied.

Waterfront Restaurants

Catch the sunset or watch the waves crash along the shore at any of the area’s fantastic waterfront restaurants. Enjoy Beach House Pompano, Boathouse at the Riverside, or Deep Oceanfront Dining & Bar for water views and the salty sea breeze.

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