Las Olas Boulevard

Vacation Travel Guide
Las Olas Riverfront showing a city and street scenes

Shops, art galleries and restaurants line a two-lane street that is Fort Lauderdale’s answer to California’s Rodeo Drive.

Las Olas is Spanish for “The Waves,” a fitting name for this 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) boulevard that starts at the beach. It runs west beyond Federal Highway to S. Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The commercial area of the boulevard covers about a mile (1.6 kilometers). Here small independent shops, restaurants and cafes line either side of the street. Striped awnings shelter outdoor tables and rows of shady trees provide respite from the sun.

Cars drive up and down the popular shopping street but speed bumps and pedestrian crossings make it safe for those exploring on foot. There are plenty of parking lots one block behind the boulevard.

The stores are fun and eclectic, whether you’re buying or just browsing. Pick up signed posters of famous rock groups, designer wear for Harley fans, gemstone jewelry, fine arts and boutique clothing. Find exotic spices at specialty food shops and a pair of limited edition sneakers from The Archives, a store selling exclusive apparel and accessories. Charming shops are interspersed with upmarket cafés, restaurants and steakhouses.

Enjoy a beer at the historic 1930s Riverside Hotel. The building is typical of the quaint older properties and individual shop fronts along the boulevard.

Other attractions to enjoy around Las Olas include the Riverwalk, the Museum of Art, Huizenga Plaza with its fountain that lights up after dark, and the famous Elbo Room Bar with its roof terrace overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach.

After dark, join in the nightlife at bars, clubs and restaurants lining the boulevard. Some venues have live music and most have outdoor dining.

In January, March and October, Las Olas turns into an outdoor gallery over a designated weekend when artists display their works along the street.

Top Hotels Close to Las Olas Boulevard

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
2.5 out of 5
30 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,661 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Las Olas Boulevard and Riverwalk. Broward County Library and Broward Center for ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (309 reviews)
"Would recommend to anyone"

Reviewed on 2022/1/4

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
4 out of 5
100 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$6,072 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is steps from Las Olas Boulevard and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Broward Center for the Performing Arts and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (470 reviews)
"Excellent location. Did not like that we had to valet the car everyday. Regular garage should be an option."

Reviewed on 2022/1/13

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$6,592 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is steps from Las Olas Boulevard and Historic Stranahan House Museum. Broward Center for the Performing Arts ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,043 reviews)
"Nice hotel conveniently located on Las Olas near a range of restaurants"

Reviewed on 2022/1/15

Riverside Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Las Olas Boulevard

Sonder | Society Las Olas
Sonder | Society Las Olas
3.5 out of 5
301 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$3,365 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Sonder | Society Las Olas
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
4 out of 5
100 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$6,072 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$6,592 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Riverside Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
2.5 out of 5
30 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$4,661 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown
Artrageous on the river By RocketSTAY
Artrageous on the river By RocketSTAY
3.5 out of 5
601 N Rio Vista Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$3,917 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Artrageous on the river By RocketSTAY
B Ocean Resort
B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$4,441 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
B Ocean Resort
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The price is NT$7,144 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
1120nepl 2 Bedroom Townhouse
1120nepl 2 Bedroom Townhouse
3.5 out of 5
1120 NE 1st St, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1120nepl 2 Bedroom Townhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.