There's so much sightseeing to be done on Las Olas Boulevard. To begin, the very
best way to get to the boulevard from other areas of Fort Lauderdale is by the
water taxi. This is so much more than just a cab ride. The bright yellow boats
will take you past many areas of interest en route. Don't miss it.
If your interests lie the the arts then the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
is a must. For history lovers, visit the Stranahan House or the Colee Hammock
(A massacre took place there in the 1800s!) If you have your dog with you,
you'll be glad to know that there is a dog-friendly park. A short walk
- or water taxi
ride - will take you to the Museum of Discovery and Science and its IMAX
theater. Talking about theater, another short walk and you'll find Cinema
home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and year-round
art house showing foreign and indie films. Nearby there is also the Broward
the Performing Arts.
Of course, the main attraction is the boulevard itself. Stroll along the
tree-lined streets knowing that presidents, movie stars, politicians,the
rich and famous
- along with the infamous - have walked the boulevard too.
Sit for a moment in one of the cool breezeways and reflect that you are
on a street that had its beginnings in 1893. At the Laura Ward Plaza,
the parks, imagine the New River in the early pioneer days when Seminoles
would come in their dugout canoes to trade with the early settlers.
Now, watch the
water traffic and the luxury yachts go by - the boulevard might be
very different now but its heart remains the same.