Photo ops on Las Olas

Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas is extremely photogenic. I see people taking photographs often – and we take many too. Many, many …

What are our favorite places? These:

The Stranahan House.This is the oldest home in Fort Lauderdale and is right on the New  River. The house itself is fascinating, as is the history of its ocupants but visually, it is a gem. What’s more, although there are tours of the house in the afternoons for which there’s a fee, there’s no charge at all to go into the grounds.

The Riverside Hotel. The Riverside is a glorious building to photograph in itself. A hidden spot is the tropical garden are outside Preston’s Bar at the back of the lobby. They also have an events area which is right by the river – another great place to photograph.

Right next door is the Las Olas Lawn on which you’ll find elephants. Yes, elephants. These are kinetic sculpture created by Frederick Prescott of Santa Fe.

If you walk east along the boulevard, you’ll find that there are several small breezeways at the sides of the buildings. Check out the one at 888 ELO with its decorative seahorse water feature.

Even further to the east you’ll cross a small bridge and the view from there is often photographed. At both sides ofthe bridge there are waterfront dining areas – very photogenic.

Once you’ve crossed the bridge you’ll see Tarpon Drive. Just a short stroll away is Colee Hammock Park – a great place to take photographs with its Spanish moss-laden oaks and the New River running by.

Those are my favorites but watch too for the big red chair, the ornamental snails, the Las Olas Isles, Huizenga Plaza, Water Taxi stop number nine …

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  • LAS OLAS BOULEVARD

    Las Olas Boulevard - there's no other place quite like it. Las Olas offers you the very best in dining, antiques, shopping, fashion, the arts, history and much more.

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    Las Olas Boulevard is located just seconds from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach and enjoys the wonderful South Florida weather. When you visit us on the boulevard, why not come by boat? The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi will bring you right here.

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    We have lots of special events which take place throughout the year and some of the nicest people you'll ever wish to meet are right here. If you're planning a destination wedding, there's no better place.

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    The boulevard has a lot of history too. Stay at the Riverside Hotel - built in 1936, or visit the Stranahan House Museum and see where Fort Lauderdale itself began. Enjoy breakfast, at any time of day or night, in the historic Floridian diner. See the Elbo Room, the place featured in Where the Boys Are - the iconic Spring Break movie made in 1960.

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    Las Olas Boulevard has something to suit all tastes, all ages and all budgets. Dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink in a relaxing bar. Experience fine dining in one of our many restaurants, or grab a pizza, sandwich, panini or salad. Enjoy cuisine from all over the world right here. And don't miss the treats we have for you - chocolates, ice creams, frozen yogurts, candies, pastries - all made right here on Las Olas. Eat at a sidewalk café, people-watch, visit our world-class museum of art, take the kids to the science museum for a day of fun, sit and watch the water traffic go by on the New River ... there's so much to do.

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    Shop for the finest goods - and bargains too. Our stores sell everything from diamonds to dresses, from gowns to garlic bread!

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    We have all your needs taken care of on Las Olas. We have a pharmacy, dry-cleaners, a deli, dressmakers, gifts, quality cigars ... in addition to pampering services if you're looking for a massage, a manicure or a magnificent haircut. We even have our own Sunday farmers' market.

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    We haven't forgotten the business traveler. If you're in Fort Lauderdale for business, you'll find every service you need on the boulevard and what better place to work? Many of our restaurants have free wifi so you can check your email and write your blog as you sip an Italian coffee and enjoy a snack in a sidewalk café.

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    We'll look forward to seeing you on Las Olas!

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