Sunday on Las Olas

Las Olas Boulevard is the place to be on any day of the week but don’t you think it’s particularly special on Sundays? Maybe it’s because everything is more leisurely, but even so, there are lots of decisions to make.

Shall we have breakfast and then a later lunch? Favorite breakfast places are the Floridian, Gran Forno, Pronto, La Bonne Crepe, East End Eats and Indigo. Which to choose? Or maybe brunch? If so, you’ve plenty to choose from – Tundra, YOLO, Big City Tavern,  Indigo at the Riverside …

And what’s the best time to go to the Las Olas Market? Early when they open at 9am or just before the vendors start to leave at 2pm? (I think it’s best to go early before everything is sold out!)

Las Olas Market

There’s nothing like watching the water traffic on the New River on Sundays.  So peaceful. The best spots are Colee Hammock Park, the Laura Ward Plaza, the little park where the water taxi stops or the grounds of the Strahahan House. And speaking of the house, are you going to one of their afternoon tours or waiting until the Ghost River Tour this evening. (Both!)

There’s so much to do on Sundays afternoons in the area.  Take a trip down the New River on the water taxi, the Carrie B or the Jungle Queen.  Stroll along the Riverwalk to the Museum of Discovery and Science. See wonderful artworks at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale (and while you’re there, enjoy a treat from their café). Talking about treats …

It’s Sunday. You’re on Las Olas. Calories don’t count on Sundays on Las Olas. It’s a rule. So enjoy some tasty treats. Another rule (I’m good at inventing rules) is that you can’t come to Las Olas and not have treats from Kilwins. So there. There are many other places to find candy, yogurt treats, cakes, pastries and delicious drinks, of course.

Then there’s another famed Las Olas activity – shopping! From bridal wear to bargains, from gifts to glamour, from fashion to food, the boulevard is a fabulous place to shop.

And now, it’s time to start thinking about dinner already. Whatever you fancy for dinner tonight, I’ll be willing to bet that you’ll find it on Las Olas. Pizza or posh, it’s up to you. As for partying, this evening head to Mangos, Rocco’s Tacos, YOLO or Vibe – all are open until the early hours.

Happy Sunday and enjoy Las Olas!

Two Las Olas residents watch the boats go by

Two Las Olas residents watch the boats go by

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  • Shopping

    Las Olas Boulevard is not a mall. Malls have chain stores, they lack individuality. Malls have stores you can see elsewhere. The boulevard does not. The stores and galleries on the boulevard are largely unique. Very few have other locations. During the last few years, I've been trying to think what you can't buy on the boulevard. Apples, art, antiques, apparel, apartments, artichokes, armchairs, artifacts, appetizers, appletinis, African art ... right through to z .... it's all here.

    The boulevard is a shopper's paradise. Whether you want to buy a book, a bottle of wine or a bracelet , the boulevard provides. Many of our stores date back to the 1940s - before America entered the war. And yet we have new stores opening all the time. As older store owners retire, they leave room on the boulevard for new businesses - changes happen all the time. The boulevard has been described as a 'swanky' shopping area and sure, if you want the very best top quality goods, you'll find them here. But you'll also find quaint consignment stores, like small treasure troves. Small bakeries and food stores cater to the needs of the locals. We have a village pharmacy. The boulevard is definitely a sweet place as we have several stores selling delicious treats.
  • Las Olas Boulevard

    Las Olas is often described as the jewel in Fort Lauderdale's crown, and rightly so. It's hard to imagine any other area that has so much to offer its visitors and local residents.

    Fabulous restaurants, fashion stores, galleries, spas ans salons - just about everything you need is right here on Las Olas.

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