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Las Olas Riverfront

Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 300 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1884

This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie...

This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie theaters, games for kids, stores, a flea market, and a surplus of places to eat, all in an open-air environment.

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It seemed to be desert on my visit

It looks nice from the architecture perspective, but it seemed like a ghost town. I am not sure if it was because of the rainy day, but I dared to talk to some store clerks and I... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
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Woodbridge, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been visiting the Fort Lauderdale area for a number of years when our kids were smaller and we remember how lively and entertaining Las Olas Riverfront was some 10 years ago. Full of restaurants, shops and galleries. It's a complete ghost town now. All the buildings are still there but the windows are boarded and if it wasn't... More 

Thank Andrej K
Lockport, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We walked around this lovely area, with many boats and outdoor eateries with live music. It was fun!

Thank pgeltz
McLean, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Tasteful, large rooms, with all business conveniences en suite. We stayed in the new tower. Business-Luxury. Walking through the original hotel we enter Las Olas Blvd with quaint boutiques, bakeries. Enjoyed spa services(excellent) and the relaxing river walk. Hardworking restaurant staff served delicious breakfast on the Boulevard. We felt a real sense of community with a competitive marathon running by.... More 

Thank ASHAY28
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Riverfront is like the heart of downtown fort lauderdale, there are plenty of restaurants, cool bars and shops.

Thank Maricela R
Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was around for when the first brick was laid, then did live remotes on WPLL and WINZ with my radio show (the Liz Wilde Show) at several of the venues here. It was booming and bustling with life, action, art, and great food. We regularly ate at Pink's and friends worked at the gallery and a couple of the... More 

Thank FirestoneGallery
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Not the Riviera but still a quiet, pleasant walk along the riverside. Some shops, bistros but also empty rental spaces. A river taxi is a pleasant diversion - start at one end, do a walkabout and grab the taxi to return. A drink along the way is a requirement! Not for really hot days, but otherwise...

Thank Adam S
Coral Springs, Florida
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It's run down now. Needs a huge facelift. There doesn't seem to be any money flowing into this property or if it is the owners are not reinvesting it into the property. When it first opened it was great. The restaurants and the bars were always packed. Maybe they increase rent, but it's a dump now. We used to chill... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

It looks nice from the architecture perspective, but it seemed like a ghost town. I am not sure if it was because of the rainy day, but I dared to talk to some store clerks and I was informed that the place will be relocated (renewed) so it all might come down in the next few years. If you have... More 

Thank Gilvam
Davie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Went there to check out how it has declined. The only shops there were a Segway rental shop, a pizza joint that wasn't open at 2:30 PM when I was there, an art gallery that was closed, and a tour boat that takes you around the Fort Lauderdale waterways. The second floor is blocked off and the escalators have been... More 

Thank LGolden33324
Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
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257 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Parts of the riverfront are vibrant and other parts need to be totally redone. The area is beautiful, the water sky and palm trees make south Florida what it is, but there is a lack of parking, and a lot of vacant buildings. This could be a wonderful spot, needs to be redisgned

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