Las Olas Boulevard

Regarded as Fort Lauderdale’s downtown hub, Las Olas Boulevard has a little something for everyone. This iconic thoroughfare is lined with boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment venues. By day, visitors can browse the fashionable clothing stores, relax at an outdoor cafe, or take a relaxing stroll under a canopy of palm trees. After the sun goes down, Las Olas Boulevard comes alive with crowds flocking to the area’s lively bars, breweries, comedy clubs, and music venues. Some highlights along Las Olas Boulevard include the IG-worthy Las Olas Boulevard Fountains, family-owned Greek restaurant Kaluz Restaurant, and Riverside Hotel, a historic boutique hotel dating back to 1936. Don’t miss Las Olas Boulevard when exploring Fort Lauderdale!

Fort Lauderdale Beach

You can’t visit Fort Lauderdale without spending some time soaking up the sun on its world-famous beach! Spanning over 6 miles of Atlantic coastline, Fort Lauderdale Beach offers pristine sand, gentle surf, and a lively strip of hotels, shops, bars and restaurants along A1A. It’s the quintessential spot to work on your tan, go for a swim, or try your hand at watersports like jet skiing and parasailing. Be sure to pose for a photo with the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, an iconic building recognizable for its flowing curves and sea wave-like roof. Search for seashells along the water’s edge early in the morning, or stay late to watch a picturesque sunset over the ocean. With convenient charter bus parking available, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a breeze to access and enjoy with your travel group.

Sailboat Bend Historic District

Step back in time with a visit to the Sailboat Bend Historic District located along the New River. As one of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest neighborhoods, this charming area gives visitors a glimpse into the city’s early history with its restored historic homes and buildings. The district earned its name from the many sailboats that used to dock along its shores. Today, the Sailboat Bend Historic District captivates visitors with its quaint charm. Wander through the leafy residential streets lined with early 20th-century architecture. Make sure to stop by the Historic Stranahan House Museum, the oldest surviving home in Broward County. After exploring the neighborhood’s historic sights, relax along the Riverwalk or dine at a waterfront restaurant like Tropics Bar & Grill.

Wilton Manors

Just north of downtown, Wilton Manors offers a more laid-back vibe compared to the high-energy Las Olas Boulevard. This LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood provides a welcoming atmosphere with its collection of indie shops, casual eateries, dive bars and charming green spaces. Some highlights in Wilton Manors include the Old Heidelberg Restaurant, known for its schnitzel and biergarten, and the Strip, an epicenter of nightlife thanks to its concentration of gay bars and clubs. Plan to visit on Tuesday nights for Wilton Manors’ popular Hump Day Market, or anytime you’re craving quirky boutiques and a dose of local culture.


Nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and US-1, Harbordale charms visitors with its peaceful, residential setting. Mature trees and verdant yards surround historic homes in this mostly single-family neighborhood. Though primarily residential, Harbordale also holds shops and eateries along NE 13th Street that retain the area’s small-town vibe. Some favorite spots in Harbordale include Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, home to the neighborhood’s public library and tennis club, and Boatyard Cafe, a restaurant overlooking the waterway. For a taste of old-town Fort Lauderdale, schedule a stop in this charming enclave.

Victoria Park

Located east of downtown, Victoria Park entices visitors with its green space and historic residences. Tree-lined streets wind past craftsman homes and Mediterranean revival mansions. Meanwhile, Holiday Park provides a sprawling recreational space with sports fields, playgrounds and the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. The park even holds a replica of the Navy SEAL Monument found in Virginia Beach. After working up an appetite, grab a bite along the North Federal Highway strip. For culture, don’t miss the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, displaying art and architecture straight from Japan. Rent a pedal boat or just relax by the lake to fully experience this scenic neighborhood.


As the name implies, Riverfront offers prime access to the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. High-rise condos and luxury yachts characterize the sleek waterfront vibe. Of course, Riverfront also puts visitors close to attractions like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the shops and restaurants of Las Olas Boulevard. When exploring Riverfront, make reservations for dinner at a sky-high restaurant like Steak 954, located on the 20th floor of the W Fort Lauderdale hotel. Or catch panoramic views of the New River during a performance at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel. For city sights with a side of waterfront views, Riverfront is the place to be.

Galt Ocean Mile

Just north of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Galt Ocean Mile stretches along A1A with its lineup of beachfront condominiums and resorts. Visitors here can enjoy easy access to the sand and surf while also immersing themselves in laid-back seaside living. When you’re not catching rays on the beach, check out neighborhood favorites like the historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens or the walkable shops and dining of Galt Ocean Plaza. Several oceanfront parks also invite visitors to splash in the waves, picnic in the sunshine or partake in water sports. And with the area’s seaside promenades, an afternoon stroll or bike ride offers VIP views of cerulean waters any way you look.

Book a Bus With Us

With so many amazing neighborhoods to experience, the best way to get your group around Fort Lauderdale is in the comfort of a charter bus rental from Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale. Our charter buses allow you to bring everyone together to explore Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant culture, history, cuisine and natural beauty at your own pace. Plus, you won’t have to worry about traffic or parking with our professional bus drivers handling it all! To start planning your customized neighborhood tour of Fort Lauderdale, call Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale today at (954) 809-3533. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide a free quote on the perfect charter bus rental for your group’s Fort Lauderdale adventure!