Of course, Fort Lauderdale is known for its beaches and relaxed vacation spots, but it also has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, which is why the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a good option to visit while on a vacation in Broward County.
It is a society to promote all spaces related to the art scene, entertainment, culture alongside New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
This area holds over a thousand yearly events and cultural activities and over a million visitors enjoy those activities.
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District consists on:
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- NSU Art Museum
- Florida Grand Opera: The 7th oldest in the United States, and tenth in the biggest operas top ten. During 2017 celebrated its 75th anniversary.
- Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
- Stranahan House-Museum: A building built in 1901 as a market for trading between natives and settlers. In time, it evolved into a hotel and restaurant; now listed as a historic building and slated as the gathering point for many tours and activities of the area.
- Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.
There are also other interesting activities in the area that, even though are not formally a part of the District society, you could very well enjoy while you are there:
- Museum of Discovery and Science.
- Las Olas Boulevard.
- New River Riverwalk and green spaces.
You can take a look at the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District map below to plan your day ahead.
You can also follow the links of all the attractions and activities of the district we were able to enjoy; and of course, the rest are going to be on our bucket list for our next visit to Fort Lauderdale, as it seems every vacation is a short vacation when there´s so much to see and a great place to be in.