Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard is a famed thoroughfare and a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment that leads all the way to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You'll find more than 120 retail stores, luxurious spas and salons, art galleries, museums, and more. Spanish for "the waves," Las Olas has long been the heart of the city.
Dotted with towering palm trees and lush tropical foliage, Las Olas is the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
Where is Las Olas?
Las Olas Boulevard runs from Andrews Avenue to A1A and Fort Lauderdale Beach, stretching through the Central Business District and the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. This road features blocks of boutique shops and stores, as well as views of the Intracoastal waterway and the stunning homes and yachts in this area. Take Las Olas Boulevard all the way to Las Olas Beach.
Parking Along Las Olas Boulevard
There is plenty of on-street parking along the boulevard as well as two parking lots. Street parking is metered and available using PaybyPhone and ParkByApp. You'll find more details on how to pay at each spot.
If you'd prefer not to deal with the hassle of driving and parking, there are plenty of other options. There is also the Sun Trolley, which operates throughout Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods including Las Olas and is free to use. View the shuttle tracker and route maps to plan your transportation.
Plus, many of our Fort Lauderdale vacation rentals are located in the Las Olas area so you can easily walk or bike to shopping.
Las Olas Beach
Las Olas is a popular public beach with plenty of space to relax, oceanfront dining, and boutique stores. Along the beach, you'll find volleyball courts and a walking path to remain active in the sun. The beach has lifeguards on duty in certain sections and there are always beach hazard flags to be aware of before you get into the water.
Las Olas Riverwalk Park
The Las Olas Riverwalk park is located just off the boulevard between 9th Ave and 11th Ave. Sitting along the banks of the New River, this park features manicured gardens and walking paths. Stop here for a picnic lunch or just to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Attractions Around Las Olas Boulevard
- Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
- Museum of Discovery and Science
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Las Olas Fort Lauderdale Restaurants
Las Olas Boulevard is home to some of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. You can find everything including fresh seafood, pub cuisine, tacos, sushi, and Italian.