The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful beach, multitude of sidewalk cafes, frequent live music and enticing public plazas, where free dance classes are held monthly and outdoor games are played daily. Brightly colored banners anchor the town’s boundaries and colorful way-finding signs celebrate its identity as a charming seaside village
Nestled on the pristine shore of the Atlantic Ocean and tucked just south of Fort Lauderdale, the charming seaside town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea offers a perfect retreat for even the most discerning travelers. A picturesque stretch of exclusive beach, swaying palm trees and mid-century modern architecture provides the ideal location for your beach vacation. Known as the “Shore Dive Capital of South Florida, Lauderdale by the Sea draws snorkelers and divers from all over the world to explore its living coral reef located just 100 yards offshore.
Steps away from the beach, you will find a bustling plaza studded with restaurants, cafes, and boutiques where you find live music, free dance classes, and outdoor games are played daily. With everything you need to fill your days just a stroll away, “Relax, You’re Here!” as the town’s moto goes. Just beyond the borders of our quaint seaside town you can explore Fort Lauderdale with its exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife scene.
Whether you are looking for adventure, or just an escape from it all, everything is just a stone’s throw away!
CRUISE, FISH, AND RELAX ON THE WATER
Relax on the water with a boat rental for a day: whether you’re looking to go out fishing with a guide, have a wine tasting, celebrate a bachelorette party, or just spend some quality time with loved ones, Fort Lauderdale offers incredible water attractions. From coral reef snorkeling to cruising along the waterfront mansions, a Fort Lauderdale boat rental gives you the most unforgettable experience of your vacation. Experience this incredible paradise on the water and find the boat of your dreams—sailboat, fishing charter, or yacht—complete with full insurance and a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with Boatsetter. Use the code “Sealord” at checkout.
Visitors to the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea often see scuba divers entering the water to make a “beach dive.” What the visitors may not know — but what the divers do — is that the Town has a living coral reef within 100 yards of its shoreline. The reef is so close to the beach, it is even accessible to snorkelers. Commonly referred to as the “first reef,” this underwater habitat is home to Florida’s spiny lobster, grouper, rust-colored barrel sponges, protected corals, sea fans and a variety of colorful tropical fish.
CRUISE ALONG FORT LAUDERDALE
Cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s historic New River and enjoy a delicious shrimp and barbecue dinner on this 4-hour cruise. Board the Jungle Queen Riverboat and see the luxurious mansions and yachts along Millionaire’s Row, stretching from the Bahia Mar Yachting Center to the Intracoastal Waterway. The cruise travels to a tropical isle for an endless dinner offering featuring barbecue ribs, chicken and shrimp with all the trimmings. Then experience a laugh-out-loud variety show to cap off an enjoyable and entertaining evening.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Plunge into a culture as deep as the ocean which frames us. A culture characterized by Seminoles and Broadway shows. Tasty jazz and art festivals. And like the horizon here, the list goes on and on and on. Be sure to check out the concert schedules at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Hard Rock Live in Hollywood and the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Relax and unwind at a local wine bar, or dance it up with martinis and heart-pumping music. Catch the game with friends at a sports bar or laugh the night away at a comedy club. Bring your cowboy hat and boots for a country/western night out at the saloon, or feel the passionate and energetic vibe (and maybe even learn to salsa!) of Latin-inspired nightlife.