If you have heard about Fort Lauderdale, the chances are high that you have read about Las Olas Boulevard, characterized by intimate and expensive galleries, exclusive boutiques, and other unique features, making it ideal for super-rich individuals. It is a one-mile commercial stretch characterized by upmarket restaurants and cafes, retail shops, fashion boutiques, and other cultural highlights. These features make it ideal for visiting and spending quality time, thus creating good memories. This article gives insight into how you can create the best memories within a day’s visit to Fort Lauderdale.
Start with a Good Brunch
Having arrived in Fort Lauderdale, you might be hungry and need something to bite. There is no better place to get traditional American brunch than American Social. You can try doughnut holes dusted with cinnamon sugar, peanut butter and mixed berry chocolate, and buttermilk biscuits. Before leaving, try out AMSO’s chicken sliders, brunch burger, and breakfast pizza, which are incredibly delicious.
Take in Arts
After a scrumptious brunch from American Social, you may take a visit to Fort Lauderdale’s most beautiful art gallery: NSU Museum of Art. With over 7000 contemporary works by artists like Cecily Brown, Pablo Picasso, and William Glackens, the NSU art gallery is 83,000 square feet in size. You can schedule the visit earlier to witness the art exhibitions that rotate in and out regularly. This 60-year-old South Florida art museum is ideal for anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale.
Don’t Forget to Break for Lunch.
A visit to the art gallery may leave you tired and hungry, and you might be wondering where to grab something to eat. Quickly, make your way back to American Social, which offers a fantastic lunch menu. Their menu ranges from ribs and wings cooked in St. Louis style, Steak Frites, Pan Seared Salmon to Naples Glazed Bone-in pork chops. All these foods come at an affordable price and are luxuriously delicious.
Taking retail therapy is ideal for spending your day in Las Olas after lunch. Often referred to as the “Rodeo Drive of Southern Florida,” Las Olas boulevard has excellent stores, like Andre Dupree (luxury handbags), Mclaughlin (clothing and accessories), Blue gallery (contemporary arts), Moda Mario (Clothing), and Unique treasures (luxury home furnishings). You can visit these places to get yourself some luxurious and elegant accessories and clothing.
It’s time for Happy Hour.
With you already swimming in the awesomeness of Las Olas Boulevard, it’s natural that you try the drinks offered at AMSO to lift your spirits more. You can begin with a Hornitos Margarita, available in three flavors: Strawberry, original, and Passion-fruit. Maybe a margarita isn’t your speed; you can also opt for hand-crafted cocktails like Hibiscus mule, Tiki Rita or Cactus-Pear Mojito. If you love home liquors, you can opt to enjoy a few shots of Captain Morgan.
Cruise the Venice of America in Water Taxi
A day in Fort Lauderdale is not complete without taking a cruise on a water taxi. The water taxi will take you on a tour of the many waterways and canals known as the American Venice. Enjoy the water taxi to travel throughout the town. Do not worry about wait time as boats arrive every 15 minutes, so you won’t have to wait for long. Additionally, the crew is helpful and friendly, and the captains will give you insights on points of interest. Therefore, it is a budget-conscious trip that doubles as a sightseeing journey.
Have a Dinner Later that Night at AMSO
After a long day, you can visit American social for a delicious dinner where you will enjoy delectable flavors like cedar plank salmon and apple cider beer. AMSO has got you covered with its social bites and dishes if you look for something lighter. There are high-end dishes like NY strip steaks that take your taste buds on a journey of awesomeness.
AMSO Brings Las Olas to Life
A visit to Fort Lauderdale ain’t complete without a day out in Las Olas Boulevard. America Social is here to help you enjoy the awesomeness of Southern Florida in an unparalleled manner. Contact us today if you would love to organize a party or have a private dinner.
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