Looking to satisfy your wanderlust? With a vibrant collection of cultures and activities, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the ultimate, inclusive LGBT+ destination where everyone comes together, under the warm embrace of the sun. Discover a 23 mile-stretch of golden sand among eight distinct beaches, along with extraordinary culinary offerings, a thriving arts and culture scene, spectacular nightlife, world-class shopping and more.
First-time visitors are encouraged to visit the LGBT+ Visitors Center in Wilton Manors. From there, they can explore Wilton Drive, featuring unique boutiques and a variety of restaurants serving up delectable meals. Then head on over to the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBT+ history and culture, and the World AIDS Museum, both in nearby Fort Lauderdale.
In Sunrise, visitors will find the nation’s biggest luxury and designer outlet destination. The 2.1 million-square-foot Sawgrass Mills features more than 350 stores, including GUCCI, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store, Tag Heuer Versace, David Yurman, Ralph Lauren and Saks OFF 5th. Fuel up between the bargains at on-site eateries, such as Shake Shack and Seasons 52.
Walk among curated outdoor murals and art galleries in the Downtown Hollywood Mural District in Florida’s Hollywood, MASS District and FATVillage in Fort Lauderdale. Step inside the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for renowned exhibits, such as The World of Anna Sui (Feb. 27-Sept. 19), and then stroll Las Olas Boulevard – Fort Lauderdale’s Style Mile – for sidewalk cafes, local boutiques and national retailers, the National Geographic | Fine Art Galleries, and live music. From there, hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi for a beautiful ride to the beach.
Soak up the sun and take in breathtaking views at these top-rated LGBT+ beach areas:
- Sebastian Street Beach - located between Sunrise Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard, in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
- Stonewall Beach – located on the south side of the Fisher Family Pier in Pompano Beach
- NE 18th Street & AIA – located in Fort Lauderdale
Create your own adventure in Greater Fort Lauderdale.