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Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to more than two dozen distinct communities. Here you’ll find your go-to resource for feeling at home away from home. From Lighthouse Point to Pembroke Pines, each area offers its own unique pleasures.

You can use these listings to plan an afternoon outing, explore restaurant and hotel options and find fun things to do. Or just wander until you think you’ve found your niche.

What’s your perfect day?

Start your morning at a Haitian bakery, then head to the beach for some early rays. Whether you prefer the relative solitude of Dania Beach and Hollywood or the great people-watching on Fort Lauderdale beach, there’s a stretch of sand waiting just for you.

If you’re here between April and October, stop by the stalls at the green market in Pompano Beach for gorgeous produce and artisan goods. Open-air shopping and dining options are plentiful year-round, too. The Promenade at Coconut Creek boasts dozens of brand-name stores, plus restaurants and boutiques.

Is it time to get out of the sun for a bit? No need to go back to your room. Why not try your luck at the slots or the tables? If casinos aren’t your thing, the large antique mall in Cooper City is sure to impress. Kids and the young at heart can cool off with glow-in-the-dark mini-golf in Coral Springs or Miramar. And animal lovers always make new friends at the nature center in Coral Springs.  

Wilton Manors is proud to be a favorite destination for LGBT+ travelers, with hundreds of gay-owned and operated hotels, restaurants, clubs, and more.

Explore the neighborhoods.

Each of the 31 cities and towns are unique, offering its own brand of diversity, vibrant culture and sense of community. From the breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Ocean to the expansive Florida Everglades, these cities, each in their own way, make Broward County the best place to live, work and play.

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