The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau's highest priority is the safety and well-being of visitors and residents. Hotels, beaches and businesses have reopened for visitors. Wearing masks in public spaces and distancing is required. Rules are in place to ensure Safe + Clean experiences throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and its 31 cities.
Greater Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 guidelines include:
Hotels are open for all visitors. Be sure to check directly with your preferred hotel, since a few have not fully reopened.
Short-term vacation rentals are open for all visitors.
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOWS
Fireworks shows by the City of Fort Lauderdale and the City of Pompano Beach are closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. All are encouraged to enjoy the fireworks safely from their balconies, backyards, porches, patios or virtually beginning at 9 p.m.
Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches are open June 29 through July 2. All area beaches will close July 3-5 for the July 4th holiday weekend for the safety of visitors and residents by preventing crowded conditions that may lead to spread of COVID-19. Hotels (including pool areas), restaurants and shops throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale will remain open over the holiday weekend.
Beach Activities Allowed (except for the holiday closure):
Beach Activities NOT Allowed:
Open Beach Areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County:
City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Parking is available at city parking garages, surface lots and on-street metered parking areas along Fort Lauderdale beach. Find a map, rates and more info here.
On-premise dining service is available at restaurants throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale with rules for 50% seating capacity in dining areas. You must wear a mask when entering restaurants or when walking to pickup counters or restrooms. Alcohol, beer and wine may be served to seated diners. No bar seating is allowed in restaurants at this time.
Pickup and delivery options remain available at many locations. Find details about restaurants offering take out and delivery on our dining page or on @VisitLauderdale Facebook and @VisitLauderdale Instagram stories. With high-demand grocery items in short supply, some area restaurants have turned into community markets selling fresh meats, seafood, produce and even paper goods and cleaning products. Read more about it here.
Bars and nightclubs focused on serving alcoholic beverages, where the service of food is merely incidental, must remain closed at this time in South Florida, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
Broward County has opened most county-owned parks, nature trails, golf courses and marinas for outdoor recreation with social distancing rules in place. Find the list of open county parks and recreation areas, as well as guidelines here. Each of Broward County's 31 cities has its own rules for city-managed parks and recreation. Check each city's website for specific information.
Broward County Parks that Remain Closed:
Open Attractions & Activities
SHOPPING & SERVICES
Open Shopping Areas
*All event dates are subject to change.
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