Visit Lauderdale'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 social distancing is required. Rules are in place to ensure Safe + Clean experiences throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and its 31 cities. For ongoing updates, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.
Greater Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 guidelines include:
Hotels (with a few exceptions) are open for all visitors. Wearing of masks is required in lobbies and all public areas.
Short-term vacation rentals are open. Guests are limited to only to those registered. Occupancy is limited to six people or 10 from the same family group who are listed on the rental agreement.
Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches are open.
Beach Activities Allowed:
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 indoor dining areas. Many area restaurants offer open-air outdoor seating. You must wear a mask when entering restaurants or when walking to registers, pickup counters or restrooms. Alcohol, beer and wine may be served to seated diners. No bar seating or service is allowed in restaurants at this time. Dine-in service must close at 11 p.m. Take out and delivery service of food may continue from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Alcohol takeout service is not allowed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., but is allowed during after 5 a.m. and up until 11 p.m.
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.
Open Parks, Attractions & Activities
Temporarily Closed Attractions
Broward County Parks that Remain Closed:
Open Shopping Areas
*All event dates are subject to change.