Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue, Worth Avenue - and Las Olas Boulevard. Only one of these venerable shopping destinations can truly wear the slogan, "Where the Beach Meets Chic." Translated to mean "the waves" in Spanish, Las Olas Boulevard has historically been the road that connects the beach with the city. Today it's known as Greater Fort Lauderdale's "style mile," lined with boutiques. At night, restaurants come alive with bands and dancing.
Today, Las Olas is known as Greater Fort Lauderdale's "style mile," lined with stores and restaurants of all kinds serving all tastes. Independently-owned boutiques feature couture, jewelry, home décor, art galleries and specialty gifts.
Acclaimed restaurants dotting restaurant row include YOLO on Las Olas Boulevard (because "you only live once"), Johnny V and the venerable Café de Paris. Lively lounges and cafés with sidewalk seating provide laid-back people watching and colorful nightlife.