Victoria Park is located within a couple of miles of the shops and restaurants of Las Olas, the downtown business district, and Central Beach. Within the neighborhood lies Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most popular park. Victoria Park is located minutes from I-95, which spans the length of Florida’s east coast. As a family friendly neighborhood environment that remains quaint and quiet, Victoria Park is unique because of its location in the middle of busy Fort Lauderdale. On any given day you will find people walking their dogs, exercising, or taking their family to the park.
Victoria Park appeals to buyers and renters at all price points. On one street you will find multi-million dollar waterfront mansions, the next will present you with newly constructed modern townhomes, and a third will bring you upon charming Florida style homes from the 1930’s. There is no shortage of demand for the homes in the centrally located neighborhood.
Las Olas Boulevard stretches from downtown Fort Lauderdale to the ocean and is the place to see and be seen. Here, you'll find plenty of tourist attractions and things to do, including shopping at more than 100 stores and restaurants.
Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. Stroll the boulevard, duck in and out of our cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you’ll discover - nowhere else in Florida will you find. . . .Over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 world class museums, 65 unique shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the national Register of Historic Places, this 35-acre historic estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach is an extraordinary blend of art, history and nature. The whimsically-designed house was built in 1920 and was home to artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Bonnet House was the romantic, whimsical winter getaway of wealthy Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn Fortune Bartlett, an artist in her own right. But unlike lavish show-palaces of the era, Bonnet House was a very personal, intimate creation intended just for family and close friends. It's been perfectly preserved in its 1930's and 40's period of significance, full of delightful surprises.
Jungle Queen Riverboat has been sailing the waterways of Fort Lauderdale since 1935, that is over 80 years of expertise! The experience really shines when it comes to treating guests, navigating the sometimes tight river ways, and providing an entertaining atmosphere. Besides all of the history, we also have one of the best looking tour boats on the water.
If you have limited time in Fort Lauderdale or simply want to see more of the city from the water, take a boat cruise on the New River for great views of places that are otherwise difficult to access. Get close views of downtown, along with mega yachts and waterside mansions along Millionaire's Row as you travel through the canals and hear live commentary from the guide.
National Register of Historic Places. Mission Statement: Educating. Preserving. Honoring the Heroes BACKGROUND HISTORY: Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (NASFL) was built on the site of Merle Fogg Field in 1942 as part of the national defense program; serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, and as one of a few specialty schools for training on the TBM/TBF Avenger aircraft. NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big impact in the growth and economy of the South Florida region and the United States as a whole. Building # 8, The Link Trainer Building housed 6-8 Link Trainer flight simulators. It is the only remaining structure left on the naval base property—sole reminder of a naval complex of more than 200 buildings. This building is now the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. The Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NAS Fort Lauderdale on 5 December 1945, to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H. W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. From October 1942 to October 1946 the base would train American and British pilots and thousands of aircrewmen from the U.S and other countries.
A one-level 1,000,000-sq-ft (91,635 m2) shopping mall in Plantation, FL, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Managed and co-owned by the Westfield Group. Featuring 115 retail and service shops, four department stores, Regal Broward Stadium 12 + RPX, a variety of sit-down and casual dining venues. Accessible from Interstates 75, 95, 595 and Florida’s Turnpike, well positioned to attract frequent visits from urban and suburban commuters, while also drawing a sizeable influx of tourists drawn to the nearby world-renowned beaches. Along with popular shops that include Pandora, Aeropostale, Victoria's Secret, Teavana, Francesca's Collection, Express and Hollister.
If you were wondering what sort of plants and animals populate the wilderness areas of Florida, plan for a trip to Flamingo Gardens. Spread out over 60 acres, the park has flora, fauna, and historical components.
The fauna component is a botanical garden with over 3,000 plants from the tropics and subtropics. A highlight of the garden is the arboretum, home of Florida's largest trees. Take some time to wander through the 11 different gardens, ranging from beautiful orchids to a live oak hammock.
The flora consists of a wildlife sanctuary, Florida's largest of native species, with non-releasable residents including bobcats, eagles, alligators, and bears. One of the highlights, of course, is the Flamingo Pond, where these colorful birds go about their daily lives. For an additional fee, you can feed them by hand.
Fort Lauderdale beaches lies at the heart of the tourist area in Fort Lauderdale. Once known for spring break madness, when thousands of college students descended on the beach, the Fort Lauderdale beach area is now more sedate but still an entertaining stretch of sand and one of the best beaches in Florida.
Knowing where to go to make the most of Fort Lauderdale's seven miles of beach is important. One of the best access points is Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Located just south of where famous Las Olas Boulevard intersects with Florida State Road A1A, this wonderful stretch of sand has one of the best features of any beach in Fort Lauderdale: extensive parking.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Fort Lauderdale landmark, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a mix of art, architecture, history, and ecology.
The historic house was designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett and built in 1920. On display are collections of art and personal treasures.
The estate covers 36 acres and was once the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family. The surrounding grounds of the estate remain a virtual oasis of coastal wilderness, nestled amid the commercial development of the Fort Lauderdale beachfront