Like a Local
Quirky, under-the-radar highlights only a local could recommend.
ETARU is a neighborhood restaurant, welcoming local diners with a menu and vibe that embraces its waterfront setting. In a stunning multi-functional space steps away from the sand, the restaurant will evolve throughout the day and night, with a ground level beach club, restaurant and bar.
Water Taxi Tours
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., these bright yellow boats pick up at Beachwalk Elite Hotel and Resort's poolside dock and offer up-close-and-personal views of the mansions and yachts of Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale, stopping at 20 different spots along the way. An all-day ticket is $26.
Beachwalk Resort Bistro
Happy hour from Sunday through Friday (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) offers half-off deals on house drinks, house wines, draft beer, and appetizers in this resort-based bistro. Go for an Apple Splash Margarita and a plate of the Beachwalk nachos, loaded with jalapeños, cheese, black beans, scallions, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
A free ride from Beachwalk in a Mercedes-Benz takes guests to this entertainment district, which features a racetrack, a bowling lounge, restaurants, bars, a shopping mall (including Pottery Barn, Container Store, and Williams-Sonoma), and a casino, in addition to the horse-racing events.