This stretch of stores, restaurants, bars, galleries and offices is the cultural and commercial hub of Broward County. No longer a Spring Break mecca, Fort Lauderdale has grown up and Las Olas showcases the Gold Coast’s sophistication. Catch a water taxi for a ride on the New River, check out the historic Riverside Hotel or enjoy the collection of modern works at the Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale. Big events include January’s Las Olas Art Festival and May’s Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. Downtown Fort Lauderdale, just south of Broward Boulevard.