Fort Lauderdale is located on Florida's sunny southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. Las Olas Blvd. is a main thoroughfare in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. West of SE 17th Avenue, lies the commercial shopping district, which is itself colloquially called "Las Olas"; this portion of the road is lined with low and mid-rise bars, nightclubs, bridal stores, shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. The name "Las Olas" means "The Waves" in Spanish.
The “World Famous” Fort Lauderdale Beach is just minutes down Las Olas Blvd. and is a popular destination for Spring Breaker and those looking so soak up the warm Florida sun.
Other Fort Lauderdale attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.