Located on the Atlantic coast in the state of Florida, Fort Lauderdale promises an exciting shopping adventure to visitors.
It is composed of several islands, which are connected to one another by bays, rivers and canals. Hence, the place is often called the Venice of America.
Perhaps the most popular shopping area is Las Olas Boulevard. Situated along the banks of a river, the boulevard promises an exciting array of shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, gift shops and art galleries. If you do not feel like walking, you have the option of taking a water taxi, electric bikes, the Sun Trolley or a rickshaw. After an exhausting day of shopping and browsing, you can relax at the numerous steakhouses, Mexican eateries, sushi bars, French bistros or Italian trattorias.
Visiting Fort Lauderdale also mean visiting the Sawgrass Mills. This is located in Sunrise, close to Flamingo Road. This is a massive complex consisting of hundreds of shops, and a single day may not be enough to cover all the shops. Incidentally, this is the biggest retail complex in the entire state. Here you can get designer wear from Ralph Lauren, Armani, Prada, Nike, Cole Hahn, Neiman Marcus and many other brands. One thing is for certain that you will not leave the complex empty handed.
You should definitely check out Swap Shop Circus. This is an excellent place for bargain hunters. Located in Sunrise Boulevard, it is a circus-themed shopping destination that promises an exhilarating shop experience. It has around 800 stalls that sell branded products at highly discounted rates. It is also quite close to Sawgrass Mills.
Pembroke Garden offers a nice collection of upscale shops and outdoor plaza selling clothes, household items, jewelry, gifts and sporting goods. It is located in Pine Boulevard in Broward County.
Another shopping destination that should not be missed is the Westfield Mall, which is known as The Broward Mall by the local residents. The mall has around 75 shops and department stores, as well as a food court. It is located at Broward Boulevard. Here you can pick up designer clothes, gifts, jewelry as well as sporting goods. At little away from the Westfield Mall, along University Drive, are several other shopping plazas that have small as well as large shops, department stores, delis and restaurants that are worth checking out. You never know what hidden treasures you may be able to pick up there.
You will be able also to visit Dania Historic Antique Shopping District. Not only can you browse through the numerous antique shops here, you can also visit the Antique Center Mall. This is one of the best places to pick up antiques in the city.
Travel tip by aronrocks