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Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 300-plus-miles of
Intracoastal Waterway has earned it the nickname
“Venice of America.” Explore via water taxi, which
travels as far south as Hollywood.
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s food culture represents
the full spectrum of the destination’s diversity. Check
out Las Olas Boulevard for hotspots like YOLO, or Fort
Lauderdale Beach for dinner with a side of island vibes at
Mai-Kai Restaurant, which puts on a live Polynesian show.
Sawgrass Mills — The country’s largest outlet mall has
more than 350 stores, including designer brands like
Prada and Burberry.
The Everglades — Tour the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. via airboat and there’s a good chance
you’ll spot an alligator or two. Just keep your hands in
FATVillage Arts District — The Flagler Arts and
Technology Village has more than two dozen tenants,
ranging from artists’ studios to co;ee shops, and puts on
an art walk the last Saturday of every month.
In the deep Greater Fort Lauderdale’s crystal-clear blue waters provide the perfect
backdrop for clear minds and better brainstorming.
Broward County Convention Center (BCCC)
• 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space
• Certi;ied LEED Gold for Existing Buildings
• More than 3,000 hotel rooms within a 1.5-mile radius
of the BCCC
• 14,000 meeting/group hotel guest rooms countywide
• More than 700 daily ;lights to 80-plus worldwide cities
via Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
(FLL), 3. 2 miles from the BCCC
• Port Everglades, one of the world’s busiest cruise ports
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau —
Whether they’re bonding during a kayaking excursion or
celebrating on a yacht, when attendees meet in Greater Fort
Lauderdale they’re always in a sunny state of mind. Rely on the
team at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
(GFLCVB) to ;lawlessly execute the most creative of ideas, and
more importantly, to integrate a group’s individual goals into those
exceptional destination experiences.
“Greater Fort Lauderdale is uniquely positioned as an incredible
meetings destination for three reasons,” said Stacy Ritter, president
and CEO of the GFLCVB. “First, it’s the ease of arriving here. Once
you are here, our Client Services Team attentively addresses every
detail for success before, during, and even after your meeting.
Another key element is the people. We have hospitality in our DNA,
and our culture is diverse, inclusive, warm, and welcoming.”