Ambrosio's Inn

2667 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306-1513, United States

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by peaches88888

We are going to be coming off a cruise in Miami on Oct.5 and hopefully renting a car right from the port. We will be driving to Ft. Laud. around noon, and seeing a show @ the Broward Center @ 8pm.
Anything else we should really see or do in the afternoon(we like touristy stuff)?
We need to pick a hotel, nothing too fancy. Either by the show or the airport as we will be leaving the next morning.
Any help would be great!
Thanks

Re: Help me fill in the blanks!

by SunTanBob

Since you only have one day, I'd recommend staying closer to the show as opposed to the airport. One option might be to stay somewhere on Las Olas Blvd, the Riverside Hotel is nice, grab lunch on the Blvd. and spend the afternoon checking out the shops, art galleries, etc. along Las Olas, it's a great area just south of the Broward Center.

When we take in a later show at the Broward Center we typically drive down a bit early and grab dinner in the surrounding area. You can park at The River House (a pretty nice place right on the New River), leave your car there for the show, and walk along the river to the Center. There are other more casual dining options just down the street as well. Makes for a nice evening.

Hope this helps.

Re: Help me fill in the blanks!

by SunTanBob

Sorry I just read your other questions re: your trip. You sound pretty ambitious so I wanted to add:

If your goal is to get a good touristy idea of Fort Lauderdale, the three major scenes are the Beach, Las Olas Blvd., and Downtown (the area adjacent to the Broward Center). So conceivably in one afternoon you could do lunch down at the beach when you arrive and check out that area, drive up Las Olas Blvd. (which intersects the heart of the main beach area) and stroll there, and then do dinner Downtown followed by the show and you would have a pretty well-rounded Fort Lauderdale day. You could stay anywhere on the beach or Las Olas and do this pretty easily. Enjoy.

Re: Help me fill in the blanks!

by peaches88888

sounds great-thanks!

Travel Tips for Fort Lauderdale

Internet Access on the Emerald Princess

by cjg1

Internet Acess is very important when we travel. Princess has an internet Cafe as well as many areas aboard the ship with wireless access.
Internet plan pricing:
$0.75 a minute (no plan)
Plan 1: $175 for 500 minutes
Plan 2: $100 for 250 minutes
Plan 3: $75 for 150 minutes
Plan 4: $55 for 100 minutes

Watch as a Mermaid Swims at the Wreck Bar!

by M.Marie about The Wreck Bar

A little experience Florida back when unique places to go were all the rage. This bar is inside the Sheraton Yankee Clipper on Seabreeze Blvd, just off of A1A in Fort Lauderdale. The bar is decorated to look like the inside of a shopwreck. and there are fish tanks and mermaid decorations all about. There are also large windows behind the bar that look underwater into the hotel pool!Thursday evenings are special: At 5:00 PM You can watch a mermaid (Aptly named Marina) swimming and looking into the bar! It's awesome. Kids love it (this bar is kid friendly that time of day), and so do grown ups! No dinners are available at the bar, but they do have finger foods. There is a nice restaurant also in the Hotel, if you want to have dinner there. (Great for a first date!) Very retro!

Ft. Lauderdale has an...

by richiecdisc

Ft. Lauderdale has an international airport so you can fly here from just about anywhere but the most fun thing is that drive down the first time as a spring breaker. You pile a bunch of guys in a car and just drive straight for about 20 hours and boom, you are in paradise.
Mass transit is not a hallmark of the states and particularly in Florida. Ft. Lauderdale is no exception. You really need a car do get around or taxi it. One great alternative is the Water Taxi, where you can travel via the intracoastal to your destination. Of course it has to be on the water, but many things are, even Second Street's nightlife! This picture is NOT the water taxi, but where you'd get dropped off near Second Street. Fares $7 one way, $13 round trip and $15 all-day pass. 651 Seabreeze Blvd. (A1A) 954-467-6677.

Shula's on the Beach

by goingsolo about Shula's on the Beach

Shula's is mostly known for its steaks. The restaurant is owned by former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula. Much of the Dolphins memorabilia can be found inside the restaurant. The Fort Lauderdale Shula's is the casual alternative to the slightly less than casual Shula's in Miami Lakes. But it has the same great food and the added perk of outdoor dining, a big plus in those few winter months.

Despite being casual, the restaurant is definitely a splurge. But, unlike many restaurants along the beaches who cater to one shot tourist business, where high prices and below average food are the norm, Shula's is actually good food for the price. Portions are pretty large too.

Shula's is located at the Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel, right along A1A. There is free valet parking available if you eat at the restaurant. My favorite is the prime rib, which is huge and way too much for the average person. But it makes for great leftovers. There is a good wine list as well. Steak is the main reason to come here, although there are some seafood selections. Desserts are supposed to be spectacular, but I've never made it that far in a meal here.

Old Downtown Ft Lauderdale -...

by MsLauderdale

Old Downtown Ft Lauderdale - Hollywood Boardwalk - Young Circle In Hollywood - Dania Pier - Saw Grass Mills Mall, Ft Lauderdale Theatre for The Performing Arts - Mikosouki Bingo Gaming Hall - Airboat Rides - Deep Sea Fishing Adventures
The above activities are not necessarily touristy stuff but rather location specific places with killer music, food and photo opportunities

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