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Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Sights

Riverwalk

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Updated 05/12/2014

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Lovely views prevail on this paved promenade on the New River's north bank. On the first Sunday of every month a free jazz festival attracts visitors. From west to east, the Riverwalk begins at the residential New River Sound, passes through the Arts and Science District, then the historic center of Fort Lauderdale, and wraps around the New River until it meets with Las Olas Boulevard's shopping district.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Updated 05/12/2014

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Aug 21, 2004

Free JAZZ CONCERTS on 3 or 4 Stages-non stop

Every first Sunday of the month, Ft Lauderdale opens upp the RIverwalk to a giant Jazz Brunch. From the Theater sections down past the Riverwalk complex-toward the Las Olas shopping areas, there are bandstands with a variety of groups playing different types of Jazz. This is the FREE part. There are also vendors selling foods and dispersing info. It is a giant fest, and great fun. The Riverhouse (was once the Chart House) has an excellent brunch

in it outside Riverwalk Gardens. If you want a free river boat ride, wave to the captain across the water at Chirt Tail Charlies. They will pick you up and bring you to their place for a snack (about $8.00 for a sandwich- soda.soft drinks refilled free)...upstairs is much more $$$. During Riverwalk quiet times, you need to know that there are still lots to do, however, you may sometimes come across a homeless person (well they ain't got a shower if they got a home). They are simply watching the yachts pass that wee once their dream. (Illegal to give $$ in Fl)

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