Ten Fort Lauderdale Life Hacks
2. Befriend a BC student; park downtown for free.
Photo by Andrew Bossi via Wikipedia Commons
Parking in downtown Fort Lauderdale can be quite the bitch, especially on weekends at nights. However, most Broward College students get free parking in the downtown Broward College garage. Also, a lot of employees who work downtown will have access to free parking.
Bite the bullet and carpool with them. Even if they suck.
Whatever you do, do not pay to get into those sketchy parking lots on Himmarshee. They'll up-charge you once you pull in, and there'll be an endless stream of drunk kids peeing on your side mirrors.
1. Look, but don't touch, on Las Olas.
Photo by Ian Witlen
Las Olas is one of Fort Lauderdale's most scenic streets. It's bustling, vibrant, alive, and also expensive as shit. Browse your heart out, but don't pay $300 for that statue of a manatee in a Hawaiian shirt. It's not worth it. OK, actually that sounds like an awesome statue, but you get the point.
If it's local art you're looking for, there are much more affordable and authentic places to get it.
Browse the arts section of our website or check out FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale's arts district.