Visit Lauderdale

101 NE Third Avenue Suite 100 33301

Why Choose Our Destination?

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County convention center is undergoing a $1.3 billion expansion. Phase 1 of the newly expanded West convention center building is now complete, and we are open for business. Boasting a total of 800,000 sq ft of space including 350,000 sq ft of exhibit space our venue offers endless possibilities to meeting planners. Phase 2 of the East convention center building expansion is well under way and will encompass a total of 1.2 million sq ft of space, a 65K sq ft waterfront ballroom, 6-acre outdoor tropical plaza, an 801 room OMNI headquarter hotel and a water taxi and yacht charter dock. Phase 2 slated for completion in 2025.


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Distance from airport

  • Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport

    3 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

African-American Research Library & Cultural Center

60,000 sq ft jewel, only third of its kind in the U.S. A main library and a unique children's library with more Black history books and books written by Blacks than any other facility in the country. The auditorium and exhibit areas provide opportunities to exchange ideas and cultural values as well as promote an understanding and appreciation of the contributions of persons of African descent. Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm, Closed Sundays. Free
2650 NW 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 33311

FLA Live Arena

Featuring some of the world’s hottest concerts, sporting events and family shows.
1 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323

Airboat Adventures at Sawgrass Recreation Park

Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Everglades followed by Reptile, Glades and Exotic Wildlife Exhibits featuring more than 100 adopted & rescued mammals and reptiles. Hold an alligator and see a Florida Panther. Group rates, ample bus parking, exclusive Private Adventures & Nighttime Airboat Adventures available. Try Gator Bites, tacos, burgers & more at The Gator Grill open daily. Tours daily starting at 9am until 4pm. Adults $22.95, children 4-12 years $12.95, under-4 free. Prices subject to change.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Subtropical historic house museum of two American artists on 35-acres of Fort Lauderdale beach. Tue-Sun 9am-4pm. Closed Mondays and some holidays. Adults $20, children 6-12 $16, grounds only $10, under 6 free.
900 N Birch Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Aloha Watersports

Parasailing, wave runners, hobie cats, weenie rides, kite surfing, wind surfing, peddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling, scuba, speedboat rides and sea rocket. Daily 9am-5pm.
3030 Holiday Dr.
Fort Lauderdale

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, this stunning multi-theater complex offers world-class events in a tropical waterfront setting.
201 SW 5th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale

4 mi. away

Deerfield Beach

16 mi. away

Convention Centers

  • Broward County Convention Center

    The newly expanded LEED Gold Certified Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center now boasts 800K sq ft of space, including 350K sq ft exhibit Hall. The 2nd phase of the $1.3B expansion includes 1.2M sq ft & an 801 room OMNI Hotel, in 2025

    • Exhibit Space350,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space415,000 sq. ft.
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center1,800


Additional Information

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The venue is the first convention center in Florida to be LEED certified on any level and one of only three in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an Existing Building.