Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. With 165 miles of waterways within the city limits, it is known as the “Venice of America.” The most popular section of beach is where A1A runs alongside the beach, between Las Olas Blvd north to Sunrise Blvd. A1A is also known as the “Strip,” where there is a wide array of shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels. You can rent a bicycle and explore along the beach, or head inland via Las Olas Blvd, to explore the upscale shops that line Las Olas towards the downtown. From Las Olas, the RiverWalk connects to the Arts and Entertainment district. Parking at some beach hotels is limited and with things quite close you will find bicycles are a good way to get around. This is our guide to the best places to run in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Beach, Florida.
Some of the best places to run in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Beach are along the road by the beach, the recently completed River Walk trail, and the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk just south of Fort Lauderdale. For some hills, head a bit west to Vista View Park.
The area is fairly congested and there are lots of busy roads that aren’t great for running. Several of our routes are shorter, so for those wanting a longer run, we recommend stringing together a few ‘combo’ runs. Some recommendations:
River Walk/Las Olas Blvd.
Hollywood Blvd./West South Lake Trail
Coral Ridge/Hugh Taylor Birch State Park