Oakland Park is part of Fort Lauderdale, the upmarket tropical-style resort to the north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale is a popular place for luxury yachts to moor and is a major cruise port. The delightful Riverside Walk is lined with outdoor restaurants on one side, and luxury private yachts on the other. The nearby beach has beautiful fine soft sand beneath the palm trees and plenty of lifeguard stations. A vacation home at Oakland Park puts visitors within easy reach of the beach, shopping and nightlife of the area as well as the natural attractions and state parks nearby. The theatres, restaurants, sports arenas and attractions of Miami are within easy reach, just 20 miles away.
Las Olas Blvd is the place to go window shopping. Delightful art galleries, upmarket boutiques and exclusive shops line the street along with plenty of cafés and restaurants. The Galleria Mall has all the usual chain stores including Macy’s and Dillards and has an excellent food court. Beach
The beach at Fort Lauderdale is legendary. Beautiful soft sand, the bluest warm ocean and plenty of palm trees make this a beautiful place to relax and sunbathe. The more energetic can enjoy windsurfing, jet skiing and other watersports. Golf
Fort Lauderdale has plenty of golf courses to suit all levels of play. Bring your own clubs or rent a set when you arrive and enjoy playing in the beautiful Florida sunshine before relaxing at the 19th hole.
This modern complex always has a varied program of plays, concerts, operas and performances to suit all tastes so check out who is performing during your stay and visit one of the best arts centres in Florida during your stay.
One trip you won’t want to miss from your vacation home in Oakland Park is just a short drive away. The Everglades are one of the natural wonders of the world and offer exhilarating airboat rides to an Indian hammock to see alligators, herons, egrets and other wildlife.
Centred on a casino run by the Seminole Indians, the Hard Rock Casino is the area’s best entertainment venue. There is always an excellent program of live concerts by international stars. Hard Rock is open night and day with great attractions, a huge choice of restaurants, slot machines and plenty to see and do.
The weather in Fort Lauderdale offers plenty of warmth and sunshine all year round making it a very popular “snowbird” destination. Average daytime highs in the winter months are a pleasant 76°F (25°C) and reach a hot and humid 90°F (32°C) or higher in August. Hurricanes occasionally affect South Florida from August through October.
There are several main airports close to your Oakland Park vacation rental. The closest is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which is just 7 miles from the centre of Oakland Park. Miami International Airport is 28 miles away and has many national and international flights arriving daily. Palm Beach International Airport is also close by, just 35 miles from your Oakland Park apartment rental.