Our coastal town is the ideal beach vacation destination thanks to the year-round warm weather, friendly locals, and small businesses. The best part? Once you get to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, everything you need to enjoy your stay is within walking distance. And with the start of our Downtown Enhancement Project in mid-July, our beachside town is about to get even more walkable.

COVID-19 brought a lot of change to communities around the globe, and LBTS is no exception. One of those changes included expanding outdoor seating in our downtown area to allow restaurants to remain open while following social distancing mandates. Little did we know, residents, visitors, and businesses would all embrace the extended seating options. What was originally intended as a short-term fix will now be a permanent feature of our downtown landscape.

The expanded sidewalk café areas offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity to feel the breeze and soak in some Vitamin D while enjoying a bite to eat outdoors. Afterward, all are invited to wander toward Ocean Plaza to participate in town events, like live music and dance lessons.

Not only are we looking forward to reimagining our downtown area, but so is NBC 6!

Click here to read a feature article from NBC 6 on our enhancement project.

With all this excitement coming to our downtown area, we want to remind everyone that our locally-owned shops and restaurants will remain open for business while work is being completed. You can still grab your favorite meal or browse for a seaside souvenir during your visit.

So relax… and enjoy the expanded walkability of our little town.