What to do and see in Oakland Park, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 19, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 41,363, mainly due to annexation of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Oakland Park

1. Atlantic Coast Kayak

1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Atlantic Coast Kayak

Kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals and tours are offered daily at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve. We will assist you in launching into the Middle River from our sixty foot floating dock. Lessons are free! Guided tours are scheduled twice each day at 10 AM and 1 PM. Hourly rentals are available anytime from 9 AM til 4 PM, at $16 per hour (Pro-rated after 1 hour) or $40 for four hours per adult. kids 6-12 are half price, under 6 are free. Guided Urban Eco Tour is $48 per adult, half price for kids 6-12, under 6 are free. Our guided tour is second to none! See herons, egrets, ibises, and more! Our guides will share their knowledge of the area's history and ecosystem on a one and a half to two hour tour down the river. We usually have the wind at our backs on the way home, as the tradewinds blow from the East. Most times, the trees and houses along the river provide cover from any high winds. Don't miss the lagoon!

Reviewed By Mia M - Port Huron, Michigan

My boyfriend and I rented a double kayak for a few hours to kayak on the intercostal waterway. We saw lots of lizards and all in all it was a good adventure. Highly recommend lots of sunscreen, a hat and water! The coconut water at...MoreThanks for coming, Mia! We hope you'll return when you're back in town!

2. Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-4502 +1 954-440-0046
Excellent
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4.5 based on 252 reviews

Funky Buddha Brewery

Reviewed By Leah C

The best brewery space aesthetics I have ever seen. There are lots of seats, and different seating arrangements. Even though there are often many patrons, very busy, the service was fantastic. The beer selection available is diverse and there are more taps than most brewed offer. Good snacks.

3. Beach Pavilion

0 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 +1 954-776-1000
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Beach Pavilion

Reviewed By NewEnglandTraveler23 - Glastonbury, Connecticut

This place has it all and is a must see when you are in town. Its the central hub of the beach area and reminds me of a boardwalk you see on the Jersey shore. Its just a delightful place to sit and watch the waves of the ocean while you listen to live music ( most nights) from the close by restaurants

The view is magnificent and there is colorful Adirondack chairs to sit and relax in

4. Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

1527 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-1710 +1 954-779-7300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road.

Reviewed By Krutferduda - Syracuse, New York

this is one of the top top class automobile museums which I ever visited
I rank it to the level of the Mulhouse (France) Schlumpf Collection, which is said in the 10 best in the world.
Only-Packard Museum, but all cars maintained WITH LOVE !!! exciting for elder (who remember those cars : "He owns a Packard", meaning la crème de la crème of car owners) as well as for the younger ones, to see how BEAUTIFUL those pieces of art were designed. DO NOT MISS !!!

5. Anglins Fishing Pier

228 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4438 +1 954-491-9403
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3.5 based on 517 reviews

Anglins Fishing Pier

Reviewed By Larry S - Pompano Beach

The pier goes for hundred feet into the ocean. It 's romantic enough to walk down this pier and look at the fish and sites and fishermen testing their luck. Snacks and beverages are available from concessions and the views are breathtaking. It should be free but I guess it's privately owned and maintenance is expensive?? A tourist destination at the end of Commercial Blvd.

6. Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve

1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 +1 954-630-3118
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve

Reviewed By urbanguy - Richmond, Virginia

This is a small (5.4 acres) city of Wilton Manors park. There is an accessible path through the park, which is partly elevated through a piece of a mangrove swamp. Throughout the path, there are a number of signs with habitat descriptions. The path leads to a boat ramp on a branch of the Middle River. Nearby, there was a concessionaire from whom you can rent a kayak. It doesn't take very long to stroll through the entire park.

There is a historic house, built in 1925, and a pavilion with many picnic tables that can be rented out for group functions. This property has some of the tallest royal palms I have ever seen.

7. Garman Sculpture Works

1041 NE 45th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-3811 +1 954-789-5001
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5 based on 24 reviews

Garman Sculpture Works

World Famous, South Florida Artist, Sean Garman creates a mold directly from YOUR hands and then produces a beautiful, museum quality sculpture of YOUR HANDS that you will love forever and will be treasured in your family for generations! The molding process is fun and only takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on the sculpture you want. Our Holding Hands mold process takes around 15 minutes and the Family Hands of 3 or more takes about 30 minutes. Body Sculptures can take a bit longer depending on the size and pose. When the mold is complete, the casting process begins. The mold is prepped and then the sculpture is cast in a very fine, architectural casting stone/cement that captures very fine detail and is durable enough to last for generations. When the casting is complete and the sculpture is fully dry, the finish is applied. You also have a choice of 3 finishes; Brass, Silver or Bronze. Add a beautiful wood base and your museum quality sculpture is complete!

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I saw their page on facebook and although I live far away, my visit was worth every mile. What Sean does with his art is priceless. From the time you meet them, till the time you leave they treat you like family. They were so gracious and made my mom and I feel special. See my mom has been sick for a while and we have been in and out of hospitals. One night while holding her hand it came to me that Sean could memorialized such a special moment forever. So I called and the rest is history. Today I picked up my sculpture and it is amazing! I am forever thankful. I recommend it to anyone!!!

8. The Brew Bus-South Florida

1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-4502
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

The Brew Bus-South Florida

The South Florida Brew Bus proudly offers Brewery Tours throughout South Florida! Boasting one of the fastest growing craft beer scenes in the country, South Florida is a gold mine for beer enthusiasts. The Brew Bus is a Bus Tour Company dedicated to promoting these local breweries by offering a unique and personal beer tour experience.

Reviewed By Jane B - Tampa, Florida

I hired the BrewBus for a team building event for the company. We used the time on the bus for 'get to know' activities, and enjoyed the learning about the brewing business together. The staff is top notch. They helped us craft an experience that was new for the team and they made sure everyone was taken care of. Even if you have folks who don't drink beer, it's a great experience to learn about the process.

9. Intracoastal Waterway

Rua Professor Carlos de Carvalho 75 AP 41, Fort Lauderdale, FL 04531-080 55 11 7889-2552
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Intracoastal Waterway

Navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname, "Venice of America."

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

We happened to be on the Intracoastal Waterway (aka the ICW or I.C.W.) just before sunset. The scenery on the ICW changes constantly with different boats around you. There are many bars and restaurants along the ICW where you can dock your boat and go ashore to eat or have a cocktail. The skyline is ever-changing as are the sunsets. It would be a fun trip to take a tour boat along the ICW to learn more about the different buildings, homes or the history of the ICW.

10. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

1701 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334-5238
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5 based on 7 reviews

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Blessed Sacrament is a friendly, welcoming Catholic Church in Oakland Park, FL, just on the border of Fort Lauderdale. We offer daily mass each weekday morning and Saturday morning at 8AM and Sunday celebrations at 4PM Saturday (Vigil Mass), 9AM, 10:45AM and 7PM Sundays. We have a wonderful Store of Inspiration that is open after each of the Masses.

Reviewed By KenFTL

From the moment i walked into this church. I felt very welcomed. Nice people, good preaching and excellent music. Not the music you would hear in a typical Catholic church. The congregation is very diverse. The 10:45AM Sunday Mass is the most popular and features the choir.

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