Looking for a cool day trip or place to grab a drink, lunch or dinner? The City of Wilton Manors, located just north of Fort Lauderdale, offers a small-town feel coupled with big-city fun. Surrounded by 13 miles of navigable waterways, Wilton Manors is the only Island City in South Florida and welcomes everyone to enjoy its play-by-day, party-by-night atmosphere. Come experience why Life’s Just Better Here!
The Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival
To commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the City of Wilton Manors holds the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival each year.
This year’s Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, and will kick off with a street festival at 3 p.m. which includes live music and vendors followed by a festive parade at 7 p.m.. Businesses, corporations, and non-profits are all invited to participate in this one-day event.
Explore Wilton Drive
The main street of Wilton Manors, Wilton Drive, is a bustling thoroughfare. Within one mile, you will find:
- 30+ bars and eateries
- Art galleries and museums
- The National Stonewall Museum & Archives
- Eclectic boutiques
Our signature Wilton Drive offers buffered bicycle lanes and pedestrian friendly sidewalks. Metered parking is available along the Drive and in the City Hall parking lot. Parking is free at all City lots every day until 6:00 p.m. Paid parking at the rate of $1.50 per hour (or $10.00 nightly) is in effect from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m., seven days a week. Once you park your car, everything on the Drive is just a walk or bike ride away.
Eat, Drink & Stay
Dining options for every craving
From Floribbean cuisine to Thai, Italian, and ethnic cuisines from around the world, Wilton Manors has more than 30 restaurants and bars that will satisfy any palate.
Stay the night (or two, or three…)
Intimate inns and luxurious guesthouses await you in the Island City. From beautiful inns right on the Drive to cozy resort style rooms, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy right here in Wilton Manors. Looking to stay a while? Check out some of these guesthouses:
With 15 National Wildlife Habitat-certified parks and 13-miles of waterways, Wilton Manors is the perfect place to enjoy some or all of these outdoor activities:
- Nature trails
- Basketball and volleyball
Surrounded by the North and South Forks of the Middle River, you can drop your kayak, canoe or paddle board in at following five parks in Wilton Manors: Island City Park Preserve, Donn Eisele Park, Snook Creek Boat Ramp, Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, and Colohatchee Park & Boat Ramp. Please note that kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals are not available at the parks. To find a reputable local rental company search for “paddleboarding wilton manors” or “canoeing wilton manors” on the web prior to your visit.
- Click here to learn more about the Island City Park Preserve.
- Click here to learn more about the Donn Eisele Park.
- Click here to learn more about the Snook Creek Boat Ramp.
- Click here to learn more about the Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve.
- Click here to learn more about Colohatchee Park
- Click here to learn more about the Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp.
Art, Culture & More
Be sure to check out the In Plain Sight Art & Culture Map to guide you to 20 galleries and museums, all in one central location in the heart of Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment District.
The Yard is one of the best kept secrets in Wilton Manors. There, you’ll find several shops, a coffee shop, and eclectic eateries with beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus trees and murals scattered throughout the property.
Self-Guided Nature Tour
With 15 National Wildlife Certified Parks, the City of Wilton Manors is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna throughout the year. Thirteen miles of waterways weave in and around the Island City and we hope you will enjoy the serenity that our natural ecosystem provides. The waterways are even home to a vast array of birds, mammals, and aquatic life.
Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve is the perfect place for your special day. If you are looking for a charming wedding venue that includes a bridal suite and combines a bit of history with lush and natural Florida landscapes, this landmark destination is for you.
Play by Night
Whether you feel like browsing an art gallery or grabbing a craft beer or cocktail with your friends, you won’t get bored in Wilton Manors. There are plenty of places to play by night.
Experience why Life’s Just Better Here!