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 54th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the City hosted the 2023 Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Thank you to the 40,000 spectators who came out to celebrate with us! This year’s event will be held on June 15, 2024. To learn more, visit https://www.stonewallpride.lgbt/.

Click here to view the 2023 Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival photo album.

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Explore Wilton Drive

The main street of Wilton Manors, Wilton Drive, is a bustling thoroughfare. Along this one-mile strip, you’ll find:

  • 30+ bars and eateries
  • 20+ Art galleries, installations, and museums
  • The National Stonewall Museum & Archives
  • Eclectic boutiques

Our signature Wilton Drive offers buffered bicycle lanes and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Our city also recently welcomed Circuit, a fleet of 100% electric shuttles, to the community. For only $2 a ride, visitors can easily, and sustainably, pop around town for less than a cup of coffee. Circuit also offers a handicap-accessible shuttle for riders using a wheelchair. For those who will use a car, 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 p.m. Paid parking at the rate of $1.50 per hour (or $10 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.

Click here to learn more about Wilton Drive.

Click here for more information on Circuit.


Eat, Drink & Stay

Dining options for every craving

From Floribbean to Thai, and Italian to other ethnic cuisines from around the world, Wilton Manors has more than 30 restaurants and bars that will satisfy any palate.

Click here to view dining options in Wilton Manors.

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:

 

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wilton drive

Play Outdoors

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:

  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Nature trails
  • Tennis and pickleball
  • Basketball and volleyball
  • Fishing

Surrounded by the North and South Forks of the Middle River, you can drop your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard in at the 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” online prior to your visit.

 

 


Art & Culture

Be sure to check out the In Plain Sight Art & Culture Map to guide you to over 20 public art installations, all in one central location in the heart of Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment District.

Click here to view the In Plain Sight Art & Culture Map.

 

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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. 13 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.

Click here to learn more about the Self-Guided Nature Tour in Wilton Manors.


Wedding Getaway

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.

Click here to start planning your special day at the Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve. 

 

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.

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City of Wilton Manors   •   2020 Wilton Drive   •   Wilton Manors, FL 33305   •   Ph: (954) 390-2100