Things to Do

Fort Lauderdale is one of the best gay destinations in the USA, with beautiful beaches and hundreds of gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses. Staying at Cheston House will put you in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's gay area. We are located blocks from Fort Lauderdale beach, a short walk from the gay Sebastian Street Beach, and a quick trip to Fort Lauderdale's buzzing gay nightlife.

Looking for a recommendation? Our staff can recommend one of the many things to do in Fort Lauderdale because there's always a new hotspot popping up. Whether you're looking for the most popular leather bar, video bar, or just a friendly neighborhood pub, our staff will point you in the right direction. Just ask us about the latest events or nightly specials nearby.

Here are just some of the LGBT-owned, or LGBT-friendly businesses in the area:  

The oldest Pride celebration in Florida, join us on the beach for Pride Fort Lauderdale this February! The festival boasts amazing entertainers on two stages and over one hundred exhibitors from across the country on Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches. Spend time partying in the surf, watching evening fireworks over the water, and following the parade along State Road A1A. Want to know more about performers, dates, and times? Check out Pride Fort Lauderdale and keep the party going at Cheston House!

Bars & Dance Clubs

Boardwalk Male Strip Club

Hunters ‐ Video Dance Bar

The Pub ‐ Wilton Manors

Rosie's Bar and Grill
2449 Wilton Drive ‐ 954‐563‐0123

Georgi's Alibi Monkey Bar
Infinity Lounge
2150 Wilton Drive ‐ 954‐900‐3973

LeBoy ‐ Male Strip Club

Drynk Bar
2255 Wilton Drive

Ramrod Leather Bar

The Manor Complex

Gyms, Bathhouses, Saunas, Sex-Clubs

Clubhouse II Bathhouse
2650 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ph: (954) 566-6750

The Club Fort Lauderdale
400 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Ph: (954) 525-3344

321 Slammers Sex Club
321 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Ph: (954) 524-2625

LA Fitness
1900 SE 10th Ave
Ph: (954) 233-5526

The Gym
3001 SE 5th St.
Ph: (954) 533-6455

Shopping - Gifts, Novelty, and More

Galleria Mall
East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Pride Factory
At the shops of Wilton Manors
Ph: (954) 463-6600

Leather Werks
1226 NE 4th Ave., 33304
Ph: (954) 761-1236

Sawgrass Mills - Outlet shopping center
12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise
Ph: (954) 846-2350

Getting Around Fort Lauderdale

There are numerous affordable and convenient methods to get around Fort Lauderdale! Here are some of our recommendations from the Cheston House:

The Bus System (Broward Country Transit) is a great way to get around. The fare is $2.00 per person. Buy a day pass for $5.00 if you're getting on a bus more than twice in a day.

We also recommend The Sun Trolley! It's run by the city, and most rides are either free or 50 cents per person. There's more information about the trolley here.

You can also use Uber or Lyft to get around.
If you're renting a car, we recommend this place:

Gold Coast Car Rental
3000 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Ph: 800-421-8752 or 954-522-0665

Of course, if you have any questions, ask the front desk about anything!