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Welcome to The Hidden Gardens Blog!

Below I have a few tips on staying in the area. Victoria Park is a vibrant little town, known for its beautiful landscaping and central, convenient location. If you want to experience what it's really like to live in Fort Lauderdale, there's no better place... -Jon

Tip: Most of the images and logos on our blog pages will link to the corresponding websites! Be sure to click around and become familiar with the Victoria Park neighborhood. Looking for something specific like a supermarket? Use the 'Search...' function below or browse the Categories on the right:

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Bicycle Rentals

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 2:15 PM

By popular demand, I've had quite a few people ask me about bicycle rentals, so I decided it's time to post about it. Fort Lauderdale has a couple options for bicycle rentals and scooter rentals... and motorcycle rentals if you're feeling really adventurous...


One option is to take advantage of Fort Lauderdales public bic...

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Trader Joe's comes to Fort Lauderdale

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 7:45 PM

...And it is really close!! Even closer to Hidden Gardens than Whole Foods Market, Victoria Park locals are thrilled to welcome Trader Joe's to the neighborhood.

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the Foxy Brown

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 6:05 PM

This is a dynamite little place and one of the closest restaurants to Hidden Gardens. the Foxy Brown is a great place to unwind, have a nice glass of wine and grab a bite to eat. Make sure to walk over early though, the secret is out...

According to tripadvisor, the ...

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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM

 I just went to Chima for the first time a few weeks ago. I'd heard about it, but the opportunity arose, with some friends who were game, so we went. First I have to say, Chima is a restaurant experience, not merely a place to eat. Having said that, it is also one of the most beautiful and elegant restauraunts in Fort Lauderdale.

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Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Every now and again, one does get the sniffles. In the event that you might want to see a doctor, but don't need to go to the emergency room, the CVS up on Sunrise Blvd, next to the Galleria Mall, has a great new walk-in clinic. They have doctors on site who can write you a prescription and they have private examination rooms. While the Florida sun usually cures what ails you, it...

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The $50 Coupon-Give it away...(UPDATED!)

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 11:15 AM

UPDATED: We are finishing up our 3rd year of business at Hidden Gardens!!! Many thanks to our past guests for making it a great success. 

In appreciation, we're now giving $50 OFF to all our past guests who return to Hidden Gardens for another stay. In addition, there are no limits to referrals. In other words, if you refer 2 people that make reservations with us, get an additional $100 OFF, for 3 people get $...

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Luigi's Coal Fired Pizza

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 7:50 AM

 So I've written about Pizza before, but I'm revisiting the subject as I've come to love Luigi's as 'the' place to get a Pizza. I didn't include Luigi's originally because they don't deliver, however, the problem has been solved by Delivery Dudes,...

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The Tiny Little Tea Leaf

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:05 PM

 Yes, we have 24hr. Walgreens and 7-11's close by, but the very closest place (just two blocks away) to get that last minute item is 'The Tiny Little Tea Leaf'. This is a real 'Mom and Pop' convenience store, just round the corner, owned and operated by Ruth and John. Great if you want to pop-out quickly for a bottle of wine, beer or soda. Not only that, they have a little deli for fresh sandwiches and daily hot soups. (my fa...

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New App from 'HomeAway Hospitality'

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

HomeAway has rolled out their new 'Hospitality App.'


The App can be useful and includes a lot of information about your reservation at Hidden Gardens. This is a new feature, so please bear with us while it is updated by HomeAway.... You can always simply refer to our website, here, for complete and up-to-date information.


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2014 Int'l Boat Show - Fort Lauderdale

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM

The 2014 International Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be held on October 30th- November 3rd and its just a few minutes from Hidden Gardens!


"Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30-Nov 3, 2014. Show exhibits range fro...

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The Jimmy Evert Tennis Center (JETC)

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Holiday Park is an actual, real park located in the northwest corner of the Town of Victoria Park, confusing I know. Aside from catching a game of tennis, Holiday Park is a nice place to take a walk and get some exercise, many of our guests have enjoyed using the public facilities there.

 

Here's what the City of Fort Lauderdale.gov sais about the Tennis Center:

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Las Olas Boulevard

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I could go on and on with high praises of Las Olas Blvd, but I'm sure there's already a  few blogs out there doing that. Take a stroll, just a few blocks south of Hidden Gardens and see what you'll find! These two comments below wrap it up nicely:

"Las Olas is often described as the jewel in Fort Lauderdale's crown, and rightly so. It's hard to imagine any other area that has so much to offer its visitors and ...

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Fresh Market vs Publix... or Whole Foods?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

 The Fresh Market is a newer supermarket to Fort Lauderdale and I have to say, I find myself going there more and more. It's very clean and well organized, but what really sets it apart is the excellent selection of prepared meals. Always 10 different freshly made salads ready to go, fresh sushi, fresh bread and meats and a huge buffet of prepared warm dishes for ...

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BOA's (free) Starlight Concert Series

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM

The 36th Annual Bank of America Starlight Musicals concert series starts Friday June 6, 2014, right around the corner from Hidden Gardens at Holiday Park!

"Each summer, Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department proudly presents the Starlight M...

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HD Channel Guide

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 10:35 AM

 You arrive to your new place, put your bags away, sit down and relax. Now, what's on TV? Rather than fumble through the 1000 or so channels available on Comcast, I've listed the High-Definition channels we get below for a little easier access. Relax and watch a movie on HBO (Ch.416 and Ch.480-485) or listen to some music, from Jazz to Blues to Reggae (on Ch.800-843). For all the other channels... you're on your own.


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Sushi Rock - Las Olas

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Sushi has come a long way since a slice of raw fish was draped over a bit of wasabi and a ball of sticky rice. If you love Sushi like me and want to be completely blown away by the imagination of a sushi chef,

Sushi Rock is for you.

It is typically crowded and the tables are very close together, but...

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owner, manager, website developer...

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM

 ...gardener... I wear a lot of hats at Hidden Gardens and I've spent lots of time designing and polishing our website. :) Over the past few days, I've updated a few things and created our new 'Guest Sig...

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Got Room Service? yep...Delivery Dudes

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM

I love delivery. If I'm exhausted and get to sit down to a 5 star meal, while flicking through the TV channels, and not hashing out a meal in the kitchen... I feel I've cheated the system somehow and won. It is a guilty pleasure for sure. Delivery Dudes have picked up on this sentiment, so now I can eat out just about anywhere and never le...

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Good Morning... now where is Starbucks?

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Ok, ok, we have two Starbucks within close proximity, so don't panic. One to the northeast across the street from the Galleria Mall on East Sunrise Blvd and the other is to the southwest, on the corner of Federal Hwy and Broward Blvd. I'd go to the one up on E Sunrise because there's lots of parking up there and not much at the Broward/Federal shop. Ok, all better now? phew.


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