Cinco de Mayo

Looking to celebrate a month long Cinco de Mayo in style?

Then how about spending a day in The District? Here’s what a great day in May could look like for you!


10 AM

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Buenos dias! Start your day at the beautiful Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Brush up on your Spanish before the tequila starts to flow and take a Spanish language tour of the lush tropical grounds and eclectic home. Sign up in advance for the May 9, 10 a.m. tour, leave your “problemas” at the gate and enter the magical world of Bonnet House, nestled across from the Atlantic Ocean. Register at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens site. Learn More


1 PM

Lunch (and a cerveza!) on Las Olas
via the Sun Trolley

Once you’ve finished wandering the gardens at your leisure, head over to the Sun Trolley and take the beach link to the Las Olas link. For $3 per person, you can ride the trolley all day long and enjoy the sites without the hassle of parking. Download the Sun Trolley Tracker for free on your smartphone to see times, routes and more. Once on Las Olas, you will have plenty of choices for lunch. Johnny V’s brings a taste of Spain, Rocco’s Tacos has superb guacamole made tableside, or venture to West Las Olas and find the charming Chimney House, featuring authentic delicacies from a variety of Latin-American cuisines.

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibit

3 PM

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibit at
the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

After a delicious lunch and a cerveza (or two), you must check out the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. It’s a quick five- to seven-minute walk, or you can hop on the Riverwalk Water Trolley right behind the Stranahan House for a free ride up the river to Huizenga Plaza, located directly across from the NSU Art Museum.


8 PM

See “Anything Goes” at Broward Center
for the Performing Arts

Heading west along the New River, you’ll find Esplanade Park, and just beyond that is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, rated as one of the top 10 best performing theaters in the U.S. In May, the Broward Center will feature a variety of performances, from the Broadway smash “Anything Goes” to great jazz and blues, fabulous dance and intimate theater experiences. The Broward Center also offers a great restaurant, Marti’s New River Bistro, with sweeping views of the New River. Marti’s is open most evenings beginning at 5:30 pm and offers a prix fixe menu prior to performances and an à la carte menu beginning at 8 p.m. The bar is also a great place to try a selection wines, beers and top shelf drinks – did someone say margaritas?  Book your tickets at the Broward Center.