Commercial Boulevard is the main east/west thoroughfare allowing access to the barrier island of Lauderdale by the Sea from the “mainland” of Florida. Unless you are already on the barrier island and are accessing Lauderdale by the Sea from the north or south via A1A, this is your only way in or out. As such, the city of Lauderdale by the Sea has taken some measures to put its best foot forward, and this includes providing lush tropical landscaping, lighting décor, and even some beautiful pieces of art, such as the pictured pink sea fan. There are several shops and restaurants along Commercial Boulevard, and the sidewalk space is good to allow for safe walking. Only thing I have against it is the parking situation is pretty hairy. It can be hard to find a spot, and even harder to find one that you don’t have to pay for.