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Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous for the arts, beaches, tropical weather, and culture, Fort Lauderdale's full of activities and things to dofor all visitors of any age. Located just eight miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on I-595, our hotel provides convenience to the full gamut of Fort Lauderdale attractions, including downtown Riverwalk, Sawgrass Mills Mall, and of course Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
Experience the action and excitement of the Florida Marlin's, Dolphins and Panthers at Marlins Park, Sun Life Stadium and Bank Atlantic Center, respectively, all with in miles of each other. Family friendly options are plentiful, such as Everglades Holiday Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science where you are invited to explore art, culture, science and history exhibits. 
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With an abundance of canals and waterways, Ft. Lauderdale is sometimes referred to as the Venice of America since boats are part of the Lauderdale lifestyle. Tourists can get in on the act by renting a boat or hailing a water taxi. Stroll down Las Olas Boulevard for great shopping and charming dining spots, top-notch boutiques and lively bars. The nights come alive at the nearby Riverfront area, packed with bars and free entertainment. With so many things to do here, make sure you spend some quiet time basking in the sun or strolling along the beach. When it comes to delivering a unique, fulfilling experience, there's no better choice than the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Plantation to deliver a great Ft. Lauderdale experience.

Las Olas Boulevard -

Las Olas is Fort Lauderdale's hottest place to eat, drink, and soak up the Ft. Lauderdale vibe. Las Olas Boulevard is a chic area of art, fashion and outdoor cafes. If you're nautically inclined, feel free to pull up in your boat and dock at your favorite waterside restaurants The restaurants of Las Olas will serve you right on your boat! LasOlas Boulevard is definitely Ft. Lauderdale's number one hot spot. Where else can you window shop, tour art galleries, make your own chocolate, and dine at sidewalk cafes.
For exquisite dining, Las Olas is a food lover's paradise.
There are a wealth of diverse restaurants ranging from Italian, Asian, Greek, Mexican, French and contemporary American Cuisine, all lined up for easy access. Downtown Fort Lauderdale starts at the beginning of Las Olas, the home of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and ends with the magnificent Ft. Lauderdale beach. The downtown Las Olas area includes boutiques, businesses, eateries, antique shops, salons, services, spas and jewelry stores, which are located all conveniently showcased along a strip. This Boulevard is the perfect place to take a walk, sit and eat, shop or attend movies on the lawn. The Las Olas Art Fair comes twice a year, which is something you shouldn't miss.
Jacaranda Golf Club at Florida

Jacaranda Golf Club -

Located directly adjacent to the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Plantation, guests at our hotel and golf enthusiast can enjoy tee time like the pros. With 18 holes originally designed by Gary Player, this course will challenge the skills of both amateurs and professionals. Jacaranda Golf Club has been recently transformed with new green fairways, cart paths and landscaping.
The newly renovated golf club showcases a combination of new technology and traditional design allowing both the novice golfer and the weekend warrior to compete on the same playing ground. Impeccable conditions paired with a private club atmosphere & service, provides players an opportunity to get a true Ft. Lauderdale golf experience. Check out Jacaranda's new look and enjoy a relaxing game of golf when you visit Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Florida Everglades -

One of South Florida's natural treasures is the Everglades National Park, where you will find unique wildlife to this swampy habitat and recreational opportunities that exist only on the southern tip of Florida. Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. With 1.5 million acres of swamps, prairies and jungles, the everglades is home to rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. 
A large portion of the park is primitive, but visitors have ample opportunity to tour, camp and canoe through the flat and watery park. Air Boat tours let you view nature in their natural setting. Glide over a grassy river and enjoy the scenic adventures water lilies, sawgrass and cattails to name a few, and fauna (expect to see turtles, snakes, birds and alligators). Camping in the Everglades is also a tradition, and is a protected area safe for all adventures.
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Bank Atlantic Center -

This indoor arena located near the popular Sawgrass Mills Mall in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Although sporting events are most popular at the Bank Atlantic Center, circuses, concerts, and trade shows are also quite common inside. Many well known performers such as The Who and Lady Ga Ga have stopped by the Bank Atlantic Center for a show. The arena features 70 suites complete with wet bars, averaging over 650 square feet, and there are 2,623 club seats also available. This arena is one of the most modern and advanced in the country. With so much to offer it is easy to see why the Bank Atlantic Center is always crowded no matter what time of year it may be.

Ft. Lauderdale Beachfront Promenade -

The Beachfront Promenade is a landscaped area along Ft. Lauderdale Beach, known for the signature white wave wall and brick paved sidewalk. On the east side of the road, lie golden sand and the breathtaking Ft. Lauderdale beach. Across the street you will find casual fun, shopping, and dining, equipped with souvenir shops and stores for your complete Ft. Lauderdale experience.
Stroll down and over to BeachPlace, which features bars and restaurants like Fat Tuesdays, Hooters, Lu Lu's Bait Shack and Sally O'Briens. This former spring break Mecca now entertains guests all year long. Fort Lauderdale has been revamped into a beach chic destination and offers some of the best people watching in town. This strip is the perfect place to stroll, jog, or blade along the palm tree lined beachfront walkway and to frolic on the gorgeous beaches nearly year-round.

Museum of Discovery & Science -

Discover how much fun science can be at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. This leading destination for hands-on family fun is perfect for a day of exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. The Everglades Airboat Adventure allows visitors to take a ride on, and experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks or meet an alligator in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. If that's not enough, soar into space and take a trip to Mars in an FA-18 cockpit simulator.
No visit is ever complete without experiencing an IMAX film adventure on the five-story-high screen at AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, home of the biggest screen in South Florida. With an 80 ft. x 60 ft. screen and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound broadcast from 42 speakers, The IMAX Experience is truly worth the visit all in itself. This discovery center is certain to wow visitors of all ages.
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Marlins Park -

Opening for the spring 2012 baseball season, this baseball-only park is the new home to the Florida Marlins Baseball League. The 37,000 seat park will have the best sightlines, with seats being the closest to the playing field in all of baseball venues. The state-of-the-art retractable roof will ensure that Marlins fans never again have to worry about rain delays.
No matter where you are in the park, fans will always have a live view of the paying field with the open 360-degree open promenade. Watch the game from the pool, the bar, or your seats, and get a great view of every play. Don't forget your hot dog, peanuts or Cracker Jacks, as the Taste of Miami concession stands provide tasty culinary fare with typical ballgame treats you crave.

Jungle Queen Riverboat -

Cruise the New River and sail along, as the Jungle Queen takes you through the Intracoastal Waterway & Millionaire's Row mansions in Ft. Lauderdale. Feast on an all you can eat southern buffet, and visit a tropical island all in one trip! This 3 hour BBQ and shrimp dinner sightseeing cruise with variety show, is offered daily, and located on A1A at the Bahia Mar Yacht Center, Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts -

Discover something new in the performing arts everyday at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway tours and musical performances fill the theaters daily from theatrical performances to dance stylings of all kinds. With our innovative educational programming, you can learn something new about the arts while enjoying our state-of-the-art facilities and top-shelf catering service. There are two theaters and over 3,000 seats for you to reserve for year-round, world-renowned performances.

Sawgrass Mills Mall -

Sawgrass Mills Mall is known as the largest outlet, value and retail entertainment destination in the United States, with more than 350 designer outlets, specialty shops and restaurants. This shopping mecca is approximately 8 miles long in size, so don't be surprised if you spend an entire day here. Guaranteed to have whatever it is you are shopping for, and then some.
A few of the featured stores include Ron Jon Surf Shop, Beall's Outlet, Super Target, JC Penney Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Burlington Coat Factory, Bed, Bath & Beyond, BrandsMart USA, Marshall's, and T.J. Maxx. Specialty stores include a full range of Quicksilver and Guess stores, a Burberry Factory Outlet, a Victoria's Secret and many others to choose from. After you have built up your appetite, Sawgrass Mills has over 35 restaurants with something for virtually any taste buds.
Those seeking a quick fast food meal can enjoy eateries from the food court inside the mall. But If you're looking for something a little more sophisticated, Sawgrass Mills is also home to a Legal Sea Foods, the Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets, P.F. Changs, Grande Luxe Café and the Rainforest Cafe. Play a bit of pool at the Billiard Club at The Oasis or check out the GameRoom, an arcade for kids and adults of all ages. It's full of video games and virtual reality experiences along with full bar and grille.