Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale
From legendary beaches to luxury shopping to world-class dining, The Westin Fort Lauderdale invites guests to enjoy everything South Florida has to offer. Whether you're visiting Fort Lauderdale for business or for pleasure - or a mix of both - our hotel places you near the area's top things to do. Explore great restaurants, embark on a cruise, go on a shopping excursion or discover unique cultural attractions. Review our favorite things to do, below, and begin planning your weekend getaway today.
Nearby Beaches & Port Everglades
FORT LAUDERDALE BEACHES
Distance: 3.5 miles
Distance: 12.2 miles
FORT LAUDERDALE SHOPPING
One of the largest entertainment and bargain shopping venues in the world, The Swap Shop spans 88 acres. During your visit, you'll enjoy plenty of things to do, including superb shopping, arcade games, amusement rides and a movie theatre.
Another nearby mall, opened in 1990, Sawgrass Mills Mall is Florida’s largest outlet mall and the seventh largest mall in the United States. It features over 300 stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue, and TJ Maxx.
Fort Lauderdale Attractions
Distance: 3 miles
Test your luck at Isle Casino, a popular thing to do located a short drive from The Westin Fort Lauderdale.
Palm Aire Country Club
Distance: 3.7 miles
Spend an afternoon on the greens at one of Palm Aire’s three golf courses, which are suitable for golfers of all levels.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Distance: 8.8 miles
Downtown Fort Lauderdale offers visitors plenty of things to do, including a range of local businesses, restaurants, shopping and museums.
Distance: 9.1 miles
Butterfly World is home to over 20,000 butterflies. During any one season, up to fifty species are on display with over 150 on display in a single year.
Las Olas Boulevard
Distance: 10.1 miles
Las Olas Boulevard, a popular thoroughfare, is home to some of Fort Lauderdale’s best boutiques, art galleries, bars, and more.
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Distance: 10.8 miles
The 600,000 sq. ft. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center hosts hundreds of events each year.
Fort Lauderdale Sports & Entertainment Venues
Distance: 2.1 miles
The newly renovated Lockhart Stadium is home to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and hosts various soccer and general sports events throughout the year.
Sun Life Stadium
Distance: 22.2 miles
Sun Life Stadium is home to the Miami Dolphins. Additionally, the stadium hosts the Orange Bowl each year and has hosted five Super Bowls, two World Series, and four BCS National Championship Games. Learn more >
Distance: 24 miles
Located in Sunrise, Florida, the BB&T Center is home to the NHL's Florida Panthers and hosts various different events throughout the year.