Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
The Westin Fort Lauderdale invites guests to enjoy everything South Florida has to offer. With legendary Fort Lauderdale beaches, five million square feet of luxury Fort Lauderdale shopping and world-class dining just minutes from our gorgeous location, The Westin Fort Lauderdale is the ideal location to be near all of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale. Mix business with pleasure and have a ton of fun in the sun whether you're exploring great Fort Lauderdale restaurants, sizzling at salsa, sailing into the sunset or playing beach blanket bingo. Winding down or gearing up, there are always plenty of things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
Nearby attractions include Isle Casino, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, Bank Atlantic Center and the Butterfly Museum. We are just minutes away from two of the highly rated Blue Wave Beaches; Lauderdale–by-the-sea and Pompano Beach, both proud to have been continuously certified by the Clean Beaches Council of Washington DC. A large portfolio of Fortune 500 and blue chip companies are a short drive away. Nearby sports venues include Lockhart Stadium, home of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.
Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale:
Lockhart Stadium (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.
Fort Lauderdale Beaches (3.5 miles) Enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s pristine white sands at one of the local beaches just a short drive from The Westin Fort Lauderdale.
Palm Aire Country Club (3.7 miles) Spend an afternoon on the green at one of Palm Aire’s golf courses. Featuring three courses, golfers of all levels will be delighted by the challenge of each.
Swap Shop Flea Market (7.1 miles) One of the largest entertainment and bargain shopping venues in the world, The Swap Shop includes over 88 acres. During your visit, shop with one of the 2,000 vendors, enjoy amusement rides and arcade games, or take in a movie at one of the fourteen screens in their drive-in movie theater.
Downtown Ft. Lauderdale (8.8 miles) Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a great mixture of old and new with a large range of businesses, restaurants, and museums. Livability.com name Fort Lauderdale one of the top 10 downtowns in the United States.
All Inclusive Sport Fishing (8.9 miles) Enjoy a day on the water and reel in a big catch with All Inclusive Sport Fishing. Big-game fish including Marlin, Tarpon, Sailfish, and Swordfish can all be caught off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Butterfly World (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 (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 (10.8 miles) The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center hosts hundreds of public and private events each year. The Westin Fort Lauderdale is conveniently located near Interstate 95 providing easy access to greater Fort Lauderdale.
Port Everglades (12.2 miles) The Westin Fort Lauderdale offers convenient proximity to Port Everglades making us the perfect choice for your pre- or post-cruise hotel.
Sawgrass Mills Mall (15.2 miles) Opened in 1990, Sawgrass Mills Mall is Florida’s largest outlet mall and the seventh largest mall in the United States with over 300 stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue, and TJ Maxx.
Sun Life Stadium (22.4 miles) (there is a page for this) 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.
BB&T Center (24.1) Formerly Bank Atlantic Center, BB&T Center is home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Team. The arena has been home to the team since its opening in 1998 and boasts seating for over 20,000 fans. In addition to being the home of the Florida Panthers, BB&T center also hosts concerts and other sporting events throughout the year.
Everglades Holiday Park (34.2 miles) During your stay at The Westin Fort Lauderdale, enjoy a journey in the Florida Everglades. Popular attractions include airboat tours and gator shows.
Colleges/Universities near the hotel or within driving distance:
- Broward College North Campus
- City College
- Everglades University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Metropolitan University
- Keiser University
- Kaplan University
- Lynn University
- Nova Southeastern University
- University of Phoenix
- University of Miami
- Florida International University
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