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Scared to jump out of a plane but always wondered what it would feel like to skydive?

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Join foodies from across the globe from February 22 through 26 for the star-studded South Beach Wine and Food Festival hosted by Food Network and the Cooking Channel.

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View local art in a whole new way at Art Ft. Lauderdale. 

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Watch as Fort Lauderdale drops the ball this year…The New Year’s Eve ball that is!

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When visitors plan to visit one of our beaches they typically think of heading to Fort Lauderdale or South Beach Miami.

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Don’t forget to pack your lederhosen for Octoberfest Las Olas on October 15th.

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While you’re in South Florida this October, you’ll want to take advantage of the stunning scenery and the seasonally-spooky events.

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Did you know South Florida has its own Amateur Astronomers Association? If you’re looking for things to do right in Sunrise, you can visit this association’s Fox Astronomical Observatory.

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While you’re in South Florida this summer, you’ll likely spend a lot of your daylight hours having adventures on the beaches and in the gardens.

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If you’re in Sunrise during this upcoming Fourth of July, you’ll be able to celebrate and partake in all the usual traditions without leaving the city, and while staying outside in the beautiful summer weather.

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This Earth Day, visitors to Sunrise can enjoy the Earth Day Festival at the Sawgrass Sanctuary, located less than twenty minutes from the Sawgrass Grand.

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Sunrise, Florida seems an unlikely place for a hockey town, but that’s what it is and right now their team, the Florida Panthers, is on fire! 

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If you want to spend an afternoon doing something different, we can bet you haven’t seen anything quite like Butterfly World. Located just twenty minutes from our Sunrise hotel, Butterfly World houses, as the name suggests, three acres’ worth of butterfly aviaries and enclosures that visitors can wander through, surrounded by a huge variety of different butterflies, as well as birds. 

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It may be winter everywhere else, but down in sunny South Florida, everything’s still nice and warm, and you can enjoy this excellent weather by visiting Flamingo Gardens, part botanical garden, part wildlife sanctuary and all fun. 

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Christmas may be on the horizon, but in the meantime, on December 5th and 6th, visitors to Sunrise can enjoy on of South Florida's Premier winter festivals, the Woodstock Arts and Crafts Festival.... View Details >
This October, get into the Halloween spirit by checking out the Halloween Happenings event at Robbins Park. Located just fifteen minutes from our Sunrise hotel, on October 25th, the park will feature activities like a horse parade and costume contest, haunted house, bounce house, climbing wall and lots of other Halloween-themed games.... View Details >
Hockey might not be the first (or second) thing that comes to mind when you think of South Florida, but the Florida Panthers hockey team has a dedicated fanbase and... View Details >
Weather-wise, summer in South Florida can get pretty intense so sometimes you need a day inside. For an escape from the heat sure to thrill the whole family, we recommend the Museum of Discovery and Science, a hands-on museum with tons of interactive exhibits. ... View Details >
Contrary to what you may have heard, there's more to South Florida than just the beach. Just fifteen minutes from our Sunrise hotel is Markham Park, listed as the 2nd best thing to do in Sunrise, according to TripAdvisor. ... View Details >
If you're a fan of shopping 'til you drop and a true mall master, then you'll have a ball at Sawgrass Mills, just fifteen minutes from our Sunrise hotel. ... View Details >
Here's your chance to get a look at the wilder side of Florida, on an hour-long high speed airboat tour in one of the world's largest wetlands âÂ?" and not too far from your Sunrise hotel. ... View Details >
In this high-tech age, it was only a matter of time before Barbie (the doll and her pint-sized apartment) became Barbie, The Dreamhouse Experience. And what an experience it is.... View Details >
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