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We know you didn’t travel to Fort Lauderdale to spend your days indoors, but we also know that it’s not truly a vacation till you’ve indulged in a little retail therapy. To ensure you fully satisfy this essential desire, we recommend a trip to Sawgrass Mills, the largest single-story mall anywhere in the United States.

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Has the demanding schedule of work and family obligations left you feeling stressed out? Well, you’re in for some good news! Yoga Expo, South Florida’s biggest annual yoga event, is coming to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 14, at the Broward Convention Center.

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If you’re looking to enjoy debauchery and mischief like a leprechaun might, the city of Ft. Lauderdale, just minutes away from the Sawgrass Grand Resort has you covered with several events to get your St. Patrick’s day on.

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It’s the most romantic time of year and the weather in sunny Florida doesn’t get much better than this. So, are you looking for a way to show that special someone an especially good time? Well, the Flamingo Gardens has got you covered.

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The new year is here and you’re ready to make it your year. Well, why not roll the dice, and check out the Seminole Hard rock Hotel and Casino for a fun and exciting day out.

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Trying to get into the holiday spirit? The Stranahan House can help. Nestled between the new high rises in Ft. Lauderdale along the New River, the Stranahan house reminds folks of old Florida living.

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South Florida has a lot to offer with its sunny weather, cloudless November skies, and the many diverse activities thanks to all the unique cultures merging on its sandy beaches from around the globe.

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You may only know YOLO as a phrase that gained popularity in 2011, but YOLO the restaurant has been around long before the acronym’s rise to fame. 

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It is time for an adventure that you will never forget, and a tour of the Everglades is an adventure that will not be easily forgotten.

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Take some time away from the sun to delight your ears and go on a spiritual journey through sound. 

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The largest theatrical producer, Cirque du Soleil, is setting up shop right in the middle of your vacation, and the show is a must see! 

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If you’re looking for a grand Independence Day celebration during your stay at Sawgrass Grand, then stake your ground at Fort Lauderdale Beach for the Fourth of July Spectacular.

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If you’re staying at Sawgrass Grand between May 6 and 7, then the Ford Lauderdale Air Show is a must.

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Have you ever wondered how Fort Lauderdale came to be?

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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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