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Area Activities

Sports

Sports fans hit the jackpot when they visit Greater Fort Lauderdale. South Florida is one of the few areas in the nation with a franchise in each of the four major professional sporting leagues. Each franchise offers group programs and some feature special events, such as postgame receptions attended by star players.

There's plenty of sports action. Golfers are in heaven here, choosing from among scores of championship golf courses with challenging layouts. Tennis players aren't forgotten, either. Well-maintained tennis courts are found in every part of this resort community.

Four national sports franchises are based in these parts, so you won't lack for football, baseball, basketball and hockey excitement, as well as pro soccer, jai-alai in Dania and pari-mutuel racing at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Pompano Harness Track in Pompano Beach and the Hollywood Greyhound Track. Greater Fort Lauderdale is also home to a world-class velodrome for cyclists, a first-rate trap and skeet range, shaded bike trails and smooth trails for in-line skaters.

Boats are nearly as common as cars here, and there are dozens of ways to get out onto the water. Rent a sailboat, hail a water taxi, take a spin on a paddlewheeler or dinner cruise, charter a fishing expedition, or just paddle a canoe or an ocean kayak.

Sports fans hit the jackpot when they visit Greater Fort Lauderdale. South Florida is one of the few areas in the nation with a franchise in each of the four major professional sporting leagues. Each franchise offers group programs and some feature special events, such as postgame receptions attended by star players.

Baseball
Florida Marlins
Pro Player Stadium
Tel: +1 305 626 7400

Spring training, Baltimore Orioles
Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Tel: +1 954 776 1921

Basketball
Miami Heat
American Airlines Arena
Tel: +1 305 577 4328

Football
Miami Dolphins
Pro Player Stadium
Tel: +1 305 620 2578

Hockey
Florida Panthers
National Car Rental center
Tel: +1 954 835 8326

Baseball
Florida Marlins
Pro Player Stadium
Tel: +1 305 626 7400

Spring training, Baltimore Orioles
Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Tel: +1 954 776 1921

Basketball
Miami Heat
American Airlines Arena
Tel: +1 305 577 4328

Football
Miami Dolphins
Pro Player Stadium
Tel: +1 305 620 2578

Hockey
Florida Panthers
National Car Rental center
Tel: +1 954 835 8326

Pari-Mutuels
Dania Jai-Alai
Tel: +1 954 920 1511

Gulfstream Park
Tel: +1 954 454 7000

Hollywood Greyhound track
Tel: +1 954 454 9400

Pompano Harness track
Tel: +1 954 972 2000

Hialeah Park
Tel: +1 305 885 8000

Calder Racecourse
Tel: +1 305 625 1311

Rodeo
Davie Rodeo
Tel: +1 954 797 1166

Soccer
Miami Fusion
Lockhart Stadium
Tel: +1 954 717 2222
Dania Jai-Alai
Tel: +1 954 920 1511


Big Game Charters

Reel in marlin, sailfish, dolphin, shark, tuna, snapper, and more on our five tournament equipped, air-conditioned, charter boats. Named the "#1 Rec. Sport Fish Day Trip" by the Palm Beach Post. Call today for some of the best inshore and offshore angling in Florida.

Scuba South Florida

Speed Boat Adventures: Feel the engines roar! Our captains power you down the Intracoastal, then the real fun begins -- throttling our 38 speedboat through the Atlantic and along Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Other exciting charters include Miami trips, the Keys, and Bimini-Bahamas.

Jet Ski, Kayaks & Parasailing: Crash through the surf and glide over the waves in our rental wave runners, kayaks, and sailboats. Parasailing, Hobie Cats.

Jungle Queen Riverboat

A Fort Lauderdale tradition for more than 60 years, the world-famous Jungle Queen Riverboat provides a Bar-B-Que and shrimp dinner cruise along the historic New River and Intracoastal Waterway in the "Venice of America." You'll sail to a tropical island for an "all you wish to eat" dinner of ribs, chicken, shrimp, and all the trimmings, followed by an all-new variety show.

Everglades Airboat Tours

Visit the Florida Everglades and witness nature's wonders all around you while gliding over a river of grass in an airboat! It''s a thrill plus educational. "This is one attraction in Fort Lauderdale not to be missed." The hidden secrets of nature's own will envelop your curiosity as you explore a forest of unspoiled wonders here at Everglades Holiday Park in natural Fort Lauderdale.

Everglades Day Safari: Highly trained guides escort you deep into the Everglades. Your safari includes a nature drive, nature walks, a great southern lunch, a breathtaking airboat ride and an hour-long tram ride. This exciting, educational day will be the highlight of your Florida vacation. A photographer's paradise.

Sawgrass Mills Mall

Waterfront Hotel near Sawgrass Mills Mall

Sawgrass Mills Mall is a 2.1 million square feet, alligator shaped shopping center located only 24 minutes from our Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel. Open 7 days a week, shoppers will find a collection of luxury retail stores, restaurants, entertainment outlets and salons.

Outdoor shopping at the Colonnade Outlets
Sawgrass Mills Mall is a collection of luxury retail outlets and restaurants in an elegant, outdoor promenade. Shoppers can finds values at top stores like Nike, Ralph Lauren, OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Coach and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA.

Destination for International Shoppers
Sawgrass Mills mall is a popular destination for international shoppers. Given the strong Brazilian exchange to the dollar, it is particularly of interest to Brazilian shoppers. The collection of luxury brands makes it a draw as well, including stores like Gucci, Prada and Versace.

Less than 1 mile to Port Everglades

4 miles from Fort Lauderdale International airport

A 2-minute stroll to Broward County Convention Center

2 miles to Fort Lauderdale Beach

10 minutes to Las Olas Boulevard

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