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Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton

Fort Lauderdale
5/5
This upscale beachfront hotel is 1 mile from the International Swimming Hall of Fame and 3 miles from both the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Discovery and Science. Elegant, understated rooms come with balconies, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge offering snacks and computer access. Amenities include an outdoor, ocean-facing pool with a poolside cafe-bar serving light lunches, a luxe day spa and a fitness center. A business center and event space are also available. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi, beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as bike rentals and fitness classes. Parking is available.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
This casual beachfront hotel is 3.5 miles from dining and nightlife on Las Olas Boulevard and 9 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Stylish rooms with retro touches have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs minifridges and coffeemakers, plus sitting areas. Upgraded rooms add balconies, some with ocean views, while suites have separate living rooms, some with balconies. Room service is offered. A waterfront restaurant serves modern American fare, and there's an ice cream parlor and a trendy lounge/bar. Other amenities include a private beach, an outdoor pool and lazy river, event spaces and a fitness center.

Hotel Maren Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
Set along State Road A1A, this upscale hotel is across the street from Las Olas Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. It's 3 miles from Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, coastal tones, and ocean or marina views, the chic rooms provide Wi-Fi, HDTVs, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Some add balconies. Suites offer living areas. Room service is available. An outdoor pool overlooking the ocean is flanked by a poolside bar and a casual restaurant. Other amenities consist of a gym, a marina, valet parking and bike rentals, as well as breakfast. There are also yoga classes.

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
Set on a white-sand beach, this laid-back, high-rise hotel is 4 miles from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and 11 miles from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. Straightforward rooms have flat-screen TVs, balconies and free Wi-Fi, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms add ocean views. Airy suites offer kitchenettes, dining tables, and living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is available. Amenities include a heated oceanfront pool, a tiki bar, and a casual restaurant with patio dining. There's also a hot tub, a gym, a business center and direct beach access. Parking, watercraft rentals and mini-golf are extra.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
This modern hotel is 3.9 miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center and 8.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Contemporary rooms with ocean views offer WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas and desks; some feature dining areas with wet bars and coffeemakers. Amenities include a casual bistro for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a lobby bar and a beachfront terrace. There’s also an outdoor pool, a 24/7 fitness center and a spa, as well as a business center and an 8000-sq-ft meeting space in a penthouse. Parking is extra.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
Overlooking Hollywood Beach, this bright resort is 4 miles from Gulfstream Park entertainment complex and 8 miles from Port Everglades. The airy, beach-inspired rooms come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as balconies. Upgraded rooms offer ocean views. Suites feature separate living rooms; some add billiard tables, dining rooms, and kitchens or kitchenettes. Room service is available. Amenities include 8 bars and restaurants, plus outdoor pools, a spa and a kids' club.A resort fee covers beach gear, Wi-Fi access and entry to the fitness center.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
This upscale beachfront hotel is 3.5 miles from the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Elegant rooms provide private balconies, some with ocean views, and feature free Wi-Fi, and kitchenettes with microwaves, minifridges, stovetops and coffeemakers, plus flat-screen TVs and Bose music systems. Marble bathrooms offer soaking tubs, separate showers and designer toiletries. Some suites have full kitchens; penthouse suites add whirlpool tubs. Amenities include a spa, a fitness center, a sauna and a steam room, plus an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. There's also a restaurant and a poolside bar/cafe. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.

The Dalmar

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
Set on a bustling road, this swanky hotel is 1 mile from shopping along Las Olas Boulevard, 3 miles from Las Olas Beach and 6 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Modern rooms provide Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and iPads, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. Some have microwaves, balconies and/or sitting areas. Suites add lounges. Room service is available 24/7. Continental breakfast is available for a fee. Other amenities include a rooftop bar, a contemporary restaurant, and an outdoor space with a pool and a snack bar. Yoga classes are offered. There's also event space, a cafe and a lobby bar.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach

Fort Lauderdale
4/5
This oceanfront hotel is 2 miles from the shops and nightclubs of lively Las Olas Boulevard, and 4 miles from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The high-end rooms come with flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), plus coffeemakers and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites have private balconies with ocean views. Suites feature additional TVs, and separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is available 24/7. The hotel has a seafood restaurant/raw bar, a casual eatery offering a breakfast buffet, and an oceanside lounge. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, and private beach access.

Hollywood Beach

Hollywood Beach Marriott

Hollywood
4/5
The endless natural beauty of Florida's East Coast is vividly on display at Hollywood Beach Marriott, a leading oceanfront hotel. Perfectly positioned next to the beach and steps away from the boardwalk, known as the Broadwalk. Guests can visit Gulfstream Park or Anne Kolb Nature Center, or take advantage of their bicycle rentals to discover the dozens of nearby restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. After a busy day guests can return to their spacious guest room or suite, all of which have recently received a total renovation; relish in perks like complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious bedding and stunning views of Hollywood Beach.

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Hollywood
4/5
Set between the Atlantic Ocean beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, this upscale resort is 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean or waterway views, sophisticated rooms provide flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and balconies. Suites have separate living areas; some also offer sofabeds and/or dining tables. Dining options include a high-end steakhouse, a chic poolside bar and a cafe. There are 2 outdoor pools with cabanas, waterfalls and a kids' splash zone. Beach activities include kayak, paddle board and jetski rentals, plus banana boat rides. Parking is available.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Hollywood
4/5
The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock is located in Hollywood. Port Everglades and Bahia Mar Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. This smoke-free resort features a full-service spa, a casino, and an outdoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a restaurant, a nightclub, and a 24-hour fitness center are onsite. All 638 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Thoughtful touches include espresso makers and bathrobes, and guests will also find 24-hour room service and premium bedding.

The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock

Hollywood
4/5
Set between the Atlantic Ocean beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, this upscale resort is 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean or waterway views, sophisticated rooms provide flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and balconies. Suites have separate living areas; some also offer sofabeds and/or dining tables. Dining options include a high-end steakhouse, a chic poolside bar and a cafe. There are 2 outdoor pools with cabanas, waterfalls and a kids' splash zone. Beach activities include kayak, paddle board and jetski rentals, plus banana boat rides. Parking is available.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Hollywood
4/5
Overlooking Hollywood Beach, this bright resort is 4 miles from Gulfstream Park entertainment complex and 8 miles from Port Everglades. The airy, beach-inspired rooms come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as balconies. Upgraded rooms offer ocean views. Suites feature separate living rooms; some add billiard tables, dining rooms, and kitchens or kitchenettes. Room service is available. Amenities include 8 bars and restaurants, plus outdoor pools, a spa and a kids' club.A resort fee covers beach gear, Wi-Fi access and entry to the fitness center.

Miami

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Bal Harbour
5/5
Set on the beach, this luxe, high-rise hotel is across the street from the upscale Bal Harbour Shops, and 11 miles from Downtown Miami. Sophisticated rooms offer balconies with ocean views, plus 46-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi access. Suites add butler service, as well as kitchenettes or full kitchens. Amenities include beach access, 2 outdoor pools with private cabanas, a full-service spa and a fitness center. There's also an airy high-end restaurant, an oceanside bar and grill, and a wine cellar.

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour
5/5
This premium beachfront hotel is less than a mile from the Bal Harbour Shops and a 15-minute drive from South Beach. Semi-private elevators lead to elegant rooms and suites featuring private balconies, espresso machines, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Lavish bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows have freestanding tubs overlooking the ocean. Suites add full gourmet kitchens. The 10,000 sq ft spa offers waterfront treatment suites (surcharge) and a fitness center, while the pool features private cabanas. Services include personal shoppers and complimentary transportation to the Bal Harbour Shops.

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Surfside
5/5
Set along Surfside Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this upscale hotel is 5 miles from the Museum of Contemporary Art and 15 miles from Miami International Airport. Airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, along with minibars, coffeemakers and sitting areas. Upgraded rooms have ocean views and/or balconies. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add lounges and kitchenettes. There are also cabanas. Room service is available 24/7. There are 3 restaurants and a sleek bar. Other amenities include 3 outdoor pools (1 adult-only), a gym and a spa, plus a landscaped garden and beach access. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Fortune House Hotel Suites

Miami
4/5
Set in Downtown Miami, this modern condo hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay is 4 miles from shops and entertainment at CocoWalk, 6 miles from the beaches of Key Biscane and 8 miles from Miami International Airport. The straightforward 1- or 2-bedroom units offer kitchens with washer/dryers, cable TV, and balconies with bay or city views. A daily resort fee covers access to an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub, plus a gym, sauna and steam room. There's also a relaxed cafe/restaurant, and a furnished deck with BBQs.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Miami
5/5
Set in the financial district, this upscale hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay is 1.7 miles from the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Refined rooms with city or bay views offer flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi (fee), as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Room service is available. A contemporary American restaurant has a terrace with fire pits, and there's a 2-acre outdoor pool area with cabanas, a hot tub and a poolside bar. Other amenities include a spa and a fitness room, plus a business center and 9 meeting rooms.

Hotel AKA Brickell

Miami
5/5
A block from Biscayne Bay in the Financial District, this 36-story upscale hotel is 1.7 miles from American Airlines Arena, and a 7-minute walk from the Shops at Mary Brickell Village. Refined rooms with bay or city views feature marble bathrooms, work desks with ergonomic chairs, espresso machines and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels. There's WiFi for a fee. Amenities include a spa (fee) and fitness center, plus a rooftop pool and tennis courts. A restaurant serves locally sourced produce and fish, and a wine bar offers 50+ wines by the glass and small plates. WiFi is free in public areas.

Mandarin Oriental

Miami
5/5
This luxury hotel is a mile from Bayfront Park and 2 miles from sports and live music at the American Airlines Arena. Sophisticated rooms come with balconies, flat-screens, iPod docks and Wi-Fi (fee). Suites add living rooms; some offer free-standing tubs. Upgraded suites have bars, kitchenettes and/or private chefs. There are 2 cocktail lounges, as well as stylish restaurants offering Peruvian and modern American cuisine. A poolside cafe is next to an outdoor infinity pool and hot tub. Other amenities include an upscale spa, a fitness center and a private beach, as well as meeting space. Parking is available (surcharge).

Hotel AKA Brickell

Miami
5/5
A block from Biscayne Bay in the Financial District, this 36-story upscale hotel is 1.7 miles from American Airlines Arena, and a 7-minute walk from the Shops at Mary Brickell Village. Refined rooms with bay or city views feature marble bathrooms, work desks with ergonomic chairs, espresso machines and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels. There's WiFi for a fee. Amenities include a spa (fee) and fitness center, plus a rooftop pool and tennis courts. A restaurant serves locally sourced produce and fish, and a wine bar offers 50+ wines by the glass and small plates. WiFi is free in public areas.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Miami
4.5/5
Designed in the 1950s by architect Morris Lapidus, this buzzy, iconic hotel on Miami Beach is 11.8 miles from Miami airport and 3.1 miles from the Art Deco Historic District. Contemporary rooms in 4 buildings feature flat-screen TVs, iMacs with Internet access, and iPod docks. Many offer ocean-view balconies. Fashionable suites and penthouses add living rooms; some have kitchens. Amenities include hip boutique shops, trendy bars and lively nightclubs, plus several upscale dining options, including a steakhouse, a Chinese restaurant and an Italian eatery. There's also a posh spa with ocean views, along with 3 elegant ballrooms.

Fishing

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  • Broward Deep Sea Fishing

    ort Lauderdale is one of the few areas in the world where both freshwater and saltwater fishing are available within 20 minutes of one another. Deep-sea fishing can be enjoyed off the coasts of Deerfield, Pompano Beach, and Dania Beach.

  • Dania Beach Fishing Pier

    Open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, the Dania Beach Fishing Pier is an ideal destination for the early morning or late-night anglers.

  • South Pointe Park Pier

    Located at the tip of South Beach at Government Cut, South Pointe Park Pier not only makes for a picturesque stroll, but it’s also a prime fishing spot for snapper and Spanish mackerel.

  • Newport Fishing Pier

    Located in Sunny Isles Beach, the Newport Fishing Pier extends a half mile into the Atlantic Ocean, opening up the possibilities for a wide variety of fish species.

  • Biscayne Bay

    Grassy flats, inlets, reefs, and much more characterize Biscayne Bay’s fishing grounds, and that means there’s something for everyone. Beginners can target Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Meanwhile, the more experienced can go after some of Florida’s most sought-after inshore fish. Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and even Tarpon can be found here

Golfing

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  • Jacaranda Golf Club

    South Florida’s premier semi-private golf facility, featuring two 18-Hole championship golf courses that are beautifully maintained throughout the year. The East & West courses, both rated four stars by Golf Digest.

  • Coral Ridge Country Club

    This 18-hole championship course features waterfront vistas and meticulously manicured grounds. The country club itself opened in 1954 and is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. The club also includes 11 tennis courts, a swimming pool, and three restaurants.

  • Biltmore Golf Club

    Features a par 71, Donald Ross design from 1926. Doglegs both right and left figure prominently here adding to the challenge. The signature 17th hole features a green surrounded on three sides by water.

  • JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort Courses

    Miami’s most prestigious golf resort is home to two legendary 18-hole championship golf courses, the Soffer and the Miller. The notorious Soffer is home to a handful of LPGA and PGA events.

  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne

    Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne is a championship 18-hole golf course located on the island paradise of Key Biscayne, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami.

  • Trump National Doral Miami

    Home to four uniquely designed Doral golf courses, including one of golf's most famous - The Blue Monster. It also features the Red Tiger, Golden Palm and Silver Fox. It sets itself apart from all others by offering an array of distinct and exciting Doral golf experiences all at one location.

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