Hotel at a Glance: Sawgrass Grand
Freshly reimagined under new ownership, the Sawgrass Grand hotel has a host of family-friendly amenities near Fort Lauderdale. Soak up the Florida sun around the hotel’s heated outdoor pool, or head to the beach. Kids and kids at heart can tinker with hands-on exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science, and a complimentary shuttle transports guests to nearby Sawgrass Mills mall for a day of shopping.
- Grab a bite: The Grand Cafe offers espresso and pastries to get you going in the morning, as well as casual Italian fare such as pizza and pasta for lunch and dinner.
- Stay connected with WiFi access in your guest room.
- Fitness center stocked with Nautilus machines and ellipticals, as well as flat-screen TVs
- Nearby attractions: Sawgrass Mills mall, Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium, BB&T Center, and Port Everglades
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Sunny Beaches, Canals, and Nightlife
Fort Lauderdale has been called the “Venice of America,” thanks to the intricate canal system that crisscrosses town. These waterways buoy the city’s yachting scene—100 area marinas and boatyards house some 42,000 pleasure crafts. You can hop onto a water taxi to cruise to cultural, historical, and retail destinations, or spend the day sprawled out on a stretch of the city’s 23 miles of beaches. At night, venture to the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, where you’ll find theaters, museums, and restaurants along the New River.