Davie is located in in Broward County within the Miami Metropolitan area. A thriving community, Davie is also a college town with 7 campuses of universities and colleges serving South Florida.
With its neighboring cities and towns, Davie has its own list of attractions and must-visits. Take time to visit Flamingo Gardens, Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, and the Young at Art Museum.
While the flamingos are quite attractive and interesting to view at Flamingo Gardens, there are many other incredible animals housed on the scenic property. The Aviary provides shelter for wading birds who have been injured and cannot be released back into the wild. Stroll through the 25,000 square foot free-fight sanctuary protecting over 250 birds representing 45 Florida native species. Also learn about five of Florida's ecosystems including mangrove swamps, subtropical hardwood hammocks, coastal prairies, sawgrass prairies and cypress forests.
Other segments of Flamingo Gardens include Alligator Lagoon, the Birds of Prey Center hosting a variety of injured, at-risk and endangered species including Bald and Golden eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and vultures. Offspring from these birds are released to help strengthen the species.
You'll also find habitats specific to otters, black bears, panthers and bobcats, along with areas designed for turtles, a parrot aviary, the flamingo pond, and a 'rookery', which is also known as a breeding ground for seabirds.
And that's just the start of what's here. Explore the botanical gardens featuring over 3,000 rare, exotic native, subtropical, and tropical plants. The arboretum features some of Florida's largest trees including the well-known Cluster-fig tree rising 102 feet, spans over 95 feet at its crown and measures over 54 feet in circumference. Enjoy a children's garden, butterfly and hummingbird garden, and several well-maintained flower gardens.
Ride the tram into 50 acres of a rainforest and natural jungle, once settled by the Seminole Indians. See a variety of stunning views including wetlands, a hardwood hammock and tropical fruit tree groves. Don't miss it!
Beregeron Rodeo Grounds
Founded in the early 1940's as a rodeo arena, the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds is also among the main attractions in Davie. The facility located in the Western-themed downtown area is now purposed as a multi-cultural center, featuring concert artists and holding horse, dog, air boat, automotive, and other shows drawing families from outside the area. The facility can seat up to 5,000 people and is available for rental year-round
Young at Art Museum
Another fun thing to do in Davie is to visit the Young at Art Museum. Established in 1986 as a 'museum without walls', the mission of the art museum was to fill a void for schools lacking children's art programs. Through generosity of local supporters, fundraising auxiliary, scholarships, and grants, a state-of-the-art 55,000 square foot structure to house the YAA Museum finally came to fruition in 2012.
Today the facility offers multiple exhibits and programs including Kids Night at the Museum, art camps and workshops, parties, field trips, and has dedicated children and teen spaces. Dine at the onsite cafe and be sure to stop into the gift shop to pick up a memento of your visit.
Stay in one of Davie's best hotels!
Visitors who wish to make Davie as their 'home base' while exploring the Miami area can pick from three hotels in Davie, all of which are moderately priced. Davie Florida hotels are WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport West and Extended Stay America- Fort Lauderdale Davie.
WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale
WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale in Davie offers no-frills accommodation in Miami. Its 121 guestrooms have their own kitchen for guests to prepare their own meals and safe money from dining out. The kitchen is quipped with full-sized fridge, stove top, coffeemaker, and a microwave making the hotel suitable for long-term stays.
For families, pick the studio suite with 2 double beds to accommodate up to 4 guests. Kids can stay for free with paying guardians and parents. When it comes to pets, only service animals are permitted. As a newly built hotel in Davie, guests can enjoy up-to-date facilities and a new hotel. Wi-Fi and laundry services are also available.
Holiday Inn Express Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport West
For Davie visitors looking for more amenities and facilities to enjoy during their stay, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport West is the best place to stay.
With 77 non-smoking guestrooms, guests can enjoy personalized service from their highly skilled staff. Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Davie has an outdoor pool, 24-hour gym, 24-hour business center, and meeting room.
Airport and cruise port terminal shuttles are also offered along with free breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi. Located the heart of Davie, the hotel is close to most attractions like Davie Pro Rodeo, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Las Olas Riverfront.
Extended Stay America-Fort Lauderdale/Davie
For those who want a place to stay that is easy on the budget even for long-term stays, choose Extended Stay America-Fort Lauderdale/Davie. With kitchens that include a refrigerator, stove top, cookware, utensils and more, preparing one’s own food is highly possible.
Rates include free parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast. Enjoy your coffee or tea at the common area. Self-service laundry is also available.
Visitors who are looking for more options can also stay at hotels near Davie like those in Plantation, FL such as Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale/Plantation, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale/Plantation, and Renaissance Fort Lauderdale/Plantation.
Getting hungry? Dine at Davie's best restaurants!
According to reviewers who have posted on TripAdvisor, the best restaurants in Davie include:
- La Spada's Original Hoagies - American, Hoagies, Fast Food
- Vienna Cafe and Wine Bar - European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free options
- Ally's Comfort Cafe - American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
- Mission BBQ - American, BBQ
- Kristof's Kafe - American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free options
- Tijuana Taxi Company - Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan
- Shinju Japanese Buffet - Japanese, Chinese, Asian, Sushi, Seafood
- ZABB Thai & Sushi - Japanese, Thai, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan
- Pizza Heaven - Pizza, Italian
- Twin Peaks Restaurant - American, Bar/Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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