The city of Sunrise, Florida, began life in 1960 as a planned community originally known as Sunrise Golf Village. The developer then built an upside-down house, which became a curiosity and an attraction for potential residents, and the town's growth surged. Its location close to the major cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale make it a great base in the area—book a stay in one of the superb hotels in Sunrise, and you'll have easy access to those cities, and a quiet, relaxing locale to stay in.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is the closest international airport to Sunrise, located 15 miles southeast of town. There is a public bus service that connects the two places, but you'll need to take the No. 1 service to Fort Lauderdale and change to one of several buses than run to Sunrise. A better alternative is to take a taxi or rent a car at the airport terminal. In Sunrise, be sure to check out the BT&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers hockey team, to see if there's a game on. The arena also hosts many concerts and sports events. Golf is also still a big thing here, and there are many Sunrise hotels right next to a course where you can practice your swing. When you want to get out and about, check out Sunrise rental cars to explore the region's beaches and the nearby Everglades. Fort Lauderdale is 11 miles to the east, and Miami is 31 miles south, so both cities are just a short drive away. Both have energetic nightlife, and Miami's South Beach is legendary for its bars and clubs. If you're thinking about staying out late, check out Miami hotel deals so you don't have far to go at the end of the night.
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