You won’t find another town like Davie in all of South Florida. It’s where top medical, tech, science and business students study, as horseback riders clip-clop by outside. Where NFL Dolphins practice just blocks from the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River. Where you can eyeball an alligator, then create an art masterpiece – all in the same afternoon.
So. Much. Green.
True to its western roots, Davie’s all about the wide blue (and green) yonder. Explore 1,800+ acres of open spaces and parks, plus a 187+ mile trail system. While you won’t see many folks on horseback in downtown Fort Lauderdale, you are likely to cross paths with a few here. The equestrian lifestyle is a longtime Davie tradition and part of its charm.
Tree Tops Park is a great choice to savor life as the locals do. Stroll the boardwalk through 23 acres of restored freshwater marsh and nature trails, get a bird’s eye view from the Viewing Tower, go horseback riding, or rent a paddleboat or canoe.
Sixty acres of paradise and history await you at Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Gaze at 3,000+ rare and exotic plants and some of the largest trees in Florida. Get up close and personal with the largest collection of Florida native wildlife, including alligators, bears, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks, and flamingos. Then step back in time at the historic 1930s Wray Home Museum.
At Young At Art, the possibilities are as endless as a tot’s imagination. Ride a subway, visit a cave. STOMP to the rhythm, create sculptures, and recycled puppets in GreenScapes. Learn about faraway customs. Explore the world of Alice in WonderScapes. Create a masterpiece in every gallery. It’s all at South Florida's hands-on children's art museum, designed just for little ones!
For 40 years, Bergeron Rodeo Grounds has attracted locals and visitors alike, from its annual Southeastern Circuit Pro Rodeo Finals to concerts, monster truck shows, horse shows, dog shows, car shows, airboat shows specialty shows and industrial shows.
Davie has choices for every appetite and budget. The secret to Ally's Comfort Café’s success is right in its name: where good food and comfort meet. This family-operated eatery is kid-friendly and serves up fresh, from-scratch home cooking in big portions at reasonable prices.
Another proud local family operation is Kristof's Kafe. From fruit-stuffed French toast to fresh salads and sandwiches, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy great food and company.
How about an afternoon or evening of fine dining? Head to the refined Vienna Wine Bar, family-owned since 1999, and a favorite spot for elegant lunches to special occasions.
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, no need to brave pioneer conditions. Both the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport West and Extended Stay America Fort Lauderdale Davie will take good care of you, with comfortable lodging and free parking, breakfast, and Wi-Fi.
Davie is at the crossroads, with easy accessibility to all of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach. Three interstate highways traverse the town (I-75, I-595, and Turnpike). You’re minutes from FLL Airport and Port Everglades.
Start planning your unique Davie getaway!