There is a pocket of Greater Fort Lauderdale that epic concerts, NHL hockey, designer shopping and outdoor fun call home. Discover Sunrise, Florida, a diverse place to live, stay and play on the road to the Florida Everglades.
Pro Sports and Hot Concerts
BB&T Center in Sunrise seats about 20,000 fans of sports, music and more. It offers 70 Suites and 2,623 Club Seats and is ADA accessible.
This world-renowned arena is the home of the Florida Panthers, hosting sensational hockey home games from October to April. Sit closer to the ice or watch the game in style in Club and Suite seating.
BB&T Center consistently hosts world-famous performers across all genres and interests, from rock to pop to Disney on Ice.
Concessions go above and beyond at BB&T, including three new food experiences: Taco ‘Bout It, Smells Like Brunch and Chick It Out. You can almost taste the deliciousness of the Fried Chicken and Waffles, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.
If you or the kids are feeling inspired to skate, you can get on the ice at the official practice facility of the Florida Panthers — How cool is that?! — the Panthers IceDen. Located in nearby Coral Springs, the facility offers public skating hours on Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and weekends.
Unique Nightlife in Sunrise
If you prefer your venues a little smaller than an arena, visit All That Jazz Cafe. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, this intimate venue serves up live music and a dinner menu featuring authentic Louisiana, Italian and American dishes. This family-owned business puts a personal touch on every aspect, from the atmosphere to the curated music line-up to their indulgent Homemade Bread Pudding with sweet whiskey sauce, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
For that authentic British Pub experience — but in the tropics – check out Kingshead Pub and Restaurant. Assorted ales, IPAs and stouts are available, as well as favorite dishes from across the pond, including Steak and Ale Pie, Chicken Curry and Guinness Gravy Poutine. Relax with a Black and Tan, bangers and mash, and a game of darts.
Great Places to Shop
Practically across the street from BB&T Center is the largest single story outlet mall in the United States, Sawgrass Mills. Named after the sawgrass of the nearby Florida Everglades, the mall has more than two million square feet of retail space encompassing its stores, restaurants and entertainment areas. Clearly, Sawgrass Mills is an unparalleled lifestyle destination. Especially if you like scoring designer treasures at a discount. Adidas, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Lacoste, Tag Heuer, LEGO® and Vans are just a few of the crush-worthy brands you can explore.
Enjoy more than a dozen diverse dining options that range from casual to experiential to gourmet. Dine amid a realistic tropical setting at Rainforest Cafe. Texas de Brazil is an authentic churrascaria serving ample portions carved at your table. And Seasons 52 is celebrated for its upscale, seasonally inspired menu.
Outdoor Adventure in Sunrise (and Beyond)
Locals and visitors love our Florida Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and the largest region of any kind east of the Mississippi River. You can’t help but feel protective of this phenomenal ecosystem, home to birds, reptiles, deer, Florida panther, pinelands and other beauties.
Situated literally on the edge of the Everglades in Sunrise is Markham Park. Its 669 acres include the Fox Observatory, campgrounds, archery, a radio controlled airplane field, disc golf, bass fishing and boating areas, and sports fields. The park’s fourteen miles of bike trails offer varying degrees of difficulty for riders of all skill levels.
Adjacent to Markham Park is a 27-mile loop that takes you into the Florida Everglades. You can bike or hike it in its entirety or just enjoy a quick journey and double back. The Everglades Conservation Levee Greenway is a priceless secret kept among cyclists and nature-lovers. As you walk or bike west, you’ll feel like you’re heading into the horizon. Bring your camera, your binoculars and your bird watching guidebook.
Whether you’re looking for man-made thrills or the all-natural kind, you’ll find amazing memories in Sunrise, Florida. Keep exploring.