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DavieUnited States of America

Teeming with local history and set apart from its surroundings by its rural atmosphere, this town is a great day trip from Miami.

On the fringe of Miami’s metropolitan area you’ll find Davie, Florida’s largest township and one with a distinctly agricultural atmosphere. Imagine you are in a Western town when you see its large farming industry, high number of cattle and a popular rodeo ground. Davie has almost a century of modern history but the recent discovery of an approximately 2,000-year-old skeleton tells us that there have been communities in the area for millennia.

Visit Davie for a day trip from central Miami; you’ll be in the town within just 30 minutes by car or by boarding a public bus for a scenic tour through the sprawling Miami suburbs. Once in Davie, you’ll find a friendly community that, despite being overshadowed by one of North America’s most populous cities, still maintains the charm of a rural farming town.

Stop at the main attraction of the city, the Old Davie School, to learn about local history. Opened by R. P. Davie, for whom the town is named, the school brought a new hope and a chance for education to the town that had been known as Zona. Explore the Old Davie School Museum to see photographs, historic documents and artifacts from the region. Wander around the school to find the Viele House, Davie’s oldest residential building. Dating back to 1912, it is considered a notable work of architecture in the city. Its strength has been put to the test by numerous hurricanes and floods.

Join residents and visitors for a local rodeo at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. As you watch the event, look for some of Davie’s notable celebrities, including wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The grounds have been adapted to cater for other activities as well, including concerts and monster truck races.

Accommodation is plentiful in Davie and often considerably cheaper than staying in the heart of Miami. Explore the town aboard the local bus or rent a car to see the surrounding district.

Top Hotels in Davie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport West
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport West
2.5 out of 5
2540 Davie Road, Davie, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is $66 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in the heart of Davie, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Nova Southeastern University and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Davie Pro Rodeo. Seminole Hard Rock Casino ...

4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Everything was great. Staff was friendly. Rooms were clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport West
WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale
WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale
2.5 out of 5
5700 Reese Rd, Davie, FL
The price is $70 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Nova Southeastern University and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Davie Pro Rodeo. Seminole Hard Rock ...

3/5 (596 reviews)

"Accessible to multiple freeways and food options, but when traffic is heavy it can take up to 30 minutes to commute 3 miles. Clean rooms and property. No amenities on site other than a vending machine. They also seemed to have plumbing problems in the bathroom. The refrigerator, microwave and stove ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

WoodSpring Suites Fort Lauderdale
Extended Stay America - Fort Lauderdale - Davie
Extended Stay America - Fort Lauderdale - Davie
2.5 out of 5
7550 W State Road 84, Davie, FL
The price is $67 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14

Situated in Davie, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Nova Southeastern University and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Westfield Broward Mall. Plantation Heritage Park and ...

3.3/5 (992 reviews)

"The service here is always great! Quick efficient and in a timely manner! Clean rooms and comfortable stay! Will def book again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Extended Stay America - Fort Lauderdale - Davie

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Flamingo Gardens
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Flamingo Gardens

4/5(3 reviews)

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Tree Tops Park
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Tree Tops Park

Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and explore Tree Tops Park, a lovely green space in Davie. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

PortMiami
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Top things to do in Davie

Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

$20
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Florida
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Florida

$20
Per adult
Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

$80
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Florida
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Florida

$10
Per adult
Giant Horse Guided Trail Ride
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Giant Horse Guided Trail Ride

$51
Per adult

Reviews of Davie

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
50
5 - Excellent 26.31578947368421%
4 - Good
81
4 - Good 42.63157894736842%
3 - Okay
46
3 - Okay 24.210526315789473%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.2105263157894735%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 2.6315789473684212%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

traffic; hard to get out of parking lot going south

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

There is a huge Police presence everywhere you go so you definitely feel safe. The area is also very clean.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

I enjoyed the city of Davie overall. I attended a class at the University of Florida IFAS branch. I dined at several locations throughout. None which were within a mile of the hotel. If you have a rental car, which I did... You can really get around

5/5 - Excellent

Geniphre

Feb 9, 2020

Other than the driving to be a total nightmare, everything seems clean, new and youthful.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Nice area

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 19, 2020

appreciated the free shuttle from/to airport appreciate the free shuttle to cruise port Staff was friendly wifi could be improved

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