The following optional activities are available to Trustmark Producer Conference attendees.
Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Gently melt away cares and unwind in the luxurious relaxation lounge and treatment rooms. The full-service 8,500-square-foot spa features 11 treatment rooms including private couple’s treatment suite, private massage areas and Jacuzzis on the tropical pool deck, a fitness center with Technogym cardiovascular and strength equipment and a spa boutique. Treatments will be scheduled in the afternoon on January 17 beginning at 1 p.m.
Cost: $130, plus 20% gratuity
Golf at Jacaranda Golf Club
Located 20 minutes from the hotel and representing a consolidation of the best traditions of the game combined with the latest in golf course design, Jacaranda Golf Club embodies the best of both worlds for today’s golf enthusiast.
A $10 million renovation to both courses breathed new life into a classic South Florida design. Both East and West courses have been transformed with new fairways, tees, greens, cart paths and landscaping. The restoration showcases a combination of new technology and traditional design allowing both the scratch golfer and the weekend warrior to compete on the same playing ground. Impeccable conditions paired with private club atmosphere and service provides players an opportunity to “Experience the Difference” Jacaranda’s new look brings to a South Florida visit.
Trustmark has arranged a shotgun start on the East Course at 1 p.m. on January 17. Transportation will depart the hotel at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $87 greens fees including cart and gratuities, $59 club rental
Other Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
With its makeover from a college student mecca to a tonier clientele complete, Fort Lauderdale has been transformed into a Beach Chic destination. From luxury properties dotting the beachfront skyline to Las Olas Boulevard for casually chic shopping and dining scene, Fort Lauderdale has some of the best people-watching in South Florida. Between Blue Wave beaches and exotic Everglades lie countless ways to play in Fort Lauderdale, including sightseeing cruises, shopping, watersports and more.
Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District
Just minutes from the hotel is the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale, home to cultural attractions, shops, parks and restaurants. Along the Riverwalk, the brick-lined meandering promenade, discover the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science with its AutoNation 3D IMAX Theater, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Center, Stranahan House and the Museum of Art.
Casinos and More
Fort Lauderdale is also a sure bet for gamers looking for a mix of water and wagers. With casino venues ranging from Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Mardi Gras Greyhound Race Track & Casino and The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, to Discovery Cruise Line and three Seminole Indian casinos, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Fort Lauderdale has become one of the top tropical destinations to ante up and double down.
Fort Lauderdale is flowing with water-based activities including scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, boating and sport fishing. If fishing is indeed your thing, don’t miss the interactive exhibits at the International Game Fish Association’s Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Warm your toes in the golden sands of Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches — an easy walk from many of the hotels, restaurants and activities. There’s no better way to relax, refresh, renew and reconnect. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun and swimming in the warm Atlantic waters. And don’t forget to stroll, jog, or blade along the palm tree-fringed, brick-lined beachfront promenade.
Discover the convenience and the value of shopping in everything from boutiques to department stores in Fort Lauderdale. Sawgrass Mills, the world’s largest discount and entertainment mall, the Swap Shop, South’s largest flea market, and Festival Flea Market, a quarter-mile long shopper’s paradise, are just a few of the venues to begin your retail therapy.
Translated “the waves” in Spanish, Las Olas Blvd. is known as Fort Lauderdale’s “style mile,” lined with independently owned boutiques, a restaurant row with acclaimed chefs, and lively lounges and cafˇs with sidewalk seating. Las Olas also is the starting point for canal tours in authentic, Italian gondolas, as well as a major stop along Fort Lauderdale’s Water Taxi system. The best way to view the beauty of South Florida is a leisurely cruise on Fort Lauderdale’s popular Water Taxi. Discover the best views of Fort Lauderdale that has earned the city the nickname “Venice of America.”