Great shopping, a variety of restaurants to choose from. Adult and family entertainment. And the beach, always close by. Close to the Aventura Mall (a major high end shopping destination,) Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Gulfstream Park is an attraction unto itself. Plenty of live free entertainment, stores to buy nice stuff, reasonably priced and high end restaurants, a very nice place to be as part of your vacation. Of course there are the ponies and gambling, if this is your thing. All enclosed in several hundred acres. We go there all the time and are never disappointed (Although I may have a "beef" with one of their restaurants and one of their specialty stores. We just don't go to them. :-) A very nice stay.