PARKS

Crystal Lake
Sand Pine Scrub

3299 NE Third Ave.
Pompano Beach

The scrub habitat that characterizes this site represents one of the rarest and most ecologically sensitive communities in South Florida. Features include an information kiosk, a nature trail and a seating area.

Deerfield Island Park

1720 Deerfield Island Park
Deerfield Beach

Broward County’s only island park is a nature-oriented refuge rich in regional history and flora and fauna. The park is located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hillsboro Boulevard and is accessible only by boat. A free shuttle runs from the mainland every hour from 10am to 3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tradewinds Park

3600 W. Sample Road
Coconut Creek

This park, one of Broward County’s largest, is located at Sample Road and Florida’s Turnpike (exit 69) and has horseback riding, an educational farm, model steam train rides, shelters, fishing, athletic fields, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida and Butterfly World.

Pompano Community Park

1660 NE 10th St.
Pompano Beach

Enjoy this city park with sports fields, an outdoor pool, an open-air amphitheater, a playground and barbecue grills. Pickleball seems to be the newest rage at the park. There is also a dog park for you and your best friend to enjoy together.

Quiet Waters

401 Powerline Road
Deerfield Beach

Amenities at this extensive Broward County park range from the unusual Rent-a-Tent/Tepee Campground to Ski Rixen USA cable water-skiing to seven miles of mountain bike trails, along with Splash Adventure water park and Woofing Waters Dog Park & Marina, both of which are open seasonally.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27th Ave.
Lighthouse Point

Offerings at Frank McDonough Park range from sand volleyball, a playground, sports fields, and the city’s tennis center. The park is also home to community events throughout the year, including concerts, food truck events and the annual holiday extravaganza Lighthouse A’glow

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

1801 North Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton

Founded in 1984, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center includes aquariums filled with tropical fish, a butterfly garden, and a sea turtle rehabilitation facility.Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres provides refuge to many varieties of plants and animals — some rare or endangered.

Kester Park

702 NE Sixth St.
Pompano Beach

Activities at Kester Park include recreational programs, specialty camps, after-school programs and adult classes.

DeGroff Park

3098 NE 52nd St.
Lighthouse Point

Enjoy the perfect place for a short stroll in this quiet preserve on the Intracoastal.

Dan Witt Park

4521 NE 22nd Ave.
Lighthouse Point

The park is currently closed for construction of the new community center.

The Everglades

40001 State Road 9336, Homestead

(Everglades National Park has three entrances in three different cities. Visit nps.gov for more information.)The Everglades spans 1.5 million acres over South Florida but it is easy to access the park’s three main areas. The northern section of the park is accessible via Miami or Everglades City; the southern section is accessible through Homestead. The Everglades is an actual one-of-a-kind experience. Explore a diversity of flora and fauna in different ecosystems: freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, tropical hammocks, pinelands, cypress, mangrove, coastal lowlands, marine and estuarine. To plan your trip, visit nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/
basicinfo.html

Arthur R. Marshall

Loxahatchee

National Wildlife Refuge

10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is home to 145,188 acres of Everglades ecosystems. Take a day trip to this natural wonder to experience wet prairies, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, tree islands, cattail communities, and a 400-acre cypress swamp which serves as a habitat for various wildlife. More than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 types of mammals are found on the refuge.For more information about entrance fees, directions and more, visit fws.gov/refuge/ARM_Loxahatchee /visit/plan_your_visit/fees.html
Pompano
Beach

MUNICIPAL

Golf Course

1101 N. Federal Highway
Pompano Beach

The City of Pompano Beach has two public golf courses.The Greg Norman Signature Pines Course opened on Jan. 1, 2013. With state-of-the-art design, Celebration Bermuda fairways and TifEagle greens, the Pines is a favorite of residents and visitors to the region. The Palms golf course continues to cater to a loyal following of golfers who have enjoyed the layout for over half a century.And golfers can grab a bite at Galuppi’s Restaurant after a round and shop the Golf Shop. Memberships and clinics are available.

The Everglades

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach

The Deer Creek golf course was designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, where he crafted plush, undulated, and rolling greens landscape — unusual for South Florida. The Deer Creek Golf Club offers a practice range equipped with sand traps and chipping areas. Membership is not required to enjoy the TifEagle golf course or any club amenities. Many regular golfers choose to purchase a Deer Creek Golf Club membership to take advantage of advanced tee times; lockers, and premium rates for bookings, guest fees, golf carts, merchandise and beverages. Six membership levels are available for Broward residents and seasonal players.

Activities

Best Boat Club
Sands Harbor Marina

101 N. Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach

If you want to go boating but don’t have a boat, the good news is you can rent one! The club also offers memberships.

Gun World

1700 S. Powerline Road
Pompano Beach

Gun World offers a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range along with training and a gun shop

Glacier Ice and Snow Arena

4601 N Federal Highway
Pompano Beach

For anyone missing the cold up north, Glacier Arena is the perfect place to get back in touch with your inner Northerner. Or for native Floridians, this is your chance to learn how to ice skate here in the Sunshine State.

XTREAM

Action

PARK

5300 Powerline RoadFort Lauderdale

This action park includes go-karting, arcade games, laser tag and more all under one roof.

Tips From

Locals

Always keep an umbrella in your car.

Keep hurricane supplies like water, batteries and flashlights handy all year round. But always be prepared to skip town instead.

Living without power after the storm is tantamount to a hike through the Sahara.

Invest in Sunscreen And hats.

While it may seem counterintuitive, always bring a sweater when dining out. Floridians worship our air conditioners.

If you have curly hair, embrace it — or invest in a quality flat iron.

The state nickname could be “the Bad Hair State” thanks to the humidity.
Tips From Locals

Always keep an umbrella in your car.

Keep hurricane supplies like water, batteries and flashlights handy all year round. But always be prepared to skip town instead.

Living without power after the storm is tantamount to a hike through the Sahara.

Invest in Sunscreen And hats.

While it may seem counterintuitive, always bring a sweater when dining out. Floridians worship our air conditioners.

If you have curly hair, embrace it — or invest in a quality flat iron.

The state nickname could be “the Bad Hair State” thanks to the humidity.

Museums and
GALLERIES

The Norton Museum of Art

1450 S Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach

The museum is known for its permanent collection featuring American, Chinese, contemporary, European art and photography. Its masterpieces of 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. The museum presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours and programs for adults and children throughout the year.

The restaurant at the Norton includes an indoor and outdoor dining room with stunning views of the Pamela and Robert B. Goergen Garden. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden, the natural light and foliage are seamlessly integrated into the space, including works in the garden such as Le tournesol (The Sunflower), 1952 by Fernand Léger. The dining room itself also showcases a collection of art, in addition to mid-century modern decor infused with soothing natural elements.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real (at the north end of Mizner Park)
Boca Raton

Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru is on exhibit through Mar. 6, 2022. Upcoming exhibits include Bonnie Lautenberg: Art Meets Hollywood and the 35th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park in February.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach

A stroll through the Morikami Gardens is like a virtual trip to Japan. Its distinct gardens are inspired by gardens of Japan. Designer Hoichi Kurisu has created a unique garden conceived in the spirit of the masters. The gallery and museum offer rotating exhibits.

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA)

41 NE First St.
Pompano Beach

This gallery hosts rotating exhibits, a dozen art studios and art education spaces.

Museum of Discovery and Science and IMAX 3D Theater

401 SW Second St.
Fort Lauderdale

If you are curious about the world, this museum is for you. Exhibits are geared towards youth, and the museum is an excellent option for families looking for educational fun. The museum is also home to the IMAX 3D Theater for an in-your-face movie-going experience.

NSU Art Museum

1 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale

The museum delivers opportunities to access, learn and be inspired by the art throughout time and from around the world.

A FEW MIAMI MUSEUMS

The Bass

2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach

Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Drive
Miami Beach

Perez Art Museum

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Beach

Wolfsonian

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach

A Trip Back In

Time

There are several preserved houses to see how people lived way back when — also known as the time before air conditioning.

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

900 N Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale

The Deering Estate

16701 Sw 72nd Ave.
Miami

Sample McDougal House

450 NE 10th St.
Pompano Beach

Stranahan House

335 SE Sixth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Viscaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami

Viscaya is sort of the Downton Abby of South Florida. Go and see how the other half lived. You won’t be disappointed.

Attractions

Wynwood

Walls

266 NW 26th St. Miami

This popular destination is a collection of gigantic outdoor colorful street murals. The neighborhood has grown up around the graffiti, and visitors can now also enjoy fashion boutiques, hipster coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

Coral Castle

28655 S Dixie Highway
Homestead

The story behind this monument to love goes like this: Edward Leedskalnin was a Latvian immigrant who moved to Florida for the warm weather after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. The love of his life, Agnes (a 16-year-old at the time of their engagement), left him the day before their wedding. Ed was heartbroken. He built the castle as an ode to his lost love, hoping against all odds that one day she would reunite with him and the two would live happily-ever-after with their kids at his handmade castle.

Flamingo Gardens

3750 S. Flamingo Road
Davie

Enjoy 60 acres at this tropical paradise and wildlife refuge. The Wray Museum, also located at Flamingo Gardens, provides visitors with a glimpse of life in South Florida in the 1930s — also known as the age before A/C.

Fruit & Spice Park

24801 SW 187th Ave.
Homestead

Enjoy 37 acres of botanical gardens with over 500 varieties of fruits, veggies, spices and herbs.

Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee

No, you aren’t in Africa. Visitors drive through the grounds as exotic animals (hence the word “Lion” in the title) breeze on past your car.

Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152nd St.
Miami

Miami Seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami

Visitors can enjoy world-class sea life exhibits, including manatees and other local sea creatures.

Rapids Water Park

6566 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach

Catch a Show

Performing Arts Venus

There are many entertainment venues in South Florida. Here are just a few. Check online for upcoming shows.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 SW Fifth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

The Kravis Center

701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Pompano Beach

The Parker

707 NE Eighth St.
Fort Lauderdale

Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 SW Fifth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

1806 NE Sixth St.
Pompano Beach

REATILS

WORTH

A Venue

Palm Beach

For a fabulous staycation experience, a day spent on Worth Avenue can’t be beat. As soon as you arrive on the Island of Palm Beach, you know you are in a land of another sort. And Worth Avenue is at the center of it all. Take a stroll and bring your credit cards to enjoy some high-end shopping. Whether you are looking for a Bottega Veneta bag, a Brioni suit or Gucci loafers, you can find it on Worth Avenue. If these luxury brands are too steep for your pocketbook, the avenue is still a fabulous place for a stroll, window shopping and lunch. (Have lunch at Taboo for a real Palm Beach experience.)

Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale

Take a walk on this main thoroughfare in Fort Lauderale to enjoy restaurants, boutiques, galleries, sidewalk cafes and bars. Most of these hot spots are located between SE Fourth Avenue and SE 15th Avenue.

The Shoppes at Beacon Light

2474 N. Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point

This shopping center close to home includes fashionable shops, salons, a UPS store among other services and of course a Publix. The center also has a plethora of dining options, from fresh seafood to pizza to Thai food and more. The center also hosts various fun events throughout the year. Check their website for updates at theshoppesatbeaconlight.com

Bal Harbour Shops

9700 Collins Ave.
Bal Harbour

Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue anchor this high-end shopping destination. Need we say more?

Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach

A stroll on the avenue offers everything from a margarita to sophisticated dining to quaint sidewalk shops and boutiques.

Mizner Park

327 Plaza Real
Boca Raton

You could say that Mizner Park is ground-zero of Boca Raton. Take a stroll and enjoy the shopping and dining.

Under The Sea

Scuba opportunities

RIGHT DX Diver’s Lady Go Diver

Dixie Divers

For all of your scuba needs, including scuba certifcation classes, contact the folks at DX Divers at dxdivers.com.

Shipwreck Park

Pompano Beach

Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to preserve and conserve our natural coral reef system. Divers can explore the Lady Luck underwater attraction off the coast of Pompano Beach. The sunken vessel serves as an artificial reef and also includes casino- and sea-themed sculptures. Yes, there is a shark posing as a card dealer — a card shark?

Deerfield Beach

Just off the coast of Deerfield Beach, scuba divers can enjoy several reefs. Or divers can head out to see the failed Rapa Nui reef where sea life is flourishing.

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