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Hillsboro Antique Mall and Café: Hidden Treasures

October 8, 2013 by  
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Hillsboro Antique Mall and Café encompasses a wide range of sellers in one convenient location, making it an antique enthusiast’s dream come true. At any time up to 250 dealers comprise the mall, making it a fantastic place for browsing. There's a little something for everyone among the shops, and helpful employees survey the premises dressed in red shirts to stand out among the crowd. In addition to the great buys you can also find some awesome food in the onsite Café. 

Hillsboro Antique Mall and Cafe
2900 W Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
(954) 571-9988

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: A South Florida Treasure

August 6, 2013 by  
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This former estate is a Florida treasure for preserving a pristine tropical oasis with four distinct ecosystems. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, a diverse array of flora and fauna inhabit the park, allowing visitors an opportunity to bask in the glory of the natural world. Stoll or bicycle along nature trails or the paved park road. Rent a canoe and explore the freshwater lagoon. A pedestrian tunnel gives you access to the beach. Picnicking is also an option, with tables overlooking the water and pavilions that can be reserved for large groups. Visit the Terramar Visitor Center to learn more about the area's fascinating history. Open every day from 8 a.m. until sundown. Park admission is $6 per vehicle, $4 for single occupants.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 564-4521

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course: On the Links

July 8, 2013 by  
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This is not your typical public course. Pompano Beach is the closest one can get to the luxury of a private golf course without incurring the exorbitant fees that membership entails. This is great place to be introduced to the game of golf, or perhaps for a casual player who wouldn’t necessarily benefit from a private course. The recently renovated course is already receiving rave reviews from area golfers, drawing both locals and visitors. There is even a clubhouse and restaurant on the premises.

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course
1101 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 786-4141

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse & Park: In the Shadow of History

June 4, 2013 by  
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Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse has a storied and aristocratic history. The lighthouse has been usurped by the exclusive Hillsboro Club, which limits access to the lighthouse proper. However, a fantastic view is available from Hillsboro Inlet Park, which is free and open to everyone. This is great place to spend an afternoon with a good book, or perhaps take the kids for a bit of fun at the children’s playground. Enjoy the view of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, a historic landmark that was built through congressional legislation in the early 1900s. This lighthouse completed a system of lights along the Florida reefs that assisted mariners on their long journeys and onto the next port. The Hillsboro Preservation Society has worked tirelessly to maintain both this lighthouse structure as well as the mechanisms inside. By 2000 renovations on the lighthouse had rendered it in full working order, and in 2003 a ceremony was held on to celebrate the historic landmark's inclusion on a postage stamp.   

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse & Park
2700 North Ocean Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The Urban Farmer: Pick Up Something Good

May 10, 2013 by  
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At The Urban Farmer there are many ways to enjoy sustainable, fresh food. You can either utilize their delivery service, where The Urban Farmer’s grown goods are delivered right to your door, or they will assist you in maintaining a garden of your own. They even allow you to buy shares of land on the premises where you can maintain your own fresh crops under the tutelage of the staff at The Urban Farmer. They’ll even help you maintain a home garden thanks to the many innovative products and gardening equipment. You can also visit the market and simply shop for your fresh produce, thanks to the Patio Market. They also sell prepared items, including homemade hummus, local honey, gluten free cakes and cookies, as well as various nut-butters and fresh eggs.

The Urban Farmer
3195 North Powerline Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954) 586-6686

Worldfest 2013

April 3, 2013 by  
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Festival Flea Market Mall: Find Something Great Today

April 2, 2013 by  
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Sometimes flea markets are at the mercy of weather outside. But an indoor space is just one of the great things about Pompano's Festival Flea Market Mall. No matter what what’s going on outside, inside Festival Flea it’s always cool. Just about everything you can ask for is available here. From clothes to hand bags and other accessories, even practical items like office supplies and house wares are on sale at Festival Flea Market. There are many jewelry sellers occupying Festival Flea Market, offering many awesome and rare finds that you couldn’t come by anywhere else. The diversity of the merchandise here is really the greatest draw. There is a little something for everyone, making Festival Flea Market a great place to spend the afternoon just browsing for a great find or some hidden treasure.

Festival Flea Market Mall
2900 W. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
(954) 979-4555

Young at Art Museum: Creativity & Fun

March 19, 2013 by  
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Kids can unlock their imaginations at the Young at Art Museum. Located right off of Route 84, the Young at Art Museum is a place where creativity is explored. Check out the ArtScapes exhibit and visit the Cave, where you can see examples of primitive art. Connect with nature at GreenScapes, learn about words and music at WonderScapes and see traveling exhibits at the Knight Gallery. Lots of schools and groups come to the museum, and it is also a great place to host a party that all kids will enjoy. Kids can be creative by signing up for one of the studio art classes, and the family can also go to the family workshops! Young at Art Museum is open seven days a week.

Young at Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Tranquil Beauty

March 12, 2013 by  
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For almost 40 years, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been providing visitors with a serene break from the hectic routine. At the museum, exhibits of Japanese paintings, prints, drawing, sculpture, and other artifacts rotate throughout the year. The Gardens are a lovely complement to the Museum, comprised of six distinct gardens that are each inspired by traditional Japanese themes. You can even learn about Japanese traditions by attending an authentic tea ceremony. The Gardens also make a relaxing as well as gorgeous venue to hold weddings and other events. There's a cafe that serves good food and wine, and a gift shop where you can find unique gifts. The Morikami Museum and Gardens is a great spot to experience tranquil beauty.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 495-0233

Sugar Sand Park: A Sweet Getaway

February 26, 2013 by  
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There’s plenty to do in South Florida, but sometimes you just need to go to a place where you can let your kids go wild. Sugar Sand Park, located in Boca Raton, has been one of the most popular places for family fun in the region for over a decade, and the best thing about it is that it’s completely free. This 156-acre park is loaded with things to do, from winding nature trails that will put you face-to-face with some of Florida’s most fascinating wildlife to the awesome Children’s Science Explorium, a hands-on discovery museum designed for kids ages 5 – 12. The outdoor Science Playground is a massive three-story wooden structure complete with water features that will keep your little ones running around like crazy. A classic carousel on-site is only a dollar to ride, and Sugar Sand Park has some of the cleanest bathrooms in the country.

Sugar Sand Park
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
(561) 347-3900

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