Coexists with your family in the fantastic multiple theme parks, space exploration, wonderful beaches, amazing golf courses and national parks, cultural attractions, several zoos and wildlife areas, museums, professional sports teams of five, and a wide variety of events and attractions in Spanish.
Featuring entertainment, culture, dining, and shopping galore, this open-air mall is a city mainstay and one of the area’s most upscale venues. Many of the restaurants transform into nightclubs as the hour gets late, and you’ll find everything from see-and-be-seen bars to chill Irish Pubs. There’s also an eight-screen movie theater for a more family-friendly nightlife scene.
The beginnings of this fine museum date back to the 1940s, when a group of culturally-minded residents united their efforts to increase Boca’s arts presence. More than 60 years later, the museum resides in an incredible facility in Mizner Park and boasts more than 4000 works in its permanent collection. Modern European and American pieces are prominent, along with pre-Columbian Mesoamerican art, Oceanic items, and western African tribal art. A ceramics collection, an outdoor sculpture garden, and impressive photography holdings are also available to visitors. A gift shop and changing exhibitions can be found as well.
Established in 1962, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers free access to 2.6 acres of glorious horticulture and calm. But there’s more than plant life in the serene oasis: You can shop for local produce and Zak the Baker bread at the weekly farmers’ market, or find your Zen under a well-kept palm tree at a lunchtime express yoga class. Farther south, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has been open to the public since 1838. The landscape itself is a veritable horticultural wonder, with miles of manicured lawns, waterfalls, lakes and other topographic features.
From the ashes of Mansion’s demise springs this renovated phoenix. It doesn’t feel all that different from the old guard, though, visually, it’s unlike anything you’ll find on the beach. It’s still fancy and flashy. It still books big-name DJs from the EDM game, including Borgore, Deorro and more. And it’s still gonna cost you at the bar. But if high-energy elegance and fist-pumping bass is what you’re after, it’s exactly the destination to satisfy.
Castaway Island offers two interactive water playgrounds: one for smaller children, with climbing features and a small slide, the other with features more suitable for older children, including buckets that regularly fill with water and dump it out onto the playground below. In 2007, the water park’s original sand-bottom lagoon was replaced with a zero-entry, hard-bottom Swim Lagoon with a waterfall at one end. The aquatics complex also includes a marina with boat rentals.
Charnow Park on Hollywood Beach is located just north of Hollywood Blvd along the shore. This beachfront park is part of the wonderful Hollywood Beach broadwalk popular among locals and tourists alike. Children can get the best of both worlds by visiting Charnow Park. They can play in the waves and sand or come over to the park and play in the fresh water splash park amongst the tiled dolphins! When they dry off they can play on the playground equipment. The park originally started back in the 1930s as a place to play paddleball along the shore. The historic paddleball courts have been restored and there are still 6 of them available for use to this day. Pavilions with seating are perfect for a rest in the shade while the children play.
Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem that make up the Bonnet House estate. Situated along Fort Lauderdale Beach, guided tours lead visitors and students through the main house, outbuildings, and extensive grounds which depict both the Bartlett’s lifestyle and how the estate staff lived and worked. A special focus on the tour are the paintings of Bartlett’s artist wife Evelyn and her collection of animal sculpture from Southeast Asia and Africa. see one of the finest orchid collections in the U.S., and catch a glimpse of playful monkeys and majestic swans.