Sunday, July 10, 2011


(includes Coconut Creek, Deerfield & Hollywood)

BREW Urban Coffee – 537 Northwest 1st Avenue (Flagler Arts & Technology Village); 954-357-3934;; antique typewriters, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves & 1972 Airstream trailer.

Blue Jean Blues – 3320 Northeast 33rd Street; 954-306-6330;; sit at bar and listen to blues and jazz.
Georgie’s Alibi – 2266 Wilton Drive; 954-565-2526;; gay bar.
H2O Cafe – 101 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard; 954-414-0124;; among few places where can sit outside and enjoy drink at sunset.
Margarita Cantina Crab & Seafood House – 201 Fort Lauderale Beach Boulevard; 954-463-7209; among few places where can sit outside and enjoy drink at sunset.
SoLita Las Olas – 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard; 954-357-2616;; stylish new bar.

Dania Beach.
Deerfield Beach.
Hollywood Beach – South Boardwalk (Hollywood); 954-924-2980 or 877-672-2468;; make sure to stroll along Hollywood Broadwalk (not Boardwalk); stretching for more than 2 miles, features brick-lined pedestrian promenade along beach.

Ancient Mariner – sunken Coast Guard cutter creates near-shore, artificial reef.

Atlantic Hotel – 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard; 954-567-8020 or 877-567-8020;
Panther Motel – 715 Southeast 20th Avenue (Deerfield); 954-427-0700;; old Florida venue; all-efficiencies; across street from beach.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort – 2000 North Ocean Boulevard; 954-568-9431;; north of main strip; southern plantation-style hotel with 156 rooms.
Ritz Carlton – 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard; 954-465-2300 or 800-542-8680;; former St. Regis Hotel; sleek pool on 7th floor overlooking water.
Riverside Hotel – 620 East Las Olas Boulevard; 954-467-0671;
W Fort Lauderdale – 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard; 954-414-8200 or 877-946-8357;; sleekly modern; along beach.
Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort – 2096 Northeast 2nd Street; 954-428-2850 or 800-426-0084;; renovated hotel 33 steps from beach with spectacular views; just across from Deerfield Beach International Pier.

Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill – 1555 Southeast 17th Street; 954-525-7400;; New England-style boathouse, with crisp blue and white décor, enormous cathedral ceiling, gleaming oak floors, and portal-style windows; new outdoor bar on marina; try wahoo.
Café Martorano – 3343 East Oakland Park Boulevard; 954-561-2554;; good, south Philly-style Italian.
Whaler’s Rib – 2031 Northeast 2nd Street (Deerfield Beach); 954-421-8880; faux nautical, funky seafood; famous for Bloody Mary and Oysters Rockefeller.

Balearia Bahamas Express – Terminal 1, Port Everglades; 866-699-6988 (Florida) and 954-278-3791 (Bahamas);; one-way to Bahamas in under 2.5 hours.
Las Olas Boulevard – palm-tree shaded boulevard offering boutiques and cafes.

Anglin Pier – Commercial Boulevard at A1A; place to fish and hang.
Art & Culture Center of Hollywood – 1540 Harrison Street (Hollywood); 954-921-3275;; in 1924 Spanish mansion in Arts District; art exhibits, dance, independent film.
Bonnet House – 900 North Birch Road; 954-563-5393;; Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett’s vacation home; they were artists and arts supporters; monkeys still live on estate.
Butterfly World – 3600 West Sample Road (Coconut Creek, at Tradewinds Park); 954-977-4400;
Deerfield Island Park – 1720 Deerfield Island Park; 954-360-1320;; accessible by free water shuttle that runs 10 am to midnight; currently closed due to hurricane damage.
Flagler Arts & Technology Village – 17 Northwest 5th Street; 954-760-5900; or free monthly walks to introduce district to public; similar to Wynwood, without street art.
Flamingo Gardens – 3750 South Flamingo Road (Davie); 954-473-2955;
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art – 1 East Las Olas Boulevard; 954-525-5500;; American, modern art.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard; 954-468-2791;; 2-mile hiking or running loop through woods; entrance only steps from beach (at A1A and Sunrise Highway intersection).
International Swimming Hall of Fame – 1 Hall of Fame Drive; 754-462-6536;; worth visiting.
Museum of Discovery & Science – 401 Southwest 2nd Street; 954-467-6637;
Old Dillard Museum – 1009 Northwest 4th Street; 954-322-8828;; African and African-American museum.
Stranahan House – 335 Southeast 6th Avenue; 954-524-4736;; oldest structure in Broward County.

No comments:

Post a Comment