Destination Guide to South East Florida

The South East of Florida offers incredible beaches, excellent food and a myriad of activities, some great cities to visit include Palm Beach, Boynton, Delray, Boca Raton, Pompano, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

POPULAR CITIES IN SOUTH EAST FLORIDA

Boca Raton

Boca Raton is a city located in Palm Beach county on the southeastern coast of Florida. It is about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.  The Spanish used Boca Raton’s harbor and the city’s name comes from boca de ratones, a Spanish term meaning “rat’s mouth” which appeared on early maps and referred to hidden sharp-pointed rocks that gnawed and tore through ships’ cables.

In the early 1900s Japanese farmers settled in the area and started the Yamato Colony. The town of Boca Raton was incorporated in 1925, and the famed architect Addison Mizner began designing a luxury resort city and created the original Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Mediterranean-style pink “castle” that is still one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Boca Raton has become a  retirement and snow-bird haven for the with it’s  balance of natural beauty and cultural attractions, exciting events, and slow-paced, sun-kissed leisure.  The affluent city is also home to a renowned art museum and theater, a bevy of high-end designer boutiques and tony department stores and a vibrant restaurant scene.

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida located just south of the Palm Beach County line. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. Deerfield is a great place to visit for the entire family without the hustle and bustle of large crowds.

Visit the award-winning “Blue Wave” beach. The City of Deerfield Beach has earned this award designation from the Clean Beach Council, based on specific criteria, which include excellence in water quality, beach conditions, safety services, public information, and habitat conservation.

There are many excellent  shopping and dining opportunities. In addition, Deerfield Beach is home to Quiet Waters Park, which features campgrounds, fishing, a skate park and the longest “cable ski” courses in the nation. A hybrid of surfing, skiing and wakeboarding, cable skiing is rapidly growing in popularity, and you can try it at the park’s 2,700-foot oval course.

The hub of Deerfield Beach is the International Fishing Pier. The pier stretches out over the ocean nearly 1000 feet from the shoreline. Use your vantage point to decide where to set up for a day on the beach, or cast a line to the waters below and see if it’s your lucky day to pull up some mackerel, pompano, bluefish, snapper, permit fish, croaker, or even barracuda.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a coastal city located about 25 miles north of Miami along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the county seat and largest city in Broward County. It is considered by many as the epitome of a vibrant coastal Florida town.Fort Lauderdale is famous for its 24 miles of gold beaches, arts, culture, and events. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront, the area is considered by many as the  “Venice of America.”

Just two miles north of Port Everglades, you can experience Fort Lauderdale’s landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and paved brick path.

Las Olas Boulevard provides excellent shopping, dining, and the historic districts. A trip aboard Fort Lauderdale’s water taxi provides a prime view of the mansions and yachts dotting Millionaires Row. Stop at the Stranahan House, a preserved 1900s home furnished with antiques of the era. Or “follow the red brick road” of the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, the landscaped park, to the Arts and Entertainment District.

Miami

Miami, is a coastal metropolis located in Miami-Dade County in southeastern Florida  it is the second-most populous city in Florida the first is Jacksonville. Miami is noted as the only major city in the United States founded by a woman. Julia Tuttle, a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native, was the original owner of the land upon which the city was built.

Miami is rich in ethnic culture and the Arts, with Cuban, Indian as well as African influences. The architecture is so special here it is protected by law. Many vacationers visit Miami for its world-renowned hotels, restaurants and nightlife its wide long spectacular beaches.

Miami Beach has some of the finest dining, nightlife and spas in the world. Besides the city life there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in Miami, kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding at Oleta River State Park, Deering Estate or Crandon Park. You can visit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center to see its dunes, mangroves and seagrass beds and observe some of the 200 species of birds that live here or migrate through.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a beautiful town located in South East Florida, it is divided from the mainland by the Lake Worth Lagoon. It’s widely known as America’s First Resort Destination™ is known for its expansive estates and clean crystal beaches.

In 1896, Railroad  builder, Industrialist Henry Flagler built a grand home for visitors and family here, the Palm Beach Inn. In 1902, he built a home for his wife, Whitehall. He expanded the size of the Palm Beach Inn and renamed it The Breakers. After twice burning down, the inn has been reconstructed and it still stands today, luxurious as ever, and Whitehall persists as the Flagler Museum.

Visit Worth Avenue, where fine art, as well Cartier and Chanel stores line the street as well as award winning restaurants and Mediterranean storefronts and courtyards. The Palm Beaches are a playground for every traveler, budget and interest. Relax on one of our tropical beaches. Enjoy fishing, boating, paddling or snorkeling in our pristine waterways.

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