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GOLD COAST ESSENCE 20 LA DOLCE VITA

30 SIP + SAVOR

SANT AMBROEUS

THE NEW COGNAC

Stunning interiors and authentic Italian food make this chic locale Palm Beach’s newest “it” spot.

Cognac is having a moment and area hotspots want you to drink up. From fancy flights to crafted cocktails, you might want to give this spirit another look.

BY OLEE FOWLER

26 VINTAGE PARADISE ANTIQUE ROW ART & DESIGN DISTRICT

Vintage finds and artistic treasures await you in West Palm Beach. BY KRYSTIAN VON SPEIDEL AND JAMES CUBBY

BY ERICA CORSANO

34 SHOOTING STAR JONATHAN HUBERDEAU

Get up close and personal with this rising NHL star. The young Panther shares his picks for must-visit locales in the area. BY SCOTT KEARNAN

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TOP TABLES

Northwood Village, Flamingo Gardens, Worth Avenue and other destinations worth exploring.

From fresh seafood to prime cuts of steak, there’s a venue ready for those who wish to indulge and partake in a culinary adventure.

36 ALL ABOUT TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Get the lay of the land with our roundup of some of the top neighborhoods where locals live, work and play.

40 SHOPPING RETAIL THERAPY

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48 DINING & NIGHTLIFE

MUST-SEE SIGHTS

60 MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS STANDING OVATION From top art museums and performing arts centers to stunning gardens and natural wonders, the area’s arts and entertainment scene is not to be missed.

71 ADVERTISER INDEX Where to find advertisers and featured restaurants and shops.

72 PARTING SHOT A HIDDEN GEM

Beautiful and brilliant stained glass windows, gothic-revival design, perfectly manicured gardens and utterly serene fish-filled fountains make The Church of Bethesda-bythe-Sea well worth a visit.


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Erica Corsano

Olee Fowler

Scott Kearnan

Krystian von Speidel

A self-proclaimed “Jackie of all trades”, Erica Corsano has her hands in many creative projects. As a lifestyle journalist, speaker, world traveler, animal advocate and obsessed dog mom, most of her time is spent scouring South Florida (and the globe) for all things fun, fabulous and inspiring. Corsano has contributed to media outlets like Condé Nast, yahoo. com, CNN, and NBC and currently serves as a Group Editor for Morris Visitor Publications covering Florida and the Bahamas.

Olee Flower is a native Floridian and long-time contributor to Eater Miami, an online haven for restaurant-obsessed Miami residents. A self-described food nerd and spa aficionado, her work can be seen in various outlets including Racked, Chat Chow TV, Design District Magazine and Chic Metropolitan. Olee ventured to Palm Beach’s new culinary gem, Sant Ambroeus for authentic gelato, pastries, sandwiches and real-deal Italian fine dining.

Scott Kearnan is a lifestyle writer and editor focusing on food, travel and arts & entertainment, with over a decade of experience writing about culinary adventures, global escapades, celebrity news and more. He’s an editor at ZAGAT and regularly contributes to various regional and national media outlets. His favorite place to travel is wherever he last adventured (Lisbon) and his travel bucket list includes Romania, Easter Island and Antartica.

Krystian von Speidel graduated from the School of Journalism at Northeastern University and continues his focus on print journalism, regurarly contributing to lifestyle publications like House Beautiful, Venue, Bomb and New York Cottages & Gardens. After 10 years as a syndicated writer for Tribune Media Services, Krystian relocated to Palm Beach where he now resides with his husband. von Speidel is currently the Notables editor at The Palm Beach Post.

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Explore the many natural wonders, cultural landmarks, outdoor activities and lifestyle destinations Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches offer visitors.

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Butterfly World

Advertised as the largest butterfly complex on the planet, Butterfly World boasts some 10,000 species in its aviaries and gardens. The place abounds with passion flowers and other nectar-rich plants. Butterfly World is also home to hummingbirds and a bug museum with scorpions, spiders and—if you’re not feeling too squeamish—giant Asian cockroaches. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400, www.butterflyworld.com


Northwood Village

For a hip shopping, dining and art experience, head north of downtown to Northwood Village, where colorful, one-of-a-kind shops and murals line the streets. Within their walls, find antiques, modern furnishings and vintage clothing. The dining scene is just as eclectic, offering up flavorful dishes ranging from Asian to Mediterranean to southern comfort food. Visit on the third Wednesday of the month for the Food Truck Roll-In, and every second Saturday for ArtWalk. Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, northwoodvillage.com 16

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FATVillage

The Flagler+Arts+Technology Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale is a four-block warehouse district that has been transformed into a haven for creative professionals. On the last Saturday of the month, the village hosts ArtWalk, a display of contemporary artwork, music, food and drinks. During the day, visit the galleries, shops and restaurants. 521 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.760.5900, www.fatvillage.com

Palm Beach Polo

Equine lovers flock to Wellington throughout the winter to enjoy the premier polo destination in the world, the Palm Beach International Equestrian Club, which boasts seven state-ofthe-art tournament fields and spectator options for polo enthusiasts and the polo-curious. 3667 120th Ave., S. Wellington, 561.204.5687, www.ipc.coth.com

Worth Avenue

Opulent Worth Avenue is one of the most beautiful shopping venues in the country. Along the way are enchanting “vias”—courtyards lined with local businesses that have become mainstays of the district. On Wednesdays, take a historical walking tour of the avenue and learn about the district’s influence on fashion, as well as the social scene that established Palm Beach as the first resort destination in America. Palm Beach, 561.659.6909, www.worth-avenue.com WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Flamingo Gardens

This 60-acre, non-profit botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary features thousands of rare, exotic and native plants, some of Florida’s largest and oldest trees, and more than 90 species of Florida native animals. Spot alligators, eagles, otters, panthers, bobcats, a black bear and flamingos along the way, or travel back and see what Old Florida was like by visiting the historic 1930s Wray Home Museum. 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954.473.2955, www.flamingogardens.org

Maltz Jupiter Theater

A small group with a passion for theater purchased and renovated this premier venue in 2001. The non-profit produces shows serving more than 100,000 people a year, including 600 students. The building was once a dinner theatre owned by Burt Reynolds, where theatre classes were taught by legends like Liza Minnelli, Martin Sheen and Reynolds before he sold it in 1996. The 2018-2019 season includes productions of Steel Magnolias, Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story. Visit the website for a full schedule. 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 561.575.2223, www.jupitertheatre.org 18

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Mounts Botanical Garden

Step away from city bustle and stroll through this tranquil, 14-acre living plant museum. Each of the 23 lush gardens has its own story and features plants native to Palm Beach. Get lost gazing at butterflies floating between flowers in the Butterfly Garden. The mystical Children’s Maze features turrets and sweet fragrant shrubs that flower twice a year, and the Tropical Shade Garden offers respite under its branches, which can be 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding sunny areas. 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 561.233.1757, www.mounts.org


LA DOLCE VITA Let Palm Beach newcomer Sant Ambroeus take you away. BY OLEE FOWLER

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When sitting down for a meal at Palm Beach newcomer Sant Ambroeus, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve been transported directly into a scene from the classic Italian film, “La Dolce Vita.” With its mid-century flare, sharply dressed staff and whimsical touches, the chic locale feels like a Milanese café circa 1960. This feeling has captivated the South Florida food scene ever since the Italian favorite arrived to Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza in December 2016 and quickly became the epicenter of the neighborhood. “We have customers that come in the morning for coffee, people who at the same time every day go and have their espresso,” says Dimitri Pauli, partner of SA

Hospitality, the team behind Sant Ambroeus. “We’ve become part of the community.” And a chic member of the community at that. The 3,300-square-foot space oozes Italian glamour. The dining room boasts coral banquettes, rippled mahogany walls, dramatic Murano glass chandeliers and Terrazzo floors that emulate a wave pattern with colors of pink, black and cream – a nod to the restaurant’s proximity to the ocean. Water served as the main source of inspiration for the designers of the space, Studio Robert McKinley, who has helped design multiple Sant Ambroeus’. As it was the first U.S. Ambroeus outpost outside of the northeast, the

Grab a seat at the café for a quick sandwich, espresso, or pastries that are made daily in-house.

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Palm Beach location took inspiration from its new South Florida location and its Italian heritage. “In the case of Palm Beach, we really wanted to touch on its locale and take some cues from the sea, using those color palettes and shapes,” notes designer Robert McKinley. “None of this is too overt, but we wanted it to feel like this coastal restaurant while still remaining true to its Italian and New York roots.” The design’s luxurious, yet decisive materials echoes the menu’s simple, elegant and ingredient-driven Italian cuisine. Elevated all-day dining is available in the main room with options like perfectly cooked al dente pastas, creamy risottos, crisp salads, buttery cheeses, pizzas, and tender fish and meats serving as the highlights. The menu stays true to its roots. The original Sant Ambroeus opened its doors in Milan in 1936 and quickly acquired a devoted following. In the early 70s, Pauli’s family bought the legendary spot and brought it to the United States in 1984 with its outpost on Madison Avenue. It has since expanded to locations including 24

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Southampton, the West Village, Soho, as well as Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar at Loews Regency in Midtown Manhattan and Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar at Sotheby’s. For those looking for a more casual dining experience, they can grab a seat at the café for a quick sandwich, an espresso from its signature coffee bar, or pick up one of its many pastries that are made daily in-house. With its plush coral seating and pink wallpaper adorning the walls (the same print that can be found on the brand’s iconic wrapping paper), the café exudes a purposely confectionary feel that is meant to be sweet and playful, says McKinley. And since it’s South Florida, frozen desserts are always a good idea. Outdoors, guests can grab a scoop of gelato from the restaurant’s imported Italian ice cream cart. These small, yet special touches found throughout the space help to create an experience so authentic, it’s hard to find outside of Italy. “If you close your eyes—or step back and walk the plaza—it’s almost like you could be in Italy,” says Pauli.

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Guests are encouraged to slip away for a cocktail at the sultry bar that features rippling glass inspired by the texture of coral.

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VINTAGE PARADISE The Antique Row Art & Design District in West Palm Beach is a mecca for antique connoisseurs. BY KRYSTIAN VON SPEIDEL AND JAMES CUBBY PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT WISEMAN

Crista of Christa’s South Seashells in the antique district creates masterpieces out of seashells. Cameron Diaz and Martha Stewart are fans. csseashell.com

The Antique Row Art & Design District in West Palm Beach has become the center of the universe for antique shoppers in the know. “We love the antiques district in West Palm Beach, on South Dixie Highway between Southern Boulevard and Belvedere Road,” said Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large of Barneys New York, who, with designer Jonathan Adler, makes frequent visits to the district, even after moving away from the area several years ago. Not only is the area being swamped by New York designers, who regularly shop in it, but it is also touted by the mainstream media as the best shopping outside of New York and Los Angeles. “The Row attracts a range of shoppers, from well-known decorators, who fly in from New York and Los Angeles, to avid bargain scroungers,” reported The New York Times. The area, located in a once-forgotten neighborhood, boasts more than 52 shops and galleries offering an impressive range that includes 17th- to 20th-century antiques, period art-deco and modern furnishings, and fine and decorative arts. Although it has recently come into its own, so to speak, the world’s best interior designers have been shop-

ping Antique Row for more than 25 years. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful are just a few of the publications to label the area as one of the East Coast’s premier antique shopping districts. “We love shopping on the West Palm Beach Antiques Row because there is such a wide variety to choose from,” says Todd Dyer Davis, co-owner (with Robert Sidney Brown) of Brown Davis Interiors, a design firm based in Miami with offices in Washington, D.C. “From period antiques to mid-century modern furnishings to beautiful shell mirrors and chandeliers, it’s all there. When shopping The West Palm Beach Art and Design District, we are able to source beautiful items.” DEEP IN THE DISTRICT The variety of antique shops in the district is astounding. There’s Coco House & Company (3625 South Dixie Highway, cocohouseandcompany.com), whose colorful French owner, Serge de Laville, specializes in 19th century English bamboo furniture, chinoiserie, and Art Deco furniture. In business for over eight years, de Laville counts among his celebrity clients Bruce Springsteen and Kevin Kline. Gary Rubinstein Antiques (3901A South Dixie Highway, WHERE GUEST B OOK

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of the dealers, the eclectic nature of the different shops and most importantly, the value that is there. “If we were in New York, our prices would have to be way higher, so we can offer a great product for a better price.” TREASURE HUNT “While antiques rule in the district, there is also a great selection of art galleries and specialty shops, such as Heath & Company Lighting (3707 South Dixie Highway, heathlighting.com) and JF Art Gallery.” A more recent addition to the gallery scene on Antique Row is Renata Fine Arts (3633 South Dixie Highway, renatafineart.com), owned by Polish émigré Renata Metelska. The gallery specializes in exquisite original artworks ranging from 20th century to contemporary American and European art, including a selection by Florida artists. Renata’s next door neighbor is Faustina Pace, owner of her eponymous business, Faustina Pace Antiques & Interiors (3635 South Dixie Highway, faustinapace.com). Pace’s selections of furniture, textiles, accessories and garden accents procured from her travels to France, Sweden and Belgium reflect her easy, comfortable design sensibility. The Antique Row Art & Design District offers a cornucopia of treasures, making it worth the visit.

From left: Coco House; a sculpture at JF gallery; an eclectic mix at Lars Bolander. Opposite: JF gallery

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garyrubinsteinantiques.com), a favorite of top New York designers, specializes in fine 18th-, 19th- and 20th- century furniture and decorative arts, with an emphasis on Italian design of the late-18th and mid-20th centuries. With two locations along South Dixie Highway, James and Jeffrey Antiques (3619 and 3713 South Dixie Highway, jamesandjeffrey.com) has become a favorite among decorators for their selection of accent pieces and 18th- and 19th-century continental furnishings. “The aura of antique row is pure eclecticism,” says Gary Rubinstein, owner of Gary Rubinstein Antiques. “There is something for everyone. There are museumquality pieces as well as fun vintage items for the young collector.” Rubinstein, an antique dealer for 20 years with stores in New York, Connecticut, Miami and Palm Beach, opened a shop in the district three years ago. “We decided to open due to the fact that much of our New York City and European client base had homes in the area and were asking for us to be a presence in the community. The most beautiful space became available and we were on our way.” What does Rubinstein credit for the popularity of the district? The unique and constantly changing inventory


OFF THE ROW South of Southern (or SoSo, as the neighborhood is called by locals) the eclectic array of antique shops continue. Todd Hase (5011 South Dixie Highway, toddhase.com), the interior designer is a favorite of young Palm Beach families thanks to an array of rattan and midcentury pieces. Lars Bolander (5013 South Dixie Highway, larsbolander.com), This Swedish-born interior designer’s eponymous shop offers classical furniture and accessories. Palm Beach Antique & Design Center (6910 South Dixie Highway, palmbeachantique.com) Chock-full of sublimely edited and staged rooms, this is a must-stop for anyone looking for high-quality midcentury and late 70s and early 80s French and Italian antiques.

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SIP & SAVOR Cognac is on the rise in South Florida and beyond. BY ERICA CORSANO


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No longer only a spirit to be sipped slowly by your grandfather, cognac is being touted by many as the spirit of 2018. While such a claim seems like an exaggeration, area hotspots have confirmed that interest in the tasty brown liqueur is on the rise. “Cognac certainly has the potential to play a much larger role in the industry than it has in the past. It is for people that appreciate a more sophisticated spirit,” explained Ryan Zemel, General Manager at Fort Lauderdale’s Terra Mare. Here’s a quick lesson in cognac: as one of the original cocktail spirits, it’s a type of brandy made from doubledistilled white wine from grapes grown in the Cognac region

of France. It’s a complex spirit whose flavor profile changes from year to year—kind of like wine. Many high-end establishments are offering fancy flights of cognac for sipping. Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa’s Stir Lounge serves Hardy, and their International Flight cognac option includes the posh brand’s Noces D’Or, Noces de Diamant and Noces D’Albatre, and costs $260. Not so hefty, considering that their most expensive bottle (Hardy L’Ete Lalique Crystal) will run you about $15,900. If sipping slowly simply isn’t your style, mixologists are also creating concoctions that include cognac in their recipe lineup. Eau’s executive director of food and beverage, Tito WHERE GUEST B OOK

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have cult status… the brands that you hear people calling for the most are D’usse, Hennessy, Rémy, and Martell,” Asare-Appiah added. Morreale cautions people to not be afraid to try cognac. “Too many consumers think of cognac as an overpriced marketing product, rather than as an authentic spirit with history. It’s been around for centuries and works as a great base spirit in cocktails. Do not fear it.” If you’re still cautious, we get it, so were we. But after sampling a handful of tasty concoctions across town—it’s a tough job—we found cognac to be a delightful new addition to our imbibing lineup.

An updated take on the classic Sidecar, The Palm Sidecar ($19), at Stir Lounge.

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Rodríguez, is a fan of the luxurious spirit and his team does an updated take on the classic Sidecar, The Palm Sidecar ($19). “I highly recommend our own twist on the traditional Sidecar. It is made with cognac, mango, passion fruit, pineapple and habanero-infused simple syrup. This cocktail uses ingredients sourced here in Palm Beach.” NYY Steak at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers a pricey Royal Sidecar ($500) made with Remy Martin Louis XIII, Grand Marnier Cuvée 1880, lemon juice and an orange twist, served in crystal. “It’s a luxury spirit that tells a story and has complexity. You can compare drinking a great cognac to drinking a wonderful glass of wine. It’s traditionally a spirit that is sipped; however, we’re looking to add more character to classic cocktails and introduce ultra-premium cocktails with it,” explained Noel Morreale, the vice president of food and beverage at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Lighter on the wallet, Honor Bar in Palm Beach serves up their Vieux Carre ($16), made with Hardy VS Cognac, Bulleit Rye whiskey and Punt e Mes, an upbeat cocktail that still possesses some complexity the French liqueur is known for. Miami-based Bacardi has also seen an uptick when it comes to cognac sales. Their Jay Z-backed D’usse brand is a bold new expression of VSOP and XO Cognac crafted at the Chateau de Cognac, where award-winning cognacs have been made over the last 200 years. “There has been a rise in brown spirits in general over the last 10 years and this has helped drive new consumers to the cognac category who are looking for something new. Consumers are trying it in cocktails as bartenders are experimenting with cognac again,” Bacardi senior portfolio ambassador Colin Asare-Appiah explained. It certainly helps that rock stars and celebrities are promoting the other brown liquor. “Cognac has a close relationship with popular culture and advocates for the category have always included it in their lifestyle and some brands within the category


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The Hardy International Flight includes the posh brand’s Noces D’Or, Noces de Diamante, and Noces D’Albatre ($260).

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Q&A

SHOOTING STAR Jonathan Huberdeau dominates the ice in the Sunshine State — and beyond.

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BY SCOTT KEARNAN

Jonathan Huberdeau was speed skating at age four and playing hockey at five. No surprise, then, that the 24-year-old Quebec native has quickly established himself as an indispensable part of the Florida Panthers and a rising star in the NHL. After making the team’s starting roster in the 2012-2013 season, he scored his first league goal with his very first shot. And he became the first player in Panthers history to win the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded annually since 1937 and the NHL equivalent of a “Rookie of the Year” award. Huberdeau continues to prove his value with every play — like an under-the-wire tiebreaking goal in February that clipped The Red Wings and left Panthers fans purring. All this after recovering from a dramatic Achilles tendon injury that

left him sidelined for several months last season. File under: Comeback kid.

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Any favorite restaurants, bars

in franchise history to win the

or local hangouts?

Calder Memorial Trophy, and

We all like eating at Caffe Europa on Las Olas for the pregame meal, and the O-B House on SW Second Street in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, so I’d recommend those spots.

you were named to the NHL Who are some of your NHL

All-Rookie Team. That must

heroes and why?

have been an incredibly proud

My favorite player growing up was Mario Lemieux. I started watching him when I was young and I remember him coming back from his back injury. He scored a goal and had two assists in his first game. That was pretty cool.

moment for you. Can you

What do you say to folks who

describe it?

It’s a great accomplishment to win the Calder. You can only do it once and it was fun to be able to do it. Of course, when you come into the NHL you don’t really expect anything. But it was really cool to have a good season and win that trophy.

When traveling, what are your “must-pack” items?

I need my toothbrush, toothpaste and my hair paste — it’s paste, not gel — and tweezers. I always need to look sharp.

might not exactly associate Florida with ice hockey?

What is the first place

Where would you like to travel

In Florida, the weather is nice and you can go to the beach on days off, but in the community, you can see people are starting to play hockey more. You can see it with kids, who are starting to skate more. So we’re just trying to help and grow the game of hockey in Florida.

you’d send a new visitor to

that you haven’t yet?

in the area?

I’d love to go to Hawaii. I want to try surfing and I’d love to see the scenery. Maui would be a big draw, because it has the golf. But I’d love to see every island.

I like the beach in Fort Lauderdale, and I’m a big fan of the Everglades Holiday Park — even though the last time I went I didn’t see a crocodile. I also really enjoy visiting Zoo Miami.

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away—but no more. Now, Fort Lauderdale is a year-round mecca for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, from malls like The Galleria and Westfield Broward to cultural attractions like the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderale, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back beach, a high-end meal or energetic nightlife, you’ll find it in Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America.”

lights in this Old Florida town. After a day at the beach, try the fresh seafood and juicy steaks at JB’s on the Beach, an eatery that calls itself “classy casual,” or go to Two Georges at the Cove for waterfront dining and cocktails. Farther inland, Quiet Waters Park offers lakes for fishing, a cable-ski machine that’s popular with wakeboarders, a water park for kids and mountain biking trails. Or for a change of pace, take a boat out to Deerfield Island Park, an undeveloped preserve where the only residents are gopher tortoises and other wildlife.

SUNRISE Founded as a master-planned community in the 1960s,

HALLANDALE BEACH This city on the southern end of Greater

the city of Sunrise is within six miles of Fort Lauderdale, Davie and Plantation. In the early 1990s, many corporations relocated their corporate headquarters here, establishing it as one of the leading areas to live, work and play. Home to the BB&T Center, the second largest state-of-the-art arena in the nation and home of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, BB&T also hosts top national entertainment events. The area attracts millions of national and international visitors with an ex-

Fort Lauderdale is best known for the condo canyons along the beach and for two of South Florida’s premier “racinos.” Gulfstream Park is a venerable venue to watch the thoroughbreds run, especially during the Florida Derby, held every spring. Over at Mardi Gras Casino, you’ll find a players paradise with 1,100 Vegas-style slot machines. If the outdoors are the main draw, there’s a wide array of sports to experience, from golf and swimming to boating and saltwater fishing.

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HOLLYWOOD A visit to Hollywood means learning about the “Broadwalk” and the traffic circles. The Broadwalk is a paved beachfront walkway that separates the sand from the shops and restaurants, and provides a relaxed, low-key vibe to the area. And the circles are the traffic feature that break up Hollywood Boulevard. A mile or so inland from the Broadwalk, in downtown Hollywood, the restaurants and bars bustle at night around Young Circle. Harrison Street offers a mix of sidewalk cafes, bistros, wine bars and art galleries, including the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood. The city appropriately dubs itself “Vintage South Florida.” From the art-deco buildings along downtown to the funky beachfront Broadwalk, eclectic Hollywood oozes bohemian charm.

JUPITER This town on the northern end of the Gold Coast provides a slower pace along with beautiful beaches that are perfect for families. Visit the Jupiter Lighthouse, a distinctive, historic landmark built in 1860. Stop by the Abacoa neighborhood, which offers shops, restaurants and a ballpark that hosts the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals during spring training, and the Florida

From left: International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach; Clematis Street, West Palm Beach; Worth Avenue Clock Tower, Palm Beach.

State League’s Jupiter Hammerheads from April to September. Golf lovers will adore Jupiter, an area known for its five championship golf courses and home to many of the sport’s greatest players, including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler.

WEST PALM BEACH This is a city that loves its waterfront, as

the miles of sidewalks and bike lanes along the Intracoastal Waterway can attest. It’s also a neighborhood that loves a good time. Sunfest is West Palm Beach’s biggest party, but far from the only one. The party’s always on at CityPlace, the collection of stores and restaurants along Okeechobee Bou“Whether you are levard and on Clematis Street. For design enthulooking for a laid-back siasts, explore the charming antique district that houses 40 shops boasting impressive selections of beach, a high-end 17th-to 20th-century collectibles. If you are travelmeal or energetic ing with kids in tow, stop by the Palm Beach Zoo or nightlife, you’ll find it the South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium for a day of fun. Other top stops include the Norton in the Gold Coast.” WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Museum of Art, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

From left: Boca Raton Resort & Club; Hollywood’s “Broadwalk.”

BOCA RATON The “Pink City” is known for its combination

Florida. The booming art scene in the Pineapple Grove Arts District features more than 20 galleries and public art installations, with free gallery walks on every first Friday night of the month.

of natural beauty, history and sophisticated shopping and cultural options. Boca’s natural beauty is on display at the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex with its outdoor aquariums and pristine hammocks along the Intracoastal Waterway. The historic Boca Raton Resort & Club, designed by legendary architect Addison Mizner in the 1920s, offers a majestic setting. And for world-class shopping and dining, visit the Town Center at Boca Raton or Mizner Park, which offers a mix of luxury retailers and independently-owned boutiques to please even the most discernible fashionistas. Mizner Park is also an entertainment destination. The open-air amphitheater regularly hosts concerts with nationally known acts.

DELRAY BEACH Experience a small town with big-city sophistication at Delray Beach. Named the “Most Fun Small Town in the U.S.A.” by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel, this city lives up to its name. Delray’s Atlantic Avenue, which runs through the center of town from I-95 to the ocean, is the longest Main Street in 38

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PALM BEACH Wealth is the defining feature of this oceanfront enclave. The luxurious homes here routinely sell for tens of millions of dollars, and while the Kennedy family are no longer regular visitors, an exhaustive list of celebrities and entrepreneurs are. Famous Palm Beach residents include Howard Stern and Jimmy Buffett, along with tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, novelist James Patterson, and billionaire and U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s owned the Mar-a-Lago oceanfront property since 1985. The rich history of the area is as magnificent as its real estate, dating back to the 1800s— the days of railroad tycoon and Palm Beach founder, Henry M. Flagler, who also built The Breakers hotel. For a glimpse into Flagler’s life and this fascinating period in American history, visit the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. Completed in 1902, Whitehall, the Gilded Age estate, is one of Palm Beach’s most beloved treasures.

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Retail Therapy Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches are home to some of the country's best shopping. From haute couture and fine jewlery to indie boutiques and off-the-beaten-path treasure troves, there are so many stylish options for your home and closet. Whether you scour the outlets or get fitted for a custom gown, shopping is not only for rainy days in the Sunshine State.

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causes through their bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and more. 1012 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.289.8142. www.alexandani.com ATLANTIC AVENUE DISTRICTCL0035469 Downtown Delray Beach offers a mix of stores not unlike New York’s Madison Avenue and SoHo, but with a small-town feel. Atlantic Avenue offers traditional downtown shopping, complete with quaint brick sidewalks and gaslight-style streetlamps. Plus, find gourmet restaurants, cozy bistros and outdoor cafés in addition to boutiques, gift shops, jewelry stores, art galleries and antique shops. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.279.1380, ext. 17. www.downtowndelraybeach.com

H AVENTURA MALLCL0079156 Aventura Mall is defined by culture, style and taste. The shopping center's three-level expansion wing is highlighted by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, including Aventura Slide Tower, a nearly 93-foot-tall spiral structure by Belgian artist Carsten Höller that acts as both a landmark and slide. The wing also includes the much-anticipated return of Zara, the first Topshop in Florida, Treats Food Hall and an array of dining destinations. In addition, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Burberry and more, as well as more than 300 shopper favorites such as Apple, Ted Baker and Urban Outfitters.

19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.1110. www.aventuramall.com CEDRIC DUPONT ANTIQUESCL004706 This lush, well-lit, 9,000-square-foot seller offers 18th- and 19th-century French pieces such as desks, chests and gilt mirrors. The collection is also noteworthy for its marble and limestone mantels. 3415 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561.835.1319. www.cedricdupontantiques.com THE CHURCH MOUSE Scour through the many colorful racks and discover hidden fashion treasures at this notable thrift shop. From vintage dresses to gently used designer duds, you can seriously

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AERIN Granddaughter of famed cosmetics businesswoman Estée Lauder, Aerin Lauder has opened a second outpost of her eponymous store. The global luxury lifestyle brand sells fashionable accessories and home décor. 33 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, 561.623.0906. www.worldofaerin.aerin.com


update your wardrobe on a dime at this quaint little shop. It’s also an amazing place to assemble a costume for a theme party or Halloween. Proceeds benefit programs at The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. 374 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.659.2154. www.bbts.org/about-us/church-mouse CITYPLACECL00781 CityPlace is a dynamic and energetic shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of West Palm Beach. The spot offers an amazing fashion mix of more than 40 stores including Victoria’s Secret, H&M and Sunglass Hut. CityPlace is also home to more than 30 destination restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Makers and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Come by and experience the show fountain surrounded by an open-air plaza and Mediterranean architecture—it's the perfect place to spend a day of retail therapy. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.366.1000. www.cityplace.com DIVERS DIRECTCL003896 Shop top-notch scuba-gear brands at top-notch prices. Find products for every need, from high-tech to very basic snorkel gear. Also, find a variety of beachwear, from swimsuits and board shorts to tropical casualwear, as well as the latest fashions from O’Neill, Billabong, Roxy, Quiksilver and many other top-rated brands. Diving certification is also available. 180 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, 954.925.7630. www.diversdirect.com

ENCORE PLUS This upscale designer consignment boutique offers an extensive selection of shoes, handbags, clothing, jewelry and accessories. Shop here for Hermès scarves, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo shoes and Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags. 281 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561.391.3812.

in Broward County. It is home to popular shops Apple, Chico's and J. Crew, and an Elizabeth Arden Spa. The dining choices are tough to beat, too—choose from the Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Seasons 52, Truluck’s or Blue Martini. 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.564.1015. www.galleriamall-fl.com

H FESTIVAL MARKETPLACECL007916 With more than 500 specialty shops, you can be sure to find what it is you're looking for, whether it's clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, electronics, home furnishings, gifts, shoes or more. Here, there’s something for everyone in the family, even your pet. 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, 954.979.4555. www.festival.com

THE GARDENS MALL Located in Palm Beach Gardens, The Gardens Mall is a unique shopping destination that is 1.4 million-squarefeet of more than 160 luxury retailers and known brands. Stop by and shop at Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Chanel, and even get some reasonably priced and good-looking threads at H&M. This spot also offers a laid-back food court and unique dining options such as Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.775.7750. www.thegardensmall.com

FRESH PRODUCECL004281 An original and refreshing line of casual resort and sportswear. Think vibrant, clean colors and sophisticated prints. From crisp, light linen and gauze to easy jersey and baby rib cotton, you’ll be comfortable in this coastal brand's styles. 912 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.8131. 401 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.404.1050. www.freshproduceclothes.com THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALECL0079168 Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, the Galleria is the largest and most upscale mall

GRANDVIEW PUBLIC MARKET A twist on the typical culinary experience, Grandview Public Market is home to 14 individual vendors ranging from Celis Produce to Rabbit Coffee to Poké Lab Eatery. With a “living room” filled with lounge seating and board games, an open-air “loading dock” for gatherings, a night market on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm, movie nights, wine tastings and more, you won’t have to look far for your new hangout spot. 1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.771.6100. www.grandviewpublic.com

H GRIFS WESTERNCL00261 More than just a Western store, Grifs has been a South Florida legend for more than 40 years. This store is filled to the brim with boots, from cowboy and work to riding and hiking, whatever the occasion, Grifs can fulfill your foot coverage needs. They also sell jewelry, hats, outfits, saddles, tack and feed. It carries brands such as Ariat, Lucchese, Stetson, Tony Lama, Justin, Laredo, Wrangler Pan Handle Slim and much more. 6211 Orange Drive, Davie, 954.587.9000. Toll-free 800.441.9556. www.grifswestern.com GYPSY Located on South County Road, just around the corner from famous Worth Avenue, this high-end boutique offers an amazing curated mix of clothing and accessories. Shop for modern looks from Dreis Van Noten, Zimmerman, Isabel Marant, The Row and Proenza Schouler. 450 S County Road, Palm Beach, 561.832.1333. www.gypsyusa.com H KENO BROTHERS JEWELERS This family-owned jeweler has been around since 1978, establishing itself as one of South Florida's most trusted and respected jewelry buyers. They take the jewelry, diamonds, gems, Rolex and other fine watches, rare coins, gold, silver and platinum you no longer want or need off your

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SHOPPING hands at a competitive price. They also sell and repair jewelry and watches at drastically reduced prices. 2000 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.763.5366. www.kenobros.com MAUS & HOFFMANCL0047618 William Maus and Frank Hoffman started with a store in the summer resort town of Petoskey, Michigan, in 1934. Then, in 1940, they opened their first Florida store in Fort Lauderdale. And the rest, as they say, is history. The Maus & Hoffman collection includes sports coats, vests, sweaters, shirts, shoes and ties. Plus, find women’s sportswear, too. 312 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.655.1141. 800 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.1472. www.mausandhoffman.com H MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICTCL004371 The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. Anchored by flagship stores Hermès, Cartier, Christian Louboutin and Louis Vuitton, this fashion destination features international high-end retailers, renowned art galleries, cutting-edge design showrooms, James Beard Award-winning restaurants and numerous large-scale public art installations. 3841 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.722.7100. www.miamidesigndistrict.net

MIZNER PARKCL0027631 Enjoy the Florida sunshine as you meander among Mizner’s unique boutiques, sumptuous eateries and inspiring art galleries. Then stay and gaze at the stars as you enjoy worldclass performances at the Centre for the Arts Amphitheater. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.362.0606. www.miznerpark.com H MYSTIQUE OF PALM BEACHCL007812 Prepare to be dazzled by diamond jewelry replicas by Mystique of Palm Beach. Mystique boasts some of the world’s finest jewelry designs exquisitely crafted with man-made gems set in 14K solid gold, 18K gold or platinum. Located on Worth Avenue, ground zero for conspicuous consumption, Mystique promises to make you look like you spent a fortune—even if you didn’t. 250 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.655.3008; 800.778.0080 www.mystiquegems.com PALM BEACH GOLF CENTERCL0041 Look your best on the course with stylish apparel and top-of-the-line golf equipment from Palm Beach Golf Center. Since 1988, it's been serving the golf community at affordable prices. The shop also offers custom fitting and club repair. 3698 N. Federdal Highway, Boca Raton, 561.395.1305. 7700 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, 561.842.7100. www.palmbeachgolfcenter.com

PALM BEACH OUTLETSCL0041 Palm Beach Outlets is your perfect shopping destination with savings of up to 70% at over 100 outlets, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike Factory Store, Vera Bradley, Tommy Hilfiger Kids, Cole Haan, Gap Factory Outlet and more. Marketplace at the Outlets features 20 additional stores, including Nordstrom Rack. 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.515.4400. www.palmbeachoutlets.com PORSCHE DESIGNCL004025 Known for over 40 years of iconic style, Porsche Design is one of the leading luxury brands in the high-end men’s accessories segment. Its style is technically inspired and purist, featuring products such as high-end timepieces and eyewear, which are crafted by combining functional timeless design with technical innovation. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.792.0091. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.391.0790. 7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, 305.665.3777. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.579.0250. www.porsche-design.com H PUPPY BOUTIQUE This South Florida puppy boutique specializes in teacup puppies, carrying breeds like Yorkies and French bulldogs. Over 100 celebrities have purchased their puppies. Stop by for a selection of dog couture and luxury accessories such as carriers,

jewelry, pet furniture and rhinestone collars. The store also offers dog supplements, food and treats. Visit the store's high-tech station offering the newest gadgets for pets and for the home. 4001 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.353.7864. www.teacuppuppiesstore.com RAMONA LARUE Timeless fashion brand from Coconut Grove native Arianne Brown. With its bohemian roots intact, this simple fashion line has grown to impressive heights over the years. Find bold prints in bohemian silhouettes that will beautifully compliment any woman’s body at her boutiques worldwide. 3400 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.456.8191. 3444 Main Highway, Miami, 786.564.5286. 3013 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 561.409.3562. 530 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 786.564.5206. 842 First St., Unit D, Miami Beach, 786.564.9801. www.ramonalarue.com ROYAL PALM PLACE Off Federal Highway and just one block south of Palmetto Park Road, you'll find a collective of great shops, galleries, salons, international restaurants, office services, entertainment such as concerts, fine art shows, classic car shows and more, plus 185 luxury rental residences. 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton, 561.392.8920.

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THE ROYAL POINCIANA PLAZA Harken back to the glamour of the midcentury Florida coast. Built in the 1950s, this charming destination is an idyllic escape in the heart of glamorous Palm Beach. Recently restored to its former glory, this jewel boasts architecture that echoes some of Europe’s iconic retailers while offering a modern mix of luxury retail, dining and entertainment options. Two lush courtyards invite guests to relax with a book or sip coffee with friends, while a calendar of events offers plenty of opportunities to mingle over a glass of wine and live jazz. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561.440.5441. www.theroyalpoincianaplaza.com SAWGRASS MILLSCL0041378 Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States with more than 350 outlet stores, including outlets by Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Gap, Calvin Klein, Guess, Disney Character Warehouse and luxury outlet stores in the Colonnade Outlets including Prada, Michael Kors, Coach, Tumi, Armani, Hugo Boss and more. There’s something for the whole family: Imax movies, a children’s carousel, two food courts and 13 sit-down restaurants including the Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954.846.2300. www.sawgrassmills.com

SOUTH DIXIE ANTIQUE ROWCL004687 A charming district with over 40 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th-20th century antiques, fine furnishings and decorative arts. Find them at West Palm Beach's "Antique Row" District. 3900 S. Dixie Highway; from Okeechobee Road to Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, 561.478.8281. www.westpalmbeachantiques.com TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATONCL0035467 One of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations, Town Center at Boca Raton features an outstanding mix of upscale and elite specialty shops along with your favorite mall stores. The impressive lineup of six department stores—Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Sears— draws shoppers from throughout Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Among the 220 stores at Town Center, you will find the Apple store, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer and many more. Parking options are more than ample, including three parking decks and valet stations. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.368.6000. www.towncenteratbocaraton.com


VIA CAPRI, 34 Shop for beautiful, custom leather sandals in all colors and designs, handmade by third-generation Italian cobbler Francesco Pasta at this boutique along famed Worth Avenue. 323 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 312.720.8635. www.viacapri34.com WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING Billed as the leader in the pet franchise industry, Woof Gang Bakery is your neighborhood pet store. Offering grooming, service grooming, doggie day care and a veterinary clinic, the staff treats all pet customers like family. It’s also a great place to stock up on gourmet dog treats, healthy pet foods, pet supplies and accessories. 2394 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.368.8820. 7050 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 21, Boca Raton, 561.447.7966. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 322A, Palm Beach, 561.835.5663. 6231 PGA Blvd., Suite 114, Palm Beach Gardens, 561.627.8808. 2205 State Road 7, Suite 300, Wellington, 561.790.2232. www.woofgangbakery.com WORTH AVENUECL003547 Legendary for its quality merchandise, extraordinary integrity and oceanside setting, opulent Worth Avenue on Palm Beach offers everything from haute couture designer clothing, shoes and jewelry to internationally acclaimed paintings

and antiques, restaurants, hotels, boutiques, upscale businesses and services. Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 561.659.6909. www.worth-avenue.com YELLOW GREEN FARMERS MARKET Over 100,000 square feet of homegrown produce is available under one roof at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, at South Florida’s largest green market. Whether you are stocking up for your weekly groceries, packing a picnic or getting snacks for the day, this green market has it all. Over 300 booths offer a wide array of artisanal baked goods and produce, ready-made foods like ceviche, sandwiches and salads, and tropical juices and cocktails. 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood, 954.513.3990. www.ygfarmersmarket.com ZOLA KELLERCL004286 Both a designer and retailer, Zola Keller is known for her special wedding dresses and gowns for everyone in the wedding party. You can also find one-of-a-kind cocktail dresses and evening gowns for any special event. 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.3222. www.zolakeller.com Outlet: 3440 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.564.5487. www.zolakeller.com

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Top Tables The Gold Coast is well-known for its assortment of amazing dining establishments, sure to please every palate. From fresh seafood to prime cuts of steak, there's a dish ready for all who wish to indulge and partake in a culinary adventure.

ABE & LOUIE’SCL00791 Steak. Prime steaks, braised lamb, grilled swordfish, lobster and veal are among the specialties at this pricey, well-regarded restaurant. Want to splurge? Try the 2-pound porterhouse or the carpetbagger steak, a filet mignon stuffed with seasoned fresh oysters. 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.447.0024. www.abeandlouies.com BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL Steakhouse. Rustic, and yet trendy, Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton only uses the highest-quality natural aged beef along with fresh poultry, shellfish and locally grown

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produce to create a delicious and homelike experience. These unique flavors are combined in a fusion of Mediterranean flavors and American steakhouse classics for a memorable dining experience. The rustic interior consists of rich, dark wood that invites and welcomes guests into an intimate setting that feels like home. 7000 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561.409.3035. www.butcherblockgrill.com THE CAPITAL GRILLECL00831 Steakhouse. This steakhouse is known for dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal daily specials served in a luxurious dining room, featuring African mahogany paneling and original oil paintings. The award-winning wine list offers more than 350 wines from France, Italy,

Germany, South America and the U.S., plus a special “Captain’s List” of sought-after wines. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.368.1077. 444 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.374.4400. www.thecapitalgrille.com CASA D’ANGELOCL003902 Italian. Excellent Italian food in a strip-mall location. Dine on Tuscan entrées with Southern accents under the direction of chef Angelo Elia. Dishes are made with the freshest and finest ingredients available. Zagat rated the eatery one of the best Italian restaurants in Florida. 171 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561.996.1234. 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.564.1234. www.casa-d-angelo.com

DOMUSCL0042631 Italian. Domus is Latin for "home," an apt name for a restaurant that aims to treat its customers like family. With dishes like "The Best Spaghetti & Meatballs Ever" on the menu, the chefs work hard to deliver on that promise. 187 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561.419.8787. www.domusboca.com MAX’S GRILLECL0042631 American. Restaurateur Dennis Max has been serving Gold Coast diners gourmet meals with a California twist since 1991. Specialties include bacon-wrapped meatloaf and radiatore pasta. 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.368.0080. www.maxsgrille.com

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MELTING POTCL006351 Fondue. At the Melting Pot, fondue is a four-course dining experience where you can dip into something different. Douse veggies, breads and meat in melted cheese, then dunk your dessert in liquid chocolate. The Melting Pot boasts a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners. 5455 N. Federal Highway, Suite A, Boca Raton, 561.997.7472. www.meltingpot.com UNCLE TAI'SCL006351 Chinese. Forget all those stereotypes about down-market Chinese restaurants. Uncle Tai’s takes pains to offer the finest Chinese culinary experience, from the white tablecloths to the strict rules about meat-to-vegetable ratios (for the meat dishes, it’s 70-30). 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561.368.8806. www.uncletais.com

& Spa serves exquisite American seafood and specialty meats. The menu changes daily and seasonally, focusing on quality and freshness. Signature dishes include seared Maine scallops with beluga lentils, oyster mushrooms and baby carrots, and smoked duck breast with baby kale. 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954.765.3030. www.3030ocean.com ANTHONY’S RUNWAY 84CL00814 Italian. For real New York-style Italian food, visit this plush, upscale restaurant, which emphasizes quality and authenticity—the pasta is made to order. Specialties include stuffed artichokes, beef braciola, veal, fresh seafood, steaks and chicken. Mussels marinara come with entrées. Bring your appetite and order family-style. The shrimp parmigiana and rigatoni with cauliflower shouldn’t be missed. 330 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.8484. www.runway-84.com

FORT LAUDERDALE 15TH ST. FISHERIESCL004672 Seafood. Dine on the outside deck at this marina eatery. Order up the signature sizzling seafood platter, selections from the raw bar, or a luscious lobster roll, then sit back and enjoy the ever-changing view on the Intracoastal. 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.763.2777. www.15streetfisheries.com 3030 OCEANCL0034756 Seafood. This candlelight-filled oceanfront dinner bistro located at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort

BIG CITY TAVERNCL00386 American. Located right at the start of the famous Las Olas drag, this restaurant/bar is the place to see and be seen. From pizzas and pastas to steaks and seafood, you can’t go wrong with whatever you order. Dress to impress and sit outside or at the bar. 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.0307. www.bigcitylasolas.com BOATYARDCL008143 Seafood. This popular spot packs in diners and partiers who come by car

or by boat. The menu includes fresh pasta, chicken, steak, Jamaican-style ribs, specialty pizzas and conch fritters. At night, Boatyard transforms into a bustling party scene. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.7400. www.boatyard.restaurant CAFE MARTORANOCL0046723 Italian. Restaurateur Steve Martorano gives a unique twist to dishes such as grilled octopus with Meyer lemons, stewed calamari with peas, Sicilian rice balls with prosciutto di Parma, buffalo mozzarella and braised pig’s feet. Don’t miss the meatball appetizer that Gourmet magazine says “may be the best meatball in the world.” 3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.561.2554. www.cafemartorano.com CAFÉ SEVILLECL008146 Spanish. Whether you prefer paella or pollo, this restaurant offers a wide selection of rich culinary fare from Spain. The wine list includes a number of reds and whites from Spain and, of course, sangria. 2768 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.565.1148. www.cafeseville.com CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSECL00814 South American. Chima brings a taste of Brazil’s gaucho country to the Gold Coast. Over 15 cuts of meat are available, including top sirloin and prime rib. Chima’s rodizio comes with a side of mashed potatoes, spinach cream and the salad bar. Choose from top sirloin, lamb, salmon or shrimp, and try one of the traditional Brazilian drinks. For dessert, order

the heavenly papaya or mango cream. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.712.0580. www.chimasteakhouse.com H CHRISTINA WAN’SCL008150 Chinese. Experience the long-standing Wan family tradition of serving South Florida locals and visitors delicious and authentic Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. Whether you're craving specialties like crispy orange beef, Peking duck or colossal shrimp, Christina Wan's won't disappoint. Enjoy cocktails in the full-service lounge bar. 664 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.527.0228. www.christinawans.com THE FLORIDIANCL00387 American. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Floridian is an iconic diner with the biggest menu you could imagine. Try a crab-stuffed omelet for a true taste of the region. 1410 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.4041. www.thefloridiandiner.com H KI'NACL008150 Chinese. Ki'Na means "little kids" in Taiwanese, a fitting name for a restaurant that serves up childhood nostalgia in its dishes. Using the freshest, healthiest ingredients from local sources, menu items include chicken rice, spicy sesame noodle soup and Taiwanese salt-and-pepper chicken. 420 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.900.3107. www.kinafll.com

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Rated Best Stone Crabs in Florida by

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DINING MYAPAPAYA JUICERY + KITCHEN New American. Fort Lauderdale’s first cold-pressed juicery and fresh kitchen offers an extensive menu of 100 percent raw and unpasteurized juices that can help with muscle recovery, detoxing organs, boosting energy and lowering blood pressure. If juicing doesn’t pique your interest, you can order from the menu of healthy sandwiches or salads or slurp up a super smoothie, packed with health specialty items such as acai berry, goji berry and Incan maca root. 1040 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954.338.5651. www.myapapaya.com H PIRATE REPUBLIC SEAFOOD & GRILL Seafood. This is Fort Lauderdale's downtown landmark for waterfront dining. Situated along New River, this unique restaurant offers original seafood dishes inspired by family traditions, as well as recipes collected by the owners throughout over 30 years of sailing around the world. Watch boats and mega-yachts float by as you savor one of the specialty seafood bowls, which include shrimp, clams, calamari, mussels and big chunks of fish served in a variety of uniquely seasoned sauces. 400 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.761.3500. www.piraterepublicbar.com S3 RESTAURANT American. Offering diners the island-chic ambiance of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and ocean-

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front dining, S3 Restaurant ("where the sun, surf and sand meet") features a menu brimming with steak, seafood and sushi options. The coastal cuisine includes premium cuts of meat and fresh daily-catch specials alongside an expansive sushi bar. It’s the ideal spot for brunch, dinner or simply cocktails with a killer view. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.523.7873. www.s3restaurant.com SHOOTERS WATERFRONT CAFÉCL00817 American. This restaurant and bar boasts a prime location along the Intracoastal Waterway. There’s a good chance you’ll spot a Ferrari in the parking lot and a yacht at the dock out back. As for the menu, offerings include mango barbecued swordfish, Cajun egg rolls and chocolate lava cake. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.566.2855. www.shooterswaterfront.com TAP 42 American. Tap 42 is a winning combination of a sports bar and a gastropub. A local favorite for burgers and beers, it offers 50-plus craft brews on tap and bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.4900. 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561.235.5819. www.tap42.com TERRA MARECL00817 Global Tapas. Set in a sophisticated, chic, minimalist environment, Terra Mare puts a spin on the tapas experience by encouraging full-plate

sharing over individual bites. And with menu options like the seafood plateau, grilled octopus, Kan Kan pork chop, roasted sea bass and whole broiled lobster, you will want to share in order to try them all. 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.414.5160. www.terramarefl.com H THAI THANI CUISINE Thai. Enjoy delectable Thai food and tasty sushi at this restaurant with an ambiance that will make you feel as if you stepped foot onto Thai soil, exercising your taste and sight senses with a variety of flavors and spices. Try house specialties such as the Bangkok chicken, phad poong karee and pan-seared sea bass with grilled shrimp. 2465 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.945.5645. www.thaithanifortlauderdale.com YOLO RESTAURANT & O LOUNGECL00396 Eclectic. YOLO (You Only Live Once) delivers a blend of international flavors, plus two bars, a garden patio and a lounge with overstuffed couches. Karen Hanlon’s design places diners around the heart of the matter: a kitchen that turns out such appetizers as chorizo queso fundido, a five-cheese blend served with tortilla chips, and an “old school” burger, fresh fish and meat options. 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.523.1000. www.yolorestaurant.com

HOLLYWOOD H BILLY’S STONE CRABCL008142 Seafood. Now in its fourth decade, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market is a Gold Coast institution. Specialties include its famous stone crabs, Florida lobster tails, fresh fish, steaks and chicken. Eat outside on the dock or on the second floor with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. And if you really like the stone crabs, you can have them shipped to your home overnight anywhere in the nation. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.923.2300. www.crabs.com COUNCIL OAKCL003875 Steaks. Dine on fresh seafood and the finest cuts of 100 percent USDA prime dry-aged stockyard beef chopped in Council Oak’s in-house butcher shop. For a truly special evening, make reservations to dine in the 500-plus-bottle wine room. After dinner, enjoy nightly entertainment in the bar and lounge area. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866.502.7529. www. seminolehardrockhollywood.com KURO JAPANESE CRAFT KITCHEN Japanese. This chic spot in Hard Rock Hollywood delivers handcrafted dishes using traditional Japanese techniques for the modern palate. Executive chef Alex Becker, who previously worked at the renowned Nobu for 10 years and then Katsuya, is an expert with Japanese flavors. Try the chilled sashimi, tempura and


charcoal-grilled robata dishes that are as pleasing to the eyes as to the taste buds. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954.327.7625. www. seminolehardrockhollywood.com LOLA’S ON HARRISONCL003478 American. Elegant, cozy dining, showcasing chef/owner Michael Wagner’s contemporary American cuisine. Expect quality comfort food, an extensive beer list and top-notch service. Signature dishes include Coca-Cola barbecue beef ribs and American red snapper with poblanochili sauce. 2032 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.927.9851. www.lolasonharrison.com MARGARITAVILLE RESORT RESTAURANTS American. Find a variety of unique bars and restaurants at this allnew beach resort located on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Raise a glass and take a bite out of paradise with the resort’s spectacular collection of venues, including JWB Prime Steak & Seafood, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 o’ Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Lone Palm Beach Bar and Floridays Airstream Café. 1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.874.4444. www.margaritavillehollywood beachresort.com TAVERNA OPACL003482 Greek. There’s always a party going on at Taverna Opa! Whether you plan to come for happy hour or dinner, just head toward the loud music, and soon

you’ll be dancing on the tables with all the other revelers. Don’t forget, this Greek eatery is also known for its great menu, including favorites like gyros, roast lamb, lemon chicken, moussaka and baklava, as well as wonderful drinks. 410 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.929.4010. 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.303.3602. www.tavernaoparestaurant.com

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ATLANTIC BAR & GRILLCL0049738 American. Located at the Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort, this lounge offers a casual patio setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Eat pool- or ocean-side, or at the indoor bar. Relax with tropical drinks and traditional poolside favorites including salads, sandwiches and wraps. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561.582.2800. www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach/ dining BICE Italian. This high-end chain started in Milan in 1926 and now serves veal Milanese, risotto ai frutti di mare, linguine vongole and other Italian specialties. Be sure to save room for the mouthwatering desserts, including a Sicilian ricotta cheesecake with aged balsamic and strawberry sauce and, of course, tiramisu and crème brûlée. 313 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.835.1600. www.palmbeach.bicegroup.com

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DINING BUCCANCL007260 American. Buccan is a progressive American grill led by acclaimed Miami chef Clay Conley and featuring bold, balanced flavors in smallplate presentations. Buccan offers an outstanding culinary experience in an informal setting. Head next door to try out the sandwich shop. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.833.3450. www.buccanpalmbeach.com

CHARLEY’S CRABCL004921 Seafood. Palm Beach’s premiere oceanfront restaurant offers a raw bar, shellfish and a wide variety of fresh seafood. There’s also a sleek bar serving delicious drinks that are perfect to enjoy before, during or after your meal in the restaurant’s elegant setting. 456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561.659.1500. www.muer.com

CAFÉ BOULUDCL007260 French. Café Boulud Palm Beach, chef Daniel Boulud’s award-winning restaurant, is located at the historic Brazilian Court Hotel. Since opening in 2003, the popular dining destination has debuted a new renovation, featuring an expanded and relocated bar, sleek contemporary design and an exciting new menu featuring the French cuisine Boulud is known for, with a spotlight on incredible local seafood and produce. The lounge at Café Boulud’s entrance sets the scene to see and be seen, while the charming Courtyard Terrace, a longtime favorite place for locals to dine, remains untouched. 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561.655.6060. www.cafeboulud.com/palmbeach

THE FLAGLER STEAKHOUSECL004721 Steakhouses. The steakhouse at the Breakers Hotel is a lush, multilevel dining experience. Terrace seating overlooks the hotel’s tennis courts. This is robust steakhouse cuisine: fricassee of escargot and crab dumplings to start and eight types of steak, rack of lamb and Kobe burgers for entrées. The creamed whole-leaf spinach is a popular side dish. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 877.724.3188. www.thebreakers.com

CAFÉ L’EUROPECL004705 International. This famed eatery draws the crème de la crème of Palm Beach society and offers service and fare to match the high expectations. The Continental cuisine is exquisite, the wine list extensive. 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.655.4020. www.cafeleurope.com

THE LEOPARD LOUNGE & RESTAURANTCL0047086 American. This moody room at the Chesterfield hotel offers dining during the day and early evening and a nightclub atmosphere at night. Entrées include steaks and racks of lamb, which can be paired with salads or soup. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, 561.659.5800. www.chesterfieldpb.com

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GG’S WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL Welcome to a dining experience like no other on the water! At GG’s you’ll enjoy an amazing selection of locally sourced fish, fresh seafood, stone crabs, raw bar specialties, salads, sandwiches and superb steaks grilled to perfection! GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is located on beautiful Hollywood Beach, minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and 20 miles from Miami. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, this is a fabulous way to enjoy beautiful waterfront views as luxury yachts cruise by, watch magnificent sunsets, and enjoy the daily Happy Hour. Lunch and dinner are served daily. On Sunday the restaurant features brunch and a Sunset Party on the patio with live music. GG’s has a Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine list with wines and champagnes that have been selected from around the world to match the flavors of the cuisine.

CHRISTINA WAN’S Experience the Wan family tradition, serving South Florida since 1966. Delicious and authentic Mandarin, Szechuan, Cantonese and Vietnamese cuisines are served in a new, stunning and sophisticated atmosphere. Their specialties include Crispy Orange Beef, General Chang’s Chicken, and Chicken Soong. Enjoy a cocktail in their full-service lounge bar. Voted Four-Stars by the Sun Sentinel. Highly rated in Zagat Survey ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 and Zagat Rated 2012, 2013. Open daily for lunch and dinner; take-out, delivery and catering services available. Major credit cards. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale Located downtown minutes from Las Olas

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DINING MEAT MARKETCL0043260 Steakhouse. Since it opened, Meat Market has been the go-to dining destination for a great night on the town. Celebrated for its critically acclaimed steakhouse and crudo selection, Meat Market offers topnotch prime cuts of meat, seafood and produce, while the crudo bar serves refreshing tiradito. 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, 561.354.9800. www.meatmarket.net RENATO'S Italian. The courtyard is ringed with bougainvillea, and the dining room features fresh flowers and candlelight. The lush entrées include exotic mixed-mushroom risotto, rigatoni alla vodka, veal scaloppine and wildflower-honey-glazed salmon with crab and corn flan. 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, 561.655.9752. www.renatospalmbeach.com TA-BOOCL0047815 American. You can almost smell the scent of wealth in this old-school restaurant with an impeccable reputation for serving American cuisine with flair. A-list celebrities Rod Stewart and Jimmy Buffett are among the regulars at this high-end restaurant. The bar bustles, and Ta-boo is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.835.3500. www.taboorestaurant.com

TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELICL008174 Deli. TooJay’s is the Gold Coast’s own taste of New York. Whether you want lox, tongue, cheese blintzes or chicken-noodle soup, TooJay’s makes you feel like your latitude has shifted to the north. The atmosphere is casual, and TooJay’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We dare you to escape without buying a black-andwhite cookie or one of the other tempting treats under glass at the entrance. 313 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561.659.7232; check website for other locations. www.toojays.com

PALM BEACH GARDENS SPOTO’S OYSTER BARCL006321 Seafood. Popular for both lunch and dinner, this seafood restaurant specializes in oysters, both raw and cooked. This authentic premier oyster bar serves fresh Blue Point oysters, steamed littleneck clams, signature oyster stew and fresh yellowtail snapper. Specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list round out the offerings. 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.776.9448. www.spotos.com WATERWAY CAFÉCL0079136 Seafood. Famous for its friendly service, tropical atmosphere and location on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Waterway Café provides the perfect setting for drinks or dinner. The menu features fresh seafood, tantalizing pastas and salads,

brick-oven gourmet pizzas, and steak and chicken entrées. 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.694.1700. www.waterwaycafe.com

WEST PALM BEACH GRATO Italian. Grato, the rustic Italian restaurant with a casual vibe from James Beard Award-nominated chef Clay Conley, features a spacious dining room, bar and lounge, an open kitchen and a pizza bar. Conley’s dishes are characterized by a reinterpretation of Italian cuisine by making practically everything in-house— either in the wood-burning oven or rotisserie. Start your culinary journey with an antipasti and crostini followed by simple pastas or pizza made with organic flours and vegan cheeses. Indulge Italian-style with caramel panna cotta or a refreshing lime-curd “semifreddo” with streusel, orange and coconut gelato. 1901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561.404.1334. www.gratowpb.com HAVANACL004708 Latin & South American. The menu here features Cuban favorites such as sandwiches, ropa vieja (shredded beef in Spanish sauce) and chicharrones de pollo (marinated, deep-fried chicken chunks with sautéed onions). Plantains, rice and beans round out most meals. 6801 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561.547.9799. www.havanacubanfood.com

H HUTTONCL004708 Seafood. This upper casual seafood restaurant has a full bar, a raw bar and a covered outdoor dining area. The sharing-plates menu features "food for foodies" and daily fresh fish specials. Order up the restaurant's signature dish, New Orleans-style chargrilled oysters. 407 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, 561.847.4085. www.huttonnorthwood.com PANETERIE American. Quaint bakery and café offering fresh croissants, scrumptious brioches, chocolates and a lunch menu curated by “Top Chef” alum Lindsay Autry. 205 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561.223.2992. 16950 N. Jog Road, Delray Beach, 561.223.2992. www.paneterie.com PARK AVENUE BBQ & GRILLECL004710 Southern & Barbecue. This family-friendly spot offers Southern-style comfort food. There are corn fritters on the appetizer menu and barbecue ribs and chicken as entrées. The collard greens and mac 'n' cheese are popular. 2215 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.689.7427; check website for other locations. www.pabbqgrille.com ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BARCL004235 Mexican. Extensive Mexican/ Southwestern menu—plus a whopping 225-plus varieties of tequila—in a fun, casual environment. Guacamole is prepared tableside, and

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DINING corn tortillas are made by hand and cooked fresh each day in the eateries’ kitchens. 224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561.650.1001. 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561.416.2131. 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.524.9550. 110 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.808.1100. www.roccostacos.com

WESTON CEVICHE ARIGATO Japanese, Peruvian. This award-winning casual eatery melds the best of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, offering the finest sushi rolls, plus ceviche, seafood and steak entrées and tapas. 288 Indian Trace, Weston, 954.385.5585. www.cevichearigato.com

NIGHTLIFE AMERICA’S BACKYARDCL004698 If you’ve ever dreamed of the ultimate backyard party, this 21-and-up hot spot will make your fantasies come true. It boasts a pool with a bar, smokin’ grills, swings-for-two and an all-night menu. 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.449.1025. www.myamericasbackyard.com THE APOTHECARY 330 Billed as a speakeasy, the Apothecary 330 is a cozy craft-cocktail bar adjoining the Pizza Craft in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It’s beautifully

decorated with red walls and opulent leather couches. But don’t expect any signage at the front entrance to help you learn where it is. Once behind the curtain, discover experienced mixologists willing to create any libation your heart desires. It has over 250 different kinds of bourbons, ryes and whiskeys to make classic cocktails. Beware: There’s a firm dress code that doesn’t allow patrons in with shorts or sandals. 330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.616.8028. www.apothecary330.com H BLUE MARTINICL008145 American. Blue Martini has something for everyone. The menu boasts more than 42 signature martinis, delicious appetizers and an extensive wine and Champagne list, all wrapped up in a friendly, upscale ambiance. Enjoy happy hour every day from 4 to 8 pm, and check the website for special events. The Galleria Mall, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.653.2583. Town Center, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.910.2583. CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.835.8601. www.bluemartinilounge.com BOKAMPERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL American. Hop off your boat or drive on over to watch every sport, every game and every event on more than 150 HDTVs and feast on ribs, sushi, fresh oysters, burgers and the finest craft brews. This 18,000-square-foot mega sports bar in Fort Lauderdale ( just north of the Oakland Park Boulevard bridge) accommodates more than 750,

offering a stadium feel with familyroom comfort. 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.900.5584. www.bokampers.com ELBO ROOMCL00813 Fort Lauderdale boosters have worked feverishly to run off rowdy spring breakers. They’ve succeeded, and yet the Elbo Room survives. This 70-year-old bar made its debut in the spring-break flick “Where the Boys Are.” 241 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.4615. www.elboroom.com THE FIELD IRISH PUB & EATERYCL004672 Though it’s off the beaten path, the Field is immensely popular. Perhaps that’s because of its cozy environment, great food and draft beers. A live bagpiper, fiddler or Rod Stewart impersonator can often be found performing. 3281 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954.964.5979. www.thefieldfl.com GULFSTREAM PARKCL006345 This is one of South Florida’s most exciting and picturesque attractions, combining fashion boutiques, signature restaurants, top-of-the-line home stores, year-round casino action, thoroughbred horse racing, bustling nightlife and much more. 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954.454.7000. www.gulfstreampark.com

MAI-KAI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGECL0039 Much cheaper than a trip to the South Seas—and possibly more fun— this long-standing Fort Lauderdale favorite treats diners to Polynesian food, drinks and entertainment. A must for any first-time South Florida visitor. The Molokai full-service bar features over 50 specialty drinks and an extensive wine list. 3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.563.3272. www.maikai.com RESPECTABLE STREET CAFÉCL007914 This music club is the longtime anchor of Clematis Street’s entertainment scene. A bevy of national acts has played Respectable Street over the years, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bo Diddley, Dick Dale and They Might Be Giants. 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561.832.9999. www.sub-culture.org/ respectable-street STACHECL0045370 Dust off the flapper gown and fedora hanging in your closet for this '20sstyled speakeasy. Burlesque dancers point the way to the well-stacked bar, complete with barrel-aged Negronis and New Orleans Sazeracs. If you’re in the mood for a fun, different and jazzy place, Stache is sure to become a favorite. 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.449.1044. www.stacheftl.com

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The Finest Thai Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

WORLD FAMOUS THAI THANI RESTAURANT FROM ORLANDO NOW OPEN IN FT. LAUDERDALE

featuring Thai food, sushi & shabu shabu hot pot, with choice of Thai and Japanese broths

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ATTRACTIONS H BALEÀRIA CARIBBEAN Airplanes may be the most common way to visit Grand Bahama Island, but ferries are an excellent alternative. With plenty of room to walk around, a café for snacks and a bar for refreshments, the journey is equally as fun as the destination. Check website for schedule. 1800 SE 18th St., Fort Lauderdale, 866.699.6988. www.baleariacaribbean.com H BUTTERFLY WORLD Walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with 20,000 live exotic butterflies and the world’s most amazing birds. Hand-feed the small parrots

in the Lorikeet Encounter. Enjoy the botanical gardens, Macaw Landing, butterfly museum, live bug zoo, outdoor café, gift and plant shops, plus many more things to see and do. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400. www.butterflyworld.com H EVERGLADES SWAMP TOURS Come tour the Everglades on a private or group airboat ride. The tour company's experienced and knowledgeable guides will not only educate you on the history and ecology of this unique ecosystem, but you will also get a chance to see some amazing wildlife—wading and migratory birds, fish, snakes and the ultimate predator, the American alligator. Book your airboat adventure today. Broward County Rest Area I-75,

Mile Marker 35, Fort Lauderdale, 305.849.0135. www.evergladesswamptours.com H FUN DEPOT If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, Fun Depot is a fantastic destination. This amusement center features go-kart rides, laser tag, mini-bowling and an arcade packed with all the latest games. Hungry for more? Fuel up at the café with pizza, nachos, hot dogs, hand-dipped ice cream and more. 2003 10th Ave. N, Lake Worth, 561.547.0817. www.fundepot.com

rounded by a rare remnant of coastal hammock located on Boca Raton's barrier island. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center not only houses a Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility where visitors can see outdoor pavilions with saltwater tanks and marine biologists providing treatment to injured or diseased turtles, but also a 1/4-mile boardwalk where they can admire the gumbo limbo trees, migrating birds and 2,000-year-old Glades Culture middens. There's also a visitor center, a gift shop and a butterfly garden. 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 561.544.8605. www.gumbolimbo.org

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Discover the Gold Coast's rich history and contemporary culture via its many exciting attractions. From top art museums and performing-arts centers to stunning gardens and natural wonders, the area's arts and entertainment scene is not to be missed.


MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE PARK This park boasts an oasis of tropical hammocks—a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida’s posterity. Rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails and learn about local plants and wildlife while rollerbladers glide along the paved park road. The Terramar Visitor Center features displays on the area’s natural and cultural history. 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.564.4521. www.floridastateparks.org/ hughtaylorbirch H JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers guided climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The museum, housed in a restored WWII building, exhibits "Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee." Outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead and Seminole Chickee. Shop in the museum store, and relax on the waterfront porch. Check online for sunset and moonrise tours, programs and special events. Call to inquire about weddings and proposals. 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter, 561.747.8380. www.jupiterlighthouse.org H LION COUNTRY SAFARI Spend the day on safari at the first drive-thru safari park in the country. Spot giraffes, rhinos, lions and zebras in their natural habitat, and get up close and personal with more than 900 animals roaming free as they come within inches of your car. Head

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to the Safari World walk-through park for animal encounters (giraffe feeding, lory bird aviary, koi fish pond and petting zoo), rides on the toddler train, animal carousel, pontoon boat tour, paddleboats and flying elephant, the Safari Splash water spray ground, plus restaurants and a gift shop. 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, 561.793.1084. www.lioncountrysafari.com LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER There’s nothing cuter than baby turtles, and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach has them by the tankful. The Marinelife Center serves as both animal hospital and tourist attraction. Injured and sick turtles wind up here, where they’re nursed back to health by marine biologists. While the turtles recover, you can get a close look at them—babies, juveniles and adults are divided among half a dozen or so waist-high tanks. Find exhibits, scheduled group tours, a gift and book shop and evening beach walks in nesting season, plus nature trails, picnic areas and a playground. 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561.627.8280. www.marinelife.org H MIAMI SEAQUARIUM Go to Miami Seaquarium for a wonderful day of family fun, exciting shows and educational presentations in a lushly landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay. Visitors can interact with penguins, swim with dolphins and seals, walk underwater and explore the reef with a state-of-


the-art dive helmet, and experience being a trainer for a day. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305.361.5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com H NEXUS SHOOTING One of the world's most advanced indoor shooting ranges and the only five-star-rated gun range in South Florida, Nexus Shooting features high-tech Nexus Lane video targeting technology, allowing you to shoot at fun interactive targets such as zombies and asteroids, plus shooting galleries, skill drills and more. From expert shooters to first-timers, Nexus takes you safely step-by-step through the entire process. 2600 Davie Road, Davie, 954.587.8005. www.nexusshooting.com PALM BEACH ZOO This 23-acre zoo is home to 700 animals from Florida, North, South and Central America, Australia and Madagascar—including endangered Malayan tigers, Mexican spider monkeys and jaguars—in its lush tropical habitat. More than 300,000 people visit annually, and it's a favorite destination for families. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.547.9453. www.palmbeachzoo.org RAPIDS WATER PARK Spend all day having nonstop fun at this water park, featuring 30 actionpacked acres of attractions, including thrilling water slides and a lazy river. There's also a snack bar and snocone stand. 6566 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 561.848.6272. www.rapidswaterpark.com

TASTE HISTORY CULINARY TOUR The Taste History Culinary Tour is an enjoyable cultural and culinary journey that's part bus tour and part walking tour. For three to four hours, guests will visit at least three bakeries and eateries to enjoy tastings of food while learning about food culture and foodways infused with local history. The public tours travel to West Palm Beach on first Saturdays; Lake Worth and Lantana on second Saturdays; and to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on third and fourth Saturdays, year-round, plus private tours are offered on weekdays. www.tastehistoryculinarytours.org TOUR HELICOPTER Get an osprey’s view of the white sands and turquoise waters off Miami Beach. Or fly like an eagle above the Everglades’ “River of Grass.� Global Air is South Florida’s most thrilling attraction and its leading provider of guaranteed fixed-pricing helicopter tours. It's located at North Perry Airport in the heart of the Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. Gift certificates and other aerial services are also available, including aerial photography and flight training. Hotel transportation available. 603 SW 77th Way, Pembroke Pines, 954.639.4010. www.tourhelicopter.com H ZOO MIAMI Zoo Miami features more than 3,000 creatures that squawk, slither and swing from branches. Miami’s big zoo offers interactive opportunities like giraffe, camel, parrot, giant tortoise and rhino feeding. Guests can also take a guided tram tour, cruise with

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Visit Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County. Stroll through a 14-acre oasis of tropical and native SODQWVIURPDURXQGWKHZRUOG(QMR\EXWWHUŴ\EHJRQLD rose and edible gardens – plus a new tropical wetland JDUGHQDQQXDOSODQWVDOHVURWDWLQJH[KLELWVDQGD garden themed gift shop. Location: 531 North Military Trail Just east of downtown West Palm Beach between Belvedere Rd. & Southern Blvd. For more information visit www.mounts.org or call 561-233-1757.

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS the family on four-wheeled safari cycles, or float through the heart of the "Everglades" on the Lostman's River Ride. 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, 305.251.0400. www.zoomiami.org

BOTANICAL GARDENS ANNE KOLB NATURE CENTER This center comprises more than 1,500 acres of wetlands and a mangrove forest habitat for wading birds and other native wildlife, along with an Intracoastal fishing pier, a five-story observation tower, canoe and bicycle trails, and an environmental exhibit hall. West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 954.357.5161. www.broward.org/parks ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS Established in 1977, these gardens are home to 100 works by sculptor Ann Norton, including her nine monumental works hidden among rare palms on the property. Also see the artist's studio, where works in bronze, stone and wood tower over visitors, and her historic home, which was redesigned by Palm Beach architect Marion Sims Wyeth in 1934 and added—along with the studio and gardens—to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The New York Times says not to miss this stop when visting Palm Beach County. Tours are self-guided; guided group tours must be arranged in advance. 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 561.832.5328. www.ansg.org

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H MOUNTS BOTANICAL GARDEN The largest and oldest public botanical garden in the Palm Beaches, Mounts is an oasis of tropical and native plants from around the world. Enjoy 23 fascinating gardens including Windows on the Floating World - Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, as well as a children's maze, butterfly garden and garden-themed gift shop. 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 561.233.1757. www.mounts.org

CASINOS CALDER CASINO & RACE COURSE Calder’s 104,000-square-foot casino offers poker and more than 1,200 slot machines. Calder has joined the Gold Coast gaming frenzy, but the track is best known for horse racing. It plays host to such big races as the Florida Stallion Stakes and the Princess Rooney Handicap. And it's adjacent to Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, 305.625.1311. www.calderracecourse.com THE CASINO AT DANIA BEACH The Casino at Dania Beach is home to both jai alai, known as “the world’s fastest game” for the pelota that travels at 170 mph, and poker. It features 900 Vegas-style slot machines, blackjack, roulette and craps. You can also bet on thoroughbreds through simulcast. No admission charge. 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 954.920.1511. www.casinodaniabeach.com

GULFSTREAM PARK Since 1939, Gulfstream Park has been one of the most important venues for horse racing in the U.S. Some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders pass through Gulfstream with their eye on the Triple Crown glory. Fans flock to this horse-racing landmark annually from around the world to watch the country’s top jockeys, horses and trainers compete. It is one of South Florida’s most exciting and picturesque attractions, combining fashion boutiques, signature restaurants, top-of-the-line home stores, year-round casino action, thoroughbred horse racing, a bustling nightlife and much more. 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954.454.7000. www.gulfstreampark.com MARDI GRAS CASINO Mardi Gras Casino offers 70,000 square feet of casino excitement with more than 900 Vegas-style slot machines, including progressive slots, virtual roulette and blackjack, as well as the Dog Pound, Mardi Gras' smoker-friendly slot area; 30 actionpacked poker tables; simulcast and greyhound racing; entertainment; and various dining options including the casino's signature restaurant, the French Quarter. 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954.924.3200. www.mgfla.com SEMINOLE PARADISE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO Seminole Paradise is one of South Florida’s hottest retail, restaurant and live-entertainment districts. Connected to the Seminole Hard

Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Paradise beckons you to stroll along Mediterranean streets with lush landscaping, dramatic fountains and lighting, while you enjoy restaurants, nightclubs and shops. Check out who’s playing at the Hard Rock Live! concert hall. 5804 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954.327.7625. www.seminoleparadise.com

MUSEUMS AH-TAH-THI-KI MUSEUM The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki (it means “a place to learn”) Museum is just 3 miles from Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Reservation. It houses one of the nation’s largest displays of the life and culture of the Florida Seminoles. On display are rare artifacts and depictions of Seminole life in the 1800s. The museum features a living village with tribe members making arts and crafts. 34725 W. Boundary Road., Clewiston (Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation), 877.902.1113. www.ahtahthiki.com H BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART Located in Mizner Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art houses American and European art with strengths in early 20th-century modernism. The collection also features two excellent collections of African and Pre-Columbian objects. Check the website for the schedule of artist lectures, tours and evening socials. 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.392.2500. www.bocamuseum.org


EvergladesSwampTours.com BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS This Fort Lauderdale property was bought in the 19th century by Hugh Taylor Birch (the lush state park just south of Bonnet House bears his name). Birch bequeathed the property to his artsy daughter and son-inlaw, who designed a Mediterraneanstyle plantation house and decorated it with a shell museum, an aviary and a tropical courtyard. The bright hues are a feast for the eyes. The house is preserved and maintained in its original state, with original furnishings and artwork. The surrounding grounds are home to one of the largest orchid collections in the southeast United States. 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954.563.5393. www.bonnethouse.org CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART Since opening in 1997, the Coral Springs Museum of Art has hosted occasional blockbuster exhibitions with well-known artists such as Duane Hanson, Clyde Butcher and Dale Chihuly. The museum also has displayed art on loan from other Gold Coast museums. 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 954.340.5000. www.csmart.org H FLAGLER MUSEUM Step inside this fascinating Palm Beach National Historic Landmark, where visitors can experience the splendor of the Gilded Age. From opulent furnishings to stately grounds, learn more about transportation magnate Henry Flagler—his

luxurious hotels, revolutionary railroads and this fascinating period in American history. 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 561.655.2833. www.flaglermuseum.us INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME MUSEUM & AQUATIC COMPLEX This swimming and diving facility is open for lap swimming and water aerobics and is host to national and international aquatic competitions. A museum houses 10,000 square feet of Olympic memorabilia from more than 100 nations, honoring the world’s greatest aquatic stars. There are also aquatic masterpieces by artisans Leroy Neiman and Honoré Daumier. 1 Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.6536. www.ishof.org MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS Uncover a destination that transcends time and place nestled in South Florida. For close to 40 years, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has offered visitors a window to Japan through 16 acres of sprawling historic gardens, a world-class bonsai display, captivating exhibits that feature art and artifacts from its collection of over 7,000 works, signature cuisine and a museum store. Morikami is the place to experience authentic Japanese culture that entertains, educates and inspires with year-round educational programs, festivals and events. 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, 561.495.0233. www.morikami.org

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS H MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE & AUTONATION IMAX THEATER WITH LASER Visitors can enjoy the new outdoor Science Park featuring giant fullbody exhibits that demonstrate key principles of physics and engineering. They can also explore hundreds of interactive exhibits inside the museum, including cockpit simulators, an Everglades airboat-ride simulator, live otters and alligators, an aquarium and traveling exhibits. Plus, immerse yourself in a giantscreen Imax with laser film at the AutoNation Imax Theater. 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.6637. www.mods.org NORTON MUSEUM OF ART The Norton Museum of Art has blossomed into a cultural bastion. It has played host to traveling exhibits by French impressionists and Georgia O’Keeffe and boasts impressive collections of late 19th- and 20th-century American work, European art, contemporary work and photography. Its holdings include works by European artists Brâncuși, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet and Picasso and by Americans such as Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.832.5196. www.norton.org NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE Host to a number of high-profile exhibits over the years, the 25,000-square-foot NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has become one of South Florida's premier cultural attractions. Its permanent collection includes signif66

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icant works by the American realist William Glackens and post-World War II avant-garde Cobra artists, as well as Latin American and Cuban art. Visit the museum store and café. 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.5500. www.nsuartmuseum.org SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM A mastodon skeleton in the front hall greets visitors to this single-story museum. At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, the world of science comes alive for both children and adults. Curious minds of all ages can enjoy more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, 8,000-gallon freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural-history exhibitions. See exciting science demonstrations and discover the amazing Everglades in an interactive exhibit showcasing the rich, diverse ecosystem that the park supports. The observatory planetarium and laser shows are also perennial favorites. 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, 561.832.1988. www.sfsciencecenter.org

PERFORMING ARTS FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Florida Grand Opera stands as one of the oldest performing-arts organizations in Florida. The company produces four operas for both Miami-Dade and Broward audiences. In addition to producing standard repertoire, FGO also presents lesser-known operas, and it commissions and produces new operas. Performances of main-stage operas


are given at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of MiamiDade County in Miami and at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. 8390 NW 25th St., Doral, 800.741.1010. www.fgo.org MIAMI CITY BALLET MCB is among the largest ballet companies in the United States, with 55 dancers. This world-class ensemble brings culture, breathtaking talent and active outreach programs to the South Florida community. The company has four "home counties" in South Florida with various performance venues: Broward (Broward Center for the Performing Arts); Miami-Dade (Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts); Palm Beach (Kravis Center); and Collier (on Florida's west coast), where MCB is presented at the Naples Philharmonic center. 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, 305.929.7000. www.miamicityballet.org PALM BEACH OPERA Founded in 1961, the opera performs five productions each season. It’s also host to the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, which includes a finals concert featuring the 14 finalists. 415 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.833.7888. www.pbopera.org H SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS Take in the masterful sounds of Broward’s only professional orchestra, Symphony of the Americas. In season (October-April), the orchestra

performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. During the summer, it hosts the annual one-month summer music festival known as Summerfest. It also holds master classes and performance workshops for Broward County students. 2425 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 405, Fort Lauderdale, 954.335.7002. www.symphonyoftheamericas.org

SPORTS FLORIDA PANTHERS South Florida's NHL hockey team was initiated in 1993. The Panthers take to the ice in a tough schedule against perennial playoff contenders the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks. Venture out to the BB&T Center to cheer on these kings of the rink. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954.835.7000. www.nhl.com/panthers MIAMI DOLPHINS South Florida’s most popular sports team, the Miami Dolphins have long been been the signature franchise of South Florida sports and have played in five Super Bowls. Since 1966, the Miami Dolphins have represented a huge part of the city’s culture. Whether they're enjoying a daylong tailgate before the game or running through the stadium, Dolphins fans are like no other. The 2017-2018 season marked the team’s 52nd season. 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, 305.346.7849. www.miamidolphins.com

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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY This multipurpose, year-round racing facility features a 2.0-mile, 11-turn road course, an all-concrete NHRA 1/4-mile drag strip, a skid pad and an 8/10-mile asphalt kart track. All tracks are available for private rentals, including kart-track rentals. Come for car shows, motorcycle races, testing and racing schools. 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter, 561.622.1400. www.racepbir.com

VENUES BB&T CENTER This arena, near Sawgrass Mills, is home to hockey’s Florida Panthers. BB&T Center also is host to other sporting events, concerts, ice shows, circuses and professional wrestling. 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise, 954.835.7000. www.thebbtcenter.com BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Arts & Entertainment District, the Broward Center includes the Au-Rene Theater and the intimate Amaturo Theater. It hosts everything from Broadway musicals to serious drama, modern dance and ballet to classical music and pop concerts by Grammy Award winners. 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.0222. www.browardcenter.org CORAL SKY AMPHITHEATRE This famous music venue hosts several popular events and concerts. The open-air music venue can seat 19,000 people and is a modern

amphitheatre owned by South Florida Fairgrounds. Renowned artists like Pearl Jam and Coldplay have performed here. 601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561.795.8883. www. westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com HARD ROCK STADIUM Home of the Miami Dolphins, this stadium is located 16 miles northwest of downtown Miami in the city of Miami Gardens. The facility opened in 1987 as Joe Robbie Stadium and has been known by a number of names since then, including Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Land Shark Stadium and, most recently, Sun Life Stadium. The stadium accommodates groups of 50 to 75,000, from casual to formal, from intimate receptions to mega-experiences. After a major investment by the Miami Dolphins organization, the stadium's new improvements include a state-of-the-art canopy, an all-new improved audio system, 1,472-inch screens in every corner, 300 level patio bars and improved lighting. 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, 305.943.8000. www.hardrockstadium.com PARKER PLAYHOUSE One of Fort Lauderdale’s first performance venues, this neoclassical playhouse is now managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The 1,167-seat theater brings the community together with performances, activities and educational programming. 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.0222. www.parkerplayhouse.com

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Five Thousand Years of History Shaped by Nature

Climbing, Group & Evening Tours • History Museum • Pioneer Homestead Senior, Veteran & Groups Discounts • Programs & Events

561-747-8380 x101 jupiterlighthouse.org 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469 Sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Science Park

Ball Range • Bottle Rockets Tennis Ball Launcher • The Forest Giant Levers • Kaleidoscopes Cool Fan • Roller Coaster • Pulleys Wheel Roll • Sound Station Sun Spotter • Solar Tree

New Science Park Adds to Museum Experience In addition to hundreds of hands-on indoor exhibits, Museum visitors can enjoy dynamic exhibits that encourage open-ended experimentation in the physical sciences. It is a playful, outdoor world that engages the mind, the senses, and the emotions.

401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 954.467.6637 www.mods.org Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


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ACCESSORIES/APPAREL Aventura Mall ................................................5 Edmond’s .................................................... 39 Grifs Western ..............................................47 Keno Brothers.............................................46 Miami Design District...................................1 Mystique of Palm Beach ............................8 Puppy Boutique ........................................ 42

ATTRACTIONS Butterfly World ..........................................67 Everglades Swamp Tours ........................ 65 Fun Depot ................................................... 69 Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ................ 68 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum ............................................... 69 Lion Country Safari .................................. 66 Miami Seaquarium ..................................... 10 Mounts Botanical Garden ....................... 63 Nexus Shooting .......................................... 61 Symphony of the Americas .................... 62 Tour Helicopter.............................................3 Zoo Miami ...................................................... 7

MUSEUMS Boca Raton Museum of Art .................... 68 Flagler Museum ......................................... 70 Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale ........................................ 69 Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ................ 68 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum..........69

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RESTAURANTS Arturo’s Ristorante ......................................9 Billy’s Stone Crab...................................... 50 Blue Martini ................................................BC Cafe Boulud.................................................. 11 Christina Wan’s...........................................55 Harvest ...........................................................6 Hutton............................................................54 Ki’Na ..............................................................53 Pirate Republic Bar And Grill..................57 Thai Thani......................................................59

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