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three day itinerary


day 1: explore deerfield beach and pompano beach

Activity 1: Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier 
200 N.E. 21st Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Why go here: Enjoy fishing and site seeing at one of Deerfield Beaches most popular spots
Things to know: $1 for sightseers and $4 to fish. 


Activity 2: Deerfield Island Park 
1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 
Why go here: Nature trails, picnic tables, and playgrounds 
Things to know: Free boat shuttles Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


Activity 3: Barefoot Mailman Statue 
1210 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL
Why go here: Learn the history and tales of the brave men who carried mail along south Florida beaches in the 1800's
Things to know: Worth making a stop while traveling to Hillsboro with no fee  


Activity 4: Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
Located on the north side of the Hillsboro Inlet near Hillsboro Inlet Park 
Why go here: Historic lighthouse that marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef
Things to know: Can access the lighthouse from Hillsboro Inlet Park; a reservation is needed to tour the lighthouse.

Activity 5: Hillsboro Inlet Park 

2700 N Ocean Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33062 
Why go here: Enjoy the beach and grill out while watching boaters and fishermen nearby 
Things to know: Quaint park to enjoy a sunny afternoon with friends and family


Activity 6: Promenade, Public Beaches and Pier
3424 NE 16th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Why go here: The North Ocean Park area is known for its designated beach for wind-drive instruments that anyone can watch and enjoy
Things to know: Spend a whole afternoon here or just stop by for a short visit to watch kite surfing athletes


Activity 7: Indian Mound Park
Hibiscus Avenue and NE 13th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 
Why go here: Archaeological site of pre-historic Indian burial ground on the national register of historic places.
Things to know: Small park but worth a quick visit


Activity 8: Caps Place Island Restaurant 
2765 NE 28th CT, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Why go here: A historical place with amazing local food and a view 
Things to know: Open 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


day 2: visit destinations along the broward a1a corridor in the greater fort lauderdale area

Activity 1: Anglin's Fishing Pier 
2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308
Why go here: Located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Anglin's Fishing Pier has shops and restaurants nearby for visitors to enjoy
Things to know: $7 cash to fish and open all day


Activity 2: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Why go here: Offers locations to canoe, hike, bike, and picnic as well as beach access 
Things to know: Open 8:00 a.m. to sundown; $6 per vehicle with up to 8 passengers.


Activity 3: Bonnet House Museum and Gardens 
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Why go here: One of the finest orchid collections is located here as well as wildlife and historic grounds 
Things to know: The Bonnet House is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission ranges from $10 to $20 per person.


Activity 4: Casablanca Café 
3049 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Why go here: Live entertainment every night and great food 
Things to know: Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dinner 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.


day 3: discover the southernmost section of the broward a1a corridor

Activity 1: Dania Beach and Pier 
300 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004 
Why go here: Enjoy fishing and site seeing while having a great family time. 
Things to know: The pier is open 6:00AM - Midnight, 7 days a week. You can either fish or just watch. Snacks, drinks, tackle and bait are available for sale.    Activity 2: Nyberg-Swanson House
102 W. Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, FL 33304
Why go here: Historic and architectural significant house 
Things to know: Please visit their website:


Activity 2: Nyberg-Swanson House
102 W. Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, FL 33304
Why go here: Historic and architectural significant house 
Things to know: Please visit their website:


Activity 3: Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex 
501 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Why go here: Swim and explore the achievements of outstanding athletes in water related sports 
Things to know: Activities are posted on the website:


Activity 4: Fort Lauderdale Beach
1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316
Why go here: The City of Fort Lauderdale has more than seven miles of beaches that offer premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment
Things to know: Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue supervises three miles of continuous public beach from the South Beach Picnic Area up to and including the beach in front of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The lifeguard towers are staffed from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily   


Activity 5: Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33019
Why go here: Five-story nature observation tower and mangrove eco-system worth exploring at West Lake Park
Things to know: No entrance fee; sporting good rental fees range up to $15 per person;


Activity 6: Hollywood North Beach Park
3601 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 
Why go here: Picnic shelters and fishing piers
Things to know: Parking available for a fee; metered parking along side streets  


Activity 7: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk 
East of A1A from North Beach Park to Jefferson Street 
Why go here: One of America's best boardwalks with an oceanfront view 
Things to know: Access to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and recreation.


Activity 8: The Diplomat 
3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 
Why go here: Cultural hotel with a variety of dining options 
Things to know: Reservations at any of the restaurants is recommended.