In South Florida, there is this small town by the coast, between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Or to be more specific, between Boca Raton to the north and Pompano to the south.

If you’re in the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale area, it might be like a little getaway to something close by, but not as touristy as those 2 cities are, especially their beaches.

You can stay near the ‘pier’ (pier) since you can find everything a few steps away. Several shops, restaurants, pizzerias, even several bars with ocean views.

On a last visit, we stayed at the Wyndham Deerfield. Friendly staff, one of the restaurants we tried, for both breakfast and dinner, was really good and excellent location. You cross the street and there is the beach. And by the way, do not miss a sunrise by the pier. The only thing a bit annoying, the parking lot (if you don’t use valet parking) was a bit far, but if you only plan to stay in the area, that won’t be a problem.

The beach is very nice. When we visited in early March it was still a bit cold for us. It has some waves and a wide area where you can rest on the sand.

If you are visiting from the south, maybe 1-2 nights is enough. Or just a day trip. From there, about a 20 minute drive, you can visit Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens which is beautiful.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

If you visit from the north (like us from Orlando) we took the opportunity to visit Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which is always nice for some drinks and dinner. About 30min away from the hotel, and with the big changes and renovations (I used to visit a lot around 2007-2008) it looks super nice and better.

And before heading back to Orlando, we stopped at Sawgrass Recreation Park which it was about a 30-40 minute drive, for an ‘airboat’ ride to see a bit of the Everglades and some alligators. I will tell you more about this in another post.

Sawgrass Recreation Park
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