Photo Courtesy of Paul's Travel PicturesRed Reef Park is perhaps the most popular beach in the city. However, if you go early in the morning or during a weekday, you are more likely to escape the crowds. This 67-acre oceanfront park offers a myriad of amenities amidst beautiful scenery, and even has its own nature center. This is an ideal destination for families because of the wide selection of kid-friendly attractions and features. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a preserve with a boardwalk leading to a beautiful lookout, where visitors can explore an enchanting butterfly garden and observe tanks with sea turtles. Red Reef Park also provides pristine conditions for snorkeling, as the beach holds man-made limestone boulders creating reefs just 10 feet off the shore. Examine stunning marine life, including tropical fish, turtles, eels and stingrays. The Red Reef Executive Golf Course is a picturesque 9-hole course nestled between the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, providing stunning water views for golfers. With a variety of features, including crystal clear teal waters for swimming, picnic tables and more, there is something for everyone to do at this beachfront park. In fact, the southern end of Red Reef Park is ideal for surfers!
Photo Courtesy of Paul's Travel PicturesSouth Beach Park is a smaller 24.5-acre beach with three swimming areas, and pristine areas for surfing, fishing and bird-watching. Aside from the beauty of this beach, visitors are located near some of Boca's most renowned attractions, including Mizner Park, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and the Boca Raton Golf Club. This is a laid-back option for those desiring a quiet afternoon soaking up the sun and digging toes in the sand. Maximize your stay with a vacation or "staycation" at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, one of the most luxurious attractions in the region. This expansive 356-acre resort was designed by legendary architect Addison Mizner, and has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. Bask in the wonder of a private beach, an award-winning spa, championship golf and tennis facilities, a luxury marina, and more — just steps from your luxe accommodations.
Photo Courtesy of Kaluz RestaurantKaluz is the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat while taking in beautiful Intracoastal views. This New American restaurant has a lively bar, outdoor dining areas with comfortable seating, and an overall upbeat atmosphere. An overhead awning protects diners from sun rays and raindrops alike! 2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Grille 66 & BarOverlook the Intracoastal Waterway at Grille 66 & Bar, located inside the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, another one of our go-to Fort Lauderdale spa resorts. Expert chef Michael Siegel creates a delectable menu comprised of fine fresh seafood, excellent meat dishes, and a variety of complementary appetizers and creative small plates. Retreat to the warm, cozy interior or enjoy a refreshing view out on the shaded patio at Grille 66 & Bar. 1555 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of BoatyardBoatyard is a brand new waterfront dining destination in Fort Lauderdale. The upscale, nautical-chic decor of this trendy restaurant is almost as enticing as the food they serve. The seafood-centric menu of Boatyard includes the freshest daily catches from local fishermen, in addition to a high-quality raw bar and shellfish selections. The 80-seat dockside patio lounge offers a pristine view of the scenic Intracoastal waters just steps away. 3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of 3030 Ocean3030 Ocean is a casual chic dinner bistro serving American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and speciality meat dishes. This oceanfront restaurant is situated in the Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the modern interior of 3030 Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for your delicious meal. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Steak 954Access amazing fare and take in exceptional views inside the W Fort Lauderdale, one of our favorite spa resorts in the city. This contemporary steakhouse has modern, refreshing decor, creative dishes, and some of the best ocean views in the area! Escape to the patio, where you'll find plenty of shaded seats to avoid intense sun rays during your meal. 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of S3 RestaurantLocal expert restaurateurs and culinary masterminds combined efforts to create S3 — where sun, surf and sand fuse with steak, seafood and sushi. The fresh coastal cuisine of S3 simply tastes better when combined with the gorgeous background of the calming ocean waves lapping along the shore nearby. Wine and dine on the lush outdoor patio with custom lounge seating and endless views of the Atlantic. 2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Pelican Landing RestaurantTake in the longer summer days on the outdoor patio at Pelican Landing Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency. This casual yet elegant waterfront bar and restaurant offers unforgettable views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch boats sail past while you savor the flavorful drinks and fresh Florida cuisine of Pelican Landing. 2000 North Ocean Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of OCEAN2000OCEAN2000 is a splendid waterfront paradise, with a New American menu that makes this one of the best eateries in the area. Take in beautiful views from the restaurant's interior, or out at The Lounge, featuring an oceanfront patio where you can enjoy small plates and inventive cocktails. Wherever you are situated, you will enjoy unrivaled regional cooking, excellent service, and unbeatable views. 3033 NE 32nd Avenue Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Shooters WaterfrontStep inside the new and improved Shooters Waterfront, one of the most popular waterfront dining destinations in Fort Lauderdale. With 340 feet of dockage and valet parking, you are welcome to arrive by car or by boat! Visit three large artfully designed bars located inside and out, and dine at the chic waterside lounge or inside the contemporary dining space. While Shooters offers delicious menus any time of the day, their brunch is especially noteworthy. 3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Sea Level RestaurantSea Level is perched on the edge of the Atlantic within the Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. Discover South Florida dining at its finest, including the region's freshest seafood, choice cuts of meat and high-quality produce. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to take in unrivaled ocean views while enjoying the offerings and laid-back atmosphere of Sea Level. 3049 Alhambra Street
Photo Courtesy of Casablanca CafeCasablanca Cafe is conveniently located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, positioned between the popular Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. This charming eatery located within a beautifully restored historic home blends old and new to enhance the beauty of this area. Enjoy their world-class cuisine, derived from the land and sea, in their romantic Mediterranean interior or out on the patio with scenic ocean views. 926 NE 20th Avenue Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront BistroTravel to Italy without leaving home with a visit to Serafina, which translates to "angel of the sea" and "fine evening" in Italian. These translations perfectly describe the experience at this waterfront eatery! Much like Italians take pride in their expertly crafted food and wine, Serafina is devoted to their craft. Take in a gorgeous view of the Middle River at this romantic, candlelit trattoria in Victoria Park. 17 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Surf ClubAtlantic Surf Club is a laid-back yet refined restaurant overlooking the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. This is a more casual option for a quick bite to eat or drink for lunch or dinner, and everything in between. There are a variety of options on their menu, from their fresh Ahi Tuna Steak to their tantalizing burgers. The second-story vantage point of their outdoor space provides unobstructed views of the water.
This oceanfront estate is a one-of-a-kind new compound stretching across 200+/- feet of wave-lapped sugar sands. Designed by architect Erik Helgen in collaboration with Alloy, this eight-bedroom residence connects with its surrounding gorgeous landscape with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow created for both entertaining and everyday living.
This custom-built estate is nestled in the private and secluded Estate Section, with pristine ocean views from inside the home, out on the spacious balcony, or by the outdoor living area with a pool. Travel down a short, private path to access the cool Atlantic waters and alluring sugar sands.
This timeless transitional-inspired residence offers gracious indoor/outdoor living in the serene and desirable Seagrove neighborhood. Some of the best viewpoints in the spellbinding seascape include the master bedroom, second-story balcony, or the outdoor living area with a pool.
Directly fronting 133+/- feet along the ocean, this picture-perfect estate is situated in the gated Shorelands community, just minutes from Vero Beach's charming seaside village. The property recently underwent an extensive renovation in 2010, creating a dream-like oasis for barefoot beach living.
This brand new beach paradise is pure perfection. Bask in unobstructed ocean views just steps from the beach in this stunning custom-built estate designed with coastal-inspired tones and refreshing elements.
Look out over the ocean and enjoy the exclusive amenities of The Racquet Club within this resort-style condominium. This sprawling oceanfront penthouse encompasses the entire sixth floor and was created by combining three residences into one spacious masterpiece. Take in endless ocean views from the full-length wraparound balcony, then access the refreshing ocean waters in a matter of minutes.
Photo Courtesy of Morikami Museum and Japanese GardensVisit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for their exclusive Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks event happening throughout the summer. On the second Friday of each month, explore their exquisite Japanese gardens with a craft sake in hand. Visitors are also invited to indulge in the delectable Pan-Asian cuisine from Morikami's Cornell Cafe, and enjoy roaring taiko drum performances by Fushu Daiko at 6:30, 7:15 and 8 p.m. Purchase your Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks tickets in advance or at the door! This year, the Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks are sponsored by JM Lexus, so anyone who presents a Lexus key fob will receive free admission for two people all summer long.
Photo Courtesy of Delray Beach Downtown Development AuthorityExplore the diverse dining scene in Downtown Delray at the 2nd Annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week. The week features a variety of prix fixe lunches and dinners along with special Dine Out deals, plus a series of creative culinary events and classes at participating restaurants. Enjoy Dine Out deals for $10 and under, a multi-course prix lunch for $20 and under per person, or a multi-course prix fixe dinner for $20–40 per person. Make your reservations at participating restaurants and discover what amazing plates await at some of Delray's finest eateries.
Photo Courtesy of Delray Yacht CruisesCruise through the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray while enjoying food and drinks accompanied by a two-hour narrated tour while passing some of the area's most iconic mansions. Learn about area history, see marine life, and feel the cool coastal breeze as you explore the canals of this gorgeous area. Ride the 1:30 p.m. cruise all summer long for just $16 per person using their special summer discount! The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is one of the most beautiful destinations in Delray Beach and South Florida as a whole. Experience Japanese culture, art, gardens, food and more at this exquisite collection of pristine gardens located in inland Delray about 8 miles from the beach.
Photo Courtesy of Delray Beach Downtown Development AuthoritySimply take a stroll through the charming area of downtown Delray, popping in and out of boutiques, luxury shops, upscale eateries, and experiencing the buzz of this amazing city. Explore the trendy Atlantic Avenue or artsy Pineapple Grove Arts District to grab a bite to eat and go shopping!
Photo Courtesy of the Delray Beach Tennis CenterStay active at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, a full-service public tennis facility with 14 clay courts, six hard courts, and an enormous 8,200-seat stadium. Play tennis at their location in the heart of Delray Beach or at their second location, the Delray Swim & Tennis Club, located on Jaeger Drive. Enjoy their pristine facilities and practice your tennis game in the glorious sunshine this summer! Or play a round of golf at Delray Beach Golf Club, with a course designed by the legendary golf course architect, Donald Ross. With a rich history and plenty of accolades, the course thrives today as an accessible public venue suitable for all levels of play.