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Things to do in Pembroke Pines: CB Smith Park

While Pembroke Pines features a plethora of parks, recreational facilities and golf courses to accommodate its robust city, it is also the home to one of Broward County's most exceptional parks, C.B. Smith Park. The park certainly proves that there is something for everyone to enjoy among its 320-acres and variety of facilities. The park's newest feature, its Paradise Cove Water Park, is equipped with multiple water playgrounds, tremendous waterslides and a lazy river that is sure to not...Continue Reading!

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Miramar: Community Parks and Festivals

With a motto of Beauty and Progress and national recognition as Tree City, USA, Miramar, is well known for its abundance of parks within the city limits, including over 20 community parks. The city's parks offer a variety of recreational outlets from an equestrian ring at the Country Club Ranches Park to fishing areas at Lakeshore Park and River Run Park to a swimming facility at the Aquatic Center. The city also brings its community together through organized annual festivals and...Continue Reading!

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Las Olas Attractions: Riverwalk Park

If its prime location on the beach and upscale shopping were not already enticing enough, Las Olas Boulevard is in perfect proximity to many nearby sites and attractions. One noteworthy site, the esteemed Riverwalk Park, connects to Las Olas Boulevard at the historic Stranahan House. Visitors and residents can escape from all the excitement that Las Olas has to offer by taking a leisurely one mile stroll through the luscious Riverwalk Park. At Riverwalk Park vistiors will encounter scenic views...Continue Reading!

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Higher Education in Davie

Davie is home to several campuses of higher learning institutions, such as Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and Broward Community College among several others.Continue Reading!

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Davie Attractions: Bergeron Rodeo Ground

Davie's infamous Bergeron Rodeo Grounds and slew of annual festivals pay a respectable tribute to its "Western" reputation. One of the most popular attractions in Davie is its Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. The Bergeron Rodeo Grounds is not only a rodeo arena, but also plays host to many other venues, from concerts to circuses to monster trucks shows and dog shows. The city also features many annual festivals that are sure to bring the entire community out. One festival of note,...Continue Reading!

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Davie Attractions: Flamingo Gardens

A Davie attraction that would be rather unusual to find in the Wild West is its Flamingo Gardens. Flamingo Gardens is a spectacular wildlife sanctuary that highlights 60-acres of rare and exotic plants, Florida's native wildlife such as alligators and wading birds in their natural habitats, and last but not least, the incredible Flamingo Island showcasing the gorgeous flamingos themselves.Continue Reading!

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Smoothielicious

Anita Cachaldora

I am excited that a new Cafe Deli has opened in South Miami called Smoothielicious. I can walk there from the office. The decor is living room, and the staff is great. It has healthy lip smacking creations. My favorite is the Latin Wrapito, a delicious black bean wrap with marinated chicken breast, brown rice, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato - and you can get your mojo on! They also have salad platters, fabulous soup of the day and of course...Continue Reading!

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Cape Florida Lighthouse

Misty J. Slater

One of the state of Florida's most notable historical landmarks, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, is located on the southern part of the Key Biscayne and amidst Bill Baggs State Park and Recreation area. Visitors to the Lighthouse may receive a guided tour on the history of Key Biscayne or take part in the numerous recreational activities offered by the park. The park is open 365 days a year from 8 am until sundown.Continue Reading!

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Crandon Park

Misty J. Slater

While sandy beaches may seem commonplace when describing the South Florida area, the beaches inhabiting Key Biscayne provide quite the exception. Of particular note on the island is Crandon Park. Crandon Park provides more than your average park experience by offering an array of activities to entertain visitors all ages. Whether you desire to picnic on the beach, experience the Guided Nature Trails, rent a Kayak or relax in your rented Cabana, there is something for...Continue Reading!

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Miami Seaquarium

Misty J. Slater

Key Biscayne is also home to one of Florida's first and most exciting marine attractions, the Miami Seaquarium. Constituting an exotic oasis spanning 38-acres and featuring eight different marine animal shows daily, the Miami Seaquarium is a must-see by both visitors and residents to the island. The Miami Seaquarium's newest exhibit, Dolphin Harbor, will add to the further delight of audiences as guests will have the opportunity to interact with dolphins firsthand.Continue Reading!

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