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We are located just minutes from some of the best natural, cultural, shopping and dining destinations anywhere in South Florida. The Tropic Isle is situated in Broward County which borders Palm Beach and Dade Counties. See our top picks below but remember these are just the tip of the iceberg. Simply tell us what you want to do and we will point in the right direction.

Deerfield Beach Attractions

People say this is the nicest, friendliest, and safest public beach on the South Florida East Coast. We agree. Restaurants, bars, live entertainment, public bathrooms, showers, clean sand, chairs, are all right here less than a block from Tropic Isle. If you want to kick it up; visit the beaches at Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, and the king of beaches “South Beach”.

Guest who want to try their luck at fishing will be blessed with options! We are located just steps from the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier for that “shore” experience or, just a few miles away, you can book a charter boat specializing in drift fishing. For the most memorable trip try hiring any number of ocean boats that accommodate smaller parties but specialize in trolling for large gamefish. We recommend booking with BOLO Fishing for large gamefish. Their $99 half day specials are well worth the money. We use them personally all the time when we have friends visiting. They leave right out of Deerfield Beach Cove.

SCUBA or Snorkling 
If you are an avid diver make Deerfield Beach your home. You can shore dive right off the beach just steps away from our resort or you can book a trip on any number of dive boats that comb the reefs and wrecks. No other location from Miami to Palm Beach offers such options. We like and use Dixie Divers. They leave right out of Deerfield Beach Cove.

Deerfield Beach is home to many South Florida volleyball and surfing tournaments year round. You can play volleyball on the beach or rent a surfboard in town to try your luck catching the waves. Fun is just around the corner!

Boca Raton/Delray Beach

Mizner Park
A beautiful setting in Boca Raton that offers concerts, unique shopping, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in South Florida.

Atlantic Avenue
Located in Delray Beach this strip is THE hotspot for South Florida. Atlantic Avenue contains art galleries, shops, street-side dining and trendy bars while also hosting Jazz-on-the-Ave and many cultural and art fairs.

Boca Town Center Mall
Need to shop at the nicest stores in the country? Need that Miami-look but don’t want to travel? Town Center Mall is host to some of the best stores and dining anywhere in South Florida.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens   –   also    Gumbo Limbo Turtle Rescue Ctr
The only Japanese cultural center in Florida the Morikami features rotating exhibitions, acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, botanical gardens, coy ponds, and much much more. An absolute must on everyone’s list!  ALSO try Gumbo Limbo, turtle rescue center on A1A. 5 min away

Fort Lauderdale Attractions

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is the crown jewel of Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District. The $52 million complex consists of the magnificent 2,700-seat Au-Rene Theater and the intimate 590-seat Amaturo Theater. Whatever your tastes — Broadway musical or serious drama, modern dance or ballet, classical music or Grammy-winning pop concerts — the Broward Center will have something for you.

Riverwalk (Las Olas)
Riverwalk is the Downtown Fort Lauderdale center for arts, entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife. The Jungle Queen tour boat ride is the way to see Riverwalk from the water. Old school but one of those touristy things that is on the gotta do it once list. Also see a lot or bar hop with an all day water taxi pass.

Museum of Discovery and Science
At the Museum of Discovery and Science, you can spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science! Of course, no visit is ever complete without experiencing an IMAX® film adventure on the five-story-high screen at Blockbuster® IMAX® Theater. The IMAX Experience® is truly an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound.

Shopping – Sawgrass Mills Mall – Fesitval Flea Mkt
The largest outlet store in Florida with the stores you want and the brands you need! The Sawgrass Mills Mall is just a short drive away in West Fort Lauderdale. Also try Fesitval Flea Market in Pompano Beach. Home of Bargains galore.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is a Native American Casino in Hollywood, Florida and is open daily 24 hours. Home to poker tournaments, fantastic shopping and dining, and, of course, gambling!  We also have trotter racing, JaiLai, Thoroughbred tracks and plenty of other Casino choices in South Florida.

Also must see Trips:  Miami, (South Beach) 40mi  and Key West, 170mi away. 

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