South Florida, or more officially the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, encompasses a three-county area of the southeastern part of the U.S.state of Florida. The metropolitan area covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. The three counties are the three most populous in Florida. The term "South Florida" is roughly synonymous with the Gold Coast. The principal cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. The Florida Keys are also included in the metropolitan area at times. See Location
Palm Beach is a barrier island, and is located east of West Palm Beach and the town of Lake Worth. With sixteen miles of oceanfront property, Palm Beach is a curious town of tropical breezes and palm tree-lined streets The oceanside community boasts cultural diversity, unique shopping, and boasts a setting that is reminiscent of Italy's small paths and tranquil settings. Palm Beach is home to Worth Avenue which is considered the shopping experience of a lifetime. With world-renowned designers, shopping trips to Palm Beach can be a treasure hunt.
Award-winning beaches, diverse dining, numerous galleries, and an eclectic nightlife make Delray Beach a tourist hotspot for any vacation. Delray Beach is accessible by Interstate 95 and Florida's Turnpike with easy access to many other great cities, including Palm Beach to the north. Downtown Delray Beach is covered with brick-paved sidewalks, and framed with live oaks and royal palms. A Centennial Medallion Award winner, our town cherishes historic preservation with a focus on pedestrian comfort. Whether you choose to stroll along the streets and window or find a comfortable beach and people watch, it's easy to lose yourself on the quaint streets of Delray Beach.
Beach Place - A 100,000 square foot shopping, dining, and entertainment complex along Greater Fort Lauderdale's new beachfront. Beach Place is a three-story, open air, courtyard-style mall located right on the beach. Riverwalk Downtown Arts and Entertainment Center showcases lush tropical landscape and winding walkways linking downtown Fort Lauderdale's attractions, restaurants and shops. Anchoring the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District is Las Olas Riverfront, a 260,000 square foot retail entertainment complex located on the New River. Las Olas Blvd.- Night or day, the heart of Ft. Lauderdale beats on Las Olas. Spend an entire day or evening enjoying the old world tradition and new world elegance found in over 100 unique specialty shops along the boulevard. Las Olas also features numerous trendy dining, arts, and entertainment locales.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport
49.0 mi - Map / Directions | Website
The global press love Miami, ranking it as a top hotspot for romance, great beaches, nightlife, shopping and recreation/fitness. One of the top 10 beaches in the US. Miami is home to the following professional sports teams: Florida Marlins Baseball , Miami Dolphins Football, and Miami Heat Basketball
The Port of Miami, Florida, known as the cruise capital of the world, serves as the embarkation point for 18 cruise ships operated by several major cruise lines - the world's largest year-round fleet. The Port of Miami, Florida also serves as the gateway for more than three million passengers a year.
Miami International Airport
70.9 mi - Map / Directions | Website
This colorful neighborhood has a style all its own. While retaining some of the history of its original community, Coconut Grove combines sophistication and fun. From its one-of-a-kind boutiques and elegant shopping malls to the lively Walk Through Coconut Grove. There are also arts festivals, cultural events, historical tours and landmarks to be explored and enjoyed. Nestled in a few cobble stoned blocks at the edge of Biscayne Bay, There is a distinctly South Florida theme to the architecture - with cobble stoned walkways, Spanish tile roofs, and colorful awnings and archway door cafes and international restaurants, you'll always have a place to go.
Often called the American Riviera, South Beach has long been a magnet for celebrities, sophisticates, and fun-lovers from all over the world who thrive on its cosmopolitan atmosphere, chic restaurants and nightclubs, and fabulous beaches. South Beach is also the locale for world-class performing arts, a mecca for shoppers looking for trendy boutiques, and host to dozens of trendy restaurants and cafesMiami Beach’s Art Deco District contains the world’s largest collection of Art Deco Architecture (800+ buildings)
Everglades (107 miles) of the land that is the Everglades. This watery wilderness is home to wading birds, alligators, fish, turtle, snakes and other wildlife, including endangered species such as the manatee, the wood stork, and the Florida panther.
Everglades National Park is comprised of 1.5 million acres of saw-grass prairies, deep mangrove swamps, subtropical jungle, and the warm waters of the Florida Bay. The park encompasses only one-seventh
The Florida Keys are a chain of islands stretching along U.S. Hwy. 1 - the Overseas Highwayis for 110 miles between Key Largo and Key West. Tip: make this drive (with Jimmy Buffett CD collection) during the day because it is splendidly beautiful! And don't forget to enjoy the famously brilliant sunsets. The Keys are diverse and are categorized by five general areas:
Key Largo (136 miles S) Most famous for its stunning offshore reef, this area is also known for watersports and a kick-back-and-relax attitude.
Islamorada (152 miles S) Known as the "sport fishing capital of the world," Islamorada, or "the Purple Isles," is also home to a number of beautiful state parks.
Marathon (185 miles S) This sleepy fishing village has evolved into a bustling town that is truly the "heart of the keys" with an abundance of fun family attractions.
Big Pine Key and Lower Keys Just south of Marathon you will cross the Seven Mile Bridge that joins the upper and lower keys. The largest and least developed area in the chain, the Lower Keys offers abundant wildlife (it's home to the Key deer) and solitude for those who truly want to get away from it all.
Key West (233 miles S) Only 90 miles from Cuba (it's the southernmost point in the U.S.) and 150 miles from Miami, history, eccentricity, and island charm mix to create the perfect tropical getaway.
Key West International Airport 232 miles
With almost 47,000 residents the Village of Wellington has come a long way from its original population of equestrian enthusiasts. Wellington sponsors the National Horse Show each year and hundreds of horses are entered into the longest running series of equestrian events. Wellington is a fascinating town of horse farms, agriculture, nurseries, specialty boutiques, and fine dining. Although Wellington tends to focus on its golfing and equestrian attributes, many residents are avid pilots. This is evident by the many airplane hangars that adjoin estate homes in the Wellington area.
The North Palm Beach area was developed by John D. MacArthur, and was incorporated in 1956. North Palm Beach is best known for its exceptionally high quality of life. Known world-wide for its recreation and leisure services programs, North Palm Beach boasts one of the finest municipal golf courses and country club complexes in South Florida.
North Palm Beach is the only municipality in Palm Beach County that can claim a vast network of waterfront and canal-front properties. Popular Attractions and Landmarks in or around North Palm Beach, Florida: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach Park and Fishing Pier, Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa Town Center, John D. MacArthur State Park, Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), and The Honda Classic.
Jupiter's most identifiable landmark, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, was erected in the 1800s. The lighthouse continues to stand, ranging 105 feet into the sky, atop a 46-foot hill on the north shore of the Jupiter Inlet.
Jupiter is home to a vast array of retail establishments, and lays claim to some of Palm Beach County's finest golf venues, most respected educational amenities, a state of the art spring training baseball facility, and the Abacoa Town Center, a 170,000 square-foot mixed use project.