South Atlantic Coast
The South Atlantic Coast of Florida comprises three regions including Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The area consists of three beautiful sub-tropical beaches of West Palm Beach, Key West, Miami and more. From exploring the vast areas of the Everglades to deep sea diving on Hollywood beach and in the Keys, the South Atlantic Coast offers a host of outdoor activities. You can also visit interesting locations such as Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples and Sanibel Island for great seashells. The South Beach has the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world while Palm Beach offers a variety of world-class shopping opportunities.
Visit Worth Avenue, which is known as ‘Rodeo Drive of the East’ or the Clematis Street District which offers an eclectic mix of clubs, bars, cafes and bistros and a lively culture and arts scene. Fort Lauderdale also boasts a downtown art district and a beautiful beach area studded with boutiques, restaurants, cafes and shops which you can expect from any cosmopolitan city.
The Hollywood beach is the perfect destination for deep sea diving and thoroughbred racing. Miami is one of the region’s top tourist hotspots where you can drive down to the picture postcard perfect Ocean Drive and see the historic Art Deco buildings, chic hotels and lively cafes.
Cocoa beach is located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon in Florida. The city is closely associated with the birth of Space Age in the USA. On the six miles long Cocoa Beach you can watch animal species in their natural habitat, swim in the ocean or enjoy a kayak expedition to the Banana River islands. While at Cocoa beach you can watch a space launch, play a round of golf at a 27-holes golf course, or see dolphins at play. Cocoa beach is known as the surfing capital of the East Coast and plays home to some of the greatest surfing champions of the country.
Fort Lauderdale is located at the mouth of the New River, along the Atlantic Ocean and about 25 miles away from Miami. The city offers six miles of beaches for the sun worshippers. Besides there are other recreational activities that you can enjoy including boating and every other conceivable type of water sports. The biggest attraction in Fort Lauderdale is a two-mile beautiful stretch that features a promenade with bars, restaurants and shops. While there, you can also enjoy a 30-minutes boat ride across the Everglades, a region which is counted amongst the most beautiful natural areas in the USA. You can also enjoy a guided tour through Port Everglades over the Intercoastal Waterway and along the beach.
Hollywood is found between Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Florida. This classic beach town features a stunning oceanfront promenade by the name of Hollywood Beach Broadwalk that stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The broadwalk has been voted as one of the best beach broadwalk by Travel + Leisure magazine. This stretch is a haven for the roller-bladers, joggers and cyclists. There are countless eateries along the brick-paved thoroughfare. Besides the Broadwalk, Hollywood offers a range of other attractions including the Anne Kolb Nature Center which is a must visit for the water sports and nature enthusiasts. You can also stroll through the Historic Downtown which features unique shops and restaurants.
Located in the south eastern Atlantic coast of Florida, Miami is a major centre in finance, culture, media, entertainment, and the arts. The city is also home to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, which is the second-largest performing arts centre in the USA. Throughout the year, many operas, ballets, musical and concerts are performed. Miami is also a leading fashion centre and houses some of the top modelling agencies in the world. It also has several museums to its credit most of which are found in Downtown including Miami Children’s Museum, Frost Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum. The city also has numerous marinas, rivers, bays and canals that offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities.
Miami Beach is located on a series of man-made and natural barrier islands between Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, which separates the beach area from the main city. The town is home to the Art Deco Historic District, which in 1979, was listed on National Register of Historic Places. The district is home to the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world with hundreds of apartments, hotels and other buildings which were constructed between 1923 and 1943. While the famed South Beach is the main attraction, you can also head to residential Key Biscayne to see some tropical life. Besides, there are several other hidden beaches tucked away in this beautiful paradise.
Pompano Beach is located just north of Fort Lauderdale and is better known as home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation. Besides, it also hosts the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. Pompano Beach takes its name from the Florida pompano, a fish found off the Atlantic coast. The city is one of the top real estate markets and has been featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country’s top vacation home markets. It also includes about 3 miles (5 km) of beachfront which attracts both the locals and the tourists. Besides, the seafood festival, the city also hosts the St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, and the Annual Nautical Flea Market.
Sunny Isles Beach
Situated between the Intercoastal Waterway near North Miami and the Atlantic Ocean, on a barrier island, Sunny Isles Beach city has been appropriately dubbed ‘The City of the Sun.’ The city is home to the luxurious Trump International Beach Resort. Halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Sunny Isles Beach is the perfect base to explore the many attractions of Florida and soak up the sun at the two miles of fine sand. While on Sunny Isles Beach, you can also visit the landmark fishing pier or enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as snorkelling, fishing, and boating.
West Palm Beach
Boasting sunny skies, perfect year-round weather and great opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities, West Palm Beach in Florida is an ideal setting for a great holiday. If you have had your fill at tanning at the beach, you can enjoy a pleasant round of golf at the world-class golf courses. Join the Lion Country Safari to see endangered species like the Southern White rhinoceros wander freely in their natural habitat or spend a fun-filled day at Peanut Island which houses a bunker built for President John F. Kennedy during the Cold War. The island also has plenty of hiking and biking paths. And finally, there is the shopping which is the city’s favourite pastime. From designer boutiques to chic stores, West Palm Beach has it all.