Summer Has Arrived!

Summer

Summer Has Arrived!

Summertime is here which means no more school, no more work and most importantly…SUNSHINE! There’s absolutely nothing better than getting outside and soaking up the sun which is what brings you here: What can you possibly do this summer? Let’s take a look:

  • First & Foremost: THE BEACH
    You can call it cliche if you’d like but there’s nothing like a Florida beach. Lucky enough for you, you live in a place where there is water everywhere you look! There’s water front restaurants, surf clubs, boats, it is pretty amazing. Not everyone has the luxury of a beach basically being their backyard so you might as well take full advantage of your surroundings!
  • Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Private Segway Tour
    This might not be your typical choice, but it is something different. If you’re in the mood to be a tourist in your own city, go right ahead! You will be able to explore the town and maybe even encounter a few things you didn’t even know existed! Check here for information: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductDetail?product=42796P1&d=34227&aidSuffix=xsell&partner=Viator
Father's Day

Gifts For Dad This Father’s Day!

Father’s Day has arrived which means it is time for you to get planning. Whether this is your dad, a father-figure or the father of your children- you’ll want to surprise him with a gift he is going to absolutely love. Here’s what you can buy the special man in your life:

  • A Portable Grill
    For the father who loves to cook up delicious BBQ dishes, a portable grill is the perfect gift. The Gibson Football BBQ Portable Charcoal Grill is a great choice. Currently on sale for only $49.99, this is a deal you don’t want to miss!
    https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2204114/gibson-football-bbq-portable-charcoal-grill.jsp
  • An Extravagant Shaving Kit
    Baxter of California is providing men with their Men’s Travel-Sized Skin Care Essentials bundle for $30. It includes 2 oz units of Daily Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm and Daily Protein Shampoo! Buy it now!
    http://www.baxterofcalifornia.com/PPDBOC838364005061.html?cgid=shave-kits#prefn1=category&prefv1=Kits&start=2&cgid=shave-kits
  • A Super Cool Canon Digital Camera
    Life is about making memories, so why not give your loved one the incredible gift of a Canon digital camera. The PowerShot G9 X Silver is the perfect camera to gift the father in your life! He’ll be able to bring it along with him and capture many, many memories!
    https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/powershot-g9-x-silver?searchTerm=G9x&validateCanonAuthToken=true&pageGroup=CatalogEntry&pageName=CatalogEntryPage&canonAuthToken=8l7agfquvvpeucet99qjabtif2&ddkey=http%3Aen%2Fcatalog%2Fpowershot-g9-x-black
Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend In Ft. Lauderdale!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived and you know what that means: IT’S TIME TO HIT THE BEACH! Memorial Day weekend is a nice, fun and relaxing 3-day weekend for many and it’s also a time to reflect on all of the people that fought for this country. Regardless, celebrate the people who worked hard to get Americans where they are today, and have a good time. Here’s what’s going on this weekend:

  • Great American Beach Party
    This party will be held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at Fort Lauderdale beach! This is the perfect Memorial Day outing for everyone! There will be live entertainment, vintage cars, a sandcastle contest, life-size beach games, a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces and so much more. There is no doubt that you’ll be spending your weekend outside in this beautiful weather so why not make your way to the beach and enjoy the Great American Beach Party that is like no other!
    For all information, click here http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/great-american-beach-party
Family

Family Fun In Ft. Lauderdale

Spending time with your family is one of the most important things you can do during your time on earth. As time goes on, schedules make it hard for everyone to find the time to get together and have a nice old fashioned family outing, but when time does clear up, that’s when the fun begins. If you’re wondering what you can do the next time your family gets together, look no further:

  • Museum of Discovery and Science is where you’ll want to go if you’re looking for a fun, educational and interactive good time. Kids will absolutely love this place, while adults will have a great time checking out all of the amazing things the Museum of Discovery and Science has to offer. Not only is this the largest museum in Florida, but it is also the most visited. So, if you’d like to see what all of the hype is about and let the kids of the family truly enjoy themselves, you definitely need to make a trip!
    401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    http://www.mods.org/home.html
BBQ

Best BBQ In Town!

When it comes to tracking down the best BBQ joints in town, sometimes it can get a little difficult. You live in a town where many tourists pass through, but sometimes you want that real deal authentic BBQ taste rather than going to a spot where it is overcrowded and it takes an hour to get your food. That place exists and this is what it is:

  • Hickory Sticks BBQ is the best place in town to go when you’re craving some real deal BBQ. This “Texas-style barbecue platters, sandwiches & traditional sides served in rustic, roadhouselike digs” is a local favorite and understandably so. They are notorious for having some of the best brisket in town and some of the best sides! If you are in the mood for some classic barbecue in a Texas-styled environment, then it is highly suggested that you make your way on over to Hickory Sticks and order yourself a delicious platter.
    http://www.hickorysticksbbq.com/
Family

Fun For The Whole Family In Ft. Lauderdale!

Having fun isn’t hard when you’re with the people you love most. Although it can be tough to get the whole family together, when you do it, is very rewarding. If you’re wondering what on earth you can do that is family friendly, fear not – here’s your guide to fun for the whole family in Ft. Lauderdale:

  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is one of the best places you and your family can go to when trying to have a nice family outing. If enjoying nature and seeing beautiful sights is up your alley, you will absolutely want to come here. When visiting you’ll be able to camp, go biking, go hiking, enjoy wildlife viewing, hit the beach and so much more. For full information on what you can do at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, click here https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Hugh-Taylor-Birch
  • Xtreme Action Park is one of the most fun places to visit in Ft. Lauderdale and the perfect place to enjoy family time. If you want to get competitive you can hit the bowling lanes, hit the track and go go-kart racing. Adults-you’ll be more than pleased to know that this location also features a bar, that’s right.  For full information on what you can do here, click the link http://www.xtremeactionpark.com/
lunch

You’ll Go Crazy For Coconut’s: The Best Lunch Spot In Town

It is no secret that Coconut’s is the best restaurant in town, especially for lunch. This restaurant is located perfectly outdoors on the Intracoastal, which already makes it an incredible choice. Not only are you hanging out on this beautiful waterfront, you can park your boat on the dock, bring your friends along for the ride and you can do all of this while enjoying the relaxed, beachy vibe that Coconut’s brings. You’ll be able to enjoy your meal while waving hello to the yachts who continually pass by. So, if eating seafood by the water is up your alley, you must come to Coconut’s!

Their menu is unlike any other and it makes total sense because this restaurant is one of a kind. Popular items include: Conch Fritters, Smoked Fish Dip, Deviled Eggs, Danish BabyBack Barbecued Ribs, Lobster Rolls, Breaded Pork Loin Medallions and so much more. For the full menu click here.

Make sure to get here early because Coconut’s is always crowded!

St. Patrick's Day

Best Bars To Spend St. Patrick’s Day

One of America’s biggest drinking days is approaching very quickly. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner which means you better get your green gear together or else expect to be pinched. Yeah, that never stops, no matter how old you get. Wondering where you should go to celebrate this holiday and get drunk off of green drinks? Here’s a couple of ideas:

  • St. Paddy’s Day Party with the Kelly BrothersStarting at 8 am you’ll be able to get into the spirit bright and early by coming and enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast at Kelly Brothers! Whether you want to go home and take a quick break before coming back is completely up to you because Kelly Brothers will be partying all day/night long! Prepare yourself for a pound of Guinness.
  • St. Paddy’s at McSorley’sThe fun does not stop here. McSorley’s knows how to throw a party and they really go all out for St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll be able to indulge in some delicious Irish dishes, take shots, and specifically use a “not-so-traditional ice luge for Jameson Whiskey shots” and much more. This is a party you won’t want to miss.

 

Park

Local Park: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Heading to a park, there’s certain things you can expect: Hiking, exploring the outdoors, checking out animals and wildlife. Luckily for you, you have the well-known Hugh Taylor Birch State Park right in your neighborhood. This park is definitely one of Florida’s finest locations and you’ll begin to see why. “Featuring a freshwater lagoon, this diverse wildlife habitat offers hiking, fishing & more.” While at Huge Taylor Birch State Park you could camp, fish, swim, view wildlife, hit the beach, go hiking, enjoy the nature trail, go on a tour of the park, bike, canoe and kayak, go on a picnic and also check out the visitor center. This park makes accommodations for everyone, so if you are with someone who is disabled, the staff will do what they can to make sure everyone is comfortable, safe and having a great time. So what are you waiting for? Head to Hugh Taylor Birch this weekend!

3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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local

Your Local Attraction: The Bonnet House

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is described on their website as “An Historic Estate Sharing the past and Building Today’s Community” which is the perfect opener for such a historic place.

The Bonnet Museum & Gardens is closed on Mondays & holidays
Open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9am-4pm
Located at 900 N. Birch Rd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

If you ever find yourself looking for a bit of history in your town, then the Bonnet House is where you should go. What’s so interesting about this museum? Artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created this house is 1920, and it has become a prominent house museum in the area. Not only is it dedicated to historic and environmental preservation but it also gives people the chance to learn about and take in how important creative expression truly is.

 

Upcoming Events 

  • Making New Impressions: A Juried Art Competition & Auction– Join the community in celebrating the preservation of Bonnet House by enjoying cocktails, music, art and much more. Opening Reception is March 9th2017 at 6pm and the exhibition will be running until April 30th, 2017. For more information: http://www.bonnethouse.org/impressions/