Located centrally between Palm Beach and Miami, Pompano Beach is the perfect beach getaway for your next family vacation. Pompano Beach is a sleepy little beach town just minutes away from the busy city activities of Fort Lauderdale.
POMPANO BEACH, FL, April 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Located centrally between Palm Beach and Miami, Pompano Beach is the perfect beach getaway for your next family vacation. Pompano Beach is a sleepy little beach town just minutes away from the busy city activities of Fort Lauderdale. It is sure to meet your family’s needs, from adventurous activities to a leisurely day spent at the beach. Fortunately, we have the perfect vacation home tucked away in a quaint and quiet neighborhood and features views of Florida’s beautiful waterways and a private, heated saltwater pool for an afternoon dip.
If you are still not convinced whether Pompano Beach should be your next vacation spot, check out these seven kid-friendly activities, which are sure to keep your family happy.
1. The Beach
Just a short walk from your vacation rental, Pompano Beach is a lovely location to spend the day soaking up the sun and playing in the waves. Pompano Beach gets its name from the abundance of pompano, an inshore tropical fish, which thrive in Pompano Beach’s warmer waters. Gather your family for a beach volleyball game at one of the public nets available on the sandy beaches, or take the kids to play on the many playgrounds and interactive water fountains available for public use.
2. Scuba Diving
If scuba diving is your preferred activity, you must check out the shipwreck park located just off the shores of Pompano Beach. Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization that has created an underwater park system of artificial reefs featuring wrecks and sunken artworks to help make a home for the vast schools of fish and other marine life living in Pompano Beach waters. Two of the featured wrecks include the Okinawa and the Lady Luck. You can visit Shipwreck Park’s website and a slideshow of the photos of the sinking of these two ships.
3. Butterfly World
Butterfly World is located in nearby Tradewinds Park and is the largest butterfly park in the world. Butterfly World was opened in 1988 and has since expanded to include 5 acres of aviaries, 3 acres for butterflies, and 2 acres for tropical birds. This park will allow your kids to get up close and personal with many different species of butterflies and teach them about the importance of conserving the butterflies for our environment. If you’re not convinced spending the day wandering through botanical gardens and viewing butterflies is for you, check out Butterfly World’s online gallery for a sneak peek of the beauty to be discovered on your family trip.
4. Xtreme Action Park
If you want to escape the South Florida heat and spend some time indoors with the family, you will want to check out the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida. Xtreme Action Park has plenty of activities to keep your family entertained. From the more adventurous Go Kart Racing and Ropes Course to an arcade room and bowling, there are plenty of ways your family can spend the day at Xtreme Action Park. It even features a whole bonding experience with an Escape Room in which you and your family will have to work together to overcome brain twisters to escape the room before the time runs out. You are guaranteed never to be bored at Xtreme Action Park.
5. Lighthouse Point
Lighthouse Point, located just north of Pompano Beach, is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Lighthouse Point features a strip of restaurants and outdoor shopping to take the kids for an afternoon of lunch and souvenir shopping. During the weekend’s local musicians perform. It is an excellent place for parents to let their kids play while enjoying a tropical drink and relaxing. If you are looking for a fantastic restaurant to enjoy local seafood, then look no further because Fish Shack is the restaurant for you. It is family-owned and operated, and they have over 30 years of experience in the seafood business. You will want to try their fresh Mahi Mahi caught just off the coast of Pompano Beach.
6. Ft. Lauderdale’s Water Taxi
There is no better way to view Florida’s intercoastal waterways than taking a scenic tour on Ft. Lauderdale’s Water Taxi. The water taxi provides a lovely relaxing afternoon taking in the beautiful sites the area has to offer. You can choose to get off the water taxi to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or continue riding along to view the fantastic intercoastal homes. You may even learn about which homes belong to famous people who call south Florida their home. No matter what you choose, The Ft. Lauderdale’s Water Taxi is a great way to spend part of your day.
Pro tip – If you want a less crowded experience, it is highly recommended to book a water taxi during the weekdays as many locals like to partake when off work during the weekends.
7. Rapids Water Park
A trip to Florida is never complete without visit a water park. Rapids Water Park is located about 45 minutes north of Pompano Beach and provides plenty of water slides and attractions for the level of thrill you desire. If you want a heart-pounding vertical plunge down a 70-ft. high enclosed waterslide, then the Brain Drain is for you. If you would prefer a little less thrill than the Brain Drain, check out the Raging Rapids, which features a multi-person raft that you can ride with the kids. Once you’ve had enough excitement, grab a tube and float around the quarter-mile lazy river. There is plenty to do for the entire family at Rapids Water Park.
No matter how you enjoy spending your time on vacation, Pompano Beach, Florida, is the perfect destination for your family. You and the kids will crave the relaxing environment of this beautiful rental property.
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Pompano Beach is one of the largest cities within Broward County with a population of approximately 100,000 residents. It is well known for its scenic waterfront views, beaches, outdoor areas, and close proximity to traditional hotspots in South Florida. Pompano Beach is home to many popular restaurants, retail stores, and family-friendly activities and is quickly growing as one of the most desirable locations within South Florida.
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