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Pompano Beach

Known for Beaches, Live Music and Dancing

Explore the shops, restaurants and galleries of this historic downtown precinct or head to the water to fish, dive and swim at one of Florida’s favorite beaches.

How do you get to Pompano Beach?

After a long period of redevelopment, the pristine beachfront and fascinating historic district of the Pompano Beach waterfront community has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in Florida. Find it on the edge of the municipality of Miami.

Recently Pompano Beach has been named by numerous leading real estate magazines as one of the best vacation rental destinations in the country. Pompano Beach has all the luxuries that come with beachfront Florida living. Enjoy fine dining, excellent shopping, perfect fishing conditions and white sand beaches just a short drive from the center of Miami.

Explore the city streets on foot or aboard the efficient public bus system to find the best shopping and dining options for your interests. Visit the historic downtown precinct to see fascinating architecture and modern buildings side by side. Stop at some of the city’s many galleries and theaters, including the Meridian Gallery and the Curtain Call Playhouse, for a cultural activity before you move to the beach.

Set yourself up with an umbrella and beach chair from one of the waterfront vendors. Lifeguards patrol large parts of the beach so you can relax with the knowledge that your family will be safe swimming. Walk along the 1,000-foot- (305-meter-) long Pompano Beach Pier to watch locals fishing or rent your own rod and cast out yourself. Pompano Beach is known for its excellent boating opportunities. Rent a yacht, fishing boat or Jet Ski to see the coast at your own pace.

Onboard, dive the offshore coral reef or spend the day with a drink in your hand as you wait for a fish to bite. Back on dry land, grill your day’s catch in one of the many parks that line the shore. Look for the picnic areas and public grills that can be found throughout Pompano Beach.

Reach Pompano Beach by car or bus from Miami. Look for a wide range of accommodation options in the area catering to a range of budgets.

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Things to do in Pompano Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Hollywood Beach, a popular beach in Hollywood. Discover the great live music and casinos in this walkable area.

Get tickets for a show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a beloved theater in Fort Lauderdale. Stroll along the area's marina, or simply savor its lively bars.

This peaceful location to fish, swim and sunbathe also caters to those who like to dine in a buzzing restaurant precinct.

Escape to a peaceful sanctuary of butterflies, birds and exotic plants.  

Place a bet on a thoroughbred horse, celebrate with a cocktail and move to the casino to continue your winning streak at Florida’s premier racetrack.

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Riverwalk, a popular green space in Fort Lauderdale. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

A massive indoor shopping emporium offers new and antique wares as well as gourmet food. 

Explore Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, a favorite green space in Fort Lauderdale, and also enjoy the area's boating. Discover the area's beautiful sunrises and shops.

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Cruise the “Venice of America”—travel up New River and past Millionaire's Row, with a stop at Jungle Queen's own tropical island. Commentary by the captain will acquaint you with the pleasant, ever-changing surroundings.

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Join us for an entertaining and relaxing fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale's historic New River. See Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.

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Get up close with many Everglade natives, including alligators, panthers, and migratory birds. Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride and wander through exhibits on reptiles and other wildlife as you take in all that this natural wonder has to offer.

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Since 1956, we have captivated people with our warmth and magical aura. The Mai-Kai authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof, tropical gardens, waterfalls and museum quality artifacts.

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Experience the thrill of the catch on a one-of-a-kind fishing excursion at Pompano Beach. Head to the best fishing spots on the water and cast your rod in search of snook, mangrove snapper, and crevalle jack, enjoying the beautiful Florida backdrop as you wait for a bite.

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With an expert naturalist guide, go on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park.

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Flamingo Gardens is a 60 acre not-for-profit Botanical Garden Collection of native, exotic and rare plant species. It is also an Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary for injured and endangered animals. Flamingo Gardens has been a part of the South Florida Community for the past 91 years.

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If you have always wanted to TRY Scuba Diving without taking the certification course this is you. You will meet up with Laura Parke, Master Scuba Instructor at your hotel pool if available or one close to you.

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