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Fern Forest is an oasis for nature walks

If you’re looking to soak (maybe bring a raincoat) in the outdoors in South Florida, Fern Forest is a lush oasis for nature walks. Delight in the scenic setting on your own or register for a guided hike. Most events are free or relatively inexpensive. Entry into the natural area and parking are free.  The …

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Life in the fast lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Watch a legal drag race

Fulfill your need for speed with Homestead Speedway’s signature 1/8th mile “Test & Tune” experience on Fast Lane Fridays! This legal drag racing event open to all car enthusiasts 18 and older with a valid driver’s license and proof of registration and insurance, Fast Lane Friday allows drivers the opportunity to race their cars against …

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Heritage Fest 2023: The African Diaspora at the Arsht Center

If you’re looking ahead to 2023 – and saving the dates for all the events you’d like to attend – here’s an early heads-up for an important one. The Annual Heritage Fest, celebrating artists representing the African Diaspora, has been scheduled for Feb. 4, 2023 at the Arsht Center’s Thomson Plaza for the Arts.  Starting …

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Indoor fun for rainy days in Broward and Palm Beach

Rainy days in South Florida offer an opportunity to focus on indoor fun. Be a tourist in your in your town and savor fresh sights, attractions and experiences. If you’re on a budget, read our wallet-friendly list of free things to do & deals. Bonus. The list is valuable for sunny days as well. Please phone first to ensure …

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Where to see rescued sea turtles (for free)

With a focus on protecting oceans and sea turtles, the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood is open to the public with exhibits and a saltwater pool where you can watch rescued sea turtles swim and eat. The female turtles on site are not releasable due to injuries from boats, according to a representative of …

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Are you a pinball wizard? ‘Silverball Retro Arcade’ in Delray offers deals

If you’re a fan of pinball and arcade games, Silverball Retro Arcade in Delray is on point. It’s described as an interactive museum featuring oodles of games, including games dating back decades. Drinks and food are available for purchase. Players pay an entry fee, and game play is included. Regular fees are $15 -$20 per …

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2-for-1 discounts & other LauderDEALS for fun & recreation

Nab 2-for-1 deals & other discounts for favorite attractions, recreational rentals & activities in Fort Lauderdale and neighboring towns. LauderDEALS are valid at participating vendors and attractions, while the promotions are offered. They offer a frugal opportunity to enjoy South Florida as a tourist in your own town. Lots of LauderDEALS in Broward are valid …

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Skate Park in Weston offers free recreation

Dust off your skates & skateboards. Weston enhanced Tequesta Trace Park with a new skate park. Ramps and rails are included at the park, and entry is free. Tequesta Trace Skate Park is at Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace, Weston 33326 The skate park is for inline skates, skateboards and scooters. Helmets and pads …

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Broward Schools offer students free breakfast & lunch

Free nutritious breakfasts and lunches are available for Broward Public School students, including some programs with no forms to submit or eligibility requirements. Information about free meals Students at all Broward public schools receive free breakfast on school days. Students at 167 schools receive free lunch, with no application required.  The list of schools is …

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