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Free & cheap fun at Palm Beach cultural center

The Society of the Four Arts’ 2022-2023 season program is out, and it is packed with free, fun and cheap things for adults and children to do at the Palm Beach cultural center. The venerable institution was founded in 1936 on the eastern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway. Today, it is a 10-acre campus with …

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Night hike and campfire at Deering Estate

The Deering Estate sits atop the geological formation known as the Miami Rock Ridge, most prominent and visible in southern Miami-Dade County. During the day, it offers eco adventures like birding and nature walks but what really is special when the sun goes down are the seasonal night hikes and campfire evenings among the tropical …

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South Florida’s scenic parks and natural areas, plenty are free

Set your sights for an adventure in the South Florida wilderness. Perhaps you’ll navigate a shady path through a lush forest. Or perch yourself on a riverbank where herons are wading in the water. Tune in to the visual displays, scents and sounds of the outdoor environment. Some parks, botanical gardens and protected natural areas …

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Free birdwatching equipment on loan from libraries

For fun, free outdoor excursions, lots of people delight in watching & identifying birds on nature walks in local parks.  If you’re interested in birdwatching, Broward Library & Broward Parks department offer resources.  Broward Library is loaning out backpacks with equipment for birdwatching. Parks naturalist Sierra Taliaferro offers some information on the activity. “All birds …

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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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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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Rapids Water Park offers afternoon deals

For wet fun under the South Florida sun, Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach offers water slides, flumes, raft rides, a wave pool and lazy river. Rapids Water Park offers occasional deals and afternoon discounts Deals include Sunset rates are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. The cost is $25, plus …

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Pondhawk Natural Area with StoryWalk is free nature oasis

Pondhawk Natural Area is among the delightful areas of wilderness within the urban and suburban fabric of South Florida. It’s open to the public for free. You can see birds, butterflies, wetlands and more at this natural oasis in Boca Raton. For insider info, Lee Lietzke of Palm Beach County  Department of Environmental Resources Management …

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Water parks, water playgrounds and pools

Refreshing fun is offered at pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Entry fees for some public pools & water parks is relatively inexpensive. Some water parks offers deals, such as reduced fees in the afternoons.  Entry is free for plenty of splash pads with spritzing features in public …

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Paddleboard rentals offered in Hollywood

For a delightful excursion on the South Florida surf, rent a paddleboard. Rentals are now offered on Hollywood beach.  Self-serve PADL kiosks are offered at New Hampshire Street in North Beach area and Keating Park, 2500 S. Ocean Drive in South Beach area. Others kiosks are being added.  Other rental venues are in Miami-Dade and …

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