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Bucket List Adventures- Fort Lauderdale Beach

Explore and Discover:

Fort Lauderdale Beach & Las Olas Beach

 

Fort Lauderdale, The Venice of the America’s, is known for its 185+ miles of canals, beaches, and waterways. Fort Lauderdale offers perfect tawny sand, bright golden sun, and blue-green waters. South Florida, or So-Flo, offers vacationers and beach-goers some of the most world-renowned beaches, attractions, and entertainment in the nation. Fort Lauderdale is one of the most visited vacation destinations across North America.

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Fort Lauderdale Beach is lined up with stunning hotels, condos and vacation rentals. If you are looking for a beach house or beach bungalow, they are plentiful in the area. I enjoy the luxury of having hotels, restaurants, and activities all in the same proximity. I really like having the ability to walk out of my room and be right on the beautiful beach.

There are many storefronts, food trucks and pop-ups offering beach merch, souvenirs, and beachside eats and treats. I am all for snowballs and ice cream on a perfectly hot and humid day.

There are beach chairs and umbrellas that beachgoers can rent out. Personally, I am always looking for the shade of the palm trees as I lay on the beach relaxing and listening to the mesmerizing ocean breeze.

There are some rental shops for outdoor recreation and water sports. Fort Lauderdale is made for exploring with twenty miles of immaculate shoreline for vacationers to enjoy and fall in love with!

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Fort Lauderdale is home to many gorgeous, extravagant beach homes that sit seaside in all their splendor. Fort Lauderdale also has many impressive marinas including Lauderdale Marina, Las Olas Marina, The Shipyard and more.

Fort Lauderdale has many spectacular vessels, yachts, and riverboat cruises that you can view or set sail on. From the Las Olas Riverwalk, you can board Fort Lauderdale’s Venice of America tour which offers vacationers an easy and entertaining boat cruise of the many points of interest within the area. A must-see neighborhood is the multi-million dollar homes situated along the famed Millionaire’s Row.

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Las Olas is along the stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach and shares the same beach line and elemental beauty. Las Olas Beach is located near the Las Olas Blvd. rendering it walking distance to all of the famous clubs, restaurants, and storefronts.

Las Olas Bvd. is the located in downtown Fort Lauderdale and is the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The Las Olas district is the hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Las Olas Boulevard showcases many chic boutique shops, museums and art galleries and unique sidewalk cafes. Las Olas by night features various bars, swanky lounges, and trendy music venues.

Fort Lauderdale Beach is welcoming to all walks of life, including shorebirds, crustaceans, and sea life. The well-preserved beaches and top-rated amenities are why vacationers from across the country continue to flock to these pristine shores.

Remember, you’re sharing the beach with marine life who call the bright, vast ocean home. It’s good to always tread lightly and be mindful of sand dunes, sea turtles nesting and all of the precious sea life. Always take just what you need, give much more than you receive, and leave only your footprints.

 

Bucket list dreams come true in Fort Lauderdale Beach!

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu

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Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach

South Florida’s Atlantic Coast

Discover and Explore: Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach

South Florida is one of the most coveted and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. Beach season is upon us with spring break already here and summer vacation right around the corner. South Florida offers miles of immaculate shoreline, family attractions, natural wonders and more. The beaches of SoFlo are beyond compare.

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Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is widely famous for beachgoers due to its large palm trees, glistening sky blue water, and sun-kissed sand. Deerfield Beach has these remarkable and massive boulder rocks sprawled out which commands your attention and whisks you to the shoreline.

There are several waterfront restaurants, souvenir stores and surf shops located in the Deerfield. Many of these are within walking distance which is very convenient for beachgoers and vacationers. As such, families, friends, and couples can enjoy the simplicity of walking to many of the Deerfield Beach attractions.

Deerfield Beach offers many favorite outdoor recreational opportunities, namely water activities, and outdoor adventures. There is biking, jet skis, kayaking, boat trips and so much more. There are several storefronts dedicated to proving water sports for vacationers as well as beach gear and surf shops.

Deerfield Beach offers luxurious hotels and condos on the beach for vacationers. Visitors can enjoy the ease and comfort of walking out of your room and right onto the beach. The many oceanfront properties make for a perfect resort style stay among the tropical and beachy atmosphere.

The views from the Deerfield Beach Pier are quite beautiful. I love how it just stretches off infinitely into the vast Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can enjoy fishing off the pier or taking a leisurely stroll.

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Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach is the perfect beach destination with its sand and surf, living coral reefs, and boating and fishing. Pompano offers a spectacular beach showcasing sparkling blue waters and golden sand. There is also a good deal of really colorful seashells.

The Pompano Pier is a favorite spot amongst beachgoers at the Pompano Beach. The Pompano Pier is lovely, such as Deerfield’s Pier. Many families enjoy walking the pier to sightsee while others may enjoy casting their line. Most beachgoers visit the dock for the scenic panoramic views of the gorgeous ocean.

Pompano Beach Park offers a play area for kids. There is also pop-up stands and storefronts to rent bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks, and boats. Pompano Beach offers boat tours for sightseeing marine life, family fishing excursions, in addition to diving and snorkeling. There is also facilities and a changing room located on the beach. This is always welcomed after a long day of beach play.

There is a good assortment of unique food trucks offering beachside bites, sips, and sweets. Being so close in proximity to other places is excellent. This makes it very easy to be able to grab a quick snack or a cold treat if you are at the beach for a while.

Pompano Beach offers really nice hotels and condos on the beach. Staying at one of the resorts located directly on the beach is one of the best ways to get the most out of your vacation. Everyone enjoys the convenience of being able to stay and play all in the same location.

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And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!
Until next time!

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

* Full-time explorer of all things interesting.*

“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.”

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Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

Florida’s Atlantic Coast–
Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

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Palm Beach

The city of Palm beach is beyond beautiful. Many of the shopping districts and suburb neighborhoods are ritzy and glitzy.  There is an abundance of upscale shops, elite boutiques, and fine dining restaurants situated along the renowned Worth Ave. The high-end European-style district, Worth Avenue, is one of Americas finest streets.

The neighborhoods in Palm Beach are quite special. They feature gorgeous, massive houses complete with immaculate, well-manicured lawns. There are a large amount of expensive and impressive vessels and yachts.

The Clock Tower is located on Ocean Blvd and Worth Ave. This beautiful and timeless landmark sits right alongside the stunning Palm Beach and Atlantic Ocean. You’ll likely want to photograph the Clock Tower because it is quite enchanting.

Palm Beach Municipal Beach is a gorgeous beach located on Ocean Blvd. They have massive rocks here which are set against the bluest of blue waters. They do have lifeguards on duty which is always a plus. I was able to find a lot of pretty seashells to add to my seashell collection from all the beaches I have gone to.

Palm Beach is aesthetically pleasing in all aspects. It is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches I have visited across Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The tropical landscapes are nothing short of stunning. The Palm Beach area in itself is really a magnificant sight.

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach neighbors Palm Beach by connecting bridges. West Palm Beach is located on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Surprisingly, there is no beach here. West Palm Beach is known for its bustling nightlife, live entertainment, and vibrant art districts. West Palm Beach offers several very popular areas.

Clematis Street is one of the most popular parts of the city known for its character and liveliness. Clematis Street features amazing outdoor art, colorful cafes, boutique shopping and so much more.

CityPlace is large outdoor shopping and entertainment center offering visitors the ease of an all-inclusive experience. CityPlace features a remarkable European architectural design which undoubtedly elevates the atmosphere. CityPlace features dining and shopping, trendy condos and apartments, and loads of entertainment.

Antique Row and Design District is a very charming and tasteful district known for its fine art and exclusive antiques. Antique Rowe features an abundance of vintage and retro art, home furnishings, and antique shops.

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The Palm Beaches feature stunning resort-style beach towns, a multitude of daytime excursions and nighttime adventures, and miles of tranquil blue oceanfront waters.  The Palm Beaches are one of my favorite beautiful destinations to visit. All you have to do is just follow all of the palm trees lined up to find your way back.

 

And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“We’re all just walking each other home.”- Ram Dass

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Delray Beach: Village by the Sea

Discover and Explore: South Florida’s Beaches

Florida’s Village By The Sea: Delray Beach

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South Florida, or SoFlo, is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world. South Florida offers picturesque landscapes encompassing bright blue glistening waters, soft powder-white sands and towering palm trees swaying in the wind.

I really love my little seaside village, Delray. Delray has one of the best beaches that South Florida has to offer. Delray will always hold a part of my heart as it was once home to me, so in essence, I will always hold it dear. When I lived here I enjoyed the simplicity and convenience of just being able to walk pretty much anywhere- including to grab lunch, coffee meet-ups or walks to the beach.

The parking to get to the beach can be a little challenging so just be on the lookout for an open meter. The number of people wasn’t overwhelming and we were able to easily claim our own little area to spread our beach gear out. They had a good mix of people at the beach including sweet couples, friends, and families.

There are some crustaceans, and shells so keep your eyes open for these beauties of the sea. Note, there was some seaweed that washed up on the shore, but that wasn’t a deal-breaker. The water temp was nice – just cool enough to be refreshing and just warm enough to be relaxing.

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Downtown Delray

Atlantic Avenue is the go-to place for food and fun in Delray. The charming Atlantic Ave. is walking distance to the lovely Delray Beach which is widely known for its translucent turquoise waters and sugar soft sand. Atlantic Avenue has glorious preserved buildings and storefronts. The streetscape is certainly charming all lined up with these irresistible little sidewalk cafes and shops.

There is a multitude of boutique shops and restaurants which makes this a very popular area for locals and tourists alike. Downtown Delray is perfect for bites and sips. I appreciate that most days the area is not as cramped or overpopulated like some other areas in the SoFlo area.

I really love the views of Atlantic Avenue which stretches straight to the gorgeous Delray Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The location is superb because it’s walking distance to both downtown and the beach.

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Delray is a true gem to south Floria. I will always love the little seaside village of Delray. And all I have to do is just follow all of the palm trees to find my way back.

 

And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust